There are many ways of generating equity but the best way is buying into equity. You can do this by searching for a seller who wants to dispose of his property and that he is willing to renounce his equity for lesser that its full value.
If it’s the seller making you the loan (or secondary loan), ask yourself this: Why would the seller allow me to purchase this property without coughing up one penny of my own cash? Unless the seller has a slate loose, chances are that the price you end up paying for the property is inflated and the seller counts the financing as a wind fall.
Simply said than done. It is quite simple to join but you have to keep in mind that before joining, you have weighed the pros and cons of the group. Because every real estate invesment group produces sets of rules and standards to follow, you have to make sure that it has met the criteria you have set on yourself. Don’t agree with the terms if you don’t feel comfortable with the group. The moment you have decided to join in, commit. Invest your energy and time working with your group. In every group, there are certain fees to provide so make sure that you are aware on the price. Still, if you are hesitant to commit, visit other groups and analyze them well.
You can find bargains in hotels, single family homes, duplexes, multi-family residential units, commercial property, and vacation or resort properties. One of more of these may appeal to you more than the others.
Our third challenge, make sure you have a clear plan for making money with your subject-to acquisition. This is an area that many new investors fail to plan. Are you going to rent out the property to cover the mortgage payments while you gain equity? Are you going to sell the property through a lease to own option? Are you planning to list the property for sale, and just wait for the right buyer, while you make the monthly payments out of pocket? While all of these are potential ways will make a profit, unless you’ve planned your profit making, you may overpay for a property, resulting in a loss. Plan your money making strategy in advance, and you can make a wise buying decision.
Lease purchase agreement or lease option is basically a contract done for a piece of land or property. This contract is done between the buyer and seller for a fixed period of time, after which buyer may gain full rights and ownership of the property. Buyers also have the option to not buy the property and forfeit down payment.
Do a quick research on the investment groups concerned with real estate within your area. You can do this through an online search. Finding your right guy will be faster if done on the net although, there are investment groups not found on the Internet. An one-click search engine will reveal a lot of appropriate groups within the city. It is much appropriate to find a group within your area before looking into the bigger picture. This will help you ease out your options.
If you are having doubts about becoming a real estate investor, let me set your mind at ease. It is one of the most satisfying ways to become financially stable. Most people think that because they don’t have cash or an extended line of credit, they can’t realize their dreams and make them come true. I’m here to tell you that it’s simply not true! I have been a real estate investor since the age of 24. I decided that I wanted a change and I made it happen and so can you. So, let’s get to work!