There are so many ways to invest your money; such as stocks, bonds mutual funds, and an endless list of other investment vehicles. Many of us often overlook the potential of investing in Real Estate.
Real Estate investment offers some very intriguing benefits that few other investment vehicles offer. Real Estate appreciates at a predictable rate over time, and it rarely depreciates. The best part of Real Estate investment is other people (tenants) pay for your initial investment. This is an ideal way to earn back your initial investment while your property appreciates in value.
The best way to make money investing in Real Estate is to not sell it. Hang onto your investment as long as possible. The longer you hold onto a property the more value it will accrue.
This does not happen strictly through the appreciation of the property. By setting aside your annual profits after expenses and then reapplying them to the mortgage, you will drastically reduce the principal. This will save you, potentially thousands of dollars, in interest on your mortgage.
To effectively invest in Real Estate you also need to grow your assets. By reinvesting your real estate dollars you will increase your potential risks as well as your potential profits. In other words the more property you have the more profits you stand to make.
There are definitely some potential pitfalls to investing in real estate. These include problem tenants, building repairs, fluctuating interest rates and volatility in your local market place. However all of these risks are far outweighed by the potential for rewards in the Real Estate investment sector.