Is Real Estate Investing Right for Me?

By: Eric Bramlett

This is an important question that you must ask yourself long before you consider getting involved in investing in real estate. Is real estate investing for me? Many people ask this question and give themselves the wrong answer. There are a number of considerations that an individual must make before they get involved in this high-stakes business.



  • Finances - What is my current financial position? Can I really afford to sink money into additional real estate? If you have a large number of other financial commitments then this might not be the area of investment for you. As the owner of the new property you will have to be financially responsible for it until such time as you can flip it or find renters.

    An investment property should never have the ability to drain your finances,

  • Focus - What will your focus be with the new investment? Are you looking to flip or rent the home? This will figure heavily into the amount of money that you will have to spend up front. Do you have the time and money to renovate a home or is a long term equity-building more to your liking? Either way, you should be aware of this before you start searching for properties so that these eventualities can be taken into consideration.

  • Availability - Take some time to think about your availability in regards to making the home sale or rent-worthy. As a landlord will you have the time to see to the upkeep of the home? If flipping will you be able to take the time to do the work, or will you be paying a contractor to do it?



These are all important things to think about before you get involved in the world of real estate investing. Be sure you know what you are getting into before you jump in with both feet, If you have any questions or concerns about the process, get in contact with your realtor and discuss things in better detail. The clearer a picture you have before starting the better things will go after the investment has been made.

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