How to Invest in Your First Property | Tracy LeRoux Realtor

Investing in the first property is a big decision. You need to fully understand what you’re getting into and what you can afford before taking the plunge. The following article will provide an overview of different types of investments. It will explain how to make a realistic budget to help determine which type of property is best for your situation.

How to Invest in Your First Property

Budget and Identify What You’re Looking For

Budgeting is a great way to figure out how much money you can allocate for a specific purpose. You can then use the budget to find the best investment to meet that purpose based on your situation and preferences.

Figure Out How Much You Can Afford

Most people expect to pay down their mortgage in the first five years, which is a reasonable expectation for most people. In the early years of homeownership, you have to invest a lot of money in your home because it’s not generating enough value to pay for itself.

Understand Types of Investments

An excellent place to start is understanding the different types of investments available. After you understand the basics of investment types, you’ll be able to choose the best one for your goals and situation.

Different Types of Investments

Fractional Shares

Fractional shares are like starting with part ownership of a small business. They’re an excellent place to start if you are interested in investing in real estate, especially if you want an extra income source or are interested in learning about real estate as a career choice.

Fixer Upper

You can buy a fixer-upper, generally a tiny property that needs fixing up, for as little as $100. An important point to realize with fixer-uppers is that you’ll have to put money into the property before you can start getting your money back. So if you’re handy and willing to do the work yourself, fixing up properties in an area that is about to grow can be a good investment.

Pre-fab

These differ from a fixer-upper because you can buy a pre-fabricated building and move in immediately. These are generally long-term investments, but you can still get a great deal on these as they’re trendy in places like London and New York.

It’s worth noting that the type of investment will depend on your financial goals, and you need to understand that before making any decisions entirely. Your goal should be to find an investment that potentially saves you money on taxes and provides a stable income for living expenses.

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