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Contractor Service

Real Estate For Investment – Should You Consider Real Estate In This Market?

A lot of people are into real estate investing in spite of the weak economy. Why is that? Why should you consider real estate for investment purposes? While the current economic climate is a little tough, a worthwhile investment option can still be found in the real estate sector. One of the reasons is that people will always need a place to live!
Benefits to investing in property or real estate can be plentiful. Not only you can receive recurring monthly returns but you can also see a great increase in market value in the future. A real estate investment could mean anything from a house, land, building, apartment or any other property type with which you can make money or gain equity.
Many investors are considering real estate for investment primarily because of the income they could get from it via rental options. Normally, cash generated from property is …

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Townhomes For Sale

What Is the Very First Thing You Should Do Before Investing In Real Estate?

In this article I would like to share with you the very first decision you need to make in order to have a successful real estate investment. This may come as a surprise to some of you.
Whether you are investing in your first property or your next one, this decision will be critical to your success.
Most investors start out with good intentions, realizing that they want to get all of the benefits of investment real estate – especially in apartment properties and commercial real estate. These investors know that they can achieve 4 different types of income from their properties, including:
1) Cash Flow
2) Principal Reduction
3) Property Appreciation
4) Tax Benefits
They are ready to get started, but they fail to make this first distinction, which is this:
You must first decide whether you want to be an ACTIVE INVESTOR or a PASSIVE INVESTOR in apartments …

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Property Search

Terminology You Should Know When Buying, Selling Or Investing in Real Estate

Common Property Terminology you need to know when selling, buying or investing in real estate.
For newcomers to property investing or home buying, the jargon can get slightly confusing. I have compiled some commonly used words and terms to help you on your property journey.
Cash flow positive:
This is when you have a cash-flow positive investment where the incoming are more than your outgoings after tax-deductible items have been claimed. You receive more rent than your mortgage repayments, plus you are still ahead after taking into account items such as interest on the loan, maintenance, insurance, land tax, rates etc.
C.G.T:
Capital Gains Tax is the tax you pay when you sell an investment property and you have made a profit.
Cooling Off Period:
This is the period of time given to purchasers to legally withdraw from buying a property. The length of time varies in each of the …

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For Sale By Owner

Should You Try It Alone Or Join a Vulture Fund?

This morning at the health club, I ran into one of my long time friends, and I asked him if what I read in the newspaper was true. The paper reported that the bank where he is chairman was sold to a much larger institution. He confirmed that it’s true, and needless to say, a bunch of his cash is going to be made available to him in the near future. I asked him what he planned to do with some of that cash, and he told me he was planning to get into the short-sale game and start finding houses that he could buy, fix, and flip – or hold – depending on the circumstances.
I immediately cautioned him, the same way I caution the readers of this column, that the short-sale game is not for the faint of heart, and if you’re not a professional investor, there’s a …

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New Homes For Sale

Why You Should Get Your Customers to Consider Rental Income Property

In this economy, if you’re a residential agent trying to carve out a living selling houses and ignoring an opportunity to sell rental income property, then you’re like one stranded on a roof top in a flood who turns away a helicopter rescue because you’re waiting for a boat.
Look, this isn’t the time for you to pick and choose opportunities.
Regardless what you’re perception about what a real estate agent should do, it is not confined to selling people houses. Yes, you’ve become comfortable with showing mister and missus customer a house where they can live and raise their children with a nearby school where the little ones can start their education, but that’s not the reality in this economy.
In this economy, most buyers are more concerned about the nest egg they’ve accumulated then little Johnny and Mary skipping off to kindergarten. Mister and missus customer are more …