Insider

Key Insights for Those Buying Real Estate as an Income-Generating Investment

Monday, February 27, 2012, 10:24 AM
Enroll NowFor enrolled members only. Enroll or Sign in to read the full article.

Key Insights for Those Buying Real Estate as an Income-Generating Investment

by Charles Hugh Smith, contributing editor
Monday, February 27, 2012

Executive Summary

  • Determining true net cash flow from your investment
  • The myth of "passive" ownership of real estate
  • The criticality of finding the right tenants
  • How important, really, is location?

Part I: Is Housing an Attractive Investment?

If you have not yet read Part I, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

Part II: Key Insights for Those Buying Real Estate as an Income-Generating Investment

In Part I, we looked at a variety of factors affecting the demand for housing, both resident-occupied homes and rental properties, because demand ultimately establishes valuation and price for both sales and rentals. In Part II, we address the many issues investors have to consider when they buy real estate for income generation (i.e., they become landlords or absentee owners).

As someone who has owned rental property for over 25 years, I have seen the pitfalls and the positives. As with all investments, it’s prudent to go in with eyes wide open and to ask, am I prepared if the future doesn’t unfold as anticipated?

 

Enroll Now
Or Sign In with your enrolled account.
Endorsed Financial Adviser Endorsed Financial Adviser

Looking for a financial adviser who sees the world through a similar lens as we do? Free consultation available.

Learn More »
Read Our New Book "Prosper!"Read Our New Book

Prosper! is a "how to" guide for living well no matter what the future brings.

Learn More »

 

Related content

5 Comments on Key Insights for Those Buying Real Estate as an Income-Generating Investment

Enroll now or Sign In to read all member comments.