Wealth Building With Real Estate

When it comes to saving for retirement, investment advisors generally recommend that one contribute regularly to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or a company 401(k) plan. Steady growth can be achieved, they suggest, by diversifying one’s portfolio with a mix of stocks and bonds. Rarely, however, do they recommend adding real estate to the investment portfolio. By neglecting to invest in real estate, one could be missing out on the many benefits afforded by this asset class.

Advisors and investors may shy away from this investment for many reasons. Advisors might avoid it possibility because they are not licensed to sell it. Thus, they have no incentive to decrease the amount of money that they have under management. Also, investors often avoid real property because often they don’t understand it. Even if they do, they don’t feel that they have enough capital to make an initial investment. But if they became better educated in the benefits of real estate, they would find that it offers some advantages not seen in other investments.

Often, advisors recommend utilizing investments such as mutual funds to achieve risk-adjusted, long-term appreciation when saving for retirement. By utilizing qualified retirement vehicles

Real Estate Investing and Compounding Interest

I am constantly reading books on real estate investing, marketing and other similar topics that interest me. Right now I am reading Warren Buffet Wealth by Robert P. Miles. In the book, there is a section where Warren Buffet addresses compound interest. He poses a hypothetical scenario, where if Queen Isabella, instead of investing $30,000 in Christopher Columbus’ scheme of charting a new passage to Asia, had invested in anything else that provided only a 4% compound rate of return, she would have made $2 trillion by 1963. In 2003, her investments would have been worth $9.6 trillion, which, according to the author, is more than the value of all the publicly traded stocks in the same “new world” that Columbus stumbled upon some 500 years ago.

Why am I sharing this with you? Because one of the benefits of investing in real estate is the compounding effect that comes from long-term appreciation. Let me explain.

To make the discussion easier, let’s make an overly-simplified assumption. Let’s assume that all the income you receive from your rental property exactly equals all your expenses for that property. In other words, we will assume that there is never

Making Self Directed IRA Real Estate Investments

If you have a self directed IRA real estate is one option that you should have for investments. The problem is that most custodians do not offer their clients the real estate option. In a truly self directed IRA, you would think that you could invest in whatever you want, but that is not always the case. The key is finding the right custodian.

In order to meet IRS and other government requirements, you must have an account trustee or custodian. This person is responsible for filing the appropriate paperwork and making transactions, among other things.

In a traditional IRA, the custodian makes investments, with your approval. In a truly self directed IRA, the custodian performs the transactions, as directed by you. The only consideration should be whether or not the transaction fits into the parameters outlined by the laws that govern the IRA.

Self directed IRA real estate investments must fall within those parameters, just like any other type of investment. Some custodians feel that there is a “gray” area in the law when it comes to real estate, but it’s really pretty simple.

You cannot use your IRA to purchase real estate

Researching Property for Real Estate Investing

Much is being said lately about investments. There are many investments that one could make: stocks, notes, gold, retirement plans, etc. However, one of the safest ways to invest is in real estate. Credit Union Rate is your source for information on the market and the investment potential it offers.

It is important to note that no investment is safe, and that all investments have risk. However, real estate investing tends to have less risk, as most property values go up rather than go down. And even when interest rates are in flux, the overall value of real estate tends to increase. It is a good idea to talk with your credit union financial adviser about current trends in your area, and how real estate investing can diversify your portfolio.

But like any good investor, knowledge is required to make a wise investment decision. You should have a good idea of what it is you are investing in, as well as what its potential worth is. Making investments blindly is a good way to lose, rather than make, money.

Here are some tips for more efficiently researching property with real estate investing potential.


Post-Retirement Fun With Real Estate Investments

The baby boomer generation that has survived the 2008-’10 recession must have realized how vital and essential it is to save. There’s a point of time in everyone’s life, when they have to retire from their work. However, life’s demands do not cease to exist along with your retirement. You need to fulfill your daily necessities that are same as they used to be. On the other hand you have no job, which means you have no income. Would you leave your post-retirement life to such uncertainty?

You might not be too much worried about your post-retirement financial concerns. You might be too confident with your life-long savings. True, you have no reason to worry or feel concerned about if you have been saving a part of your earnings. And yet, can you ever be so certain, especially when it concerns ‘finance’ and that too in ‘future’? Many retired professionals who had never ever feared financial uncertainty found it tremendously tough to put things together during the recession.

I have no intention to demean the fact that you save or the ways you save for your retired life. In fact, I wonder at the fact that

Maximizing Your Profit With Real Estate Investing

One of the best places for a person looking for good returns over time and minimized risk is real estate investing. Worldwide real estate markets are following an upward trend, that are creating exceptional returns for investors which has led to more people getting involved in this sector, and pushing gains even higher.

One of the reasons why investment in real estate is so attractive is the fact that as well as the appreciation in value of your asset, you can also take tangible benefits from it over the lifetime of your investment.

When you are investing in real estate there are several different strategies that you can follow. You can sit back and watch your investment grow over the period of time and then sell it to make a profit out of it. Downsizing is a popular option for seniors who no longer need a family home when they retire, and would rather take advantage of the value of their property.

Developing properties is a more aggressive means of earning income from real estate ownership. By buying a rundown home, and redecorating and improving the building, you can turn it around for a quick