Buying a house or property can be incredibly intimidating. A lot of people don’t even know how a mortgage works, let alone know what they could possibly afford. But investing in real estate early on in life can be very rewarding. Before taking on this kind of investment, there are a few tips and strategies you should know:

Rental Strategies

Buying property and renting it out to tenants is an easy way to invest in realty, build a great financial standing early and make a profit in the process. There are a few easy ways to rent out a property to gain the most profit. The first would be “house hacking”.  House hacking basically buying a property and rent out parts of it for a profit. This means buying a three bedroom and renting out two of the rooms. You could even buy a multi-family home and live in one unit while leasing out the others.

If sharing a space with a tenant isn’t up your alley, consider short-term rentals. Short-term rentals earn many buyers a lot of money in a short amount of time. This kind of renting is purchasing a property in a vacation town and renting to tenants at a premium rate during peak vacation time. With this route, you may take advantage of Airbnb’s platform to rent out, but remember to keep in mind that renting out your property affects your insurance and taxes.

REIT Investments

Being a landlord can be exhausting, sometimes costly and a lot of responsibility. If you’re not up for taking on the challenge of renting out to tenants, think about purchasing REITs.

An REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) is a company that owns, operates or finances income-producing properties. These properties include apartment complexes, offices, shopping centers, or even hotels.

Going this route will get your hands on real estate investments without getting them too dirty. Finding the right property to buy than finding the right people to rent it out to can be a difficult process. By investing in REITs, the company does all the work. REITs give you the opportunity to tap into real estate the exact same way you would with any other investment and earn a share of the income produced.

Start Investing Now

Investing in real estate is never an easy feat. It can be incredibly challenging and quite risky. But if you’re ready for the risk, you’ll soon be reaping the rewards. Getting started on investing in real estate now will give you the advantage of time. Long-term investing means the money you make now will be worth a lot more in the future.

 

Whether or not you decided to buy and rent, or make an REIT investment, starting at a young age can be very beneficial to your future. With so many ways to get started, what’s holding you back? Take the plunge and start investing.