Why Real Estate is a Good Investment Right Now

If you are looking to put your hard-earned cash into a good investment, you should seriously consider investing in real estate. Real estate is an attractive investment for multiple reasons. One of which is the fact that it is a tangible asset of enduring worth. Even when the economy drags, you may lose some of its worth, but the actual asset is undamaged. This moment, however, is a perfect time to enter the real estate investment field.

Why Real Estate is a Good Investment: Immediate Cash Flow

Unlike stocks, bonds, and other investments, an investment property can give you immediate cash flow. One of the simplest options is to buy a multi-family rental property. A few hundred thousand dollars down can secure a mortgage sufficient for a modest sized rental. Once the property is yours, all you need to do is manage it. You will start receiving income from rental payments and if these exceed your mortgage payment, that’s positive cash flow. You also get to enjoy the benefits of increased property value over time. You can use this to leverage equity loans to finance further investments.

Financing Options

One of the most important factors to consider is the interest rate that current mortgages are offering. The higher the interest rate, the larger your mortgage payment is going to be. This can significantly reduce your margins for profit. The mortgage market right now offers record-low interest rates. That means that if you can lock in the interest rate right now, you could finance an investment property with a potential for maximum profit.

Why Real Estate is a Good Investment: Current Demographics

Another key factor for real estate investors is demographics. For those interested in rental properties, it’s best if there are a large group of people looking to rent. Right now, that is exactly the case. There is a huge wave of baby boomers that are starting to look into retirement. They are downsizing their homes and looking for a rental to live in through their golden years. On top of that, the upcoming millennial generation tends to prefer renting over buying. This is in large part because millennials tend to change jobs and move around more than previous generations. Not wanting to be tied down by a house and mortgages, they opt to rent instead. The combined trend of the millennials and baby boomers is creating a huge demand for rental properties.

The trick to smart investing is to recognize when a good deal is on the table. A poor investor will tell you to just wait and see. Unfortunately, by the time waiting is over, the deal has disappeared. The current situation is prime for investing, but it won’t hang around forever. Educate yourself and act fast before your chances are gone.

Looking to invest in real estate? Find your next investment property in our listings!

Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$23,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.5
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1404 Johns Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$24,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.506
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1220 Michael Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$18,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.378
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
727 Kehosha Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Mirror Lakes Subdivision
$189,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
926
SQFT
914 Hudson Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$20,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.227
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
236 Pennfield St
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$33,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.335
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1926 Magenta Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$22,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.5
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1711 Richmond Ave N
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$22,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.5
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1713 Richmond Ave N
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,672
SQFT
8037 Gopher Tortoise Trl
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
Town Lakes Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$107,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.241
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
10021 Alabama St
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Heitmans Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$75,700
Land For Sale
Active
0.173
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
17374/376 Dowling Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33967
San Carlos Park Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$179,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
907
SQFT
2317 South St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Jeffcotts Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$349,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,301
SQFT
984 Hearty St
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Ridgeway Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$409,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,189
SQFT
1432 SE 11th St
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Cape Coral Subdivision
$349,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,520
SQFT
2614 Gleason Pky
Cape Coral, FL 33914
Cape Coral Subdivision
Price Change - 2 days ago
$8,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.14
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
12491 Siesta Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33955
Trop G A Subdivision
Price Change - 2 days ago
$18,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
3147 Sulstone Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Harb Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$49,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
2094 Middle Terrace
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Hrbr Heights Subdivision
Price Change - 2 days ago
$18,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
1516 Sulstone Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Hrbr Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$20,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
23127 Wicker Avenue
Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Port Charlotte Sec 013 Subdivision
Price Change - 2 days ago
$23,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
18298 Ackerman Avenue
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Port Charlotte Sub Sec 37 Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$17,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
4055 Gallo Street
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Port Charlotte Sec 037 Subdivision
Price Change - 2 days ago
$23,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
18306 Ackerman Ave
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Port Charlotte Sub Sec 37 Subdivision
$15,400
Land For Sale
Pending
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
3049 Christopher Street
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Port Charlotte Sec 031 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$13,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
2357 Salerno Street
Port Charlotte, FL 33953
Port Charlotte Sec 059 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$54,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
7194 Rosemont Drive
Englewood, FL 34224
Port Charlotte Sec 064 Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$13,500
Land For Sale
Pending
0.23
ACRES
SARASOTA
COUNTY
Kravitz Street
North Port, FL 34291
Port Charlotte Sub 29 Subdivision

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