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!

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,622
SQFT
1731 Coral Point Dr
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Coral Point Unrec Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$169,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,436
SQFT
718 Lady Bird Ln
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Twin Brooks Estates Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$68,400
Land For Sale
Pending
0.23
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1817 NE 23rd Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral Subdivision
$147,900
Townhouse For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,260
SQFT
Parkwoods Townhouse Community #4
12336 Woodrose Ct 4
Fort Myers, FL 33907
New Listing - 5 days online
$169,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,348
SQFT
8145 Ebson Dr
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Suncoast Lakes Unrecorded Subdivison Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$225,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,269
SQFT
327 SE 47th St
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Cape Coral Subdivision
$134,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
918
SQFT
19847 Eagle Trace Ct
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Pine Lakes Country Club Subdivision
$275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,878
SQFT
2552 NW 20th Pl
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Cape Coral Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$199,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,306
SQFT
207 Gordon Ave N
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$235,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1108/1110 Hightower Ave S
Lehigh Acres, FL 33973
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$225,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2101/2103 Park Rd
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$39,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.258
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3509 NW 7th Ter
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Cape Coral Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$279,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
18693/697 Bartow Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33967
Fort Myers Subdivision
$199,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.914
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
17107 Serengeti Cir
Alva, FL 33920
Serengeti Subdivision
$999,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,786
SQFT
17301 Palm Beach Blvd
Alva, FL 33920
Alva Subdivision
$140,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,317
SQFT
311 Alabama Rd S
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$119,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
920
SQFT
118 Andros St
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
Price Change - 7 days ago
$119,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
826
SQFT
4915 Needlefish Ln
St. James City, FL 33956
Pine Island Cove Subdivision
$165,000
Villa For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,341
SQFT
444 Bethany Village Cir
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Villages of Bethany Subdivision
$175,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,321
SQFT
710 Leeland Heights Blvd E
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Willow Lake Subdivision
$239,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,967
SQFT
223 Jefferson Ave
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$239,999
Multi-Family For Sale
Pending
6
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
617/619 Hawthorne Ave S
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Lehigh Acres Subdivision
$64,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.25
ACRES
COLLIER
COUNTY
205 S 2nd St
Immokalee, FL 34142
Immokalee Industrial Park Subdivision

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