"So, What IS the Best Way to Learn Real Estate Investing?"
The best way to learn real estate investing is to talk to people in the business. While it is true that this website will give you comprehensive "textbook" knowledge on the topic, knowing and doing are two different things.
You can't effectively learn anything without gaining both "book smarts" and "street smarts." So after you're done studying this website, get away from your computer. Find a real estate agent and start looking at listings. Continue reading valuable articles and web content. Get pre-approved for a mortgage.
Then, and only then, will you begin to get your full blown education in real estate investing.
FIRST THINGS FIRST: RENTAL PROPERTY BASICS
But hey, gotta start somewhere, right? If you're brand-spanking new to all of this, you'll want to start here to learn the real estate investing basics. I'll call it "rental property preschool." And by the way, when I say "rental property," I am referring to 2-4 unit multi family properties that you'll hold as a long term investment.
First, why invest in rental properties in the first place? Because there are a TON of benefits of real estate investing, that's why! There are very few investment opportunities out there that combine the powerful benefits of leverage, free equity, tax deductibility, and price appreciation.
Sound good? GREAT! Next question – how can YOU find rental properties? Well the traditional way is to find a rental property agent. That's the method I endorse. But if you're a more adventurous type, there are other ways to find multifamily rental properties, including REO properties or a real estate auction.
Round out your introductory education in real estate investing by familiarizing yourself with some real estate terminology, and of course read the info on every page of this site. It's as good a place to start as any, and best of all...it's FREE!
ONWARD & UPWARD!
Ok, that's pretty much it for laying the introductory foundation. Now that your mind is in a state of readiness to continue to learn real estate investing, keep exploring this site. I'm going to try and give you as much investment property advice as I can, including:
But for now, preschool's all done.
- Why a LONG-TERM strategy focused on 2-4 unit rental properties is the way to go in today's world.
- How to analyze, finance, and execute an investment property purchase.
- How to manage your rental property.
- How to minimize your risk and optimize your insurance coverage.
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