Investing in Real Estate

By: Jessica Alexopoulon

Investing in Real Estate

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Does your investment portfolio include physical property?
 
Real estate has become a popular investment vehicle over the last 50 years. Although buying and owning brick and mortar is a lot more complicated than investing in equities and bonds the security and return can be attractive to some investors.
 
There are two major types of Real Estate Investments Strategies
 
Basic Rental Properties: Buy & Hold
 
This is an investment as old as the practice of land ownership. A person will buy a property and rent it out to a tenant.

 
The “Not So” Basic Real Estate Investment: Buy & Sell
 
These investors make their money by buying properties below market vale or reasonably priced properties and adding value by renovating them. They then sell (or rent) the property after renovations for a higher price. This can be a longer-term investment, depending on the extent of the improvements.