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Bob Schwartz, CRS, GRI 

Certified Residential Specialist



San Diego, California 92101

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Tips On Making Money In Real Estate Today


We all know foreclosure rates have gone through the roof and are now raising even higher. However, this doesn’t mean anyone is going to be making fast money off this real estate bubble. The words, “Long term investment” need to stay in the minds of any real estate investor no matter what the state of the economy is in. The real estate market seems to be following a 10 year cycle.

This does not mean that real estate investing is a poor idea. To the contrary, now is the perfect time to invest in real estate. Although the market is bad for sellers, it is excellent for buyers. On top of that, the mortgage interest rates are lower than ever. It is hard to imagine a better time than now to invest in real estate.

A few tips on investing in real estate in the market today and how to make money are as follows:

Look for the long term investment. Be set to hold onto the property for many months so the market can rebound.

Look into renting property. People always need a place to live. You can rent your property to those who need a home and make money when you sell after the market regains its strength.

Think about investing in commercial real estate. Although residential markets are terrible, the commercial market has remained stable. You can invest in property such as strip malls and office buildings and still make money.

Consider investing in vacant land. Look for property in parts that are undeveloped. You may find in 10 years that your property is worth 10 times more than what it is today. Think of the people who owned farmland in Orlando. The property is now worth thousands of times more than original asking price.

Do not freak out. This should be rule number one. If you own a home, do not panic and sell if you do not have to move.

Consider new construction. If you are able to play the role of general contractor and build a home, there is the potential for a lot of money to be made. New construction is always desired by most people as they like to be the first to live in a home. If you are in the trades, consider building your own home.

Buy foreclosures. Look at foreclosures that are on the market and that are owned by banks and mortgage lenders. Put in a bid and do not be worried about bidding low. There are thousands of foreclosures across the market, even in fancy neighborhoods. This is where you can make some serious money if you buy low, hold onto the property for a while, and sell high.

Buying low and selling high is how you make return in any business and is the same in the real estate market. The current market, however, does not make it possible to sell high. There are more homes on the market than there are buyers. Many of the buyers that are out there are foreign investors who can spot the opportunity of purchasing property in the United States at bargain basement rates. Although this is not the market to sell high, it sure looks like the market to buy low.


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