Beginners Guide to Investing in Real Estate

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  • Author Alex Santos
  • Published February 1, 2011
  • Word count 350

Its easy to learn how to start real estate investing. There are plenty of guides and here are some guides to start real estate investing for the beginner.

When starting out with real estate investing, start with houses that are ugly houses and need a bit of work. Look for real estate property in good locations but need to be cleaned, have ugly paint jobs that need to be repainted, walls that need repair, carpets that need to be replaced. find real estate property that needs some work but will not be very expensive to fix.

There will be some real estate that you may find that may have bigger problems. These may be cracked walls that may extend to the supports or leaky roofs. If you suspect the problem may be structural, it is best to get the opinion and estimate of your contractor or engineer to avoid any future problems when its time to sell. This will also ensure that you have a better understanding of cost implications before you purchase your real estate investing property.

Start building contacts of contractors and handymen whom you can hire, or do the job yourself if you can. You can save your money this way which means more profit from your real estate investing.

If you know how much repairs cost on real property whether houses, buildings, warehouses, you gain a big advantage for your real estate business. Knowing how much a job, repair or replacement can cost keeps you ahead in terms of valuation and appraisal. You will know whether a real estate property is worth your investing into or not. You will be able to buy any home with confidence since you know what can be done and how much it will cost.

Profits will not come overnight while you're learning how to start real estate investing. Take it a step at a time and learn the business well. Soon enough you would be an expert at it and simply look back at the time when you were just thinking "There are many ways to start real estate investing".

The Author is a musician and writes Chords and Lyrics during his spare time. His secret to youth is Bon Jovi and his favorite is Living on a prayer chords which he plays all the time. Money is a pass time, Music is a Passion.

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