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Investment Properties- Advice

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Advice for Investing in Investment Properties – The Single Family Home

 

Investing in income producing investment properties can create personal wealth and financial security for the average investor.  No investment during the last 26 years has been consistently better for the average investor than single family rental homes.   Why?  Think about it.  The tenant is paying off the loan, while you, the investor, get the cash flow, increasing equity and tax breaks.  Sound like a win-win for the investor?  Well, it sure is!!   I prefer to invest in single family rental properties because the return is greater and the initial investment is less than multifamily units.  No condo associations or fees.  The return on investment (ROI) can be greater than 15%!!   Not bad, is it?   I know that if I eventually want to sell my investment I have greater resale options.  A single family home can be sold to another investor, a tenant, a new homeowner or even leased with the option to buy.

When I buy a single family home as an investment property I look for instant cash flow, location, equity and condition.  I look to invest in cities with a historically stable economy, a large number of residents who rent, and lots of available underpriced homes.  For my money, I find Indianapolis fits these criteria like no other American city.  The Indianapolis real estate investment market is a perfect fit for investors looking for cash flow properties.   All you need is a property wholesaler specializing in selling to investors. Wholesalers buy and rehab foreclosed and distressed properties and provide you with a turnkey investment.  Check out the properties and investment opportunities at www.indianapolisinvestment.com.