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Five Common Investment Properties

Investment properties can be an excellent way to generate passive income and build wealth over the long term. Whether you are a seasoned investor or just starting, there are several types of investment properties to consider. Here are five ways to get you started. 

 1.  Single-family homes are one of the most popular investment properties for beginners because they are easy to understand and manage. You can rent out a single-family home to tenants, and the rental income can help cover your mortgage payments and other expenses. Additionally, single-family homes appreciate in value over time, meaning that you can earn a profit if you sell the property later on. 

2. Multi-family properties,  such as duplexes and apartment buildings, can provide even more income than single-family homes. With a multi-family property, you can rent out several units, which means multiple streams of rental income. Multi-family properties also have economies of scale, the cost of maintenance and repairs is spread over multiple units 

3.  Commercial properties include retail spaces, office buildings, and warehouses. While these properties require more capital to invest, they can provide higher rental income and potentially longer leases. However, commercial properties also come with higher risks (like higher vacancies and costly renovations). 

4. Vacation rentals are now the "in" thing to do.   They allow you to rent out your property on a short-term basis, earning higher rental income during peak seasons. However, vacation rentals require more management than long-term rentals and can be more volatile, as rental income is dependent on tourism trends. This market is also beginning to get regulated so make sure to check the area on the laws for this one. 

5.   Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are a type of investment that allows investors to invest in a portfolio of properties without actually owning the properties themselves. Instead, investors buy shares in the REIT, which owns and manages the properties. REITs can provide a steady stream of passive income and can be a good option for those who want to invest in real estate without the hassle of managing properties. 

There it is. Interested in any of these options? Del Val Realty & Property Management is HERE TO HELP!