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Investing In Property Today In A Down Economy

By Rick Hart

Many would think that it is a bad time to take a position in property. With the real estate market so bad, there are not many buyers out there. And the truth is, many householders are so underwater that they don't want to sell at prices that can mean a very poor return on their investment.

Those facts are clear, nevertheless it does not imply it isn't an excellent time to invest. Home prices may never be this low again. And although you can be unable to sell straight away, if you can sit on your investment for awhile then you may just be able to earn some cash. It's about being patient.

Easy to assert right. But in many ways that is the key to all investing, whether you're talking about property, the stock market, or vintage autos or guitars.

Yes certain investments go up over a period. The more you can wait, the better your return will be. Again for these types of investments the key is patience.

The real estate market was not always like that. several years ago, flipping houses was common and you could purchase and sell a home within months and make serious cash. But times have changed and the feeding fever of the middle of the previous decade is over. It could be years before it returns. But that isn't an excuse to avoid making an investment in property. It just means you could need to work a little harder and wait a little longer to see your rewards.

The Deals Are Out There

OK yes the market is not good. But with housing costs at levels that may never return, you should buy great houses at extremely low costs. Maybe at costs that we'll never see again.

And simply because some homeowners are not ready to sell does not imply that you cannot find deals. Because some house owners have no choice, they are frequently willing to do a short sale and sell for a little less than they really owe on the home. Maybe they must move due to a job change. Or perhaps they're facing divorce and must sell. Purchasing a short sale is a great way to get a good investment.

Perhaps their home is facing foreclosure and the only real way they can avoid it is to sell quickly thru a short sale. Lenders actually opt for this rather than having to put the home into foreclosure. They could lose much less money that way. And it gets a horrible loan off the books.

Of course, homes that have already been foreclosed and are up for auction, may also be great deals. You just need to understand where it's possible to find them and have the money to be in a position to move swiftly after you find them.

It’s sorry to say, but perhaps their loss can be your gain.

And then there are houses that were built during the boom by housing developers. Once the bottom fell out of the market and they couldn't sell they were often stuck. A few of these homes and condos are still available and are selling at rock-bottom prices. Some are hundreds of thousands less than they were initially offered for.

Yes between short sales, foreclosed homes, and developer bargains, there is plenty of good values out there. If you would like to invest in real-estate, this may be the ideal time ever for finding great deals.

Rick Hart is an online business advisor. He provides selling tools for short sale lawyers in Tampa that help with loan alterations, short sales and foreclosures.

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