logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
kimbee25, Trimurti Yoga Kerala, Cupping4Health, Camilahart12, cindimac
57028 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57028 Members
417 Forums
112595 Topics
796230 Posts

Max Online: 537 @ 07/02/12 11:21 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Rosie 66 801
Beetlemess 580
Karm - SW USA Editor 333
Nancy Roussy 179
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 139
Ro Longstreet-Wicca 118
Allyson - USACook/HomeCook 117
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 114
Val FictionWrit/RomanceBk 99
Kelly Tager 66
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#401464 - 04/01/08 04:12 PM Investing in Real Estate
BellaDeb Offline
Zebra

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 3053
Loc: Memphis, TN
This week, I wrote an article on starting a Home Staging Business.

I think, if you have the money to invest, and time to wait out the economic dip, that now is a great time to invest in real estate.

In many cases, you won't be able to flip a house in a few weeks, but I believe prices are right for someone to be able to buy very low, hold on for a year or more, and then really make a good return on the investment.

Or, alternately, buy houses for rental properties. You could scoop up some rental properties at great prices, cover your costs for awhile, and then probably increase your rents or sell the property when the market goes back up.

Anyone care to share thoughts & experiences?
_________________________
Deb
SOHO
SOHO forum
Smart Marketing Works

Top

Add Investing in Real Estate to Twitter Add Investing in Real Estate to Facebook Add Investing in Real Estate to MySpace Add Investing in Real Estate to Del.icio.us Digg Investing in Real Estate Add Investing in Real Estate to Yahoo My Web Add Investing in Real Estate to Google Bookmarks Add Investing in Real Estate to Stumbleupon Add Investing in Real Estate to Reddit
#401895 - 04/02/08 06:55 PM Re: Investing in Real Estate [Re: BellaDeb]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
I want to do this too. See my other post in your home staging thread. smile

Top

Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Twitter Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Facebook Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to MySpace Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Investing in Real Estate Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Stumbleupon Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Reddit
#401997 - 04/02/08 10:12 PM Re: Investing in Real Estate [Re: Jilly]
BellaDeb Offline
Zebra

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 3053
Loc: Memphis, TN
I think this is a great business for someone who has the passion for it as well as the business acumen to make wise choices. And, skills and knowledge of repairs & decor certainly help!

For instance, now is the time to buy real estate--but only if you can hold on to it (i.e., have your investment tied up in it) for another 18 months or so. Unless you find a killer deal that you can spruce up & still sell below market but make a profit--there are tons of scenarios that would work, but generally, you need to be able to sit on a property (perhaps renting it out) for a long while.

Usually flippers need to sell in a very short time-period--weeks or months. So, beginners or anyone with limited funds needs to be wary of jumping in just because they can get good deals right now.

One way that would work and be smarter is to buy a fixer upper at a great price that you could live in for the next year or two in a market where you are sure you can bring it up to market standards and then sell when the market changes. That way, your investment is also your current housing and not just a money pit. If you can stay within your budget while making repairs, you could have a nice profit in a couple of years.



_________________________
Deb
SOHO
SOHO forum
Smart Marketing Works

Top

Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Twitter Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Facebook Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to MySpace Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Investing in Real Estate Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Stumbleupon Add Re: Investing in Real Estate to Reddit


Moderator:  Vi - Blogs/Small Office 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Suggestion for fashion jewelry?
by joannapaul
Beauty Basics
2 seconds ago
is orange lipstick still in?
by joannapaul
Beauty Basics
2 minutes 57 seconds ago
What is your stress level today?
by Nancy Roussy
Stress Management
Today at 12:10 AM
Human rights vs. civil rights
by Gordon Barlow
Human Rights
Yesterday at 11:36 PM
Minimizing Large Pores
by Kimberly - Cosmetics
Cosmetics
Yesterday at 11:33 PM
Permanent Makeup!
by Kimberly - Cosmetics
Cosmetics
Yesterday at 11:31 PM
What Are You Listening To Right Now?
by Nancy Roussy
Pop Music
Yesterday at 11:10 PM
Pink Hair
by Nancy Roussy
Hair
Yesterday at 11:06 PM
Interview Questions for Recent Graduates
by kangtuo
Colleges
Yesterday at 10:53 PM
Replace one word... (new game)
by Allyson - USACook/HomeCook
Comedy Movies
Yesterday at 10:51 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (joannapaul), 57 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.