Real Estate Investing For Beginners – Part 2, Types Of Properties For New Real Estate Investors

Not all real estate property types may be appropriate for new real estate investors. There are many factors to consider when making the decision to add real estate to an investment portfolio.When deciding on a residential real estate investment strategy, some options for new investors to consider include:Rental unitsRental units can be considered both long term and short term investments. Types of properties that may be considered for this category would include:
Detached single family homes
Attached single family homes
Multi-Unit properties
Condos/Townhomes

Being a LandlordNot everyone has either the desire or inclination to be a landlord. Dealing with tenant and property issues can be very stressful and time consuming. One way to minimize the impact of being a landlord is to hire a professional property management company.Hiring a professional property management company has several advantages:
Allows owners of rental properties to be ‘shielded’ from dealing with tenant and property issues directly.
Provides a buffer allowing the owners to maintain a hands off approach to managing their properties.
May provide a less stressful experience
Offers the ability to purchase real estate investments not immediately local to the investor.
Provides a single contact point for all issues regarding the investment property.

Professional property managers are well versed and prepared to manage tenant and property issues as they arise. They will typically take care of all issues relating to the property.Many offer their services at reasonable prices and rates while others can be quite expensive depending on additional services being offered. You may expect property managers to provide the following services:
Advertise properties available
Recieve applications for tenancy
Perform Credit and Background checks for applicants
Recommend rental pricing
Pay maintenance and/or repair bills for the owner
Send monthly statements and rental income (Less any outstanding bills. Typically these are deducted and itemized from the rental income and will appear on monthly statements)

Flipping or The Bane of New InvestorsOften times, new investors in real estate are overly anxious to ‘flip’ properties and make a significant profit. Rumors of how friends or acquaintances have made allot of money is often the incentive for ‘flipping’.The real estate market fluctuates greatly. Yesterdays great ‘flipping’ market may be (recent market trends as an example) tomorrows ‘Hold on to it’ market. While this is certainly a desirable quality of an investment property, it is and should not be the primary consideration for new real estate investors. The competition for this type of real estate investment is fierce and occupied by seasoned, experienced professional builders and investorsProperty TypesLet’s discuss the various property type which may be considered by new real estate investors.The selectionof the type of real estate property for investment purposes may be based on several factors.These factors include:
Financial considerations – How much can you afford?
Availability of properties – What types of properties are available?
Location – You’ve heard this one a thousand times – Location…Location…Location…
Income potential – Does the property in question match your real estate investment strategy?

Detached and attached single family homes
Single family homes whether attached or detached are often the first real estate property type new investors seek. In many areas, they offer the most availability of any property type.Prices obviously vary greatly with these property types as well.Multifamily PropertiesApartment units such as duplexes and triplexes should be considered as a viable option for new real estate investors.Many investors and real estate professionals use apartment buildings as a point of entry to a portfolio of commercial real estate holdings and to build their equity before moving on to larger commercial real estate investments.Duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes are two, three and four-unit buildings that may or may not be owner occupied.SummarySelecting an appropriate type of real estate property in which to invest is a primary consideration for all serious real estate investors.Real estate investment strategies include the decision of whether or not to become actively involved in the management of the property. Professional property managers offer alternatives to assist in a “hands off” approach to owning residential income property.Knowing there are options on the various types of properties to purchase as investment may provide new real estate investors the information needed to make that final decision to become a real estate investor.End of Part 2

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Advertising is essential to any business. The key to making your enterprise into a success is letting people know that your business does exist. You need to actually exist in the market in order to be competitive and you only exist in the market if people acknowledge it.In today’s world, the internet dominates all other forms of advertising. This is the reason why people today keep trying to get ezine advertising However, there are companies who cannot really afford the prices that websites are charging for ezine advertising That’s why more and more businesses keep looking for free advertising in newsletters.What are the advantages of getting this type of advertising? Well, first of all it is free. Since advertising is such an important tool in making money, getting free ezine advertising is actually akin to having someone give you cash. Isn’t that something that every entrepreneur wants? Free ezine advertising though, can have its costs. This can be evident in the various ways you might get it:1) Membership ~ There are certain web groups and sites which offer you free ezine advertising if you sign up for a membership. Getting free newsletter advertising in this manner will help a business if the business is trying to target a certain demographic.You need to realize, however, that the people who can access a specific site’s ezine could be a bit limited. You would also be required to pay a membership fee. Some people would actually think that this payment can be worth it considering the fact that the membership fees do give you access to a lot of privileges. The free ezine advertising is actually used as an incentive in order to gain more members.2) Debut ~ There are various websites which offer free ezine advertising with their maiden issue. This means that when an ezine is just starting out, they may offer you free advertising. This is often done ion order to establish the reputation of an ezine If a website is a virtual unknown, it needs to attract investors. By offering newsletter advertising a website can prove to the market how much of an investment that ezine is.This means that people can make sure that they will get high payments for advertisements in future issues of the ezine Needless to say, there is a lot of risk in getting this type of free ezine advertising Although it is free, you run the risk of not having anyone actually see your advertising. That could be bad for your business. It is suggested that you cover all bases by getting ezine advertisements in other sites and not depending too much on your freebie.3) Introductory ~ If you are a new business and a website sees huge potential in you, it may offer you your first ezine advertisement for free. There are some websites which offer this only if you agree to advertise in their future issues. There are also websites, however, which may offer the free ezine advertising with no strings attached. This means that you will be able to actually enjoy the benefits o9f advertising with an established ezineFinding free ezine advertising is not really hard, provided certain conditions are met. If you. The beauty of the internet lies in the fact that you can actually monitor if an ezine advertisement is working. This means that if the ezine advertising doesn’t click, then it’s free.