Making the decision to invest in real estate changed my life forever. Ever since I was in high school, I was always intrigued by the opportunity that real estate could create for me.
Back in 2009, the real estate market had hit rock bottom. Multi-unit properties were hitting the market for 25% of what they were sold for in 2006. Either everyone was in trouble or this was a once in a lifetime buying opportunity. I choose to jump in a take the position that this couldn’t last forever – so I went for it.
The first financial models that I built were very simple and didn’t provide a long-term view of my business. Since then, I’ve been iterating on my model numerous times per year. I love where it is now – the model shows me cash flow and property value projected out ten years. The long-term view is super important for me because it’s easy to lose sight of the ultimate prize…more cash flow.
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What is Investment Real Estate?
Investment real estate is real estate that generates income or is otherwise intended for investment purposes rather than as a primary residence. It is common for investors to own multiple pieces of real estate, one of which serves as a primary residence while the others are used to generate rental income and profits through price appreciation. The tax implications for investment real estate are often different than those for residential real estate.