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Investing in Real Estate: Here's A Bird's Eye View

October 11, 2012
By Mary Kennedy
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Here is a quick email to give you my bird's eye view of the current real estateinvestment market:
The real estate crush has caused renters to flock to the available rental homes and condominiums. The current real estate market is outpacing all other asset classes. Housing prices are lower than they have been in 3 decades. While the prices are lower, the rental rates have remained constant. This combination affords incredible investment opportunities.
Follow this simple formula:
Buy properties in areas with the highest rental rates that rent in the shortest timeframe. These properties will provide consistent cash flow though the years because of their desirable location. The lowest return on investment should be 10% if the property price is under $300,000 expect the cash flow to 10% to 17%. Check out the Search Hot Foreclosure Deals section of my website. Even though the average appreciation is 5.32% over the years and though out the USA, think of appreciation as just a bonus!
Here is a clip from the Distressed Property Institute in Austin Texas:
Real estate has consistently proven to be a better long-term investment than the stock market. Over the past 10 years, the S&P 500 has lost value, while the average home price has appreciated, even when taking into account the recent housing crisis.

This chart was provided by the Certified Investment Agent Specialist

The current real estate market, with record-low mortgage rates and bargain-basement prices, offers today's investor incredible opportunities. Historically, after every bust there is a boom, and knowing where the opportunities lie in today's market can help secure your financial future. Americans have traditionally chosen to gamble on the stock market for additional income and retirement funds; however, real estate -- especially today -- can provide cash flow, more stability and better tax incentives than investing in stocks. In fact, when properly managed, leveraged equity in real estate can far outpace stock appreciation over time.
If you have any questions about real estate investing, just hit reply to this email, or feel free to call me at (702) 324-5390. Best regards, Mary Kennedy RE/MAX CENTRAL (702) 324-5390

October 11, 2012
By Mary Kennedy