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Was Your Home Purchase a Good Investment?

Given the reality of investment growth, real estate overall is one investment you can count on.

Yes, it occasionally has its ups and downs, but otherwise, over time real estate steadily increases in value more so than any other investment with less risk. Of course, the size and type of Is your home a worthwhile investment?investment depends on your own personal (and sometimes) professional needs and desires.

For example, if you plan on moving to a community to purchase a home where you plan on staying long term, perhaps even living there long enough to pay off your mortgage, then the positive growth benefits are without question. Let’s do some math:

15 years ago in September of 1999, the median price of a single family home in Santa Clarita was $224,900. Flash forward to September of 2014, and that home’s median price is $490,000. That’s nearly a 118% increase in your investment.

Conversely, if you bought your home in September of 2013, you will already see an increase of nearly 14% in your investment.

As we mentioned at the start however, the real estate industry occasionally does have its ups and downs. Just like any investment, there is an element of risk. For long term residential investors, your risk is minimized as you’ll ultimately see growth in your equity.  Continue reading Was Your Home Purchase a Good Investment?

Thinking About Investing In Property?

Property investment and management can generate positive cash flow, but here are some things you should know first.

People do it all the time. Some people are better at it than others. The ones who are better at it are the ones who prepared themselves properly. We’re talking about Investing in Propertyproperty investment, and it’s a great way for long term financial security and/or positive monthly cash flow.

Here are the top tips to consider before making your first investment.

Work with a licensed real estate professional.

Working with a licensed real estate professional who has experience in investment properties will save you a lot of time and frustration in finding properties, and having someone to turn to with your questions. Best of all, it doesn’t cost you anything to hire a buyer’s agent.

Map out a “big picture” plan.

Your real estate professional can help you with this as well, but you’ll want to map out a short term and long term timeline while considering these questions:  Continue reading Thinking About Investing In Property?