Painful memories of the bear market and continued frustration over low interest rates have a lot of investors looking beyond stocks, bonds and mutual funds for their retirement savings. A small but growing number have discovered they can use the money in their IRAs to buy real estate -- from raw land to single-family homes to commercial buildings.
We get asked all the time what should people be investing in right now. And without a doubt the answer is REAL ESTATE! Never before in history has there been a time like it is right now in real estate and home prices. Here at Cashflow To Retire, we understand that concept and want to be your guide in finding the best properties on the market.
First is Location. Investors will ask us all the time if they should invest in properties in the state they are located in. The answer is “it depends on the numbers”… if you want the best returns, there are certain states and real estate markets that are hands down better than the others. This is what we specialize in. There are hundreds of markets to invest in, however, we know which ones are the best that are POSITIVE cash-flowing today, not 10 years from today.
Second is Area. When you invest in real estate to hold for the long term, one of the key components is the area. We understand this is crucial and don’t treat this lightly. If an area looks like a tornado just went through, it’s tough to find a renter who wants to bring their family and live in an area like that. It’s important when investing in properties and especially in rental properties, to proceed with the end in mind. The neighborhood needs to be a nice area with neighbors. It can’t be considered a war-zone or you will have a difficult time renting the property to someone else. We focus all our efforts of finding the best neighborhoods and only buying rental properties that meet strict standards.
Third is Price. All investors know it’s all about the cash-flow. The POSITIVE cash-flow. What makes us unique is our relationships with the banks and financial institutions. Unlike most investors who show up at an auction and bid on the property that no one wants for a reason, we have relationships who allow us a “first look” at properties before they are on the market. We are able to hand pick the best properties, in the best areas for the best prices. You won’t be able to find a better deal anywhere.
There are 3 simple steps when investing in rentals. The first step is “ANSWER” where you will find the best property based on what you are looking for. The second step is “ANALYZE” where you will see the different rental properties we have available. The third step is “ACQUIRE” where you will be able to purchase your investment property and receive at least a 12% – 20% annual return.