Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Relax...There is an Alternative
Is the stock market keeping you up at night? Are you consuming more antacids than ever before? Are the ups and downs causing more stress than you want or need? There is a simple alternative in rental real estate. Single family homes for rental purposes offer an excellent rate of return in an investment that most people understand better than other investments. The concept is simple: stay with predominantly owner-occupied homes in a slightly below average price range. In most areas, tenants are easy to find and they will usually stay two to three years or more. For the person who does not want to be bothered with calls from tenants, professional management is available and commonly won't dramatically affect the rate of return. Managers can achieve economies of scale that individuals cannot due to managing multiple properties and having good connections with the best workmen. Unlike most commercial property, single family homes are much more liquid because of the higher demand for residential property. Single family homes offer the investor the opportunity to borrow high loan-to-value mortgages at fixed interest rates, for long periods of time on appreciating assets with tax advantages while providing the investor a higher than normal level of control. Spend an hour investigating the benefits and you might sleep better at night, eat less antacids and find yourself more mellow than you have been in years.