–Foreclosures can be had for bargain prices but be ready to make required repairs
–Areas near colleges and military installations can be good places to invest
–Investors should have multiyear plans for properties, planning financials at least five years out
As home prices fall and rents rise, some investors are plunking their money into real estate, chasing the cash flow that comes along with becoming a landlord.
“For the first time in a long time, you can buy that home and can get a cash-on-cash return immediately,” said William King, director of valuation services for Veros Real Estate Solutions, a supplier of housing data to the country’s largest banks, as well as government organizations. “There are a lot of places in the country where an investor can buy a single-family home, rent it, and get a positive cash flow.”
In fact, investors bought 20% of all the homes sold in April, according to the National Association of Realtors. Some of them are buying with cash.
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