If you want to invest in real estate, then you have a lot more to decide than just the industry you are interested in putting your money into for profit. There is a lot to real estate and you may find some types of real estate investments would be things you would feel are completely out of your element. However, you may find others that feel like they may be your calling. This content will touch on just some of the different ways you can invest in real estate and this may help give you some direction.
Invest in vacant land
Vacant land can be a great investment. It's often possible to get vacant land for a great price. People rarely form any sentimental attachments to land, so they aren't so into making sure they get a specific price. If they have no use for the land, then they'd rather have some cash than the land they won't make use of. Also, land can go up in value depending on what's going on around it, so a little research on the area around a lot can help you spot a fantastic investment opportunity.
Invest in a fixer-upper
If you like the idea of having a project that allows you to be creative, you have funds you can put toward a project, and you are in the position of being able to be patient, then investing in a fixer-upper may be great for you. You can purchase a home for a very good price because it needs work. You can make the improvements and then sell the house for a higher price to earn a nice profit.
Invest in multi-family properties
Multi-family properties include duplexes, triplexes, and apartments. You can invest in multi-family properties as slowly or as quickly as you feel you are ready for. If you want to begin slow, you can start with a duplex or triplex, or you can even invest in a smaller apartment complex. As you gain experience and confidence, then you can purchase more multi-family rental properties until you are finally satisfied. You can also be as hands-on or as hands-off as you want to be because you can manage your own properties, or you can hire someone to deal with this part of things.
Invest in single-family rentals
You can also purchase single-family homes and rent them out. You can rent them as long-term rentals where your goal will be to get good tenants and keep them. Or, you can rent them out as vacation rentals where you rent them on a short term basis for a much higher price.
Invest in business properties
You can purchase commercial properties and rent them out to business owners who will run their business out of the space. A good thing about this type of investment is you will normally have very long-term tenants because people tend to want their business in the same location until they have grown it to the point of needing to expand into a larger space.
If you have additional concerns, reach out to a local real estate agent.