How to Keep Investing in Property Safe

How to Keep Investing in Property Safe

Investing in property has long been a lucrative investment. Property values almost always increase overtime, especially in the long run, making real estate one of the safest long term investments you can make. But, like with any investment, it carries risk as well, and with real estate, there can be a lot at stake. Here are a few ways to keep investing in property as safe as possible for you and your portfolio. 

How to Keep Investing in Property Safe: Reduce Leverage

When purchasing property, you want to try to take ownership of the entire home asset while putting down as little money as possible. But there is such a thing as putting down too little money. The less money you put down, the larger your loan will be, the higher your payments will be, and the longer it will take to pay down your debts. 

You should try to put down a twenty percent down payment on the property you purchase. Putting down twenty percent gives you enough leverage to make your money work for you without putting yourself into too much risk. You could even go as high as twenty five or thirty percent to lower your risk further. 

Keep it Separate

Separate your business affairs from your personal affairs. Operating your business as a sole proprietor or individual leaves you at a great personal liability in the event of bankruptcy or litigation. You should set up a business entity to operate and own your property so that your personal assets stay safe. An LLC Is often the best choice if a business owns real estate

An LLC, or limited liability company, limits your personal liability in the event of an emergency. LLCs are easy to set up, and easy to manage, and are a cost effective way to insure your assets. 

How to Keep Investing in Property Safe: Do Your Research

If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. Try to gather as much information as you possibly can about any property you are going to buy. This will help you know what kind of improvements the property is going to need, any damage or repairs needed, and to see if your property prospect is really worth your investment. 

Owning property is almost always a smart move if you are looking to diversify your portfolio. But don’t dive in without knowing what you’re doing. Property can be a highly risky investment if you don’t know how to operate effectively. By following this advice, you will be able to keep your property investment safe.

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$5,300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,000
SQFT
3336 West Riverside Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Riverside Subdivision
$2,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,800
SQFT
1226 Miracle Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$2,650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,450
SQFT
1230 Gasparilla Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
York Manor Subdivision
$525,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,584
SQFT
3284 Avocado Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Riverside Subdivision
Price Change - 6 days ago
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,928
SQFT
1357 Osceola Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Riverside Subdivision
$749,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,457
SQFT
1343 Shadow Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Country Club Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,859
SQFT
2909 Valencia Way
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Valencia Terrace Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$716,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,706
SQFT
1383 Gasparilla Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
York Manor Subdivision
$399,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,491
SQFT
3826 Harold Ave W
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Harold Ave Subd Subdivision
$439,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,886
SQFT
1444 Passaic Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Mcgregor Estates Subdivision
$368,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,764
SQFT
1271 Burtwood Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
La Chelle Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$315,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,784
SQFT
1414 Alhambra Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
$464,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,144
SQFT
2975 Mcgregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Valencia Terrace Subdivision
$2,950,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.1381
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1301 Poinciana Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Poinciana Park Subdivision
Foreclosure
$324,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
975
SQFT
1533 Coconut Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Coconut Grove Subdivision
$5,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,934
SQFT
1201 Carlene Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Caloosa View Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$485,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,862
SQFT
1353 Morningside Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Seminole Estates Subdivision
$425,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,269
SQFT
1272 Vesper Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
$335,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,359
SQFT
1573 Braman Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Coconut Grove Subdivision
$389,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,672
SQFT
1259 Carlene Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Not Applicable Subdivision

 

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