Some thoughts on real estate as investment vehicle…
4-22-2015: Excellent US NEWS article on real estate investment = The Good, Bad and Ugly of Real Estate Investments
Some experts advise against holding any more real estate than 5% of your total investment portfolio.
Investors should own a home for about 10 years for fluctuations in prices and use at least an 8% annual return based on net profit on sale and rental net income by factoring vacancy and non-payment of rent too.
Investors will probably pay alot over the years not only the initial investment, but for maintenance, property insurance, and property taxes.
Research the local market and be prepared for wort cases – called over to the property by tenants or neighbors at odd times for emergency repairs or get charged by the property management company.
Sometimes it’s good to be close to the property since you can visit easier and if trouble happens, you can reach the property faster.
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