Lease purchase agreement or lease option is basically a contract done for a piece of land or property. This contract is done between the buyer and seller for a fixed period of time, after which buyer may gain full rights and ownership of the property. Buyers also have the option to not buy the property and forfeit down payment.
Investing in property is one the best ways to become a millionaire. The best strategy to adopt would be to invest in upcoming cities such as Dallas in Texas. Dallas property market which is relatively affordable now can help you virtually mint money with time since the city is considered among the fastest growing ones in the U.S.
Determine Your area – Research the entire marketplace (city, county, or region) find out what area has the biggest turn over of properties. Look at how the properties change hands foreclosures and distress sales are your best bet. Select a small portion of about 20,000 homes within the foreclosure distress sale area. You might also consider selecting by subdivisions to get up to 20,000.
Interview to build a real estate investing team – After searching on line and finding out who is buying and selling a lot of property, make a list and interview them. Find out who their support staff is. Does this buyer and seller work specifically with rehab crews? How about management companies? Closing Attorneys or Escrow Agents? You should interview 3 of each of these or more. Be brutally honest. If you can tap the wisdom of a team, the process of owning property outside your area can be easy. Make sure the management companies are willing to work with the real estate invesment contractors, the sellers of your property, and so on. Ask about the reputations of each to the others.
For those of you who don’t know how hard money works, repayment is usually a balloon payment with interest. The loan is paid off when you either sell the house in a flip situation, or when you refinance. Well, we have been working on getting the refinance to go through since October 2008. As of the time of this writing, it is mid-May 2009. Our hard money loan comes due in mid-June. Nothing quite like having an executioner standing behind you with a smile on his face. Yes, it is very stressful to say the least.
Become a member of a real estate club. A real estate club will teach you a little something valuable in the industry and get you into contact with some very important people. A virtual real estate club which could be joined online can be a solution to time constraint in joining a physical real estate club.
You need to be a good observer of the market too. You should know exactly when you need to spend money and when the time to tighten your strings has come. You should be able to slow down your spending when the market is slow. Also it is not advisable to focus on investment purchases and renovations when the market is looking at a slump.
Now is the time to examine all the ways you can market your property effectively. A free listing of your real estate is definitely worth considering. The question is: will buyers in your particular real estate market for FSBO properties respond to a free listing? Many areas are experiencing a glut of properties for sale. Some free listings really don’t get the exposure you really need for your property. Worst of all, your property listing may be just another “face in the crowd” of eager sellers who want the same thing as you.