Are you investing money in real estate for the short term or the long term? Many persons follow basic thumb rule that investing in immovable assets or precious metals should always be a long term proposition and investing in liquid assets like stocks or shares should be a short term option.
Well, Warren Buffet turned the rules on its head by investing in shares and stocks for life. The sage of Omaha takes a lot of time to understand the business that he is investing in before opening the purse strings. In the same way, you can easily invest in real estate for the short term. Let us presume you identify that the estate market in and around your neighborhood is on an upswing.
If you have a certain amount of liquid cash in hand, you can always sink the same in real estate purchases. You can place the target of six to eight months beyond which you will not retain the investment. If you get the timing right, you can easily earn a sizable amount of profit on the transaction. Make sure you consider the expenses involved before determining the profit.
Do not consider the profit in absolute terms. A $10,000 profit on a $100,000 investment may not seem like a big thing. However, if all other options or avenues of short term investment do not offer returns in excess of $6000, then your investment decision is actually a good one.
When you are investing in real estate for the short term, you should be very clear whether you wish to convert it into a long term option or not. If you are sinking your own money, you just have to judge whether delaying the transaction is going to yield profits or not. If you are using borrowed money, then you need to consider the cost of servicing the debt as well.