Let’s talk about how to invest in real estate for beginners. Real estate investments are great and often generate an attractive return on investment. Beginners should not be afraid of real estate investment simply because they have heard horror stories from former landlords. Here are five ways a beginner can invest in real estate with little experience and in some cases little money! Here is the real estate investing for beginners guide.

How Beginners Can Invest In Real Estate:

1. Direct Ownership (Buy and Hold)

You buy a piece of real estate and rent it out. The tenant pays for the mortgage, taxes and expenses and if you are lucky there is a surplus left over each month. Once the mortgage is paid off, you own the property free and clear. If you buy a home in a good market, the value of the property will likely appreciate as well.

2. Direct Ownership (Buy and Flip)

These real estate investors buy a piece of real estate for a short term hold. Some flippers make improvements on the property while others buy real estate in hot markets hoping to sell the property for a higher price in the near future.

3. Real Estate Investment Group (REIG)

In this type of real estate investment, a company builds an apartment building or buildings. Then, investors buy one or more units and the company manages the units. In return for managing the units, the company gets a percentage of the rent generated from the tenants.

4. Real Estate Limited Partnership (RELP)

This is basically a REIG with an exit strategy. Real estate investors are financing the construction or renovation of a building. Investors may receive cash payments if the building is generating income but the majority of the money comes when the property is sold. Investors who financed the project collectively share the profits.

5. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

Many beginners invest in a REIT because it is as easy as trading a stock. A REIT is born when a trust is formed and the money from the investors is used to purchase, operate and sell income producing real estate properties. REITs trade on the major stock exchanges and operate similarly to a dividend stock. A REIT must pay 90% of the taxable profits in the form of dividends.

These are five ways you can invest in real estate as a beginner. While there are many ways to invest in real estate, each has its own unique characteristics in terms of risk and liquidity. Make sure you fully understand the real estate investment you are getting into, especially as a beginner! There is no reason for a beginner investor or someone with little money should avoid a real estate investment, just make an informed decision with your money.

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20 thoughts on “REAL ESTATE INVESTING FOR BEGINNERS 💰 How To Invest In Real Estate (5 Ways)”

  1. I thought real estate would be a good way to add some assets to my portfolio. But I’m still confused as to where I should begin.

  2. Can you do a vid on real estate investing for teens and people w little money? Thanks man! (This vid was very helpful btw)

  3. Seems like you may not be the authority on real estate investing. Looked over your other videos and also your channel intro, in that intro video you say don't be a jack of all trades but by all the different topics you talk about in your uploads it seems like you are exactly that. A jack of all trades and a master of none. If you can't calculate being cash flow positive before you jump into a piece of real estate such as a multi family then it doesn't make sense and you should keep looking for a better deal. What comes across in your video is you're saying that "it's normal to not be making money after buying an investment property or multi family" but actually that would mean that wasn't a good investment. You should clarify and make sure people know that you are leveraging someone else's money "bank" and you should cash flow positive after the mortgage payment. A good idea is having a property management company as well which usually takes 10% gross on the rent, cash out refinance and repeat. If the numbers don't add up never ever become "normal" and be happy with putting equity into the property, that's a fast way to bankruptcy & foreclosure.

    You've got the right idea with this video but it does show that you've not done much investing in regards to real estate. On another note your lighting is still not up to snuff. Tons of shadows and lighting is very lacking. Get two cheap ring lights and set them up on either side pointing at you or if you'd like to invest in more professional lighting you can blow money that way. Two ring lights is going to be a cheap way to have perfect lighting all the time on the cheap. Keep making videos and please take my comment as constructive criticism. Keep in mind I seen your video in the recommended list while watching a Grant Cardone video so keep up the good work.

  4. Hey ryan, i was think if one of these days you can throw a video about mlp stocks and how the work with tax and k-1 forms. I am pretty confused myself.

  5. Hey there,
    I usually do a pretty good job at keeping up with your videos, can't believe I'm just seeing this one now. Looking forward to seeing more real estate videos as you start to move into those types of investments. Direct hold is something I'm very interested in myself. Thanks for all the great info!

  6. Hey man I got a question. Me and my girlfriend want to start investing in real estate asap. Only problem/question is, we live in a apartment now and want to move into a house once our lease is up. Ideally we would like to rent out a place but since we would want to live in a house would 'Buy and Flip' be the way to go?

  7. Having a management company solves many of the problems you listed. On the property I own, they charge 8% of the rent. They collect rent, do the repairs, etc. They don't notify me of any repairs under 500. All fees/ repairs are on my monthly statement, and at the end of the year I get an itemized list so I can write them off. Very easy!

  8. The great thing about real estate investing is that there are so many different niches within the industry (flip, buy and hold, commercial)

  9. Where would you go to invest in a REIT? And how would you go about researching the best ones? Also are they yielding better than the average bank accounts? Your video was great and it was just what I was looking for. Wish you all the best.

  10. In regards to buy and hold real estate investing, should I obtain properties in the area I live? Or would It be a good idea to invest in properties in another state and just hire a property management company? I live in California making a good salary, and other states have much cheaper homes.

  11. Forgive me as I've only watched the first couple minutes so far, but do you have any personal experience with investing in real estate? What kind of properties do you buy?

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