The fact that you are reading this page indicates you have, or are interested in investing in Real Estate. Real Estate can be a great investment, and have some substantial benefits over other types of investments that can make your money grow faster. Generally there are 3 main benefits.
Equity Build-Up - Your loan gets paid down over time
Appreciation - Real Estate has always, and will continue to be an excellent long term investment
Tax Benefits - Most costs are tax deductible and Rental Investment Properties can be depreciated over time.
The benefits above are what make real estate investments so good for so many people. In addition to the above, you also have unique control of your investment. unlike Stocks or Commodities, or other Financial Paper instruments, with Real Estate you can see it, paint it, upgrade and add-on, 1031-Exchange it, and refinance it as time marches on to maximize the appeal and net return of the investment.
Investment Properties can be depreciated over time.
As a Real Estate Investor you generally have two choices when purchasing Real Estate. You can buy properties intended for Commercial use or Residential Use activities. In either case, your activities are commercial in nature, but the use of the property could be either one depending on zoning and tenancy.
There are differences between Commercial and Residential Properties for investors, and it depends on the needs of the investor as to which type of investment property (or both) to pursue.
You can visit our Investment Property Analyzer page to check out prospective properties using a simple Cash Flow Analyzer. Click Here to go to the Cash Flow Analyzer.