One of the largest sectors in both the U.S. and world economies, real estate offers countless ways to make money. You can invest in it, of course, whether directly or indirectly
A study over 145 years in more than a dozen countries found that real estate offered the highest returns of any asset class with half the risk of stocks.
When most people think of real estate investing, they think of buying and owning property directly. If you like the idea of owning property yourself, consider the following ways to make money.
Real estate wholesaling works like this: You find a great deal on a property, often a fixer upper. You put it under contract.
Everyone understands the basics of flipping houses. You buy a fixer-upper, renovate it to force equity and then sell the finished property to a homebuyer.
It’s the classic landlord model: you buy a property and then sign a long-term lease agreement with tenants. You have to maintain the property, collect rent.
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