How Investment Property Helps You Retire Early
By Marian Rozwenc, PhD
Everyone is looking for the best way to retire early. We work ourselves to death and still over 90% of the population can't afford to retire at the age of 60. Why is this? There are many theories as to how to change this, but the decision must be made on an individual basis. You have to decide when you want to retire and plan accordingly. Idle wishing will not accomplish this. Your ship probably will never come in, unless you direct it into the harbor. With so many investments and opportunities to put your money into, what is the best way to retire early? As it has been for hundreds of years, investment property is the best choice.
Unlike other forms of securities, investment property forces you to save. Will you save that much if it's a conscious decision every single month? Probably not. You have to pay the home mortgage every single month with investment property. If not, you lose the property. This can be looked upon as negatively by some but it is a great advantage to you in the long run.
This advantage is what is referred to as leverage. It is the way that nearly all wealthy people were created. Investment property allows you to leverage other people's money. What does this mean exactly? A standard down payment required on a home mortgage is 20%. Let's say you wanted to buy an investment property for $100,000. You only have to put up $20,000 of your own money. However, you get all of the appreciation of the investment property. This means you're actually making money on $100,000 instead of the $20,000 that you put up. This is a huge difference. It's not hard to see why this is a great way to make money.
Investment property also requires less risk than other types of investment. If the stock market plummets tomorrow, you've got nothing. If your investment property burns to the ground tomorrow, you have insurance. This is a great advantage in itself. Even if property values plummet in your area, the investment property will still be worth something. Land is the only product that you can't produce more of.
Another major advantage of investment property is the positive cash flow that is created through rent. In many cases, you can pay the entire home mortgage with the rental income that you make from the property. The people that rent it are making your mortgage payment for you and you reap the benefit. When you sell the property, you get the profit, not the renter.
The advantages of investing in real estate are numerous. There is less risk and more reward than almost all other forms of investment. We all want to find a way out of the daily grind of a job. This could be the best way out. If you want to improve your standard of living and retire, look no further than real estate investment.
About the Author
This article is free for republishing as long as it will include this resource box. Author of this article, Marian Rozwenc, PhD, is a specialist on the field of investment property and auto insurance. For more info go to: http://investmentpropertylocator.com or http://sanantonioautoinsuranceguide.com
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