You may miss out on investments with a higher return on investment, and you have less of an inflation hedge. I personally know some successful real estate early retirees with no real estate debt and others who still have a lot. My business partner and I are somewhere in between. So, there are arguments for either extreme. The principle here is that the math of an early retirement is simple. And applying that principle means plugging YOUR situation into the formula above.
So, spend a little time figuring out your goals and situation. Then get to work building a portfolio that meets your needs! Real estate investing is an amazing tool.
But tools are meant for building. So, get excited about the idea of living a life where work is optional. Have you run the simple math for your situation? How much wealth or how many properties do you need? And what will you do with your time when work is optional? Chad Carson is an entrepreneur, writer, and teacher who used real estate investing to reach financial independence before the age of Chad and his business partner currently focus on long-term rental properties and private lending in and around the college town of Clemson, South Carolina. In , Chad and his business partner began real estate investing from scratch.
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They started by wholesaling and fixing-and-flipping properties. They also learned to rely on non-conventional financing sources like private lending, seller financing, and lease options, which remains their expertise today. After surviving the to real estate downturn with scars to prove it! You can find more of Chad's writing as well as podcast episodes at CoachCarson.
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Love how it sounds on paper, but here in IL just ouside Chicago k will buy you a 60 year old home in rough area. Unfortunately the older home Maintaince will eat you alive and appreciation is minimal.
Please correct me if I am wrong…. We are in an up cycle so prices are higher than before all over the country, but people are still finding deals in every area. So, once you have a big picture goal like in this article , then start finding people locally who are making it work and study how they do it so you can apply their lessons. Susan Bates Replied about 1 year ago. Mark, There are a lot of cities with high prices even higher than Chicago. If your net worth is to small for your area … Look outside your area.
I sell in Oklahoma to investors from California. They are always amazed at what Oklahoma offers for a low prices. The investors stick with 3 bed 2 bath brick homes built since and only in the top two school districts. These homes average around K. Hi Tony thanks for the feedback. I do have 2 6 unit buildings in the city of Chicago that I do very well on but was looking into single family homes not only for rental income but appreciation.
Can you share some insights on what rent on the properties you speak of as well as real estate taxes. Welcome to the fun real estate game, Nicholas! As a newbie, these big picture strategies are important to get you going in the right direction. But in the end, just getting that first deal and perhaps working on credit or alternative financing sources is your 1 project. There is a better way to reuse that same capital to build up the portfolio buy adding value and refinancing.
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It would just be the method of how you acquired the 10 properties in the first place before paying them off. But they all still pointed their various real estate strategies toward the end goal I. Either way props on doing all the sharing of information. David D. Wow — great article and really drives the point.
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Thank you and appreciate the simplicity of the formula. Never thought of it that way. Great article and I love the way you made it simple. I look forward to your book coming out. Thanks Paul! I look forward to connecting more and studying your own content.