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Looking to Invest?

An investment property is real estate purchased with the intention of generating income or profit through rental income, property appreciation (flipping a home), or both. Investment properties are solely purchased for investment purposes, not personal use. So clients should keep this in mind when considering the differences between a primary residence “wishlist” and an investment property purchase. 

“Buy real estate in areas where the path exists and buy more real estate where there is no path, but you can create your own.”

– David waronker

how it works

THE Investment PROCESS

01
Define Your Goals

Clarify your investment objectives - whether it's rental income, appreciation, or both

02
Financial Assessment

Determine your financial position and financing options

03
Select the Right Property

Choose a property based on your goals, market research, and budget. Consider all economic factors.

04
Close the Deal

Sign the necessary documents, and take ownership of the property.

05
Property Management

If you're investing in rental property, consider property management options or establish a plan for managing the property yourself.

Have Questions About Investing?

Check out some FAQs for investing in real estate in Columbia, SC.

Investment properties can include residential properties such as single-family homes, condos, townhouses, or multi-unit buildings like duplexes. Commercial properties like office buildings, retail spaces, or industrial properties can also be investment properties. 

Financing options for investment properties include traditional mortgages, cash purchases, private loans or commercial loans. Lenders may have specific requirements and higher interest rates for investment properties compared to primary residences. 

Finding a good investment property involves research, analysis, and market knowledge. Working with a real estate agent, attending auctions, searching online listings, networking, or using real estate investment websites are common strategies for finding these properties. 

Risks can include property value fluctuations, rental income fluctuations, unexpected maintenance or repair costs, high vacancy rates, difficulty finding suitable tenants, and interest rate fluctuations. It’s important to be prepared for the risks and have contingency plans in place.

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