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  Title: Investing In Real Estate, How Do I Get Rich?
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Investing In Real Estate, How Do I Get Rich?

By Barrett Niehus

Fundamentally, you have three ways to make money when purchasing investment property. The first is to lease the property for an indefinite period at rents that exceed the cost of holding the asset. The second is to purchase the property with the intent of renovating it to substantially increase the value and selling it quickly. The third is to find properties that need to be liquidated quickly at a substantial sacrifice to equity. An investor can acquire these properties and immediately sell them for a substantial profit.

Essentially, these three concepts have made more millionaires than any other type of venture in human history. Having said that, why aren't you creating your wealth with real estate? For many, it is fear; for others it is lack of capital. However, for all, it is merely a lack of understanding. People buy and sell real estate with no money down all of the time, and real estate has always been a much safer investment than the stock market.

So how do you get started?

The first step is always education. Start reading books about real estate investments. Go the book store or library and learn the fundamentals. You don't need to be an expert, but you must understand the process. Find a realtor that works with investment properties and ask questions. Do the same for mortgage brokers and banks. Sit down with a loan officer or mortgage broker and determine how you would finance an investment. Ask questions and
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