How to Invest in Real Estate Without Buying Property

How to Invest in Real Estate Without Buying Property:
Your House is Not an Asset?!

This article will discuss how to invest in real estate without buying property. Robert Kiyosaki, the author of the “The Rich Dad” series that caused an uproar with brokers and sales people when he said your house is not an asset (investment).  This concept confuses most people.

In short, what Robert was saying was that instead of putting money into your pocket, a property requires money from your pocket in the form of mortgage, maintenance, etc.

So smart investors who understand the lucrative nature of investing in real estate but who don’t want to own property are wondering how to invest in real eastate without owning property.

How to Invest in Real Estate Without Buying Property:
Realistic Expectations

how to invest in real estate without buying propertyReal estate is a solid way to make money.  The key is not to assume a get-rich-quick process.  You’ll need to allow time.  The market and the government will all help you.  Most of the market that is heavily promoted is fixer uppers. Stop watching those shows on television where there’s a pretty woman discussing the rehabilitation and the deal that look so easy.  29 minutes later, they have transformed a 50-year-old house into a gorgeous well laid out, completely furnished mansion.

The sledge hammers have torn down wall, the fire place has disappeared. It’s all so nice. That’s not the game we’re playing. That’s not a game at all. It’s entertainment for television, not for investors.  

Real estate investing is a practical pursuit, and is very costly to get started. Having a long-term strategy is critical. Real estate courses in general will promote the approach to ‘buy now and in years in the future, you’ll make a ton of money’.   

So then, how can you invest in real estate without buying property?

How to Invest in Real Estate Without Buying Property:
Tax-defaulted Property

Investing in tax-defaulted property is the best strategy for investors who are interested in learning how to invest in real estate without buying property.

For 200 years, local governments have chased property owners and made them pay property tax. The government will confiscate those properties for nonpayment of taxes. They sell those properties rather than keep them. The government does not want those properties. They want the delinquent taxes and they want the properties to be paying taxes in the future.

The government takes action on nonpayment of taxes. The action they take is they either confiscate the property and sell the deed at auction, or they levy a lien against the property and sell that lien certificate at auction.  About half the states in the US are tax deed states and the other half are tax lien states.

While purchasing a deed at auction will saddle you with a property, investing in tax liens will net you a hefty return on investment without ever owning a property. In the case of tax liens, a homeowner will redeem the lien certificate by paying the back-taxes along with a significate amount of interest (demanded by law and varying from county to county), and you as the investor collect all of this.

Imagine making 12, 20, or as much as 36% interest on your investment in a relatively short amount of time. Do homeowners always redeem the lien certificate? 97% of the time, they do. In the unlikely event they don’t, you do now own property, but you’ve paid so little for it that you could easily take the path of least resistance and sell quickly it for significantly less than market value and still make a huge profit. Not a bad scenario.

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Ted Thomas is America’s Leading Authority on Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Auctions, as well as a publisher and author of more than 30 books. His guidebooks on Real Estate have sold in four corners of the world. He has been teaching people just like you for over 30 years how to buy houses in good neighborhoods for pennies on the dollar. He teaches how to create wealth with minimum risk and easy-to-learn methods.

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