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How to Make Monthly Income: 3 Methods for Real Estate Investors

How to Make Monthly Income: 3 Methods for Real Estate Investors

Have you always wanted to learn how to make monthly income? Well, today we explore 3 methods for real estate investors.

As a real estate investor, you likely believe cash flow is king. Because why else would you put your hard-earned money into value-add propertied?

Hopefully, a lot of it.

But let’s take a step back and ask ourselves:

“What is cash flow?”

Because, the truth is, all of us have different goals, expectations, and perspectives when it comes to making money off our investments.

There tends to be 3 popular approaches to cash flow. These include:

  1. Putting less money down
  2. Making monthly income
  3. Using cash-out refinancing to gain the most leverage

All of these cash flow methods share two common similarities:

  • Using the BRRRR method.
  • Buying discounted properties (non-MLS listed properties).

Let’s take a closer look at the second cash flow approach:

Making monthly income.

This is probably the most common strategy among real estate investors, because most of them like to create a consistent monthly income. Why? Well, probably because they want to:

  • Replace a full-time job;
  • Supplement their current income;
  • Or create a nice sized nest egg for their future.

Let’s look at an example.

Jane the Investor doesn’t mind putting SOME money down at closing. And, on top of using the BRRRR method and buying discounted properties, she tends to focus on 3 methods to ensure she makes positive monthly income.

What are these 3 methods? Well, let’s take a look.

  1. Focus on maintaining a healthy credit score. The higher your credit, the better your rates, which means you pay less money to the banks and keep more money in your pocket. Every. Month.
  2. Choose investor-friendly real estate lenders who offer options. We’re not just talking about one or two options, but many. More options means better financing. And better financing means, yet again, less money to the bank and more money in your pocket.
  3. Invest in higher quality properties. That means putting some work into a value-add property so it’s, well, nicer. Nicer properties tend to draw tenants who treat the property, well, nicer! They’re more respectful and cause less damage than tenants who rent lower quality properties. Better yet, when a property looks nicer, it tends to be more desirable. That means demand increases and you can charge a higher rent. And higher rent means higher cash flow.

So, there you have it! If you’re looking to generate solid, consistent, monthly income, then this would be a great strategy to take.

Ready to discover how you can make a good monthly income? Great, our team is here to help.

Happy investing!

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How to Put Less Money Down on Your Real Estate Deals

How to Put Less Money Down on Your Real Estate Deals

When you put less money down on your real estate deals, you keep more money in your pocket.

Now, if you’re a real estate investor, then chances are you put a lot of focus on positive cash flow.

But what does cash flow really mean?

Well, all investors have a different perspective, but most fall into 3 popular categories:
  1. Putting less money down.
  2. Making monthly income.
  3. Gaining leverage with cash-out refinancing.
All of these cash flow strategies share 2 common similarities:

Today, let’s dig deeper into the first cash flow strategy: putting less money down.

Investors who take this approach like to focus on leverage. Limiting the amount of money in each real estate deal leads to higher leverage. Higher leverage means you keep more money in your bank account. But it also means you lower your MONTHLY cash flow.

But that’s okay. It’s not always about monthly income.

It’s also about equity.

Investors who use this strategy aim to limit their initial outflow so they can keep more money in their pocket, and possibly buy more value-add properties with the same money.

What do we mean by that? Well, let’s take a look at a sample:

Let’s say Jane and John each have $50,000 to invest.

Jane decides to buy her property at the full retail value of $250,000 with a 20% down payment.

20% / $250,000 = $50,000

That’s Jane’s entire savings. So, she can only afford to buy the one property and must save up to buy another.

John, on the other hand, decides to use the BRRRR strategy to invest his $50,0000. Because he wants to limit the amount of money he puts down at closing.

So, John finds a wholesale property (aka, a discounted property) for $225,000 that has an ARV of $300,000. He puts $25,000 in for renovations, which leaves him with $25,000 in his bank account. Plus $50,000 of equity. He can use that money to do, well, whatever. That includes buying more value-add properties. We’re talking 2-4 additional houses.

So, while Jane used all of her $50,000 to buy ONE property, John used his $50,000 to buy multiple properties. Or simply live more comfortably.

Does this sound like your kind of cash flow strategy?

If not, no worries. There are still plenty of strategies to take, and our team is here to help you discover which one works best for you. We’re excited to set you on a path that makes you the kind of money you need…to live the life you want.

Happy investing!

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Friday Fun: Down Payment

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Friday Fun: Down Payment

Friday Fun: Down Payment

With our two-step loan program, Quick to Buy, Quick to Refi, you don’t need to spend months or years saving up for a down payment. You can start your investment journey today. Our team is ready to show you how. Contact us today!

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Buying a Duplex – What NOT To Do

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Whether you’re getting ready to invest in your first rental units, or you’ve been renting for years, it’s always a good idea to learn from other people’s mistakes. In this video, Chandler David Smith tells us about the lessons he’s learned and what NOT to do as an investor. Check it out!

Ready to start investing? Need some guidance? Then contact our team. We’re ready to show you how to invest and invest right!

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BRRRR Property Walk-Through

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Interested in succeeding as a BRRRR investor? Then check out this video! Matt Faircloth from Bigger Pockets gives us a tour of a property he invested in, and talks about numbers, lessons, and tips. Check it out!

Ready to tackle the BRRRR method and invest in your first property? Our team is here to guide you through the process and help you reach your investment goals. Contact us today.

 

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How do you find good deals? Well, that’s what this video from Bigger Pockets discusses. In this video, you’ll learn about the top 10 strategies for finding great real estate investment deals, even in a competitive market.

What are you waiting for? Now’s the time to find a great deal and start investing. Need help? No worries. Our team is here and ready to coach you through the process.

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Investing Rules You Must Know

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Every investor should know 3 rules of thumb:

The 2%, 50%, and 70% Rules.

If you don’t know what these are, check out this video from Bigger Pockets.

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Have you heard of the 1% Rule? Yes? No? Either way, check out this video from Matt McKeever about why you need to know about this real estate investment strategy.

 

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One of the best ways to make the most on your investments is to find wholesale deals. But, how do you do that? Well, here are 5 tips from REIClub.com. Check them out!

Ready to learn more? Visit our Investor Tools page, or contact us today!

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How do you analyze an investment property before you invest in it? Well, check out this walk-through from Bigger Pockets. It offers excellent tips on evaluating a property in order to sell (or rent) it for top dollar.

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