Getting Your Feet Wet With Investment Realty

Michael J. Lauria
2 min readOct 21, 2020

More homes than ever are being flipped these days for a profit. Some of those homes will continue to be owned once they have been flipped and turned into rental properties. These properties can be a great means of supplementing income you may already have coming in or become a great means of sole income. However, investment realty does come with its challenges.

What Is It?

Most times, an investment property helps generate income for the person who owns it, being intended for investment purposes rather than the owner’s primary residence. These properties can be used as rental properties that generate their profits through their price appreciations. These investment properties can help create positive financial gains for their owners and help build wealth and increase a person’s income. They can also help to diversify the owner’s investment portfolio.

Types Of Properties

While there are numerous properties, they can generally be broken down into two different categories, residential and commercial properties. A residential unit can include both residential land and also living properties. Usually, this type of property will have multi-family or single-family units.

On the other hand, the commercial property could involve the ownership of retail stores, storage, or office buildings. These are generally on the costlier side of investment properties, but they can usually boast a more extended leasing agreement than your standard residential agreement. Both profits can be typically measured on a per-square-foot basis.

Benefits

So what are the benefits of getting into investment realty? The services can vary depending on what your goals are as an investor. The amount of money you are expecting to put into the property? Can you rely on investor risk tolerance? How much time do you have when it comes to making a said investment?

This type of investment makes it easy for investors to come away from stock investing. It allows for a more stable kind of profit vs. how up and down the stock market can be. Over time you can gain what is called capital, which results in the difference between the original price of what you paid for the property and what it is worth now. This gain is only noticed, though, after the investor sells that property.

While investment realty might sound like the right investment path for you, you should still do plenty of research to understand the ins and outs of property investments. It is also important to weigh both the pros and cons of investment realty before sinking money into a potentially harmful investment.

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Michael J. Lauria

Michael J. Lauria is a Boston-based telecommunications professional and the President of COMTEL, Inc., who has experience in Real Estate. MichaelJLauria.net