The end of the year is not far away – this means we’ve all got a fresh start on new investments for 2018. Virtually, there is almost no limit to where you can buy property within the U.S. and no physical barrier we must overcome now with the use of the internet. With that being said, we can also utilize the internet to see where the best places to invest are. Revamping (or starting new) your investment portfolio takes time and a lot of research. This is why we’ve compiled a good portion of the information you will need to update or start your 2018 investments, as well as answered a few questions you might have.
Why change my portfolio?
To truly understand which investments to make, we first must understand why we should change our portfolio in the first place. The housing market fluctuates – we all know this. Staying ahead of the curve and investing in strong predictions are what continue to keep investors afloat. Now that we know the “2018 Real Estate Predictions,” we can make educated investments and put more faith into what we are doing. Diversifying our portfolios creates a wider backbone to our investments, therefore decreasing the chance of a failed venture (this is the whole, “don’t put all of your eggs in one basket” scenario). One example of a predicted housing market that is expected to rise is in single-family homes. Therefore, if we only had invested in, say, beachside condos, we would not be able to take advantage of the single-family home growth (do you see the cycle?).
What are the benefits of investing in real estate?
- It’s constantly changing – it will never stay the same for too long and will always keep you on your toes
- The risk can be managed by settling on rates for long periods of time
- Curb inflation – for example, you have the option of increasing rent to account for market inflation
- Real estate value grows after periods of time, so you can sell at a higher price later
While there are always negative aspects to every business, we believe that the benefits outweigh the negatives when it comes to real estate investments. Diving into the real estate world can be challenging and confusing – however, by doing research and knowing the benefits you can attain will ultimately lead you to success in your investments.
What are the best places to invest for the housing market?
Good places to invest are areas that have relatively low risk and produce good returns. Some of the best places, according to Business Insider, are: Maryland Heights, Missouri; Edmond, Oklahoma; King City, Oregon; and Chagrin Falls, Ohio (just to name a few). For a more comprehensive list, check out their article listed below.
Revamping your portfolio now will give you an edge in real estate investments for 2018. Starting early is important to staying ahead of the curve and to getting the most research done before it’s too late. Investing in the real estate market can potentially be the foundation you base all of your future investments on. If you are weary about handling your investments by yourself, we can help you! C.A.B. Group can help with construction, property maintenance, property preservation, and more!