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the cash from saving for down payment and got a loan from the bank.
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We don't follow the 1%, 2% or 50% rule
My first rental was a fixer upper that I bought and lived in first. I never intended for it to be a rental when going into it. After fixing it up and living in it for about 4 years I got married and right before we got married my soon to be wife bought a house with the intention of us moving in it together. Then we rented my first house out. It was successful and we saved money from that and wejust Red Nike Roshe Runs bought our second buy and hold house about 2 months ago. Both time just had Nike Roshe Polka Dot For Sale
along with a private money lender. It worked. And it made me work at it, save, and make sure the deals were what I wanted. Once you are able to establish a track record, and a comfort, then you can start working more creative deal structures.
mess. In retrospect we got lucky because the VA approved it even though it was basically a cosmetic gutter with great bones and a FANTASTIC neighborhood.
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We live off of one income (my husband's)using mine when it exists (it can take awhile for me to re establish myself in a new area) intopure rentals.
I agree with these guys . there are always creative solutions for buying properties. They are cool. Sexy, and they sound awesome. But especially in the beginning when you might not have as much cash in reserve accounts, and experience knowing the market, what the rents will most likely be, etc . the more down, and more importantly, less leveraged . the better. For me, I put down nearly 40 50% down on my first properties because of my credit situation Nike Roshe Run Mens Blue Suede
Because of our transient life style causing home to be "relevant" to the current set of orders. We are also investment for cash flow in 15 years not now. So wehave a very unique busienss plan.
We invest in appreciating market/rent area
Most, most, most importantly, is have reserve funds for repairs and cap X expenses. So. Important!My husband has a transient job (active duty military) so we move around alot. We got started at 23 and 25 when we were young and poor and still on one professionalincome, his LTJG pay, which wasn't all the high lol. Our first purchase was a single family foreclosure that was a cosmetic Nike Roshe Run Leopard Print Black White
1) cheaper down payment
2) Lower interest rates
In general we follow the south west airlinesmodel. I was able to go 10% down back in 2006 with pmi. The next property was a year later with the same financing setup but at the higher rate as a pure investment. 2010 was my next duplex purchase, this time with 20% down as lending standards tightened. Since then I have down land contracts or secured short term private lender financing and then backed into a mortgage with a bank. I think it is a lot easier getting creative financed deals after you have some experience and can provide the seller or folks with private money some confidence that you know what you are doing. I tend to be conservative. I chose 20% down and the ability to personally afford the mortgage without affecting my lifestyleeven if the property is not rented for extended periods of time. That scenario allowsmy wife and Ito sleep good at night. Reserves as someone else stated reinforcesthat sleep good at night feeling. There are lots of creative financing deals in real estate, but a lot of them carry more risk as well. Figure out your risk tolerance and then work backwards from there.
We use our transient military career to invest in personals because they have
My husband and i completely fixed it up with a little family help in the beginning. Soon after we bought the house I got a terrific job in multi family/commercial real estate right out of my MBA program.
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