Looking to be a Real Estate Investor?

by : Mari Takeshita

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Tips for Successful Real Estate Investment – Be Like the Pros!

Hire and pay for skilled workers
to do your renovations.

Location. Location. Location.
Invest in the best location you
can afford.

Be affordable for tenants by
buying small and staying small.

Look at a property for what it
can be, not for what it is.

Focus on the money coming in
and going out – not the cap
rate.

Don’t go unique – choose
rental properties that will
appeal to anyone.

And, how about “passive” investment?

There are basically three types of REITS:

Equity REITS, the most common type of REIT, invest in
or own real estate and make money for investors from the
rents they collect.

Mortgage REITS lend money to owners and developers
or invest in financial instruments secured by mortgages
on real estate.

Hybrid REITS are a combination of equity and mortgage
REITS.

The Internal Revenue Code lists the conditions a company
must meet to qualify as a REIT. For example, the
company must pay 90% of its taxable income to shareholders
every year. It must also invest at least 75% of its total
assets in real estate and generate 75% or more of its gross
income from investments in or mortgages on real property.
Many REITs trade on national exchanges or in the overthe-
counter market. REITs that are publicly traded must file
reports with the SEC, such as quarterly and annual filings.

Mari Takeshita
Your RealtoR
Cherry Creek Properties llc
303-941-6274