Real estate investments are beneficial for people because they provide good returns and relatively risk free investment options. In addition to these, investors find that there are many tax benefits that they can get from real estate investment. Real estate investment is also considered as a business, so if you are a full time investor then you can get more significant tax benefits than a regular homeowner. This prevents the income that you make from your real estate from being over-taxed. You can get the following tax deduction by trying out your hand at real estate investment. The mortgage loan interest that you pay can be deducted from your tax returns in the same way as a regular home mortgage. This allows you to conveniently prevent taxation of a certain amount of the income that you earn off your property. Regardless of the type of property you own, whether residential, commercial or un-built land, you will have to pay a certain amount of taxes on them. However, these are tax deductible payments for property owners. Therefore, the higher the property tax that you pay, the greater amount you will be able to save on your taxes.

Some great partnerships are formed when “cash or credit” investors partner up with “hands on” investors. I watch current markets. Right now in most areas of the country, there are record numbers of foreclosures. I get excited when the Real Estate market is headed down, especially involving foreclosures. You can buy by yourself, buy with partners, own a portion of a deal, invest cash or credit into loans on properties or projects, or invest in notes and/or mortgages on individual properties. If you have not set goals, or even if you have, I would challenge you to set one of your goals to be at least a millionaire within the next five years. This is the market, the time, and the place to do this! Yes – even part time! Of course I can’t say for sure that you’ll make it, but if it is ever going to happen, this is the easiest time in history. Take advantage of the educational opportunities available. There are more seminars and courses available than ever before. Other materials abound, including books by myself and other experts, CDs, podcasts, teleseminars, and much more. Get out there and see what is available. This type of education will save you decades of learning the hard way.

If you can approach them with a solid plan on how to make them more money, they’ll jump at it. It’s good for them as well as you. The first couple of times you do anything with anyone else’s money I would suggest, especially if they’re someone you know personally, you give them your assurance that you will pay them back no matter what. Even if things go wrong and you lose their money, tell them/put it in writing that, one way or another, you will get their money back to them. This will not only help them feel better about investing with you the first time, but it will motivate you to make sure you know what you’re doing before you jump into a deal. The good news is that finding money for your deals will get a lot easier as you gain a reputation and you get more confident in what you’re doing. If you’re excited about these new possibilities and are already making a mental list of people who you could approach with your deals when you start finding them, you’re thinking outside the box. If you’re saying to yourself “I don’t think I could ever ask anyone else for their money” then you either need to change your thinking or perhaps you just need to feel more competent in what you’re doing. The basic idea is that if you find a deal worth doing, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to find the money to do it. And it’s a win-win situation for everyone. You do deals you couldn’t before, and the people you partner with make more money than they would have otherwise. Get creative. Take some risks.

Aside from all the legal proceedings, what the investor should know is that their usually will be a public auction where the bank offers the property to the public. Auctions are usually held at public places such as the steps of the town hall where the property is located. The public is made aware of these proceedings through public notices. These procedures are in place in order to protect the borrower, the lender, lawyers, and county employees from corruption or claims of any wrong-doing. The investor participates in this process by acquiring real estate below market value. At an auction, a lawyer announces the details of the foreclosure and the bidding process begins, with the bank attorney present to oversee the bidding process. Usually the bank will announce the minimum bid they will accept. This minimum is set by the bank based on the loan amount outstanding and all associated fees the bank has incurred throughout the process.

Once again, if we examine some of the other evidences that successful people have left behind we can easily find the solution to this problem. Piece of mind – is the first thought that comes into my mind when I think about real estate as an investment vehicle. Security, predictable future and leveraged growth are the number one reasons why many choose to invest in real estate. According to Andrew Carnegie “Over 90% of all millionaires become so through owning real estate”. Now that’s a powerful statement. Let it sink in for a minute. Even if you are somewhat skeptical about the future of Calgary’s real estate market we cannot pass by such an important statement and not to acknowledge it as part of a major footprint of success. Real estate values go up for many reasons. The number one cause of increasing real estate prices is the scarcity of supply or where the demand of the influx of people to a geographical area will outperform the supply. Why real estate vs.

An interest guarantee differs from a standard prepayment penalty in that the lender will collect a certain amount of interest form the funds they lend to you regardless of when the loan is paid off. A typical prepayment penalty is for one to three years; therefore, if you pay off the loan prior to the expiration of the prepayment penalty, you will be obligated to pay approximately the equivalent of six months worth of interest on your loan as a penalty. With an interest guarantee, every time you make a payment on your loan, the interest portion will be considered as payment towards your interest guarantee. This means that if you take out a loan with an interest guarantee of six months and you sell the property within four months, you will only owe the hard money lender two months worth of interest at resale. Interest guarantees are usually a better deal. It is common for the lender to request a six-month interest guarantee, which is the standard amount of a prepayment penalty.