Video tips: The Basics To Investing in Rental Property

Investing in rental/leasing property isn’t that difficult if you know what you’re doing. I’ve found an experience expert (Frank Chen) in this field that quickly explains the process and what it entails. He will explain the basics in buying an Investment/Income Property in the video below.

Published on Jan 29, 2015

Rental Property Investments Are Great For Building Lasting Wealth. Here’s A Quick Video Explaining The Basics To Investing In Rental Properties…

Hi, this is Frank Chen with, the only site you need as a real estate investor. Today I’ve got a quick video on the basics to investing in rental property, also known as ‘buy and hold’ real estate.

I personally love buying and holding real estate. It’s been a family business for over 20 years, and let me tell you, when you own more than a hand full of free-and-clear property, THAT right there is your retirement.

Avoid settling for “lesser” deals because of the rehab possibilities. A bad deal will suck all the profits out of a rental property. Excessive maintenance, code violation, etc…
A good deal is when you make money the moment you buy the house – the market has already proven it
Still remember to negotiate as if it were a flip deal. Every dollar you save is a dollar you make.

Funding Your Deal
– FHA – when using your own money
– Private lender
– Creative financing – subject to, seller financing

The Rehab
– Always allow more time
– Always get a second opinion, quote
– First time, check contractor references
– Find contractors at local rei clubs, or at big box stores (home depot)
– Be very stern on your budgeting
– Allow a 10-15% money buffer to account for misc. things – busted pipe, or cracked slab
– It’s a rehab, keep it simple, keep it livable.

Management – yes or no?
– You can manage property on your own.
– Very manageable 1-5 properties
– 10-15+ Consider using a management company, unless you have the resources
– Management Companies charge 7-9% of monthly rent.

– Manage yourself – Find your own handyman that’s accessible at odd hours
– Management – Most maintenance and costs require your approval. Costs are covered by overcharges,

Summary, CTA
If you are getting involved with real estate for the cashflow, then rental properties is the way to go. Investing in rentals are like investing in mutual funds, without all the risk, and the returns can be exponential from the cashflow, and the equity you’re building in the home.

Rental properties offer some of the best long term wealth in real estate. So if you haven’t considered this before, consider this now. Keep 1, Flip 3.

Following this concept, once you have kept 10 cashflowing properties, worth $100K each, you’ll have a million dollars worth of property. I didn’t even calculate all the houses you flipped during this time.

Again, this is Frank Chen with Please take the time to leave your comments for this video below and please subscribe to our YouTube channel so you’ll be automatically notified when we upload more quick video tips for you. Take care and good investing.

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