How to get rich with real estate – or poor

Isn’t that what we all want to know? I always wanted to get rich with real estate. It seems like a simple enough equation but what appears to be a simple method in theory is very often not found in reality.

First and foremost: A property must generate cash flow

Here you can see the basic components that decide the income and therefore the regular income from a rented real estate. Generally, the property has to make profit. The income from your property has to be higher than what you spend. This is a simple and most important rule if you want to make money from renting.

Cashflow is the “key” so to say – just with this income we increase our available capital, which we can spend as we like. We have to take all costs for the property in consideration though, everything – running cost, repairs, maintenance… etc. – to be able to calculate the expected cashflow.

Our goal should also always be to invest as little, if possible, no equity at all. Because on the one hand we can maximize our return on equity and on the other hand we keep our own money with us. In other words: we are looking for bank offers that finance 100% of a real estate for us. To do this, of course, as borrowers, we have to meet the banks requirements. Those costs for a credit also have to be taken into consideration.

How to get rich with real estate – cashflow is the most important

After considering all costs our cash flow should still be positive. Some may now think: there is no such property available by any means. But they do exist! Granted, you may need some time to find them. But why not have a look at our real estate listings? Surely you will find some interesting properties.

The same of course is valid if you are trading with real estate instead of renting it. The only problem is that it will take longer time to generate cashflow as you don’t get money on a weekly/monthly basis. It might be a bit more difficult to get by until you make a sale. You can list your real estate for free on www.listproperty4free.com

Make your homework

Also, if you are buying and selling properties for a living make sure you check with your revenue office beforehand to know how much of you profit will need to be paid in tax. This is also an important figure to keep in mind, in some countries this tax is very high.

Also, you might need to register yourself as a business depending on your local laws, this is always good to investigate before you start as it can be a real game changer.

Conclusion

I did not get rich with real estate but I’m able to make a living without needing to go to a job every day. That was my goal and I’m happy that I reached it. I had to start small though and I’m glad I did as I learned a lot with my smaller projects bringing me to where I am today.



Work as a real estate agent while still in University

Is it actually possible to work as a real estate agent while still in University?

Being a realtor or even just a sub agent may be a very easy work which can be done on a part time basis while studying at the university. All you’ll need may be a realtor license or a friend with a real estate business. Sounds easy enough, right?

That’s why above question crossed my mind. It would really be a cool way to get enough money to support your busy life as a student. Here is what I found out.

I came across many agents who got their Real Estate Agent’s license while they were still in College. And it seems, if you are passionate about real estate and good with people this is definitely the way to go. Maybe you were planning to go in this direction anyway so this is a fantastic way to start getting some experience.

You are probably very limited regarding your time

That’s why the best would be to only start as a part timer. Ideally, you can set your own hours and pick up listings between classes. You can start doing open houses on weekends – that’s when most of the clients are around anyway.

Some who started doing this loved it so much that they left college all together and concentrated on their real estate business. That’s not what we like to encourage! Everybody has to make their own decision regarding their career.

If you like to try it yourself with little money – maybe you have a friend or relative who wants to sell a house – why not try some websites where you can list real estate for free. This will keep your costs down until you made your first money that you can reinvest into your little venture. Here at https://www.listproperty4free.com/ you can list your real estate ad with no strings attached. Interested buyers will contact you directly.

Even if you fail…

Even if you try to work as a real estate agent while still in University and fail, don’t see this as a waste of time. At least then you know it’s not for you and the experience you made in this time will always be helpful for you in the future – maybe when you get your own home.

Some even found out that they rather buy properties themselves, do some work or staging on it and resell it for more money. That’s what I ended up doing. It’s great because you have full control over your time and project.

Some even work their way up this way. This is called the property ladder. With the money you got from selling your first home you buy the next slightly more expensive as you have a bigger budget now. This you repeat several times until you are at the top. You might discover that this is something you really enjoy doing as it usually involves handy work or decorating. For many this is far more interesting than to work in a real estate office.

If you are looking for a first project that you can buy with a small budget

Check out this website: https://www.propertyunder20k.com/. It only lists real estate below 20,000 Euros.

Conclusion

It’s definitely worth a try to work as a real estate agent while still in University. Maybe even helps you to find out what kind of work you like to do in the future.

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How the Internet has revolutionized the Real Estate market

The arrival of the Internet has changed the real estate market for ever. Until 1998, the hunt for a suitable home to buy or sell took place through the advertising in the local newspaper or a big sign in the front of the house.

And these approaches are still used today. With the arrival of online property portals, the significance of the newspaper for many real estate agents has dropped radically: both buyers and sellers create their choice to purchase a property and locating an agent largely online. Obviously, personal recommendation can be still a large thing which shouldn’t be underestimated.

Consequently, the objective of any real estate agent needs to be that potential buyers encounter his real estate offers before everybody else, be it on some real estate portal or straight on his own website. But how can you do this?

Real Estate Market: Listing alone is no longer enough

The competition on the sector is fierce. New thinking is necessary, because listing an ad alone, is no longer sufficient.

Real estate hunt online

When it comes to the real estate market, it’s important to put yourself into the buyer’s shoes.

Fundamentally, the earlier the agent manages to get the buyer to his website or on the portal, etc., the greater the chance to get a deal!

The buyer is on the lookout for advice: he’s at the research phase. He’s now considering selling his own property. That’s the reason why he is searching with Google for advice about his or her concerns. It would be great if this possible client would land on your website at this phase.

For you, this means making services and information about the sale and purchase of property – obviously with reference to a region.

Some potential topics could be: Advice about energy efficiency, market cost determination, house staging, aftercare for clients and a whole lot more.

SEO-optimized composing: Little interventions make a huge impact

But every individual text must also be aligned in this manner that it matches the research requirements of your target group. The intention is that Google shows your text up in the results listing. Possible buyers may find your content before anybody else. Including search engine optimized composing, for that there are a few principles. The simplest & main guideline is: The preview which the searcher enters in his Google search should, if possible, look in the heading and at the very first paragraph of your text!

Where’s the real estate agent’s digital home in 2020?

The most fundamental place for many is your own homepage. This ought to be so intuitive that the consumer can find all of the important information and various methods to get in touch with you. But several websites are distinguished by the fact that they feature mostly static, i.e. virtually classic content that’s rarely changed (like contact, imprint, about us).

Your home can also be on a real estate platform where your available properties are featured along your contact information. This can be at https://www.listproperty4free.com/

Social networking is standard now

At the era of Social Networking, you will find tons of places online where you can also present content.

Most successful agents are on Facebook – the business page is currently standard.

Another great place is youtube. It has been a part Of the Google family and also shows up high in the results listing. It is possible to learn how specialists use real estate videos. Naturally, videos are a great deal and more chances to find you.

For all activities on the Internet, you should produce as many connections to your content as you can.

The searcher’s first experience with the Broker or his property occurs from the results listing.

It is important to be visible on top of the results listings and to look better than the offers of your competition.

With bump-up (to be on top) and spotlight displays, your visibility is increased. Like that possible buyers actually click on your ad and possibly contact you. That of course requires a good quality of pictures and text.

Find some great offers on the real estate market on www.all-real-estate.com

It’s free real estate – properties for 1 Euro

The ‘it’s free real estate!’ meme, a line from a Tim & Eric Awesome Show, definitely comes to mind when looking at the latest property ads on the cheap real estate market. I could not believe it myself and was actually contacting the advertiser and told them to change the price to the actual value.

To my surprise all three properties the real estate agent offered for 1 Euro each turned out to really be for only one Euro. Of course, the one Euro is just a symbolic price.

But where is it and Why?

The location is beautiful Sicily. Apparently, that’s where several towns are testing the 1-euro scheme.

With this initiative, small towns with shrinking populations aim to repopulate the old town and recover abandoned real estate.

Those who purchase a building are free to use it as a home, hotel, B&B, restaurant, or shop — although tax incentives may be given to those who decide to stay and live there.

It perhaps sounds too good to be true, and there is, of course, always a catch. In reality, if a home for €1 sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. €1 won’t get you a house that’s ready to move into. You have to be aware that you are buying a fixer-upper that comes with a few conditions.

The small town of Bivona is the latest destination for real estate tourists hoping to get one of the cheap houses. Make no mistake, Bivona is no ghost town. It is located at the foot of Monti Sicani, an area full of history and beauty. You can see more information about the project here: https://1eurohouses.com/case-a-1-euro-a-bivona/

If you are interested to get on with the sale right away, you will be happy to know that “My House” is the agency which has been appointed by the Town Hall of Bivona to handle the sale of these 1 euro properties. You can find their website on www.propertiesinsicily.com.

Did we made you curious to see some real offers of cheap real estate in Sicily, or maybe you have a cheap property for sale, then visit https://www.listproperty4free.com/

When will you get your free real estate?

Real Estate in Europe

The European real estate market in comparison

We just jumped into the year 2020 and curious to know how the real estate market in Europe was doing last year? Maybe we can find a tendency that is a must-know for our real estate strategy.

When making my research I came across a very interesting report that really opened my eyes to a few surprising facts regarding the real estate in Europe. I can recommend this to everybody to have a read.

Property Index – Overview of European Residential Markets

https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/de/Documents/real-estate/property-index-2019-2.pdf

Also, they will regularly post new reports – so you can keep up with new developments. “Data is the new gold”, so they say and I believe they are right. Acting according to the data provided can give you a big advantage.

Here are some results from this report I found very useful.

Since 2015, growing prices were seen in 15 (from a total of 16 EU countries). Italy being the only exception. There, property prices have been falling gently but little by little for years.

The typical annual growth in European property purchase prices has been 5 percent over the past three years.

In Eastern European countries (the likes of Hungary or the Czech Republic) and in Portugal, however, this increase was almost twice as high, which makes it increasingly problematic for people in these countries to acquire real estate in view of the lower income levels. In Eastern Europe the price growth may be seen as catch-up growth. Also, price developments are motivated in particular by the low interest rate environment. The “cheap” money fuels the property prices on one side, but also increases debt on the other.

The purchase price index between urban property prices and those in the countryside continue to separate and continue to show the ever more differing development of purchase prices between urban and rural regions. Just to look at one example, property prices in German cities such as Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg exceed the national average by half; Munich has the highest German value at 130 percent. Looking at Europe as a whole, Munich is not the only one: in a European comparison Paris and Lisbon (both about 220% above average) and London (198%) show an even more extreme development.

Are you looking for a great real estate bargain in Europe?

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What are the most searched real estate locations?

I recently tried to find the most searched real estate locations in the world. Seems easy enough, right? Well, actually it is not. We can find the answer to that question only to some degree. The reason being that we have limited sources…

First of all, we usually can only see what people search on the internet.

Nobody is able to analyse all the requests real estate agents get from their clients all over the world in person. And to be fair, in many countries the face to face business is still more common than online business especially when it comes to real estate.

Another factor is the many languages spoken in this world. If I search for “most searched real estate locations” I will only get results in English – only representing English speaking countries. According to Wikipedia, there exists approx. 6500 languages though…

Another thing is that even among English speaking countries there are differences, one country might call it “real estate” but another country rather uses the word “property” instead.

Also, we can look at statistics of Google or similar search engines but what about the thousands of real estate portals that exists all over the world? How can we know what users enter in their search form? You really need to make a lot of research to come even close to an answer for that question.

Anyway, what kind of locations are you looking for? A country, a city or even a town…?

Usually people ask about the most searched real estate locations because they like to know where is a really good place for investment. But then, this again comes down to the good old fashion supply and demand rule. If demand increases and supply remains unchanged, then it leads to a higher price.

Taking this in account, we need to see where demand is actually increased.

To determine whether demand is increased you have to compare the number of searches for real estate with the number of available real estate. And this can mean that you don’t need to go all around the world to find a good investment. It might even be a small town in your own country.

From my experience any place (city, town) that has good jobs available has a thriving real estate market.

For example, I live in a small town with a lot of industry and jobs around. Therefore, the demand for real estate – especially one-bedroom apartments – is very high. The last apartment that was put up for sale sold within 12 hours. Amazing! That’s the kind of location you like to invest in.

But to come back to above question, here are some locations I found today using results of search engine results in English:

London, Vancouver, Toronto, Utah, Newburgh Indiana, Wake County and Allegheny County Real Estate

I have to say though, after all research I did on this topic those locations not necessarily are a good place for investment. You will always need to make more research to determine whether it is a good location for an investment or not.

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or, if your budget is a bit bigger

https://www.propertyunder50k.com/



Selling your house – best first impression by using the right accessories

A good first impression of a property is always the most important thing. To achieve this when selling your house, the use of nice accessories, such as a fancy letter box, a cute house number sign or some flower pots beside the entrance door is essential.

Small things like this not only improve the overall feel of a house but are also an indicator of who lives here.

It should express your personal character and taste. There are numerous ways to display a house number, for example. There is the right design for every taste. I noticed that vintage signs have been very popular recently. Those good old fashion white numbers on a blue enamel sign.

Every house has a mailbox, of course.

It is not just for receiving letters and advertisements. It also expresses the individual character and taste of the person behind the mailbox. Often, the letter box is integrated into the front door in the form of a letter flap.

There is nothing more beautiful than nature’s beauty. A well-arranged flower pot at the entrance is an eye-catcher. Flowers in lovely fresh colors are always triggering good emotions – and that is very important when selling your house.

Besides using the right accessories for the best first impression, a well-kept garden and clean house complete the impression. You will be seeling your real estate in no time.

Since the potential buyer does not only want to see the outside area, it is clear that you also have to present the inside of your property in an appealing way. You don’t have to offer a sterile atmosphere.

Well-chosen decoration ensures that the prospective buyer feels welcome and comfortable.

One of the most important preparations for an on-site visit with potential buyers is to put the interior in a tidy condition and to repair any defects in the house:

    Are all rooms tidy and clean?

    Are repairs required?

    Would parquet or tiles need to be restored?

    Could the walls use some paint or a new wallpaper?

    What items can you remove now?

    How can you decorate and create a good atmosphere?

Are you selling your house? List it with us on https://www.listproperty4free.com/

What is House Hacking?

When I first read about house hacking, I was very surprised. I thought this was a new thing, but I discovered that I’m actually already doing it for years.

House Hacking is a great new name for a concept that has been around for a long time. Although it isn’t new, the popularity has increased dramatically. While owning real estate has becomes less affordable – especially in city centres, inventive home buyers are finding new ways to own a great property.

Basically, House Hacking is a tactic that includes renting out portions of your property to generate income. This income is used to pay your mortgage and other expenses linked with owning your real estate. If done properly, it lets you live in a great location completely for free, or even generate some profit.

Of course, although it gives you some financial relief it doesn’t come work free. You must be willing to become a landlord and take on all duties that come with it.

Ok, so how can I House Hack?

The entire idea of an effective House Hack is to find real estate with as many rentable spaces as possible to generate income. These can be a multi-family building with several apartments, extra bedrooms in a single-family house, additional space that can be converted into liveable space or even a garage.

That’s basically what I did. I bought a multi-family house with a garage. The property had 4 apartments. I moved into one apartment and rented the other three units and the garage. Like this I was able to live for free and the rents that I received paid all expenses of the property.

Best is to make some calculations before you go house hunting to see what you actually need. First question you need to tackle: How many units do I need to rent to pay the mortgage and other expenses of the property?

Also keep in mind that the location is very important. A great location will give you a better rent and you will find tenants quicker.

If you don’t like to consider a Multi-family property, what about a single-family house with a granny flat? Have a look around in the real estate market and see what could work for you.

Conclusion

If you like to be an inventive real estate investor but doesn’t want to pay the mortgage out of your own pocket, House Hacking could definitely work for you. Your real estate isn’t just your residence, but it’s also providing you with an income.

Start looking for your House Hack property.



The cheapest real estate in the world


How to find the best real estate deals that are out there

A house that costs less than a used car, is it possible? Yes, it is. There are great real estate deals available if you are flexible regarding the location or condition.

The best place to start would be to have a look at www.propertyunder20k.com an established website that list only real estate that costs less than 20,000 EUR. You get an overview very quickly when you look at the world map on their homepage. You can see straight away where are the best deals available. Or maybe you like to look at the cheapest house near you – simply zoom into your location.

Granted, for that price it is very likely that you will need to invest a bit more money to make the property a comfortable home for you. The price usually reflects its condition. Or if it is in good condition it might be very small or be in a location where real estate in general is cheaper.

But no worries, you can work your way up.

You don’t necessarily need to go for the absolute cheapest house that is out there. Go for one that you can afford including the renovation costs – otherwise you might be stuck with a problem. Make your homework before. See if you like the location, the neighbourhood and if you can handle the renovation. This means, you might need to climb up the price ladder a little bit until you find the best real estate deal for you.

This website was designed especially for that – to show the cheapest real estate in the world. Over the years we have seen many who took the plunge and bought a house abroad as they just couldn’t resist to let a great bargain go to someone else. Some deals seem to good to be true. But make no mistake. Sit down first and write down the pros and cons before making a hasty decision. Especially when buying a house abroad it can be difficult to look after it or find someone to manage it for you.

How to find real estate deals that suit you?

Get a good overview first of what is out there. Maybe you could afford more than 20,000 EUR. There are websites with higher price ranges such as www.propertyunder50k.com. You can use the advanced search to narrow down the real estate listings until you find exactly what you are looking for.

Conclusion

There are thousands of great real estate deals out there. Usually they don’t come problem free but if you feel able to deal with them it is the best way to get one of the cheapest real estate in the world.