The sound advice has always been, why put all your eggs in one basket and because of that we have always diversified our nest egg, so why not add another egg, Real Estate.
True, in some markets purchasers got burned, but those are the ones that got caught up in the flipping of property and get rich quick schemes, while this works for some it is not for everyone. Adding real estate to your portfolio means investing in an area like Charlotte were property is found at great values, low taxes and can be turned into rental property. It is not hard to acquire this property and you don't even have to manage it yourself, there are plenty professional brokerages' that can handle the rental aspect for a small fee.
How often have we heard someone say "I wish I had bought that property when I had the opportunity"? Well, here is another chance. You can become a homeowner of this type of property if you are presently renting, or you can become an investor if you have a desire to acquire additional property. Due to some bad loan structuring there is property on the market that offers you both of these opportunities.
Either research the area yourself or find an agent that you can work well with and knows what you are searching for. Many properties are on the market these day's that are pre-foreclosure sales because of the bad loans, high interest loans etc. and since banks don't want to become landlords, they want to sell these homes and for a price that is a bonus to you called equity.
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