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Tips and Top Tools For Investors When Buying An Investment Property

Buying an investment property

The Barry and Larry Vestera Real Estate Program Radio show

8:00-9:00 AM | May 06, 2023


On the show:

Barry Miller (Host, and Real Estate Agent with Remax Masters Millenium, Denver, CO)
Larry Stanley (Consumer Guy, Co-host, Barry and Larry Consumer’s Real Estate)

Tips and Top Tools For Investors When Buying An Investment Property

Tool #1: Research

  • Complete, accurate, and upfront research
  • Complete and ongoing research for the properties you buy
  • So you’d have economic signs from the research indicating that your property is increasing, slowing down or leveling on in value
  • Research can say if the market is continuing to go up in the last 6 months or so
  • It also tells us if the area is still the hottest market in the United States or not

Tool #2: The best buy and hold properties in the USA

  • Experts look at over 400 cities and narrow it down to 50-60 and do a very detailed analysis of the economic status of that community
  • Experts build protections so consumers get a complete and thorough research
  • It gives the good and the bad results so you can keep your property or decide to sell it before it starts decreasing its value
  • Residential real estate doesn’t have the same experiences that the stock market has
  • Investors may want to take a look and move in their investment to a much more stable environment
Hiring a buyers agent

Savvy steps, tips and tools for investors to always take when buying an investment property

  • Deciding if you want to build wealth or not
  • Studying and looking at different agreement programs have
  • Prepare package, present and negotiate offers
  • Close with knowledge on how to close

How to avoid taxes on the sale of your investment property

  • One of the many advantages of investing in residential real estate is the tax form 1031 exchange
  • With proper planning, you can sell your investment properties and purchase another 1 or 2 which can be delayed for a very long time
  • The purchase price of the new property must be equal to or greater than your sale price
  • 1031 is the code in the IRS which was established many years ago
  • When you do things properly, you avoid the cost to fix the mistakes
  • To take advantage of the 1031 exchange, you have to follow a bunch of rules
  • It’s not true that you can only do a 1031 exchange once. Consumers can use a 1031 exchange every single time they sell an investment property

Current real estate market in Front Range Colorado

  • If your home is on the market for 2 to 3 weeks, your property is probably overpriced
  • There are 2900 homes every 4 weeks, approximately 2400 of these homes are going under contract
  • The number of homes for sale is increasing, as well as the number of buyers looking
  • Buyers must be smart and have a good buyers agent and have their loans lined up
  • Colorado Springs has 1100 homes for sale and 950 of those will be gone in a month. Half of these are selling in the next 2 weeks
  • The market is strong. Colorado Springs median home price is holding
  • Front Range Colorado is a strong economic area and only areas are as strong as the economy in the Front Range Colorado
  • The market prices are not coming down
  • The median price of a Colorado Spirngs detached home during this Springtime (April/May) is in the $470K ballpark
  • For the Denver Metro area, the median price is $635K for that same detached single-family home this Springtime
  • In both markets, half of the existing homes for sale today will be under contract in less than 2 weeks. Which is still a strong market
  • There were more homes available compared to the number of homes available a year ago
  • There are still bidding wars occasionally, but it doesn’t happen constantly
  • Real estate agents need to do some work and consumers better be ready to be more prepared this year than they were last year if you’re a seller
  • Get data and work with an agent who gets data for you. These agents need to have knowledge of the current real estate market

Learn the tips and top tools for investors when buying investment properties!

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