Wednesday, February 23, 2011

January Home Sales

Hello All:

January home sales are in! Guess what? According to all the media outlets 37% of all sales were foreclosures!! It seems that investors are swooping in and buying up investment property. Is this a good idea? I am often asked that, and to be honest there is no generic answer! It depends on a lot of factors and what geographical area you reside. I would say a good rule of thumb would be if you can get an investment property and make $500.00 or more positive cash flow each month after paying your obligations - pull the trigger.

Some would say they would be happy with $200.oo positive cash flow per month, I say, that would replace 1 hot water heater after installation - get my drift. That's why I love lease options; all the benefits of ownership, without owning the property - it's about control.

Until next time be well.

James Gage