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Article Title:
How to Find Good Real Estate Investments

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Purchasing real estate is a very difficult and sometimes 
frustrating task. Often it is more difficult than purchasing 
stocks, bonds or mutual funds. However, there are ways to 
purchase good properties at low prices that will sell or rent 
for high prices.

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How to Find Good Real Estate Investments
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Purchasing real estate is a very difficult and sometimes 
frustrating task. Often it is more difficult than purchasing 
stocks, bonds or mutual funds. However, there are ways to 
purchase good properties at low prices that will sell or rent for 
high prices. There are properties on the market that are unknown, 
and these properties are the ones on which you can get the best 
deal, rather than when you are purchasing a home for your family 
or a home to rent or sell.

A good real estate investment can generate a decent monthly 
income or lower your monthly payments. So it is very important 
that you understand how to purchase the right real estate. 

First, you must know the reason why you are purchasing the 
property. Real estate is not for everyone, so be sure to clearly 
understand your motive for wanting to purchase real estate. You 
can ask yourself these questions.

1.) Are you buying a home for yourself and your family? 

2.) Are you looking for a home you can sell or rent? 

3.) Why do you want to purchase real estate now?

4.) What type of property are you looking for (a fixer-upper 
    home, a starter home, a low down-payment home, an apartment 
    or a condominium) and why?

5.) Are you seeking to replace your current income? Whatever 
    your reason for purchasing real estate, it should be clearly 
    defined before you begin the buying process.

Buying a property for yourself or for rent will take a lot of 
time, effort and good research. Be prepared to spend a lot of 
time making your investment. Time, effort and thorough research 
are essential when purchasing any type of real estate. Do not 
jump at the first good offer you receive. Take the time to look 
at various properties and to compare and contrast each one.

As you begin researching your property options, you will want to 
look at the condition of the property, the location, and the 
costs. If you are buying a house for yourself, compare the house 
to your needs. Is it what you and your family need? Does it have 
enough space? Enough bedrooms and living space? What repairs will 
need to be done? Is the location ideal for your family? Are 
schools, churches, stores, and other community areas easily 
available from this house? Is the cost of this house in your 
price range? Keep your reason for buying a home and your needs 
in mind when comparing various properties.

If your reason for purchasing real estate is to buy and sell 
or to rent, you definitely want to locate a property that will 
generate a decent monthly income. You will need to locate 
properties that are not in need of much repair and maintenance. 
Fixing up a property can increase the value of the home, but the 
cost of repairs can quickly add up and cut into your monthly 
profit. Be careful when buying a home to sell or rent. You want 
to buy this home as if you very purchasing it for your own 

You will also want to consider the location carefully when you 
are purchasing real estate to sell or rent. Is the location 
suitable for renters? Are there other properties in that 
particular area that are being rented? If so, how will your 
monthly rent fee compare to the other rented houses?

In conclusion, whether you are buying a house for your family or 
to rent or sell, you must first identify and understand your 
motive and determine what you are looking for in a house. It must 
meet your needs. You must question the price range, the amount of 
investment needed, if you will be able to rent or sell it, and 
its location. Once you have these elements, you are well on your 
way to successfully purchasing good real estate.

Kamau Austin is publisher of a website 
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