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Want to Invest in San Antonio?

 Learn About The Future of Investing Now

On this page I give a few concepts on the future of investing so make sure to check it out below. Investing in real estate is a great way to improve your net worth without the volatility of the stock market. True fact, most people build wealth by owning real estate for years before selling it at a nice profit.

But who wants to be an Investor?

Side note, if you sell a second home and put the funds within a 1031-Exchange escrow you can use the entire profit amount to purchase another investment property without having to pay taxes on it. If this interests you please contact me so we can discuss. This is one way to build your investment portfolio, which also setting you up for the future of investing.  it further.
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Realtor Ray  McCurty’s Inside Scoop on Investing in San Antonio’s Real Estate Market…

The future of investing is now, but before we go into who can be an investor let’s play out a scenario. Example: You have been in your home for 5-10 years and have quite a bit of equity build up. You can easily cover the mortgage payment, but feel you and the family need more living space. 
What do you do?
A. You can choose to list you home with me to sell and take the profit and buy a bigger home.
B. You can choose to keep the home as a rental property and have a tenant pay the mortgage while you put the extra money in your pocket.
 
Typically leasing a home is more expensive then owing a home. If you chose B and decided to keep the property you do not have to manage it. By manage, I mean finding a tenant, collecting the rent, answering maintenance calls or dealing with any issues that may come up with the tenant.
The best way to solve these kind of management concerns is to have your home managed by a property management company like my company Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Don Johnson Realtors. We manage over 250 properties in and around the San Antonio area. We screen the tenants, collect the rents, answer maintenance calls and even evict if we must on your behalf. The homeowner sits back and collects the rent minus 10% of the monthly lease charge which is a standard fee we charge for managing the home.
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OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND IN SA!

Realtor Ray  McCurty’s Inside Scoop on Investing in San Antonio’s Real Estate Market…

Now before we go into who can be an investor let’s play out a scenario. 
Example: You have been in your home for 5-10 years and have quite a bit of equity build up. You can easily cover the mortgage payment, but feel you and the family need more living space. 
 
What do you do?
 A. You can choose to list you home with me to sell and take the profit and buy a bigger home.
B. You can choose to keep the home as a rental property and have a tenant pay the mortgage while you put the extra money in your pocket.
 
Typically leasing a home is more expensive then owing a home. If you chose B and decided to keep the property you do not have to manage it. By manage, I mean finding a tenant, collecting the rent, answering maintenance calls or dealing with any issues that may come up with the tenant.
 
The best way to solve these kind of management concerns is to have your home managed by a property management company like my company Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Don Johnson Realtors.
We manage over 250 properties in and around the San Antonio area. We screen the tenants, collect the rents, answer maintenance calls and even evict if we must on your behalf. The homeowner sits back and collects the rent minus 10% of the monthly lease charge which is a standard fee we charge for managing the home.
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The Future of Investing In San Antonio

When it comes to the future of investing in San Antonio real estate the motives vary depending on each investor and their experience. Investors of real estate normally have a strategy in place before buying a property. They advance only on deals already matching a set of rules that meet their goals. Unlike buying a home for your family which is based on emotions and family needs. An investor strictly is looking at the numbers surrounding the deal. The properties chosen by investors are the ones that fit with their predetermined agenda and will net them a profit.

Three of the most popular strategies investors use include:

  • Flipping properties for resale
  • Buying multi-unit complexes i.e. duplex, triplex or four-plex to rent out
  • Purchasing single family houses for rent-to-own income

The future of investing relies on Investors who purchase a property with the intent of fixing up and reselling for a profit. A nickname in the Real Estate industry for those type of investors are called “flippers”. I am sure most people have seen one or two of the popular reality shows on HGTV and DIY channels depicting their process.

While some of what is filmed is very accurate, the actual stories in real life are less dramatic. Flippers tend to buy properties needing TLC repairs at under value to profit from the resale right away so they can move on to the next project.

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When you talk about the future of investing there things you look for when buying a property such as: 
  • Investors know how much they are going to pay for any property upfront
  • Investors know what area of town they want to invest
  • Investors know how much money they intend to use for needed repairs

As a licensed Texas Realtor, my job when working with investors is to find properties and help them answer these questions. Showing only houses that meet their criteria to include property location, budget and investor’s experience with real estate. This allows me to explain the future of investing, so I can guide them in the right direction. I am not an attorney, but like said I will point you in the right direction. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the future of investing in San Antonio real estate. From the novice to the professional real estate investor, there are deals to go around for everyone!

A first-time real estate investor – Looking to flip a property for the first time, will be better off buying an outdated and/or foreclosure home on discount. The reason being these homes often only need beautifying and updating plus a little deferred maintenance repairs in order to flip for a profit.

Seasoned real estate investor – Looking to made a HUGE return may feel comfortable dealing with foundation, electrical and plumping issues. In this case, for order to receive a BIG PROFIT the investor should look at abandoned and distressed properties.

The future of investing continues by knowing, how to ask the right questions to investors. When I guide you, I will save you time and money. Finding out the investor’s intentions and their level of expertise and experience is where my value really shines. Besides negotiating a good price and good terms; matching the right property with the level of experience per the investor is where I am the most helpful. Why people ask; its because I understand the future of investing.

As a bonus, I also am the voice of reason and help investors match bids with contractors to obtain the ultimate full picture of what they are buying.

Here is an example of what I mean.

An investor wanting to buy a house in downtown San Antonio with a property budget of $200k and a repair budget of $25K. I can find a property based on the rate of return discussed with the investor then easily find a property to match the criteria.

Once I have the properties of interest I would give the investor the estimated cost as a guide for them to think about investing in the property. As in this example, the investor has a $25k remodeling budget I would give the breakdown as follows:

$3K
$5K
$2K
$4K
$3K

Demolition

Foundation

Plumbing

A / C & Heat Repair

Electricity Repair

Total Repair Cost!

$17K

* Leaving $5k for interior design on updating the floors, painting, light fixtures, bathroom tiles*

The extra $3k is for unknown expenses. All the BOLD items total the $25k remodeling budget.

This evaluation is only one of the ways I help investor buy the right properties.  I have other assessment tools which I use in conjunction with reports to ensure my investor clients receive as much information as possible when buying properties.  This information is important for investors looking to invest in San Antonio real estate.

Hit the GET IN TOUCH button to let me know how I may help you, and let me (Ray McCurty) be your San Antonio Area Realtor on all your investing real estate needs in San Antonio, TX.

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