Worrying About Money

Introduction
Being worried about money all the time is stressful. It can prevent you from relaxing in the evening or sleeping well. It can prevent you from getting the health care you need or enjoying fun activities due to the cost.
A lack of money can also have you very worried about your future. Will you have enough money to retire? Will you have to work beyond your physical and mental limits in order to have the money you need? When we think of our golden years, we want to think about being able to live comfortably.
Investing correctly is the key to being able to do so. Very few of us are born into families with unlimited wealth. Most of us also agree we don’t have to have an abundance of money. Just enough to meet our needs, to have some fun as we get older, and perhaps to leave to our loved ones.

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Investing isn’t the same as gambling, and it is very important to know the difference. Investing involves much more than just luck. It involves careful planning, discipline, and applying knowledge. Investing means you follow the market and you continue to try new things.
You have to diversify your portfolio in order to make money. If all of your investments are in one group, you can make money, but what will you do if you lose it? Investing is about having a safety net in place to help reduce the overall risk. There is no way to completely eliminate the risks, but you can reduce them.
It is a common misconception that you must be an expert in investment planning to do well with it. The truth is you just need to learn the nine secrets that are covered in this book. They are practical, they are possible, and they can help you get results. Investing in a manner that increases your overall wealth can reduce stress and give you peace of mind about your future.
When you explore the history of very successful financial individuals in U.S. history, you will find there are many to whom you can refer. It isn’t what they accumulated in wealth that you should focus on, though, as much as it is how they went about making it happen.

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Many of these individuals who created vast fortunes started out with very little. They may not have had a formal education or a wealthy family. However, they found a way to create wealth and to leave a legacy behind them.
John Hancock will always be well known as the guy who wrote his name very largely on the Declaration of Independence! However, he grew up the poor son of a minister. He was involved in trading with his uncle, and when he died in 1973, he was worth the equivalent of $79 billion in today’s money.
At the young age of 11, Cornelius Vanderbilt quit school and started a ferry service along with his father. This service extended from Manhattan to Staten Island. His father made him a full partner at the age of 16. When he died in 1877, he was worth the equivalent of $157 billion.

Don’t Get Nervous About Your Next Rela Estate Purchase

In my opinion, there is no reason to take risks like this when you are first starting out. If you are nervous about property that the fear does not seem to exist at the moment, then keep on looking and saving your money. That way you will be ready to pounce when you eventually do find the right property.

At the time of this writing, for traditional financing, the down payment is typically 20% of the sale price. The next number that you will need to plug in is your interest rate. After getting you pre-approved, your mortgage broker should be able to give you a small range that your interest rate will lie within. I like to use the high end of the range so that I can perform my cash flow analysis in a most conservative manner. The last two numbers that you will need to plug into the amortization calculator are the property taxes and the insurance cost.

Ultimately, the neighborhood that you buy in and the condition of your unit will determine how much you can get for rent. Doing a small bit of research will give you a pretty good idea of what figures you can use for your monthly cash flow analysis. Once you have a figure for each unit, add them together. You will then subtract the monthly payment amount that you got from the amortization calculator from this number. If you end up with a negative number, this property is a negative cash flow property.

 

Why only four then? There are two reasons why I recommend starting off with “only” a 2 to 4 unit building. The first is that there are different rules and regulations on loans that involve four units or more. There are also different rules for landlords who own buildings of more than four units. Also, it is probably a good idea to start your ownership property career with a couple of units before you move on to buying large apartment buildings of 10 units or more.

Another thing to consider when deciding on which property to look at and to ultimately buy, is the condition of the property. If possible, you will want to find something that is in move-in condition; or at least very close. Once you close on your property you will want to be able to get tenants in there, paying rent to you, as quickly as possible. If you are looking at a three-unit buildings and all three units will need extensive work before someone can move in, you may want to keep looking. However, if two of the units are in move in or close to moving in condition, you could rent those two out and work on the other unit without taking such a big financial hit. You will also want to assess the overall condition of the building.

You will want to know if you’ll need to replace 15 windows in the next year, a roof, a furnace, and remove 45 feet of asbestos. It is for this reason that buyers usually hire a home inspector to check out a property before purchasing it. You will want to do this as a property investor as well. One note about this: I would shy away from a home inspector recommended by your real estate agent. There is an inherent conflict of interest in that situation. A home inspector may uncover things that will make you walk away from a deal, and a real estate agent has a financial motive for a deal to get done. Again, ask around and find your home/property inspector.

 

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