Since real estate investing encompasses so many types of investment properties, its essential to classify them and pick the one which they are most passionate about. This would greatly enhance the probability of being successful in real estate investing.
The following are the main types of real estate investment properties that are suitable for beginner investors:
- Preconstruction Investment Property: These types of investment properties are acquired directly from a developer before the construction or renovation is completed. In return for commitment to buy even before the construction is completed the developer will give you a price discount and/or other financial incentives.
- Fixer Upper Investment Property: These types of investment properties are the ones which are in ugly condition and need renovation. These properties are acquired by real estate investors to flip them after fixing-up. In majority of the cases these properties are in foreclosure, or are bank owned properties (called REO which stands for Real Estate Owned). Some beginner investors also wholesale distressed properties to other investors without fixing them up. Real Estate Investors who wholesale make a smaller profit but are able to exit the deal fast and with low risk.