Real estate investments involve the purchase, possession, control, rental or sale of real estate as part of an overall real estate investment plan. Such real estate investments may be in the form of residential real estate (such as apartments and houses), commercial real estate (such as office buildings and retail outlets) and vacant land. Property improvement of real estate property is generally regarded to be part of a larger real estate investment plan known as real estate developing as part of an overall real estate investment strategy. There are several ways to make money from real estate investments. Here are some ways.
Industrial real estate investments include properties used for business, such as warehouses, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and manufacturing plants. Industrial real estate investments can be made on almost any large-scale business property. These properties, which may be located on multiple locations, can be leased and the rented properties can be developed into residential properties. Industrial real estate investments may also involve purchasing businesses that are located on non-productive land, thereby making an additional source of income from the rental of these businesses.
Residential real estate investments may involve purchasing residential properties for personal use and developing them into residential properties. Residential real estate investments may also involve investing in residential rental properties for earning income. This is a relatively easy way of investing since most properties for sale are sold by the owners and can be easily rehabbed and reused as residential properties. The only downside is that it is a slower way of earning cash flow than commercial properties, which is already considerably faster.
Commercial real estate investments consist of investing in real estate owned by others. Commercial properties may be in the form of warehouses, shops and office buildings. The major advantages of this type of real estate investments are that they have a ready market and the income earned through rents can easily cover the operating cost of the property. The disadvantage of this type of investment is that properties cannot be transferred between owners without full payment for the full value of the property due to the laws governing commercial transactions. A large amount of research is required prior to investing in commercial properties, especially due diligence, as all potential commercial properties must be investigated to ensure they are safe investments.
Not all real estate investments are based on residential properties; many real estate investments are based on land and development projects. Different types of real estate investments include residential, commercial and industrial real estate investments. These different types of real estate investments have different pros and cons. It is important that real estate investors gain knowledge and understanding of the different types of investments, before proceeding with any type of real estate investment.
Commercial real estate investing requires much more planning and careful attention than residential property investing. When investing in commercial real estate, it is important to carefully consider the type of tenant that will be living in the property. If you are a landlord, you will want to make sure that your tenants will pay rent regularly and maintain the property in a satisfactory manner. If you are a tenant, you may want to check into the possibility of converting the space you rent to a business or retail location. The different types of investments and their varying effects on the tenants and landlords alike make real estate investing an interesting and worthwhile experience.