What to Look for In Real Estate Investment Properties


Real estate investments can have a significant impact on your financial health and future success. By making wise decisions when selecting real estate investments, you can ensure that your money is well-spent and that you get the best possible returns. Nothing is guaranteed, and when selecting a real estate investment, you want to make sure that you are investing in a property that will appreciate in value over time, not one that depreciates. Keyspire offers top-rated real estate investing courses. Learn what to look for in real estate investment properties below.


Don’t underestimate the importance of location when it comes to investment properties. Think about the amenities surrounding your investment property and its access to hospitals, transit, schools, and major highways.

Consider Total Expenses

The purchase price of a piece of investment property is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to expenses. You’ll need to take into account operating costs, which include property taxes, HOA fees, upkeep and maintenance, and more in order to determine its viability for your investment portfolio.

Consider Your Financing Arrangements

For the most part, you’ll be required to put down a down payment for an investment property. You should look at the total cost of purchasing the property, including your mortgage terms and monthly payment. There are many financing options available, and it’s important to use the right strategy for you.

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Property Maintenance Costs

Property maintenance costs can severely eat into your property’s income if they exceed your estimates. From paying a property management company to landscaping and handyman work, you need to include property maintenance in your budget.


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Kelly Mendonca

Kelly Mendonca is a Communications guru extraordinaire who has served as Keyspire’s Communications Team and Social Media Manager since 2015. She likes all things outdoors including patios, concerts, beaches, lakes, and pizza...all the pizza.

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