Real estate investing expertise can certainly accommodate the luxury home market. In some ways, the upper end of the housing marketplace produces easier success than the lower end. More skill, however, is required to sell the luxury home. But more important, supply and demand is critical in selling the luxury home. To get “stuck” with any home that does not sell easily can be treacherous, but sluggish sales for the luxury home can be disastrous.
“Cheap homes” are at the other end of the housing spectrum. “Cheap homes” abound everywhere. Every community in the country has cheap homes, because the predominance of the population lives in inexpensive housing. More people comprise the middle and low income bracket than the high income bracket.
“Cheap homes” is a very ambiguous term that is relative to an area. For example, “cheap homes” have lower value in a rural community than in a populous area like New York City. But even adjoining counties in any State may maintain different definitions of “cheap,” even though separated by only a few miles.
“Cheap homes” do not reference slums or ghettos necessarily. Real estate investing in these areas might embrace federal grants or HUD Section 8 housing.
My focus in this article is the use of “cheap homes” as a starting place for a real estate investing career. “Cheap homes” in this article is NOT the bank “red lined” crime area, or where drugs and prostitutes are rampant, or where housing has been severely abused or neglected by property-owners and/or tenants. And “cheap homes” in this article is not the burned-out or dilapidated building.
My definition of “cheap homes” for the beginning real estate investor is the less-expensive housing that accommodates the middle or middle-low class citizen. The demand for this housing is usually high and constant. The risk for real estate investing is usually low. And the effort needed to penetrate this marketplace is easiest.
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