A lot can happen in one, two or five years.
After buying a home, a lot can happen in even a shorter amount of time.
That’s because buying a home brings so much JOY and great financial OPPORTUNITIES.
With that said, I’m sharing with you five ways in which buying a home, or several homes, is profitable.
Cash flow is the amount of money that comes into your account as a payment for a good or service. When your tenants submit their monthly rent, it generates cash flow.
The size of your cash flow depends on various factors, including your initial investment, the rental market and additional costs associated with owning real estate. With the right plan, you can invest smartly and produce positive cash flow from your investment.
And as the economy thrives, and the principal decreases, and your cash flow provides a steady and reliable investment.
Inflation isn’t a good thing because it dilutes buying power. An inflation hedge protects investors from it. When you invest in real estate, you’re betting on a reliable asset that you expect to increase in value as time goes on. This benefits the investor because it can offset the downside of inflation and protect investments in the future.
As time passes, your investment has the potential for tremendous growth through appreciation.
The value of your investment, its appreciation, can increase as interest rates go down, demand for real estate increases or there’s a shortage of homes on the market.
Playing the waiting game can prove to be a sound financial decision, as time can change the market and swing in the homeowners’ favor. While you get a steady cash flow from monthly rental dues, investors can also cash out at the right time and sell their property for a nice return. And it’s all thanks to appreciation.
Depending on your goals, loan paydown through the rent paid by your tenant not only helps boost cash flow, but it allows you the flexibility to put your other assets to work as your investment’s mortgage is taken care of.
Landlords and homeowners can itemize deductions, possibly reducing taxable income by deducting the home mortgage interest. Additionally, they can use some of the money borrowed through a home equity loan, or the costs for home improvements, as deductions.
Over a period of time, landlords can also get tax breaks as their properties break down. The depreciation deduction includes only the value of the property’s structure and other primary features like windows and large appliances. The catch, however, is that the value of land is not deductible.
As you can see, cash flow, principal reduction, appreciation, depreciation, and other tax benefits give investors the tools they need to be profitable in the exciting world of real estate.