Real estate investment basically involves the investment of money to purchase property. The property which you have bought can be developed into something to increase the value and create profit. You can either resell the property at a higher price, or develop it for more money. One of the quickest way to earn money is to lease out the property. There are two basic kinds of real estate, and we will be discussing them in turn in this article.
First and foremost, we have as the first type the residential real estate. It is one of the most common forms of real estate investment because it involves purchasing property to be used as a primary residence. There are times wherein the buyer will not be able to meet the demand for the full price at one time, so in turn they turn to a financial institution to meet their needs. Some of the financial institutions where you can get assistance from are banks, financial companies or some private lenders. Against other types of real estate, residential real estate is the least risky.
Afterwards, we have the commercial real estate. We can classify under this type of real estate multifamily apartments, hotels, office buildings, retail space and other commercial properties. As compared to residential real estates, we can consider commercial real estate as very risky. Due to the fact of the high risk, financial institutions most often than not do not lend more than 60% of the purchase value of the real estate.
And the final type of real estate is the plain lot. The lot can either be under the residential or commercial real estate, it all depends on what will or is built on top of it. Because of this, the value of the lot can differ according to location. The value of the lot is usually driven by the surrounding establishments. There is a very low probability that financial institutions will provide you with a loan for a lot, but if a plan is presented properly, they may give you a high loan value.
So there you have some of the basic types of real estate available for investment. Real estate is a good way to invest your money because the value of the land usually stays the same for a long time. You'll also be able to have some profit without doing anything, most especially if it is located in prime land.