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Investing in Real Estate for Retirement

Why would one want to invest in real estate? All realtors will tell you: appreciation, cash flow and depreciation. Undoubtedly, over time, real properties will again rise in value. Even with the pounding that prices have taken, over the past 10 years (as August 2010), residential properties, on average (Case Shiller/SP 10 City data), outperformed the S&P 500 +47.3% for real estate, -30.9% for stocks! If you are saving for retirement, doesn’t it make sense to diversify using investment properties?

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Sandwich Lease Option – Real Estate Investing In A Down Market

It’s no secret that the real estate market is in the dumps right now. Property values are way down and no one can sell their house for anything near what they want for it. Sounds like a perfect buyer’s market right? Well it is, unless you are one of those people who can’t get qualified for a mortgage loan, (HINT: a lot of people). This is where the sandwich lease-option comes in. This type of agreement is a win-win situation that benefits each party involved. The troubled homeowner is relieved from their payments faster, and the prospective buyer is able to get into a home even if they aren’t able to qualify for a loan right away. Real estate investors are being required to adapt and become more savvy than ever if they want to succeed right now, and using the sandwich lease-option method is one way to do it.

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