Generate Passive Income by Investing in Real Estate
If you are a homeowner, then, according to most financial specialists, you know a thing or two about real estate, enough to create a diversified portfolio that includes properties. Real estate investments are considered one of the most effective methods to generate passive income without you doing the heavy lifting.
According to Scott Bennett, a real estate advisor with Wells Fargo Private Bank, “investing in a portfolio that’s diversified by property type, tenant mix and geography will greatly increase the probability that it will provide a stable and predictable stream of income over the long term”.
Here are some of the options:
- A) Purchase Rental Property
If you’ve managed to put some money aside, investing in real estate might be a good way to use it. A commercial building or residential property can help you add some more money to your monthly income. The ideal situation would be for you to have all the funds to purchase the property and use the rent to pay the mortgage and still make some profit.
- B) Invest in Real Estate Funds
If you don’t have enough money to buy the property, there are other ways you could still make a profit from real estate. You can opt for a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), which allows people to invest in large-scale, income-producing real estate, based on the stock buy and trade mechanism.
- C) Explore Property Crowdfunding
Another way to diversify your portfolio and make passive income is crowdfunding. This mechanism allows you access to capital by reaching out to an audience of potential investors via social media platforms such as s Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
One of crowdfunding’s advantages is that you don’t need huge amounts of money to be able to invest. If you’re interested and want to find out more, check out popular real estate crowdfunding websites such as RealtyShares and FundRise.