Things cost you what they cost, right? That much seems obvious. If you want to buy $1,000 worth of stock, you’re putting $1,000 of your own money out of your pocket into that investment. There’s no getting around it – stocks, bonds, mutual funds, gold… whatever your investment is, you’re going to have to pay what the market asks of you.
Except, that’s not the case with real estate. When you purchase a property, a bank will typically finance between 75 and 85 percent of the cost. Your responsibility is only for the remaining percentage, which you put in as a down payment. And yet, 100 percent of the investment (the property) is under your control.
A bank would laugh in your face if you asked them to cover 85 percent of the cost of a few ounces of gold. But if you invest in real estate, they sing a different tune. If you have good credit and are able to make that 15 to 25 percent down payment, the bank will cover the rest.
Banks love helping people invest in real estate, and that’s fantastic for investors. By having a bank finance the vast majority of the cost of the investment, investors can minimize the amount of money they have to put into the deal. From there on out, they see all the profits from the property. And remember, real estate has many profit centres!
There are so many possibilities at every step of the way, from the leverage and instant equity we can find when you initially purchase the property, to the profits we make from renting out units, to the value the property gains, all the way out to the potential for reinvesting the money you’ve earned. That’s the great versatility of real estate and it all begins with making that initial investment.
The simple fact that a bank will be willing to finance an enormous part of the cost of a real estate investment, while still allowing the investor to reap all the rewards, is part of the reason real estate is such a great choice. Investors can minimize how much of their own money they have to spend, while maximizing what they’re able to make in profit. You don’t have to dump all of your own money into the transaction; the bank can help make it happen. What’s not to love about that?
About Julie Grondin:
juliegrondin.ca is a real estate investment company focusing on ”buy and hold” which means we invest for a period of time between 5 to 10 years or even longer. We have been actively involved in the Fort St. John, BC area since 2019. We also keep our eyes open on various other markets as the economic cycle evolves. My markets of choice are well positioned to offer great cash flow and appreciation. My mission is to provide quality housing for quality tenants, while at the same time providing an above-average return on investment (ROI) for my investor partners and myself. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!
Julie offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact Julie.
For more information about Julie and her investment program,
please call (403) 493-4226 or visit https://juliegrondin.ca/