Investing in Real Estate

Real estate investing has been around for thousands of years. Although the rules are different than the stock market, real estate investing can make you wealthy, if you do it right.
An illustration shows the four ways investors make money from real estate.
Should You Invest in Real Estate?
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The 9 Best Real Estate Investing Books of 2021
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How To Wholesale Real Estate
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Tips for Buying Bank-Owned Foreclosures
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The 8 Different Types of Real Estate Investments for New Investors
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Pros and Cons of Airbnb as an Investment Strategy
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Should You Invest in Real Estate or Stocks?
The Top 3 Ways Investors Make Money From Real Estate: An increase in property value, Rental income, Profits from business activity
Making Money From Real Estate Investing
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The Pros and Cons of Using a Reverse Mortgage
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Buying Real Estate vs. Investing in REITs
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Buying a Short Sale Home? Read This First
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The Passive Investment Benefits of Delaware Statutory Trusts
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Use the Secret Words Agents Know to Find Short Sale Listings in MLS
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Learn About Buying a Short Sale or Waiting for a Foreclosure
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9 Tips for Writing Purchase Offers to Buy REO Foreclosures
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Finding a Foreclosure or Short Sale Agent Can Be Tricky
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The Best Places to Invest Down Payment Money
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How Are REIT Dividends Taxed?
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Tips on Getting a Return on Rental Property Investments
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How Long Is Too Long For a Short Sale Approval?
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3 Things You Must Know Before You Buy Rental Property
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Pros and Cons of Using an IRA to Buy Real Estate
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What Is a Real Estate Operating Company (REOC)?
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Should I Invest or Pay Off the Mortgage?
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Is Real Estate a Good Retirement Investment?
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Types of Loans for Flipping Houses
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Savvy Tips for Buying Property at Online Real Estate Auctions
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How Much Under List Price Can You Offer to Buy a Short Sale?
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Learn the Pros and Cons of Paying Off a Mortgage Before Retirement.
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Buying a Flipped House From an Investor After Foreclosure Is Risky
Foreclosure Home For Sale Sign in Front of Large House
Can a Past Flipper Scheme Backfire on the Current Homeowner?
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How to Negotiate With Banks for a Short Sale
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Surefire Short Sale Offers That Sellers and Banks Will Love
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What Is the HAFA Short Sale Program?
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How to Invest in Foreign Real Estate With International REITs
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Questions to Ask a Short Sale Agent
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The Top 3 Factors for Hiring the Best Short Sale Agent
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How Flexible Is the Price on a Short Sale Purchase?
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Investing in Hotel REITs
Foreclosed House
Should you buy a foreclosed home at auction? This guide breaks it down.
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Foreclosures, Short Sales or REOs: Which Is More Profitable?
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Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Real Estate
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How to Time the Real Estate Market
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How to Use a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) in Retirement
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Best Housing Markets for Renting a Duplex
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Can a Seller Credit Toward Buyer's Closing Costs in a Short Sale?
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Rental Real Estate Tax Deductions
reasons to buy a short sale
Reasons to Buy a Short Sale Home
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How to Appeal to the Listing Agent in a Short Sale
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Why Building Equity at the Expense of Liquidity Can Lead to Bankruptcy
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How a Seller Can Cancel Your Short Sale Contract
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Why Do Short Sale Banks Demand Preapproval Letters?
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Are Stocks a Better Investment Than Real Estate?
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Is House Flipping Worth the Investment?