How To Find Your Money Making Market?

 

Investing in a money-making market is KEY to ensuring that your investment is cash-flowing for a long period of time.

Whether or not your property will make money has almost everything to do with its location. So how do you find the right market and submarket that will allow you to profit with your real estate investments? Here are 7 factors that I look for before I invest to make sure it'll be a worthy investment:

 

1. Landlord & Biz-Friendly

Remember when you have rental property, you are a landlord & you are a business. Laws & policies that favor landlords & businesses will make a big difference in your ability to profit.

 

2. Low to Medium Housing Costs

The next factor in a good investment property market is to have a low-to-medium cost of housing.

The cost of housing is important because (a) it will determine your ease in being able to enter the market (the more expensive a market, the harder it will be for you to purchase there), and (b) you...

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This is one of the most important property market considerations...

Even though I live in Los Angeles, I no longer invest here due to one of the most important property market considerations that I will share in a sec.

I am nonetheless always interested in knowing what's going on in real estate, especially in my own backyard, so on Saturday I went to a real estate symposium  about the Revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). 

DTLA has really flourished and changed over the past 18 years from when I first moved to LA and worked Downtown to today.  

Back in 2000 when I first moved to this city, Downtown was a no man's land.  People would drive in to work and there would be activity in DTLA from 8 am to 6 pm or so.  As soon as 6 pm hit the city would completely empty out (well except for lawyers like me working insane hours and the homeless who called those streets home).  

Due in large part to the opening of the Staples Center, which hosts 4 sports teams and 300 events per year...

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