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Gracy Travol…,  in Chicago, IL

I have some 400k and I am looking for a good investment in real estate. Which city can give me a good return?

Asked by Gracy Travolta, Chicago, IL Thu Jul 26, 2007

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There are great opportunities everywhere; just be sure to find a good REALTOR who specializes in residential investment property. They can help you figure out the best way to take title, a projected ROI (Return on Investment), operating expenses, tax implications and/or deferments, etc. For example, did you know you can purchase real estate and put it in an IRA? This type of transaction requires specialized training... Ask friends and colleagues for referrals or call the most reputable real estate company (with multiple offices) in your area and ask to speak to the "Broker of Record". The "Broker of Record" is responsible for all the agents who work at that company and he/she will know which agent is most likely to have the experience you need. Happy hunting!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 26, 2007
David, I have one more comment. If you have $400,000 in cash, I would definitely recommend that you diversify and not invest it all in one property. I think a financial/tax planner would be able to help you in your decision making process.
Web Reference: http://www.go2kw.com
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 4, 2007
Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in New Castle, DE
Hi David:
Jim has some of the best terminology in his answer. However, in truth - your question is so vague he had to throw all that "jargon" at you.

I will tell you one word & it applies to all investment protocol (once you prioritize): DIVERSIFY
2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 27, 2007
What is your time horizon? do you want appreciation? leverage? cash flow? Are you looking for a good Cap rate? a good ROI ? - Oh you want all those things. Fine but you must rank them in order of importance. Oh we are not done. Risk tolerance? some sectors are riskier but with higher expectation of return in the long run. Diversification? May be $400K isn't enough to really be really diversified. Pride of ownership. - do you care what the buildings look like? Or is it more important to see the m grind out cash? Management? How active a role do you plan to play as an asset manager? Anybody gives you a city before you answer these questions is telling you where its good, not the best.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 26, 2007
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
Having just traveled 10,000 miles visiting 30 cities for a real estate documentary, I recommend Reno, Nevada. I can put you in touch with a great property there (or a great agent). 215-990-1016
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 30, 2007
New Orleans has excellent rehab values..with a market in most areas growing exponentially. There are some really good values in commerical properties along certain corridors.

What makes an investment here really good is for every additional dollar you spend to renovate, you can immediately depreciate 50% of this renovation monies in the year it occurs in addition to the usual depreciation....known as GOZONE incentives.
Web Reference: http://www.iansellsnola.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 29, 2007
Hello, my name is Bryan Larsen. I live in Las Vegas Nevada and I have an investment opportunity. The investment has a 12% - 20% return depending on the amount you invest. If you are interested give me a call at 702-606-9863. I can give you more detailed information when you call.


Bryan Larsen

Larsen Concepts, LLC
Las Vegas, NV
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 29, 2007
Austin Texas is booming for investors. I am part of a great investment group. This would definitely be worth you doing your research and checking us out. We investment all over the US. We will help you create a diversified investment portfolio and leverage you funds. We walk you through your deal. Have property purchased a huge discounts from a variety of source which our investment group has exclusive rights to. Contact me and I will forward you the information so you can do your due diligence.
Thanks, Realtor/Investor...sharing the knowledge to empower others to be a success.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 26, 2007
Navarre Beach, Florida, Best kept Secret in Northwest Florida, untouched by investors, growing by the needs of the Air Force population.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 8, 2007
David, please check out the New York Real Estate Investor's Association in Upstate NY at http://www.nyreia.org. Not only do we have an investment group but you can utilize all of our services from start to finish to get you the investment property you are looking for.
Web Reference: http://www.nyreia.org
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 9, 2007
David ,I just joined this site and was browsing,Since you are looking at investment properties and I am selling a property in woodside NY,if you are interested just contact me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 6, 2007
Depending upon the type of property, you may need it to be close to you. Single Family Residences that are close to you need supervison. If you buy a small mulit unit complex and have a property manager, you can entertain properties a further distance.

Rochester NY has caught the attention of several NYers lately.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 5, 2007
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Brick, NJ
New Orleans...anything commercial or mixed use.
Web Reference: http://www.iansellsnola.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 5, 2007
I hear Boise, Idaho is booming, too. If you are serious about investing in real estate, I would suggest that you join a real estate investment group as it gives you great opportunity to network. Good luck.
Web Reference: http://www.go2kw.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 4, 2007
Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in New Castle, DE
You should consider Aventura, Florida. The is a temporary price drop in the condos around town; however, the commerial, residential, and business construction is booming. So if your looking for a great area to be at take a look at the Condo list on our website.
Web Reference: http://www.goterrabella.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 4, 2007
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