Good morning Alex,
Being a cash investor at $500K you have a ton of opportunities available! In order to find the best option, rental, flip, etc, and property Iâ€™d like to discuss your financial goals and experience. Are you more comfortable being a landlord/owner or a general contractor? Are you looking for short term gains or long term gains? Please contact me and Iâ€™d love to help 714.814.6240. Below is some information regarding a great option:
Three compelling to reasons to purchase rental properties in the Inland Empire right now.
1. Investing in real estate solely for appreciation is a disproven strategy.
As the past three years have painfully demonstrated, buying properties while losing money or breaking even hoping for price appreciation leads to financial loss. The direction of prices cannot be predicted. The length of time until a return to a â€œNormalâ€ market, if one exists, cannot be predicted. The most important thing in real estate investing is current cash flow. Any future appreciation will be a welcome surprise. Which leads us to reason number two.
2. Currently there are properties in the Inland Empire yielding strong positive cash flows.
Fifty percent drops in values combined with large numbers of former homeowners that are now renters have combined to create a landlordâ€™s market in pockets of the Inland Empire. We are finding properties for investors that yield cash-on-cash returns of at least 3%. But getting these returns is highly dependant on interest rates. Which leads us to reason number three.
3. Interests rates are at historic and unsustainable lows.
At 5%, interest rates are at their lowest in a generation. In 2007 rates were at 6%, in 2002, 7% and in 2000, rates were at 8%. Why does this matter for real estate investing? Just a 1% increase in rates will decrease your cash-on-cash return by 3% and a 2% increase in rates will decrease returns by 6%. Many are predicting inflation to return to 1970â€™s levels. If Paul Volker did what he did thirty years ago to tame inflation, interest rates could return to 16%.