Investing with no money down — the Realities 1

If it were easy-everyone would be investing in Real Estate

All over the Internet there are people telling you that you don’t need money to invest in real estate. “No Money Down” or “purchase investment property for $10,000 and have a cash flow of $700/month” are common promises. I hate to do this, but I am going to bring you back to reality.

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But there is something you need to understand: You DO need money to invest in real estate.

With that said it doesn’t have to be your money. There are plenty of places to find funds… partners, investment groups, family, friends, your house, your retirement savings and other private money sources. Real Estate Investment Basics

At the end of the day, every real estate deal requires some cash. Even if you do a no money down deal that doesn’t require a cent for a down payment you will still need cash for things like appraisals, inspections and lawyers. Is this a good investment property? I hear that many times. Think about it. How many times have you seen a run down vacant property in Western New York and thought that would be a good investment? But if you never have invested before how does one know?

And, almost every property needs a bit of love when you buy it. Even a simple coat of paint requires some cash.

For more information call Colleen Kulikowski

(716) 650-0051


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About Colleen Kulikowski, Associate Real Estate Broker (716) 650-0051

Colleen Kulikowski is an Associate Real Estate Broker with J. Philip Real Estate specializing in Western New York residential homes who doesn’t follow trends; she blazes new trails and is able to recognize industry trends and implement them to her client’s best interest. Colleen has created a unique following with one of the top local internet positions in the country generating thousands of leads for her team. Real Estate is a second career for Kulikowski who’s first career was in Information Technology and Data Warehousing working for such companies as Radio City Music Hall, Nabisco Foods and as a consultant in the Financial and Insurance industries. A strong background in technology and management provides her with keen analytical and sharp negotiating skills.

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