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If you're thinking about investing in Wolf Creek Utah rental property, experts say low home prices combined with low interest rates make this the best time in years to become a real-estate investor. But it's not for everyone. Walk through these six tips to see if real estate can help you construct a sound retirement portfolio. If the idea still seems solid, the next step is to do your homework.

Know your options and Assess your goals.

Since all Wolf Creek Utah investment properties are not the same, it's important to determine what type of property fits your strategy. Do you want to become a landlord, or would you rather restore and resell properties? Are you interested in apartment buildings and other commercial real estate, or in buying land that can be developed? First-time real-estate investors may want to start with residential housing, since commercial real estate and land development still face challenging market conditions. The days of buying real estate and flipping it for a quick profit are long gone. Wolf Creek Utah rental real estate can provide a steady, long-term income, but it takes work. Are you prepared to do lots of research to secure a property in a good location that will be attractive to people in the rental market? Are you ready to crunch the numbers to figure out if a property will work out financially? Are you able to manage your own property, which may include fixing the plumbing, cleaning the carpets, and applying a fresh coat of paint for new tenants? If not, you will need to hire someone else to do it for you.

Partner with the Pros.

First-time investors should find a Wolf Creek Utah real-estate agent experienced in investment property deals who can help you locate promising properties. A second option is to collaborate with a more experienced real-estate investor and close a deal together. In this economy, an experienced real-estate investor may be willing to work with you in exchange for the capital you can provide, giving you the opportunity to gain investment knowledge and experience firsthand. Even if you don't collaborate with other real-estate investors, talk to them about pitfalls they've experienced.

Look for the right location.

If you buy Wolf Creek Utah property with hopes of renting it out, location is key. If it's near public transportation, shopping malls or other amenities, it will attract renters, as well as potential buyers if you decide to sell later. The more you have to offer, the more likely you are to please potential renters. You can never cover all the unknowns, but you can find out if the rental market is viable.

Have capital lined up.

Speak to potential lenders or even a financial planner about whether you have enough assets to handle the ups and downs that could come with investing. Even if you plan to rent out the property, count on paying the mortgage whenever there's a vacancy. If you have about six months of mortgage payments saved up, it's there if you need it, and you can use that money for repairs. Even if you're planning to fix up a home and sell it, you may end up holding onto it for several months in the current market.

Buy at a good price.

An old rule-of-thumb says if you can buy an Wolf Creek Utah property for 12 times the amount of its annual rent, then you're getting a good deal. These days you can do better than that—maybe nine or 10 times the annual rent. Of course, there are always variations, depending on the type of property, location, and the prospects for appreciation. But, remember, there's no pressure for you to buy. If you've done your homework, you have a pretty good idea what your monthly rental income will be. Don't pay more than what your monthly cost is going to be. That amount is your limit for what you should pay.

Build a supporting cast.

Don't wait until your Wolf Creek Utah rental property needs repairs to find someone to handle them. Line up maintenance individuals who can take care of the different challenges that occur so you can simply call the person when a particular issue comes up. Other sources you may want to have relationships with are an attorney to consult with on tenant issues, a property management firm to handle the day-to-day rental affairs and an accountant to help you understand the tax ramifications of your investments. The more support you have, the better you will be able to handle the problems that come your way.

Darin Mich'l is Owner/Broker of PPR Real Estate located in Eden Utah, Servicing Powder Mountain, Snowbasin, and Wolf Creek Utah in the Ogden Valley Utah. For the Valley's Best deals: I specialize in Short Sales, Repossessions, Home auctions, Bank Owned Sales, REO, FHA and VA sales, Call me at 801-888-1800 or email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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