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5 Cautionary Lessons Learned About Real Estate Investing

I talk a lot about the benefits to be had from property investing, but recently noticed that I likely don’t shed enough light on the less flattering aspects that need to be taken into consideration before going this route. The benefits of real estate investing are real and can be a powerful financial weapon for boosting your net worth, but these benefits do not come without their fair share of work, hassle, education and risk.

That being said, here are some of the more cautionary but real lessons I’ve learned during my time as a real estate investor.

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5 Reasons Why Investing for Income Beats Investing for Growth

Why do you invest?

Such a simple question, right? When asked this, most people’s response has something to do with retirement. But this is normally a canned answer simply because we know we are supposed to save and invest for retirement. The problem is that there is no deeper meaning or motivation behind this type of investment strategy. There’s no excitement. No drive. And I firmly believe this is the primary reason why so many people are underfunded for retirement.

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My Real Estate Investment Performance (2018)

I began acquiring physical real estate as an investment vehicle in early 2016. The focus has always been on properties that have the potential to generate positive cash flow. The goal is to create a reliable income stream that will improve my financial security and put boosters on my path to financial independence. Monitoring and measuring this journey allows me to know whether my efforts have been successful and worth continuing.

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My Real Estate Investment Performance (Q2 2018)

In order to know whether or not you have a lucrative investment on your hands, it is necessary to track how well that investment is actually performing.  This is true no matter which type of investment you own (stocks, bonds, real estate, etc.).  Personally, I started acquiring investment properties in early 2016 and have been measuring cash flow performance for said properties throughout this journey.  Feel free to read on for a look at where these cash flow returns stand through the first half of 2018.

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Simple Passive Cashflow Podcast with Lane Kawaoka

Lane Kawaoka is a professional engineer by day and a passionate real estate investor and syndicator by night.  He's also a published author, podcaster, coach, and contributor to the Forbes Real Estate Council.  I was fortunate enough to be a guest on Lane's podcast, Simple Passive Cashflow which just went live this week.

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