Should You Invest In Rental Property by real estate expert Craig Summers While considering whether to invest in any real estate in , it was suggested to me to make sure that I set some goals before I actually did any investing. So, I sat down to work on my goals. One of my first goals was to decide to invest in property for the sole purpose of having some rental property. In our discussion today, we will look at this to see whether this is a feasible goal. As I did not have very much money to be putting down on any property in , I decided that I definitely would be getting a mortgage. Now there are a lot of different things that you can invest in. If you have a goal of getting rental property in , then most likely you will have to get a mortgage. So since I was going to have to get a mortgage, I had to make sure that the monthly payment was something that I could afford. This is one type of investment that you have to lay money out on a monthly basis. Now I know if you are like I was, I thought that it would be so neat, because I figured that if I got a low enough payment, then my rent would pay for the monthly payment and then I might have a little left over to consider as income. Well, I really wasnt thinking very logically. What I failed to take into account was that if that was going to work, then I had to make sure someone was in the property in all of the time and that they were also always making their payment right on time. I also really didnt think about repairs. I was responsible for the upkeep of the house in . So, if the furnace went out or the hot water tank started leaking, or the roof needed fixing, that was money coming out of my pocket. So one of my biggest recommendations to those that are considering investing in rental property in is to make sure that they set money aside of maintenance and repairs as well as for those months that they dont have a tenant in the house. Something to keep in mind is that you want to set a goal of keeping someone renting all the time. So when you are looking for rental property, the location of the rental property in is very important. If you select property near a college or university or near industrial areas, you have a good chance of keeping tenants in your property. There is a lot of free information available to you about buying, selling or investing in real estate. For complete information about the real estate market including current homes for sale, property values and more please visit the most complete website online dedicated to everything real estate at www.pauldingandpolk.com. Please feel free to contact me with any of your real estate or mortgage related questions and I would be more than glad to answer your questions. Call me on my cell at 404 374 1620 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org For a FREE List of 3 Plus Bedroom Paulding County Homes under $150,000 with prices, addresses, and descriptions click the link, fill out the form below.