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The Path to Property Ownership: Saving for Your Down Payment

A person saving money by putting coins into a jar. Investing in single-family rental properties can be a bit of a conflicting challenge so far as it concerns saving up for the down payment. You’ll need at least 20% of the purchase price saved up, plus a little extra for closing costs, insurance, and repairs. But really, don’t be burdened; there are quite a lot of practical ways to make saving up for your next investment property faster and far easier, and I’m eager to help you consider those options.

Quick Start to Saving for a Down Payment

One of the common practices to start up money for your down payment is to prioritize saving over spending. Conceding that it sounds like common sense, it can be really daunting in practice.


Saving money can actually be trying, particularly when it means putting off some of the things you really desire to buy. Anyhow, if you wish to save up a significant amount of money, it’s important to formulate specific goals, organize a plan, and then observe it. Study about automating your savings to make this process simpler. Have your paycheck split between accounts, or set up automatic transfers.


If you want to increase your savings, paying off any debts you may have is an excellent means to begin. Look at it this way: Every month, you’re putting money towards paying off debts instead of saving for your future property. Once your debts are cleared, you’ll be blown away at how much more money you have left over at the end of each month.


No more worrying about debt and interest payments decreasing your hard-earned income. If you do use credit cards, only spend what you can pay back each month. Numerous credit cards offer cashback rewards that will help you save in greater measure; this can be a wonderful advantage for responsible credit card users.

Assess the Cost of the Desired Property

To initiate this process, research the real estate market in your preferred location to understand current property prices. Assess the type of property you want (for example a single-family home, condominium, or multi-unit building) and what details matter most to you (size, amenities, and location).


Once you’ve found a handful of potential properties, always remember their listing prices and any extra costs that come with buying a home, for instance, closing costs, taxes, and fees. Always keep in mind to seriously consider potential ups and downs in the market and any abrupt expenses that might emerge during the buying process. Always keep in mind, it’s better to be ready than surprised.

Set Reasonable Savings Goals

Making short-term goals is one of the best methods to save up for a down payment. Instead of always thinking of the large sum of money you need to purchase your next investment property, focusing on smaller, more attainable goals is better.


Take one example, you can get started by planning to save a specific amount each week or each paycheck, even if it is just $25 or $50. By being immersed in the short term, you can build your savings account and totally enhance your sense of accomplishment.


Whatever you do to keep your savings on track will only benefit you and your investment portfolio after a time.


Whether you have one investment property or a lot of them, Real Property Management Platinum has a solution that perfectly fits your budget in Copper River and nearby. Contact us online or call us at 559-425-8550 to discuss our flexible management contracts today!


Originally Published on March 27, 2020

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