How to Invest in Real Estate: 5 Simple Ways to Get Started

Real estate is not as big and scary as you might think

My First Move
14 min readDec 10, 2020
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Investing in real estate can help you build home equity and also generate passive income. Both happen through the process of appreciation and more direct methods we’ll get in to.

Unlike what you may have heard, owning your own home is not the only way to get into real estate.

Different investment methods have the potential to earn significant returns and add diversification to your portfolio. That’s a lot of wording to basically say real estate offers a range of ways to make money. Some are low maintenance while others require more attention. There are passive investments, those that are high-risk, and short-term ones.

Needless to say, there is something for everyone.

What exactly is real estate?

When you hear the word “real estate”, many other words come to mind: residential vs. commercial, fix-and-flip, property management, etc. These are all components of real estate, but they are not a complete definition.



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