Alternative Ways to Invest in Real Estate Without Buying a Home

There are a number of tried and true ways to get started in real estate. These are generally well known and most often start with the purchase of a residential property. But what about alternative ways to invest in real estate, you know, the more unusual yet potentially lucrative?

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Sometimes you need to think outside the box to beat your competitors. | Photo by David

People gravitate towards buying their own homes today as rent records continue to rise nationwide. But as it becomes harder to become a homeowner, many will assume that it only makes sense to meet the demand with supply. 

It can help to diversify a property portfolio as well. If prospects and markets change, you should have a few assets you will be able to fall back on. 

There are many opportunities to explore here. Read on to learn three alternative ways to invest in real estate that might just surprise you.

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5 Dangers of a Blocked Drainage System on Your Health

Drainage systems are used to get rid of water and other liquids. They serve to remove the unwanted excess fluid, escorting them out of our homes for good. This means that the homes remain clean and safe for everyone living there. To ensure that your drainage system does what is expected, you must keep it clean and unblocked. In this piece, we’re going to cover the five big dangers of a blocked drainage system and what you should do to stop them.

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Everything You Need to Identify Plumbing Leaks

Leaks are bad news. The simple truth is that a leak can go undetected for a long period. It’s because most of the pipework in a house is hidden inside the walls. Copper pipes, which are the most commonly used pipes, will last for approximately 50 years. Although today most builders/plumbers use pex pipes. But nothing is perfect. So how do you identify plumbing leaks?

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Moving from Louisville to Another State

A good number of people sell their homes and move to new ones in the same city. Happens all the time. But if you’re selling your home and moving from Louisville to another state, this is a much bigger deal. Not only are you making a massive change in your life, but there are also a bunch of things that need to be done to make sure the move goes as smoothly as possible.

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What Are Today’s Home Buyers Looking For?

Before the pandemic, the housing momentum was strong. The summer home-buying season was very busy with many people listing their homes for sale. Unfortunately, that has changed. While home sales have not yet returned to previous levels, they are steadily increasing. So today we’re going to look at what home buyers looking for right now.

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It’s clear that now is a tremendous time to sell your house. But for buyers, it’s a very challenging time to actually get a property under contract. Competition is fierce!

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8 Tips for Dealing with Real Estate Agents

When you’re in the process of buying a home, it’s essential to have a good relationship with your real estate agent. After all, they’re the ones who are helping you evaluate different areas, find the perfect home negotiate the best price. But what about dealing with real estate agents? If this is the first time you’re buying a home, we’re going to help you know what to do.

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When dealing with real estate agents, understand they are supposed to be working in your best interest.
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Buying in a Seller’s Market? What You Can Do

The real estate market has continued to stay competitive throughout 2022. Inventory has remained low. What does this mean if you are trying to buy a home? If you’re buying in a seller’s market, you must act fast and make your offer extremely competitive. This is the only way that you can stand out from the crowd and get your offer accepted.

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Louisville Has Too Many Realtors

It’s been a blessing to be asked to appear on our local news stations over the years. Today was another such day. We covered several topics including the historically low number of listings and how there are too many Realtors for that low amount.

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Here’s a screenshot of me appearing on the NBC local affiliate Wave3 news to talk about local real estate.

Today’s topic was the disturbingly low level of housing inventory in our market. It’s so low that it’s clear many real estate agents will be out of a job before year’s end.

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How To Be More A More Productive Real Estate Agent

Being an estate agent is quite a popular career choice in the US and UK. As of 2021, there are around 55,000 people working as estate agents just in the UK alone. This is a significant increase from previous years. However, just because this career is a popular choice, it doesn’t mean it is easy. Continue reading to learn the best ways to be a more productive real estate agent.

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Real estate agent handing over keys of a new home to a young couple.
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