Saving for retirement with real estate investing

OUTSIDE THE BOX



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Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to achieve financial independence. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to get from point A to point B. How do you decide in which properties to invest? Where do you get the money? And, just as important, how do you build your portfolio once you have taken care of that initial investment?

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You need a strategy — especially if you’re just starting out as an investor. The BRRRR Method is just that: a specific, tested, and sustainable investment strategy that can get you from point A to point B and beyond. Let’s break it down, step by step, and compare it to some other popular investment strategies.

What Is BRRRR?

BRRRR stands for “Buy, Repair, Rent, Refinance, and Repeat.”

• Buy: Purchase an undervalued asset that appreciates in value using a hard money loan

• Renovate: Renovate and improve the property to max out its value and make it tenant-ready

• Rent: Turn the property into a income-generating asset by renting it out at market rates

• Refinance: Use a cash-out refinance to pay off your initial hard money loan with

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