first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Real estate is considered one of the most stable investment vehicles, but which strategy should you tackle for your investment? Auction.com takes a look at what investment strategy is the best for whatever your endgame would be.Advantages to real estate investment compared to other investment strategies include appreciating property values, easy access to credit with a property as collateral, equity buildup, and deferred profits. There are two main strategies to real estate investment, Auction.com notes: buy and hold, and fix and flip. The buy and hold strategy is more long-term. Benefits include business expense deductions for most maintenance costs and other operational expenses. Additionally, real estate is something that can be left to heirs or deeded to a good cause to create a lasting legacy However, with buy and hold, an investor must be able and willing to serve as landlord and keep the property maintained.For fix and flippers, initial home costs are typically much lower, but renovation costs can be high. However, returns are fast, as profits will be realized as soon as the property is sold, which may be within a year from purchase for some properties.“Opting for a long-term or short-term strategy in building your investment portfolio is a personal decision,” Auction.com notes. “You should consider your investment goals, capital availability, your risk tolerance level and flexibility as it applies to your exit strategy.”It is important to consider a variety of factors out of investor control, including the fact that real estate assets are not liquid, and are subject to the local demand and supply situation as well as the availability of similar properties in the same price range. However, short-term investors can take advantage of buying opportunities when prices trend downward and selling opportunities when prices are trending up. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Investment Property Management Rent Sales 2019-09-04 Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Choosing the Best Real Estate Investment Strategy Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Detroit Housing’s Ups and Downs Next: Why Some Homeowners Won’t Reconsider Renting Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Choosing the Best Real Estate Investment Strategy September 4, 2019 3,516 Views About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Investment Property Management Rent Sales Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more