There are many types of real estate investments. To name a few:
- Single Family Homes include town-homes, a small building with under 4 living units (e.g. duplex), vacation homes, etc.
- Apartments are buildings with 5 or more living units.
- Tax liens are imposed on a property by law to secure the payment of past due taxes. Property taxes are important to local and county governments that depend on them to provide services for the public (e.g. maintain roads, fire department, schools, etc.). An investor can purchase the tax lien certificate thereby giving the local or county government cash to continue its operations; and if the home owner does not pay up the past due taxes plus interest to the investor, the investor may be
bid are the past taxes owed, known as a tax deed instead of a tax lien certificate.
- Industrial Real Estate includes storage units, car washes, manufacturing, etc.
- Commercial Real Estate includes office buildings, retail shopping, etc.
- Mixed-Use Real Estate includes a combination of the previously mentioned types of real estate.
In short, there are several types of real estate but only three real estate categories: undeveloped, pre-developed and developed. It is essential in any real estate investment to know what you’re doing an exactly how to do it. When purchased correctly pre-developed real estate can provide superior returns with low risk. That is why so many high net worth individuals invest in land. So before getting into your first or next real estate transaction make it a point to learn the ins and outs of pre-developed real estate.
“The major fortunes in America have been made in land.” – John D. Rockefeller