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Regardless of the kind of investment model you are considering, it is crucial that you think about some questions before venturing into real estate as an investment portfolio. Before you commit your hard-earned money, here are the questions that you must be able to answer:

Do you have the expertise and time for full-participatory investment or would it be better if you invest passively?

First, you must know the difference between active and passive engagements in real estate. Once you can differentiate between the two, you will be able to weigh the requirements of each level of real estate investing. If you are new in real estate, it is essential that you identify the option that is suitable for you. For instance, the active option is the right one for you if you want to become a landlord. And, if you don’t have time to deal directly with tenants, the passive option is for you. 

What is your investment timeline? Of what importance will liquidity be to you in years to come? 

Defining a timeline is very critical in real estate investment. Identifying a manageable schedule is essential as far as real estate investment is concerned. You must be able to know if and when you will need liquidity. Also, you must be sure if the investment will meet your particular needs. 

How will real estate investment affect your overall portfolio? 

A well-known advantage of real estate investment is the ability to diversify a portfolio. You should be aware of the fact that all diversification is not the same. It is vital that you know how your new investment will affect your overall risk as well as the earning capacity of your investment. For instance, an investment can play a significant role in its power to diversify whether the business is in a private or public market. 

What makes a specific real estate investment enticing to you? What is your definition of success?

An answer that might seem obvious here is the profit, but a lot of people might have different answers to this question. When you know what matters most to you in an investment, you will be able to define success in such investment. 

What are the potential benefits when it comes to tax? 

These advantages are available for both active and passive real estate investors. The tax benefit derivable from real estate investment is dependent on the type of investment - active or inactive.

Whether you are a first-time investor in real estate or experienced, it is essential that you consider the above questions before making any investment decision in real estate.


This Multi-Family in Fitchburg, MA recently sold for $220,000. This style home was sold by Office Sterling - StartPoint Realty.


17 Whitney Court, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Multi-Family

$209,900
Price
$220,000
Sale Price

2
Units
2,976
Approx. GLA
Great Investment opportunity. So Much Potential, Nice 2 Family with Possibility of a 3 Family with one whole floor of unfinished living space. Additional walk out Basement w/ 2 car Garage Under. Tons of Storage Huge Parking area that could be turned into more yard space. Existing play yard or area for pets. 10 year old rubber roof, blown in Insulation, one Unit was updated with Jacuzzi tub and tiled shower, new windows. Large Master bedroom one with walk in closet. Pantry's, separate Laundry areas, separate utilities. Brand new state of the art Gas Furnaces, College Area, So Much Potential a must see!

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This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $505,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Office Sterling - StartPoint Realty.


68 Prindiville Avenue, Framingham, MA 01701

Framingham Center

Single-Family

$529,900
Price
$505,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
***MOTIVATED SELLER*** Almost $50,000 below assessed value. This Contemporary Colonial Style Home offers a modern and open floor plan perfect for entertaining & comfortable living. There's a 2-story foyer, a formal living room, both the dining room & the fireplaced family room have sliders leading out to 2 separate decks all with gleaming hardwood floors. The kitchen is centrally located in the rear of the home and has gas cooking, upgraded appliances, a peninsula & a newly tiled ceramic floor. The 2nd floor features a full sized master suite with a gorgeous master bath & 3 more good sized bedrooms all with ample closet space & 2nd-floor laundry. The lower level has also been partially finished to complete 3 levels of living space. Other amenities include New roof (2018), a 2 car garage, a fenced back yard & extremely convenient location close everything.

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57 cedar st., Lawrence, MA 01841

Multi-Family

$330,000
Price

2
Units
1,366
Approx. GLA
Nice starter home/investment property located in the heart of the city . A great alternative for renting. Very close to shopping center and within walking distance from Central Catholic High school. Home offers one town house style unit with extra bedrooms in walk up attic. Some cosmetics needed but this home offers extreme potential . Sold as is where is .
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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99 Walnut St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Single-Family

$679,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Custom built colonial by owner/broker on one of the most beautiful lots in Shrewsbury. Open floor plan with renovated kitchen opens to two story breakfast nook looking into family room with full wall fireplace and slider to deck. Living room with second fireplace and lovely dining room with wainscoting and crown moldings.All with hardwoods recently refinished using new sandless, odorless, "green" process.Office and laundry and half bath complete the first floor. Second floor has front to back master with cathedral ceiling retreat/sitting room.Master Bath has double vanity, jacuzzi tub and shower. Two additional nice size bedrooms front and back and very large bedroom over garage for 4 total.Main bath also has double vanity. Basement is partially finished with possibility of media room or just great playroom.
Open House
Sunday
September 15 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 99 Walnut St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545    Get Directions

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