If you are new to the game of real estate investing, you may find yourself jumping at every opportunity that comes along only to find out you are in over your head. Let’s face it: investing in a single family home to rent or sell is quite a stretch from buying a commercial investment, and it ultimately depends on what you are willing to do.

The number of real estate investment types can be a bit daunting, especially for a newcomer. If you experiment in too many areas, without the proper knowledge, you may be setting yourself up for disaster. Discovering what you have an interest in—and what you are good at—can only help you in the long run. Finding out your area of expertise may take some time in the beginning, and you may make some mistakes. It’s okay! You just need to ask yourself some questions.

Do you enjoy fixing up single-family homes to rent or sell, or do you want to bring in consistent income from a large apartment complex? It is common for real estate investors to start with single family homes and work their way up. You can even break these down into subcategories, such as investing only in historical homes or specializing in mobile home parks. Do you have an eye for seeing raw land being used to its potential, or would you like to own commercial properties and lease to businesses? Each one of these investment types is very different from the other.

By narrowing down your interests, you are sure to become successful. Managing too many things at once will cause nothing but headaches for you in the future. Once you have figured out what your specialties are—everything else will fall into place.

Do You Need a Hard Money Loan in Atlanta?

If you’re looking for a hard money loan in Atlanta, we may be able to help you.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can be up to 65 percent of the after-repaired value of the collateral—and if you use the loan for renovation or construction, the loan amount can be based on the collateral’s improved value.

Read our frequently asked questions and take a few minutes to learn about the hard money loan process.