How Much Money Do I Need To Invest In Real Estate?

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How Much Money Do I Need To Invest In Real Estate?

Most software developers want to start investing in real estate but they simply don’t know where to start. And I don’t blame them.

Real Estate is difficult and with so many wrong information out there, I believe that it is difficult for software developers to find a secure path that they can trust and follow.

One of the most asked questions is: how much money do I need to invest in real estate?

And this is exactly what we are going to talk about in this video.

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14 Responses to How Much Money Do I Need To Invest In Real Estate?

  1. Robert J Kim

    Is a 20% down, still necessary for a triplex that you plan to rent 2 of them? Or, what about a 16 unit (is this more do-able)?

  2. young 95

    What is your advice for competing against people who buy the house cash? I can do 20%, but I definitely don't have the money to pay it off. I noticed many homes have "Cash Only" in the ads.

  3. Steve Campos

    Great info….have a question would it be best to start a company name when purchasing rental properties for tax purpose or would not make a difference if its just your name on it?

  4. Jen AB

    really good advice!

  5. Oleg Abrazhaev

    Hey John, Is your real estate course works outside the USA?
    What income amount per month and what start capital person should have to start?

  6. Jesse Riggins

    John, will lenders typically lend with 20% down on a non-owner occupied home? Are you also having to do something like stated income for your properties? I'm a self employed software dev myself but looking to start moving my revenue into real estate. I was in the low 800s FICO last time I checked but still wondering if securing financing is going to be a challenge based on my work status.

  7. Damian Wojakowski

    Hi John, thanks for your advices.

    I bought your book last year and then found out your channel. I was looking for a Holy Grail for earning money as an IT guy, I was 100% sure that I NEED to create a best selling app or a popular online platform, but you actually opened my eyes – there are many other things. Real Estate sounds really good. Last year I bought a house so now I've got some experience with banks.

    I talked with my wife, next year we're bying our next property.

    Keep up the good work, mate! ; )

  8. Joaquim Ley

    Genuine question about your course, what's the difference between any other course out there about RE investing and the "for software developers" you are offering?

    Thanks for all of your videos, awesome value as always!

  9. runi86

    thoughts on the rule of 1 percent?

  10. Moduhlize

    John you say "finding the right place" can you make a video and elaborate on what you look for or how you know when you got a good deal or bad deal on a property?

  11. LuisEspinozaMusic

    what if I save 120k and buy a 120k home. then rent it out and use the money i make from that along with other savings to buy other homes cash? its a slower process but im more interested in this strategy since i would own the house. thoughts?

  12. Andrew Garcia

    Would you say that a property that with mortage+PMI+taxes+management fees still leaves you with 200-300$ is that a good property?

  13. Christian Gozo

    Joel Embiid

  14. George Franco

    so would you still recommend buying a rental now, even though we might be in a bubble? If so where here in Cali or somewhere in the midwest?