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The Path to Property Ownership: Saving for Your Down Payment

A person saving money by putting coins into a jar. Investing in single-family rental properties can be a bit complex especially as regards to saving up for the down payment. You’ll need at least 20% of the purchase price saved up, plus a little extra for closing costs, insurance, and repairs. But really, don’t be upset; there are effective systems to make saving up for your next investment property faster and easier, and I’m quite happy to help you examine those options.

Quick Start to Saving for a Down Payment

One of the efficient ways to kick off saving money for your down payment is to prioritize saving over spending. While it is true that it sounds like common sense, it can be rather challenging in practice.


Saving money can be serious, first of all when it involves putting off some of the things you really work to buy. But on the other hand, if you desire to save up a significant amount of money, it’s crucial to set specific goals, create a plan, and then keep it. Think about automating your savings to make this process hassle-free. Have your paycheck split between accounts, or set up automatic transfers.


If you intend to increase your savings, paying off any debts you may have is an efficient way to set this process in motion. Ponder on it this way: Every month, you’re putting money towards paying off debts instead of saving for your future property. Once your debts are cleared, you’ll be happy to see how much more money you have left over at the end of each month.


No more worrying about debt and interest payments depleting your hard-earned income. If you do use credit cards, only spend what you can pay back each month. Certain credit cards offer cashback rewards that will help you save, additionally; this can be a superb advantage for responsible credit card users.

Assess the Cost of the Desired Property

To begin, research the real estate market in your preferred location to understand current property prices. Take into account the type of property you want (such as a single-family home, condominium, or multi-unit building) and what items matter most to you (size, amenities, and location).


Once you’ve found a few potential properties, keep in mind their listing prices and any extra costs that come with buying a home, for instance, closing costs, taxes, and fees. Be mindful to study potential ups and downs in the market and any probable expenses that might happen during the buying process. Take note, it’s better to be quite ready than surprised.

Set Reasonable Savings Goals

Setting up short-term goals is one of the most optimum solutions to save up for a down payment. Instead of fixing your attention to the large sum of money you need to purchase your next investment property, making smaller, highly attainable goals is better.


For illustration, you can get rolling by planning to save a specific amount each week or each paycheck, even if it is just $25 or $50. By keeping your eye on the short term, you can build your savings account and contribute to your sense of accomplishment.

Whatever you do to keep your savings on track will only benefit you and your investment portfolio eventually.


Whether you have one investment property or lots of it, Real Property Management Pioneer has a solution that exactly meets your budget in Lewisville and nearby. Contact us on the web or ring us at 940-435-2526 to be aware of our flexible management contracts today!


Originally Published on March 27, 2020

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