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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 of a challenge and dilemma for 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. That being said, don’t be bothered; there are a lot of measures to make saving up for your next investment property faster and simpler, and I’m delighted to help you investigate those options.

Quick Start to Saving for a Down Payment

One of the best solutions to initiate saving money for your down payment is to prioritize saving over spending. Even if it sounds like common sense, it can be quite complicated in practice.


Saving money can be really trying, especially when it means putting off some of the things you actually wish to buy. But certainly, if you desire to save up a significant amount of money, it’s imperative to create specific goals, develop a plan, and then comply with it. Take into account automating your savings to make this process uncomplicated. Have your paycheck split between accounts, or set up automatic transfers.


If you seek to increase your savings, paying off any debts you may have is the best solution to initiate this process. Regard 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 surprised at how much more money you have left over at the end of each month.


No more worrying about debt and interest payments sadly eating up your hard-earned income. If you do use credit cards, only spend what you can pay back each month. A lot of credit cards offer cashback rewards that will help you save yet more; this can be a good advantage for responsible credit card users.

Assess the Cost of the Desired Property

To get on with this process, research the real estate market in your determined location to understand current property prices. Think of the type of property you want (in particular, a single-family home, condominium, or multi-unit building) and what components matter most to you (size, amenities, and location).


Once you’ve found many potential properties, take careful note of their listing prices and any extra costs that come with buying a home, the same with closing costs, taxes, and fees. Attentively assess potential ups and downs in the market and any unpredicted expenses that might come up during the buying process. Always remember, it’s better to be inclined than surprised.

Set Reasonable Savings Goals

Clarifying and setting your short-term goals is one of the practical ways to save up for a down payment. Instead of stressing on the large sum of money you need to purchase your next investment property, focusing on smaller, highly attainable goals is better.


For example, you can get properly started by planning to save a specific amount each week or each paycheck, even if it is just $25 or $50. By focusing your attention and efforts on the short term, you can build your savings account and advance your sense of accomplishment.


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


Whether you have one investment property or innumerable, Real Property Management Investor’s Choice has a solution that effectively adapts to your budget in Hermitage and nearby. Contact us online or ring us up at 615-810-9578 to select from our flexible management contracts today!


Originally Published on March 27, 2020

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