How to Prepare to Finance Your Home

Dated: 08/14/2020

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Before you get too excited to finance your first real estate investment, it pays to know first how to actually prepare for it. To be able to build solid finance can definitely back you up when things don’t seem to fall into where you plan them to be. 

We have outlined valuable tips below for you to be financially prepared in your future real estate investing ventures. 

Financially Wise

Being able to be financially equipped mentally is most vital when starting to invest in a real estate market. Understand how to build your wealth first before getting yourself involved in the real estate market. Educate yourself through books, podcasts, forums, mentors, or Audiobooks or in the best way possible for you to get hold of the basic concepts before dropping your cash.

Plan Your Budget 

Check your spending habits depending on what you currently earn so you can start saving up some cash that is required for down payments or emergencies. 

Start planning your budget in as simple as a spreadsheet to make sure to add more cash in than cash out in the days to come. If it means sacrificing your favorite luxuries you currently rave about then you have to for the time being. 

Raise Your Income 

Raising your income is the other half of the actual picture to make sure your savings will be religiously complied with. Sounds easy, right? Not quite.

Asking for a raise is the easiest way to add more cash into your pocket. The bosses will have the tendency to say no but a three-minute talk can actually make a difference.

Furthermore, ask what you can do to improve and to deserve that extra in your paycheck. You can try negotiating for a commission-based performance. 

An additional side hustle is always common in improving your financial status. Check on your skills that others will find valuable. Perhaps you can start selling products on Amazon

Increase Credit Score 

As much as side jobs are important in getting some cash in for down payment, chances are, you also need to get a mortgage when investing in real estate. 

The higher your credit score is, the lower the interest rate you will get and that means low monthly payments. Your credit score is dependent on how you are managing your bills, are you paying them on time? Is your debt, lower than the amount of credit available to you?

A free site such as credit karma.com can help you get a better understanding of what your current credit score is. 

Your Next Move

Real estate investing can make your money work for you if done correctly, but it has severe upshot if not managed properly.

Set yourself up for financial victory and get yourself fully prepared in this amazing real estate journey. 

Read more of our informative blog posts, we add new articles about real estate on the Oregon Coast every week. 

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Taj Richardson

Meet Taj Richardson: I have lived on the Oregon Coast since 1994. I graduated from Nestucca High School in 1996. After several years in college and traveling, I made my way to Lincoln City in 2003. I ....

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