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***How to Invest in Real Estate and Get Your Home on the Market*** Real estate investing shouldn’t be hard — you probably know by now that it’s one of the most passive forms of investment. But for many new investors, it can be overwhelming. In this blog post, experts from [Brookhill Properties][1] will walk you through the ins and outs of real estate investing so that you can get your home on the market without losing your mind in a sea of offers. **Why Invest in Real Estate?** Experts from Brookhill Properties indicate that real estate investing can be great for people who want to buy and hold property — but it can also be great for people who are looking to sell and buy as well. It’s a great way to get value out of your home without having to spend a huge amount of money. Real estate investing is not only about owning real estate, but about making smart and informed financial decisions as well. You can profit from real estate by purchasing under-appraised properties or foreclosing on properties that are worth more than you owe. It’s also one of the easiest ways to build wealth through real estate — most real estate investment strategies involve some form of up-front cash buy-in, but most equity is returned by the property over time. **The Pros of Investing in Real Estate** Investing in real estate doesn’t require a huge amount of money upfront, so it can be a great way for people who don’t have a lot of cash to invest. You can start investing in real estate by purchasing a fixer-upper house. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you can use the money you save by fixing up your house as a down payment for your next home purchase. Real estate is also extremely safe. Experts from Brookhill Properties ([follow them on Facebook][2]) indicates that there’s little chance of losing money when you buy and hold real estate, so it’s a great way to build wealth. Investing in real estate also helps you diversify your financial holdings, as most real estate investment strategies involve some form of up-front cash buy-in, but most equity is returned by the property over time. Finally, real estate offers you the opportunity to make a significant impact on the local community. Whether you’re involved in marketing and community building, or you just enjoy helping out your fellow man, investing in real estate can give you an opportunity to make a difference. **Types of Real Estate** Experts from Brookhill Properties share that there are many different types of real estate, so it’s hard to generalize about all of them. Here are some generalizations that we can make, however: Real estate that’s located in a city is typically listed as single-family property. Single-family real estate comes with few complications, such as unique zoning and regulations. Single-family properties often have strict guidelines on what type of home they can be, as well as what type of maintenance they need. Real estate that’s located in a rural area is often referred to as a “farmhouse” or “rural” property. This type of real estate is relatively cheap to buy and sell, and it comes with advantages that include greater privacy and less maintenance. Real estate that’s located in an industrial area is commonly referred to as a “industrial” property. Industrial properties can be great as an investment, as they usually don’t require a huge amount of maintenance. Real estate that’s located in a town or city is most often referred to as a “cookie-cutter” or “traditional” house. These types of real estate have evolved over time, and there’s likely not a perfect house on the block that could be yours. **Conclusion** Real estate investing is one of the most passive forms of investing, and it doesn’t require a ton of upfront capital. You can buy low-cost properties, fix them up, and then sit on the cash while watching the property appreciate in value. [1]: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/brookhill-properties [2]: https://www.facebook.com/Brookhill-Propetries-113634444682390