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Real estate investing is a powerful way to build wealth, as investors can take advantage of rent payments, appreciation, tax deductions and leverage. Additionally, there are lots of properties to invest in. If you’re starting to explore real estate as an investment opportunity, here are five types of properties and why you might invest in each.

Single-Family Houses: Starter Investments

Many individuals first get into real estate investing with single-family homes. There are many of these for sale, and they tend to cost less than the other property types mentioned here. Whether you want to flip properties or rent them out, a single-family home lets you get into real estate at an affordable price and you can learn a lot from owning just one house.

Small Multi-Family Houses: Greater Cash Flow

Small multi-family houses are a natural step after owning a single-family home, for multi-family properties offer better cash flow while still remaining manageable. Many landlords who invest in small multi-family buildings that have two to five units manage these properties themselves (although you can always outsource to a property management company as well).

Apartment Complexes: Significant Income Potential

If you have the necessary financial resources, apartment complexes offer even greater income potential than small multi-family homes. The more units a complex has, the more people pay rent and the greater the potential revenue. Of course, this increased potential comes with additional challenges. Expect to maintain amenities and answer regular service calls if you get a sizeable apartment complex.

Vacation Homes: Dual-Purpose Income Properties

With the advent of peer-to-peer online platforms, vacation homes have become an increasingly popular type of investment property. These include lake houses, ski houses and ranches, as well as apartments and townhomes in cities that have regular short-term visitors. In short, anywhere there’s a campground or hotel, a vacation home might be viable.

Vacation homes are unique in that they focus on short-term rentals rather than long-term leases. While this means the place must be cleaned between each reservation, it also gives you the flexibility to block off times when friends or family want to use the place.

Commercial Properties: Sizeable Investment Potential

An alternative to residential properties, you can also invest in commercial properties. You may have to be an accredited investor (earn $250,000 annually or have a $1 million net worth) to get into commercial real estate. If you’re able to, though, these properties offer diversity and significant long-term potential.


This Single-Family in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $390,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Office Portside - Portside Real Estate.


58 Boot Pond Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$390,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Open concept kitchen with butcher block island flowing seamlessly into the expansive Dining Room, cozy Family Room & separate Den offering a wood burning fireplace & cathedral ceiling. An additional front to back living room creates even more living space or perhaps a private 1st floor bedroom opportunity? The 2nd floor offers three generous size bedrooms & a full bath. H/W floors, security system and cedar closet. The added bonus to this lovely home? An in-ground pool with a cabana complete with electricity, kitchenette & a half bath for enjoyable summer entertaining! Easy care vinyl exterior, covered front porch & a rear deck overlooking beautiful mature landscaping including a fish pond enhances the curb appeal of this well built home. Myles Standish State Forest, Eel River Reserve, numerous recreational ponds, shopping plazas, downtown Plymouth & easy access to the highway make this gem a superior investment & an incredible value!

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26 Hinston Road, Weymouth, MA 02189

East Weymouth

Single-Family

$365,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Beautifully updated Bungalow in desirable East Weymouth located just 5 minutes from the Greenbush Commuter Rail and only a few minutes more to the Hingham Ferry to Boston. All you need to do is move in! House was completely renovated in the past 10-15 years with a gorgeous new full bath in 2015 with a new ceramic tile floor, new granite vanity, new toilet, and a new ceramic tile tub enclosure; new central air conditioning (2013); a new gas fired furnace (2013); new hot water heater (2013); asphalt shingle roof (2006); vinyl siding (2006); replacement windows (2006); a modern, updated kitchen (2006); a new rear deck (2017); new interior paint throughout (2017); and hardwood floors throughout. Don't forget the large basement with high ceilings just waiting to be finished. Call today to schedule a showing. Come by and see your future home! First showings at commuter open house on Wednesday, January 16th from 5:00-6:30pm; Saturday & Sunday open houses from 1:00-2:30pm.
Open House
Wednesday
January 15 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Commuter open house!
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26 Hinston Road, Weymouth, MA 02189

East Weymouth

Single-Family

$365,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Beautifully updated Bungalow in desirable East Weymouth located just 5 minutes from the Greenbush Commuter Rail and only a few minutes more to the Hingham Ferry to Boston. All you need to do is move in! House was completely renovated in the past 10-15 years with a gorgeous new full bath in 2015 with a new ceramic tile floor, new granite vanity, new toilet, and a new ceramic tile tub enclosure; new central air conditioning (2013); a new gas fired furnace (2013); new hot water heater (2013); asphalt shingle roof (2006); vinyl siding (2006); replacement windows (2006); a modern, updated kitchen (2006); a new rear deck (2017); new interior paint throughout (2017); and hardwood floors throughout. Don't forget the large basement with high ceilings just waiting to be finished. Call today to schedule a showing. Come by and see your future home! First showings at commuter open house on Wednesday, January 16th from 5:00-6:30pm; Saturday & Sunday open houses from 1:00-2:30pm.
Open House
Wednesday
January 15 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Commuter open house!
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 26 Hinston Road, Weymouth, MA 02189    Get Directions

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26 Hinston Road, Weymouth, MA 02189

East Weymouth

Single-Family

$365,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Beautifully updated Bungalow in desirable East Weymouth located just 5 minutes from the Greenbush Commuter Rail and only a few minutes more to the Hingham Ferry to Boston. All you need to do is move in! House was completely renovated in the past 10-15 years with a gorgeous new full bath in 2015 with a new ceramic tile floor, new granite vanity, new toilet, and a new ceramic tile tub enclosure; new central air conditioning (2013); a new gas fired furnace (2013); new hot water heater (2013); asphalt shingle roof (2006); vinyl siding (2006); replacement windows (2006); a modern, updated kitchen (2006); a new rear deck (2017); new interior paint throughout (2017); and hardwood floors throughout. Don't forget the large basement with high ceilings just waiting to be finished. Call today to schedule a showing. Come by and see your future home! First showings at commuter open house on Wednesday, January 16th from 5:00-6:30pm; Saturday & Sunday open houses from 1:00-2:30pm.
Open House
Wednesday
January 15 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Commuter open house!
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 26 Hinston Road, Weymouth, MA 02189    Get Directions

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