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The Path to Property Ownership: Saving for Your Down Payment

Learn expert tips and guidance on saving for a down payment on rental properties. Expedite the process and overcome financial hurdles. Investing in single-family rental properties can be a tricky challenge, especially on the subject of 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. However, don’t be disturbed; there are a whole lot of practical recommendations to make saving up for your next investment property faster and much easier, and I’m ecstatic to help you check out those options properly.

Quick Start to Saving for a Down Payment

One of the easiest practices to institute saving money for your down payment is to prioritize saving over spending. While it sounds like common sense, it can be hard in practice.


Saving money can be arduous, particularly when it entails putting off some of the things you definitely long to buy. Yet, if you are looking to save up a significant amount of money, it’s integral to have specific goals, outline a plan, and then carry it out meticulously. Ponder on automating your savings to make this process a lot easier.

Have your paycheck split between accounts, or set up automatic transfers.


If you decide to increase your savings, paying off any debts you may have is a practical way to begin. Think of 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 filled with astonishment at how much more money you have left over at the end of each month.


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

Assess the Cost of the Desired Property

To set about starting this venture, research the real estate market in your selected location to understand current property prices. Regard the type of property you want (by way of illustration, a single-family home, condominium, or multi-unit building) and what articles matter most to you (size, amenities, and location).


Once you’ve found numerous potential properties, take note meticulously of their listing prices and any extra costs that come with buying a home for example closing costs, taxes, and fees. Make sure to examine potential ups and downs in the market and any unforeseeable expenses that might come about during the buying process. Keep in mind always, it’s better to be totally prepared than surprised.

Set Reasonable Savings Goals

Properly setting up short-term goals is one of the most proven practices to save up for a down payment. Instead of focusing your attention on the large sum of money you need to purchase your next investment property, developing smaller, workable goals is better.


In particular, you can begin by planning to save a specific amount each week or each paycheck, even if it is just $25 or $50. By considering closely the short term, you can build your savings account and develop your sense of accomplishment.

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


Whether you have one investment property or multiple, Real Property Management Innovation has a solution that perfectly befits your budget in East Rockaway and nearby. Contact us online or call us at 516-570-9275 to chat about our flexible management contracts today!


Originally Published on March 27, 2020

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