THE SPARK INVESTMENT GROUP BLOG
In these articles, you’ll find fresh and relevant content designed to help you make savvy and informed investment decisions. With these tips, you’ll be on your way toward creating the life you want to live.
I know I’m not alone when I share that I came from an average middle-class family who worked hard to provide the necessities of life - shelter and food - and hoped to save enough money to help pay...
Remember back in high school when all social groups were divided into cliques? There were jocks, nerds, cheerleaders, theater kids, band geeks, and every other division of people either by...
While I’m aware that most Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and wishing they had just a couple of zeroes on the end of their bank balance, today we’re going to explore what could happen if...
In preparation to become a real estate investor, the most essential step to take is establishing your investment goals. What do you want investing to do for you and your life? Are you in pursuit...
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One question that comes up most often is, which investment provides a better return? People want to know if investing in real estate properties is more lucrative or if real estate syndications are truly the best choice.
Real estate syndications’ major benefit is being a true hands-off investment, as it saves investors from the stress of maintenance issues, tenant complaints, and dipping cash flow. That right there can make you feel like syndications are a better deal (who wouldn’t want to avoid that stress!?).
On the other hand, with rental properties, you have to do all the legwork. That includes finding a broker and a property manager and coordinating with lenders. So, in exchange for all that hard work, you’d expect better returns, right?
If you’ve spent any time on the Spark Investment Group site at all, you’re familiar with our perspective on real estate syndications.
We think they’re awesome, that people should be interested and trying to invest in them, and we can’t wait to continue to share more about them so that more people have the opportunity to learn about these types of passive investments.
However, we also know that real estate investments are a big investment and are not the perfect choice for everyone. So, here are the top four reasons why someone should NOT invest in real estate syndications.
No matter how many jobs you’ve had or how far down the career path you are, facing any workplace transition brings up emotions, fears, and possibly, some sleepless nights. The bittersweet feelings of quitting a job include guilt, worry, anxiety, excitement, adrenaline, and gratefulness.
It only seems sensible that a cushion of cash in the bank might make any transition less worrisome. In this article, we’ll share 3 steps toward making the leap from the ol’ 9-5 or for many more likely to be the 10 hour day 7 to 7, through real estate investing so you can spend less time behind a desk and more time doing things you love.
The two terms, financial independence and financial freedom are used interchangeably, but what does financial independence really mean, and how’s it different from financial freedom?
Let’s dissect what it means to be financially independent vs. financially free and how investing in real estate can help get you there.
The process of investing in a real estate syndication is very different from picking a stock or a mutual fund online. Furthermore, unlike typical investment properties, there are hold times, barriers to entry, and a whole set of expectations that you need to know about prior to committing to a deal.
As a smart investor, you’ve got to know exactly why you’re choosing a particular investment in addition to the required credentials, the process, what’s involved, and how long you should expect to wait until payout. Guess what? You’re in luck!