When it comes to diversifying your investment portfolio, real estate is a go-to for many people. People like owning something they can see and understand, and most forms of real estate investment allow that.
Another big advantage of real estate as an investment is the ability to use OPM--other people’s money. While buying stock on margin is considered risky, buying real estate with borrowed money is considered normal.
Let’s take a look at some ways to invest in real estate and consider the advantages and disadvantages of each.