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The Path to Property Ownership: Saving for Your Down Payment

A person saving money by putting coins into a jar. Investing in single-family rental properties can be a bit of a problem in regards to 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. But really, don’t be troubled; there are lots of schemes to make saving up for your next investment property faster and so much easier, and I’m glad to help you properly explore those options.

Quick Start to Saving for a Down Payment

One of the effective ways to begin saving money for your down payment is to prioritize saving over spending. Though it sounds like common sense, it can be tricky in practice.


Saving money can be tough, particularly when it actually means putting off some of the things you really desire to buy. However, if you opt to save up a significant amount of money, it’s vital to make specific goals, formulate a plan, and then abide by it. Think of automating your savings to make this process simple. Have your paycheck split between accounts, or set up automatic transfers.


If you would like to increase your savings, paying off any debts you may have is an effective way to get started. Contemplate 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 astonished at how much more money you have left over at the end of each month.


No more worrying about debt and interest payments consuming your hard-earned income. If you do use credit cards, only spend what you can pay back each month. Lots of credit cards offer cashback rewards that will help you save all the more; this can be a marvelous advantage for responsible credit card users.

Assess the Cost of the Desired Property

To start out, research the real estate market in your selected location to understand current property prices. Seriously think about the type of property you want (namely, a single-family home, condominium, or multi-unit building) and what aspects matter most to you (size, amenities, and location).


Once you’ve found various potential properties, take into consideration their listing prices and any extra costs that come with buying a home, such as closing costs, taxes, and fees. Keep in mind to take into account potential ups and downs in the market and any unforeseen expenses that might appear during the buying process. Just remember, it’s better to be ready than surprised.

Set Reasonable Savings Goals

Creating short-term goals is one of the most appropriate ways to save up for a down payment. Instead of concentrating on the large sum of money you need to purchase your next investment property, making smaller, realistically achievable goals is better.


As an example, you can get going by planning to save a specific amount each week or each paycheck, even if it is just $25 or $50. By dwelling on the short term, you can build your savings account and increase your sense of accomplishment.


Whatever you do to keep your savings on track will only benefit you and your investment portfolio after a while.


Whether you have one investment property or a bunch of them, Real Property Management Northern Arizona has an answer that fits your budget in Fort Mohave and nearby. Contact us on the web or ring us at 928-757-7368 to be aware of our flexible management contracts today!


Originally Published on March 27, 2020

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