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Is Remote Real Estate Investing A Good Idea?

Investing in real estate remotely can be a challenging venture, but if done correctly, it's a viable investment strategy. Learn how remote real estate investing works and the pros and cons of it here.

[Updated: May 06, 2021 ] Jul 19, 2020 by Liz Brumer
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Pros of remote real estate investing Cons of remote real estate investing
Access to a wider pool of investments Cannot see the property yourself so you may miss certain improvements or management issues that need to be addressed
Invest in areas with more affordable real estate prices, less competition, higher rental rates, or more favorable property taxes Can be difficult to ensure a property manager or contractor is doing their job to your level of satisfaction
Opportunity to earn higher returns or cash flow because of the above
Diversify your portfolio and reduce risk against negative economic factors such as natural disasters or sudden decrease in jobs (like a big factory closing)