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Buying Real Estate as an Investment vs. as a Home

Investing in real estate requires strategic evaluation when buying and selling.

[Updated: Jun 08, 2021 ] Oct 27, 2019 by Kayleigh Kulp

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Expense Type Cost
Mortgage principle and interest $859
property taxes $200
Insurance $100
10% of gross rental income allotted for vacancy and loss or damage $150
5% of gross rental income allocated for maintenance and repairs $75
Total $1,384

Data source: Author calculations.

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