There are a number of different ways to invest in real estate. Generally, they fall into two categories: buying physical real estate like land and buildings, and other forms of real estate investing that don’t require owning physical property–like REITs and Crowdfunding or Syndication.
Choosing to invest in physical property can provide ongoing cash flow plus gain in value, but it typically requires more funding upfront and involves ongoing expenses. REITs and Crowdfunding methods are less involved–more like picking a stock–and often don’t require the investor to be personally involved after the transaction is made.
Whatever real estate method you choose, it’s important to dig deep to know WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. It’s of course wise to consult with a reputable financial advisor, and just as important to invest in your own real estate investing education and training.