Is It Time to Buy Real Estate? feat. Mindy Jensen
I bought my first house back in 1978, shortly after leaving college. Since then, I’ve bought and sold a fair amount of property, including raw land, apartments and homes, and made good money doing it.
Recently I began thinking of buying another home and converting my current one into a vacation rental property.
But is now the time to buy? Real estate, like the stock market, has been red-hot in many parts of the country, aided by historically low mortgage rates. But the economy is showing signs of stress: unemployment is at levels not seen since the great recession, and government-mandated foreclosure moratoriums will expire at year-end, which could hurt home prices.
So the question is, should I buy now, or wait till the dust settles? That’s just one of the topics on this week’s “Money” podcast ( https://radiopublic.com/money-6rRgm9/episodes ). We invited real estate podcaster Mindy Jensen from Deeper Pockets ( https://www.biggerpockets.com/podcast ) to be our guest. We talked to her about whether it’s time to buy, how to get started, whether rental real estate is a good investment and lots of other things. If you’re considering buying a house or investing in any kind of real estate, you’ll like this one.
As usual, I share the broadcast booth with longtime financial journalist and fellow podcaster Miranda Marquit ( https://www.moneytalksnews.com/author/mirandamarquit/ ). Sit back, relax and give it a listen!
* Which Is the Better Investment: Stocks or Real Estate? ( https://www.moneytalksnews.com/which-is-the-better-investment-stocks-or-real-estate/ )
* How to Get In on Real Estate Investing Even If You Don’t Have Much Money ( https://www.moneytalksnews.com/get-in-on-this-investment-long-favored-by-the-rich/ )
* 15 Tips to Find, Buy, and Rent Real Estate ( https://www.moneytalksnews.com/buying-rental-real-estate-7-tips-tenants/ )
* Bigger Pockets ( https://www.biggerpockets.com/ )
* MoneyTalksNews ( https://www.moneytalksnews.com/ )
* MirandaMarquit.com ( https://mirandamarquit.com/ )
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