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Saving a Down Payment for Your Next Fremont Investment Property

Woman Dropping Change into a Jar Labeled SavingsOne of the difficult things when thinking of investing in Fremont single-family rental properties will be saving up for your down payment. In most cases, you will need at least 20% of the purchase price saved up, plus a little extra for closing costs, insurance, and repairs. Collecting this much cash might seem like near impossible, there are still several approaches to make saving up for your next investment property faster and easier.

The most effective way to start saving money for your next down payment would be to make saving money a must-do. It should occur to you that it is basic common sense, and it is. But in practice prioritizing saving over spending can be difficult. Delaying unnecessary purchases and sticking to a budget can be laborious, but one surefire way to save significant amounts of money is to set specific goals, make a plan, and then stick to it. It would also be more convenient if you automate your savings.

Many employers will let you deposit part of your paycheck into multiple accounts. If your company does this, try opening a higher-interest savings account and then having a percentage of each paycheck deposited into it. Just by designating automatic transfers into your savings account, you are less likely to use the money unintentionally. Even 1% of the additional interest could add up over the long term.

 One way to increase your savings is to pay off your existing debt. Another way of looking at it is that every month you are making debt payments, you are not using that money to save for your next property. But, once your debts are paid off, you might be startled at how much more of your monthly income is left over when the same is not being consumed by paying off debts and interest. This does not say that cannot use your credit cards. Many cards now offer cashback rewards for using them each month, which could also help you save more. Just be wary that you only spend what you can pay off each month.

If you do not like the other approaches, you can always try reducing your monthly expenses. Start to eat out less often. Cooking your meals in your house can save you hundreds of dollars each month. You may also shop around for better rates on internet and phone service, cable service, car insurance, and more. Or maybe switch to a lower-cost service or even lower the cost of your current services by calling your providers. The amount you save, big or small, should go directly into your savings account. Include any unplanned or infrequent sums of money, such as bonuses, gifts, tax refunds, and so on. All of these small details will help you reach your savings goals faster.

 Last but not the least, one of the simplest things you can do to save up for a down payment is to set short-term goals. You may need $20k or $30k to buy your next investment property, and using that number as your goal is not going to be as effective as creating smaller, achievable goals. Consider this, you can start by choosing to save a certain amount each week or each paycheck, even if it is $25 or $50. By focusing on the short term, you could increase not only your savings account but also your sense of accomplishment. All the things you do to force your savings to be on track will only benefit you and your investment portfolio after all.

If savings are the topic… regardless of having one investment property or several, Real Property Management Masters is always ready to cater to your problems as well as your budget. Contact us through the web or call us up at 510-398-8704 to be able to pick from our flexible management contracts today!

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