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How to Avoid Real Estate Investment Scams

Written by on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 9:20 am

Investing in real estate is an attractive option to those who wish to increase their income and perhaps even rent out properties to generate funds that can be used specifically to save up for retirement. But before you dive into one of the many real estate investment offers that are out there, you’ll need to know how to decipher between those investment options that are legitimate and those that are scams. Keep reading to learn about how to avoid real estate investment scams and keep your money safe.

Work with Real Estate Management Experts

One of the best ways to ensure you aren’t getting into a real estate scam is by working with a reputable firm like Crawford Park Farming AG, which deals specifically in farmland investment mutual funds. Experts like these help investors to pool their funds, which provide dividend returns.  No matter what type of real estate you are investing in, though, an expert will be able to guide you to make the best decisions.

See the Inside of a Property

Ask plenty of questions, and always see a property on the inside and on the outside before you invest in it. If you’re planning on renting or buying, work with a licensed real estate agent who can show you the property. And if you run into a great deal that seems too good to be true and you are told that you can’t see inside the property before investing in it for rent or purchase, just leave the deal behind because it’s more than likely nothing more than a clever scam to steal your money.

Don’t Rush into a Real Estate Deal

It is never a good idea to rush into a real estate deal without getting every last detail and having enough time to thoroughly analyze the deal first. If you were to attend a real estate investment seminar, for example, and the experts there give you some pretty sound advice, you may end up trusting them quite a bit. But, if at the end of the seminar they start talking about a real estate deal that you have to jump on right away, that is a red flag. Never make a deal on impulse, and never let anyone force you into making a deal because they claim that there is not a lot of time to act on it.

Do Your Own Research

Finally, don’t be afraid to do your own research into a real estate investment before you agree to it. You can learn how to look into important information about a property, and you can also learn more about a property with the help of a title company that will tell you who really owns the property so you can avoid false ownership scams.

Avoiding real estate investment scams will allow you to save time, money, and loads of frustration. So if you are planning on investing in real estate to grow your wealth, make sure you take your time, ask plenty of questions, and work with experts that you can really trust.

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  • Comment Link Housefax Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:02 am posted by Housefax

    Even if it's a legit deal, you want to make sure any property you buy is a good investment. That's why doing research, as you say, is so important. You can get a lot of property-specific information from a Housefax Report, including loan history, building permits, fire incidents, and more. Visit for a free report.

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