Time to talk about houses! I answer your questions about rental property investing in this week’s episode.
Our first question comes from James, age 25. He lives in Florida, where he bought a $130,000, 3-bedroom, 2-bath condominium in the Class B range as his primary residence. He’d like to buy a second home and rent out his current home.
He has $4,000 in cash and is eligible to take out $5,000 as a home equity line of credit. He makes $41,000 per year, after taxes. He’d like to buy one property a year.
What funding options can he look into? If he had good credit, can he bypass the downpayment wall? What general advice would I offer to someone in his situation?
Here’s a short summary of what I tell James: