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The Path to Property Ownership: Saving for Your Down Payment

A person saving money by putting coins into a jar. Investing in single-family rental properties can be a bit of a tough challenge in as far as it concerns saving up for the down payment. You’ll need at least 20% of the purchase price saved up, plus a little extra for closing costs, insurance, and repairs. Still, don’t be stressed; there are so many practical and proven ideas to make saving up for your next investment property faster and a lot easier, and I’m quite glad to help you check out those options.

Quick Start to Saving for a Down Payment

One of the ways to set about saving money for your down payment is to prioritize saving over spending. Though it sounds like common sense, it can be hard in practice.


Saving money can be difficult, precisely when it suggests putting off some of the things you really aim to buy. But certainly, if you are looking to save up a significant amount of money, it’s salient to map out specific goals, put together a plan, and then put it into action. Contemplate automating your savings to make this process so much easier. Have your paycheck split between accounts, or set up automatic transfers.


If you love to increase your savings, paying off any debts you may have is an excellent way to begin. Just consider it this way: Every month, you’re putting money towards paying off debts instead of saving for your future property. Once your debts are cleared, you’ll be really amazed at how much more money you have left over at the end of each month.


No more worrying about debt and interest payments diminishing your hard-earned income. If you do use credit cards, only spend what you can pay back each month. Quite a lot of credit cards offer cashback rewards that will help you save extra; this can be a splendid advantage for responsible credit card users.

Assess the Cost of the Desired Property

To get moving, research the real estate market in your favored location to understand current property prices. Know clearly the type of property you want (for instance a single-family home, condominium, or multi-unit building) and what aspects matter most to you (size, amenities, and location).


Once you’ve found several potential properties, always keep in mind their listing prices and any extra costs that come with buying a home, as an illustration, closing costs, taxes, and fees. Carefully consider potential ups and downs in the market and any unexpected expenses that might occur during the buying process. Always keep in mind that it’s better to be ready than surprised.

Set Reasonable Savings Goals

Setting clear short-term goals is one of the most common practices to save up for a down payment. Instead of fixating on the large sum of money you need to purchase your next investment property, forming smaller, highly possible goals is better.


To cite an instance, you can start by planning to save a specific amount each week or each paycheck, even if it is just $25 or $50. By keeping your focus on the short term, you can build your savings account and change your sense of accomplishment.

Whatever you do to keep your savings on track will only benefit you and your investment portfolio through the years.


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Originally Published on March 27, 2020

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