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Is now a good or bad time to invest in real estate?

Looking to purchase a home (~$2M) that I’d rent through Airbnb. Rentals would pay for 50-85% of the homes monthly expenses.

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why would you do that - are you expecting gains to come from capital appreciation? Cash flow negative every month would be hard for most.


I gave high expectations for capital appreciation. Plus it would build equity much faster than I could by myself. It’s also in a neighborhood I would gladly relocate to in a couple of years.

It is a bad idea to invest in short-term or long-term rentals with negative cash flows. A rough calculation tells me that you would pay close to $50K/year in this arrangement. You will need at-least double-digit Capital appreciation for a decent return on your investment.

In Realestate market, anything more than 2% appreciation is either luck or once-in-20-years kind of scenario


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