Yet again the month has come to an end. In the last update, I was pleased with the enormous progress we’ve made in such little time. Well, apparently we have surpassed our expectations again. Not only did we move a little closer to us owning our first rental property. We stepped up the game even more and actually bought a second rental property in the last few weeks!
Our dividends keep on flowing in, not much has changed there. Although our portfolio took a dive when we decided to sell 2 holdings in favor of our real estate ventures.
But the best thing and one that has the biggest impact of all, was me getting a new job!
Looking back this past month, I was thinking what were the things that really stood out for us. Besides some steady dividend income, we’ve also paid down the deposit for our rental property and are finalizing some last steps on the total financing package, like getting our current home appraised. To add some fun to the mix, I got the opportunity to attend a blockchain masterclass, which was awesome. And I’ve booked a 5-day holiday to Lisbon, where I will go to with a friend in October. Let the money roll, right 😉 And not to forget, Divnomics had its first birthday last week!
The magic words were spoken somewhere in February of this year… What if we would invest in real estate?
And so we did. In the midst of July, we bought our very first rental property. Of course, there happened quite a few things in between as well. I hoped to give you a detailed post on the financial side of this deal. But instead, we found some new (to us) financial possibilities, which has led us to research a new option on funding for the property. We still have 3 months before the transfer take place, so we take our time.
Today’s housing market is not an easy one. It’s a seller’s market, and every month the prices are going up, so it seems. When real estate profits in general, and especially when their return surpasses those of others assets, more people are looking for ways to invest in it. Buying a normal house (where you want to live in) can be difficult. Let alone buying a rental property.
Instead of peeking into our own numbers and figures, I thought it would be interesting to show our view on the different types of real estate investors we have come across so far.
The past month has been flying by like crazy. The plans for the wedding are really taking shape and I’ve, completely unexpected, bought a wedding dress. With ‘only’ 9 months to go, the coming month we will be deciding on the invitations and flowers (Pinterest really became my friend in this).
But the even bigger news here is that we have bought a rental property!
Oh yes, and of course we are receiving dividends as well. Still collecting without even lifting a finger. Talking about the power of passive income here.
This past week we’ve been to a seminar of Kevin Green on real estate, and I (Mrs. Divnomics) went to a Meet-Up for real estate investors. There were some people we knew who also went to both, and we’ve already getting to know quite some people because of it.
I was hoping that both topics had information that would be a bit similar, and I was right. Two key topics that were covered on both were these:
1. How can I find a good property deal?
2. How can I find the money to fund buying a property?
Both of these questions are very important to get some answers to when you want to invest in real estate. For now, we only focus on the first question.
We have taken it a bit slow the past few months, as it comes to dividend investing. Our last stock buy was way back in January, which is already 5 months ago. Like, I notice I get triggered with everything that has to do with DGI, and can’t wait to buy some new stock again. Normally we invest money in stocks every 2 months or so and set aside a vast amount of money every month for this goal only.
However, we made a little change to our investment strategy.
Since a few months, another project has actively been part of our investment plan: rental properties.
We made this step because we wanted to have an additional income stream beside dividend growth investing. And ah yes, diversifying our portfolio is also one of the reasons.