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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 hard challenge particularly when it comes to 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. Nevertheless, don’t worry; there are multiple tested ways to make saving up for your next investment property faster and a lot simpler, and I’m keen on helping you check out those options.

Quick Start to Saving for a Down Payment

One of the most effective ways to hit the ground running with saving money for your down payment is to prioritize saving over spending. While it is a matter of fact that it sounds like common sense, it can be quite hard in practice.


Saving money can be rather irksome, especially when it means putting off some of the things you desire to buy. But take note, if you long to save up a significant amount of money, it’s crucial to think of specific goals, prepare a plan, and then adhere to it. Assess automating your savings to make this process worry-free. Have your paycheck split between accounts, or set up automatic transfers.


If you intend to increase your savings, paying off any debts you may have is the best approach to implement. Weigh 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 quite happy to know how much more money you have left over at the end of each month.


No more worrying about debt and interest payments wasting your hard-earned income. If you do use credit cards, only spend what you can pay back each month. So many credit cards offer cashback rewards that will help you save so much more; this can be a huge advantage for responsible credit card users.

Assess the Cost of the Desired Property

To begin, research the real estate market in your singled-out location to understand current property prices. Clearly know the type of property you want (such as a single-family home, condominium, or multi-unit building) and what factors matter most to you (size, amenities, and location).


Once you’ve found a few potential properties, be mindful of their listing prices and any extra costs that come with buying a home, for instance, closing costs, taxes, and fees. Take note to study potential ups and downs in the market and any possible expenses that might arise during the buying process. Also, remember always, it’s better to be all prepared than surprised.

Set Reasonable Savings Goals

Defining short-term goals is one of the best means to save up for a down payment. Instead of honing in on the large sum of money, you need to purchase your next investment property, setting smaller, obtainable goals is better and more practical.


Take for example, you can kick off by planning to save a specific amount each week or each paycheck, even if it is just $25 or $50. By highlighting the short term, you can build your savings account and bring up your sense of accomplishment.


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


Whether you have one investment property or a lot of them, Real Property Management Sterling has a solution that suits your budget well in South Burlington and nearby. Contact us online or call us at 802-861-6468 to discover more regarding our flexible management services today!

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