Investment Real Estate Is The Opportunity Right For You?

How has Investment Real Estate fit into Our Lives?

Investment Real Estate Is The Opportunity Right For You? You might be wondering why I’m talking about investment real estate rather than real estate investment. There is a big difference. I want you to think of investment first and real estate as an investment vehicle second.


Investment real estate is a way of saving, sharing, securing, investing, and getting a return on capital. All these words represent stable concepts, unlike the terms typically used to talk about other kinds of investments. Speculation, outlay, deal, and venture capital all connote risk.

Investing in real estate shouldn’t be overly risky; rather, it should be boring, so you have no problem sleeping at night and making money while you get a good night’s rest.

What benefits have we enjoyed from investing in real estate in our financial portfolio?

  • Strong Financial Foundation
  • Sustainable Wealth
  • A Living Legacy

Home with a Gold Coin Base

According to, the Number 2 Reason marriages end in divorce is “Trouble with Finances.”

The trouble in paradise happens more often because of the two partners’ different spending habits and financial goals.

When I take couples on as coaching clients, the first requirement is to ensure the couple is on the same financial page during our initial meeting. Next, we review their financial goals and whether investment real estate should be part of their financial portfolio.

At the end of our first coaching session, I asked them to return with a completed Net Income and Net Worth statement.

If filled out accurately and completely, these two statements give the couple and me a picture of their spending habits and financial goals; are they a team or dominated by one partner?

When deciding to take on these folks as new clients, the last part of the equation is whether they are ready to embrace or purchase investment real estate as part of their financial portfolio.

How substantial is their desire to add investment real estate or do the work to add investment real estate to their financial stability?

Don’t Let History Repeat Itself.

Gen Z, Millenials, and Gen Xers often let history repeat itself.

For instance, they don’t look and observe where their parents are financially at this point in life.

Are their parents in good economic health, have a solid financial foundation, and have sustainable wealth to carry them through the back half of their lives? What have their parents done to include them in their financial legacy?

I am not critical of anyone’s parents.

However, as Xers, Millenials, and Gen Z, you can learn by observing and asking your parents questions. Probing your folks about their finances might be challenging, but it is real life.

Don’t let history repeat itself; you don’t have to pass judgment on your folks; learn and grow.

Start building on this investment knowledge; the return on this education is the best investment one can make.

Are you ready to jump into the driver’s seat and take control of your financial journey?

The 3 Main Drivers

  1. Positive Cash Flow
  2. Appreciating Asset
  3. Mortgage Paydown

Having three main drivers that earn returns on your investment is a significant reason investment real estate outperforms most other investment products.

I challenge you to look at most financial products; few even have two elements to earning returns.

It is nice to have the security of three drivers through investment real estate. Look closely. Any of the three primary investment real estate drivers working for you will outperform the stock market, mutual funds, ETFs, and many other investment vehicles.

The real return starts when your tenant makes the first rent payment, and you start making your mortgage payment, paying off the principal.

Earlier, I challenged you to review your return on your initial investment (down payment on your principal residence); this is where the real magic begins. Remember, when purchasing the investment property, your performance is tied to your cash investment.

Your initial investment is between 5% and 20% of the investment real estate purchase’s total price.

The financial institution that lends you the funds to purchase the property puts up most of the investment.

When tenants start paying your rent, your tenants are paying down your mortgage.

The money you begin to see as a return on principal paydown is a calculation against your investment as a return, not on the funds the banking or financial institution lent you for the mortgage.

Don’t feel sorry for the lender. They will not suffer in this deal; their compensation is the interest they earn on your mortgage.

Do the calculation, and you will see that the return performance of your downpayment funds is outperforming most of today’s stock markets, mutual funds, EFTs, and many other investment returns.

Investment Real Estate Return Philosophy

“Don’t wait to buy investment real estate. Instead, buy investment real estate and wait.”

The return rate on investment in real estate compounds faster each year than most investments. In the years when you get appreciation and positive cash flow, you, as an investor, almost feel guilty about such high returns.

Yes, I said almost.

Are you ready to use investment real estate to fill your life’s vault?

Thank you for taking the only asset you can never get back your time and joining me in living my mantra:

“Prosperity for all aspects of your life forever.”





About the author, W. Rick

Dynamic entrepreneur and sales management strategist; with over 20 years of experience in his field. Rick has achieved multimillion-dollar sales growth while providing award-winning sales leadership and coaching in highly competitive markets.

An active real estate investor since 2002, Rick has developed his purchasing strategies and processes specializing in vacation and recreational properties, single-family homes and condo rentals.

In 2005, Rick re-financed his first rental property to fund the purchase of more positive cash flowing rental properties.

Rick sits on the Board of Directors for several condominium associations and is an active President and Treasurer. Sitting on these boards has given him a wealth of experience and insight into working with property management companies.

Rick has partnered with several joint venture associates and is committed to creating a positive investing experience for his associates by finding the properties, developing the investment, securing the financing and executing a proven positive cash flow system.

Why should you choose Rick as your Online Vault to Investment Real Estate Success Advisor?

An outstanding mentor and coach, Rick will work with you to build your investment real estate business starting from the foundation. From guiding you through the market research and critical drivers, building your team of trades, realtors, and lenders to attracting the investment real estate properties right for your portfolio and the joint venture partners to help you grow.

Through direction and training, Rick will help you develop your investment real estate goals and be a catalyst for you to purchase your first investment real estate property so you can build a strong financial foundation unlocking sustainable wealth and a living legacy for you and many generations to come.

Thank you for taking the only asset that gives us so much through life, but we can never get back our time.

Please join Rick on living his mantra:

” Prosperity for all aspects of your life forever.” W. Rick Harris

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