Real Estate Investing for Beginners: How to Get Started
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Don't miss the amazing opportunity to build your capital from scratch: Invest in Real Estate for vacation rentals
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Created by Pavel N.
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand and uncover real estate investment opportunities
  • Assess the financial returns of any real estate operation
  • Understand the requirements and the steps to finance real estate investments
  • Be able to make your first real estate acquisition
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  • Having ambition and energy
  • Be ready to take calculated risks

The best and least risky way to become wealthy is to invest in real estate. And it became even more profitable recently thanks to the growth of vacation rentals such as on Airbnb! The best moment to start investing in real estate is yesterday - the other best moment is now.

I started investing in real estate at 26 and I already own two units. All of this without being rich and without putting money upfront. So yes, you can do it. However, many of these things depend on the country where you live, especially when it comes to rental legislation and financing rules. But none of that is impossible to achieve, so better start getting into this topic as soon as possible. In this course I explain you every step that you have to take that will bring you closer to your first real estate investment. You will understand how all of this works, how to choose the best units and how to finance them using banks.

My investments are focused on vacation rentals but this course also fits for those of you who want to invest for "traditional" long-term tenant rentals.

And I don't want to set any unrealistic expectations for you: 

  • Yes you can start investing when you're young and without putting money upfront (depending on the country). 
  • Yes you can generate money with your units. 
  • And yes, after a number of years, when these units will become fully yours, they can generate even more money for you, or a very good passive income. Or you will be able to sell them and take the whole sum for yourself. 
  • But no, this is not a get-rich-quick scheme. I don't believe in such things. 
  • It will take time, effort and calculated risk, but it's definitely much better to invest rather than not.

Most people don't do it because they don't think they can, so they completely ignore this opportunity. I'm convinced that after taking this course, it will all seem much more realistic to you. And if you put in the effort, you'll buy your first unit within a year maximum.

So, do you want to start escaping the rat race? Start with this course! See you inside.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to build their wealth
  • Anyone interested in real estate investment for residential rentals
  • Anyone wanting to have a more independent financial future
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
Introduction to the course and to Real Estate Investment
6 Lectures 33:34

Learn one of the best kept secrets of wealthy people

Preview 06:42

What kind of real estate investment is out there?

The legal framework of your country will define what kind of real estate investment you should aim for

Understanding the legal framework of cities and countries

It's extremely important to understand the legal framework of your country and city when it comes to real estate rentals. What is allowed and what isn't will play a huge role in the investment you will make.
Understand your local legislation about short-term (and long-term) rentals
4 questions

Where to invest and where to start

Get an early idea of what kind of income you can generate with short term rentals in your country. We will make it more precise in the further lectures.
Start exploring how much you could earn by renting a unit for short-term rentals
2 questions

Start looking for real estate deals already now

Find 1 or 2 good real estate sales websites for your area and start getting a feeling for the prices of small-sized apartments.
Start assessing real estate prices in your area
2 questions
All about the Unit: What to buy, Where and for How Much
7 Lectures 55:53
Most important criteria: Location

Learn how to evaluate the best location for a real estate rental unit

Feeling the trends and knowing your neighborhoods

It's now time to get more into details about the different trends going on in your city and the future of various neighborhoods.
Get to know your neighborhoods and trends!
3 questions

Your current situation and finances will define precisely what kind of unit you can buy as your first real estate investment

Evaluate your financial possibilities

Important detail: in some countries it's mandatory to have a down payment

Let's be realistic at first! It's time to evaluate what kind of unit you could afford as your first purchase of real estate. This depends a lot on your disposable income (later it will depend less on it, it's more important for the first acquisition).
Calculate your disposable income & the potential loan amount that you can afford
1 question

Learn exactly what are the details to take into account to choose the most profitable unit to buy

Criteria to consider when choosing a real estate unit

More details on unit choice and profitability

It's a good time to start visiting units to get a feeling for what is selling and where.
Start visiting units!
1 question

Learn the techniques to estimate the revenue that a rental unit can generate

Find out how much money your unit can generate - The free methods

It's extremely important to have a really good estimation of how much money your unit can generate overall during a period of one year if your rent it out on Airbnb or to a long-term tenant.
Estimate the gross yearly revenue of your unit to get more precise numbers
1 question
The Financials: how to get a Loan from a Bank to Finance your Investment Unit
4 Lectures 32:28
How to buy a unit using a bank loan

No matter if you need a down payment or not, start saving money right now. It's a great habit to have that will allow you to use this money for future investments.
Start saving money
1 question

Learn how to put together a robust financial calculation to show to you bank in order to obtain a loan

Detailed financial calculation for the bank

Now it's time to put precise numbers on paper and make a final calculation of your unit profitability
Do your precise financial calculation
1 question

More details on bank requirements and documents

Once you have enough information at hand concerning the real estate operation you want to achieve, it's time to set a meeting with your banker to obtain the mortgage
Set a meeting with your banker
1 question

How to proceed now
About the Instructor
Pavel N.
4.6 Average rating
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9,135 Students
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Founder of Startup Xpress | Investor | Startup founder x3

Hi, I'm Pavel! I have my own company in the innovation area. I've always been an entrepreneur, passionate by understanding how systems work and how to apply the scientific method in business. This allowed me to start several companies in various areas such as music, healthcare and e-commerce, and to invest in others. I already teach courses "offline" by doing trainings for startups and I recently decided to share my knowledge using online courses and founded Startup Xpress. I try and test out everything myself before I make a course on it. So whenever I feel like I have learned something in business using the scientific method, I share that new knowledge in Startup Xpress. I will gradually upload my courses online. I believe in the power of information, knowledge and skills.