In the 21st century, an ever growing number of men and women are electing to make the purchase of investment real estate in the United States. This includes both residents of the U.S. as well as people living abroad who wish to become a part of the generally burgeoning U.S. real estate marketplace.
As a general rule, people who are snatching up investment real estate in the United States are doing so in three different arenas:
First, investors are electing to buy into commercial real estate holdings. This includes everything from business properties to vacation or holiday destination complexes such as hotels, resorts and smaller and more economically manageable inns.
Second, men and women buying investment property in the United States are also spending a goodly share of their funds on residential rental property. Indeed, over the course of the past fifteen years, the number of people who own residential rental properties that are located in the United States has doubled in number. This includes everything from the ownership of apartment complexes to the ownership of individual residences that are purchased by investors and, in turn, leased out to tenants.
Finally, people who are purchasing investment real estate in Canada or the United States are putting at least some of their money into vacation types of properties. They are turning the purchase of vacation properties into income producing properties by leasing or renting out these properties to other people during those times of the year that these owners are not utilizing these particular vacation properties.
As mentioned above, people abroad from the United States are increasingly turning to the purchase of these types of properties. Generally speaking, and in many regions of the United States, these investors have found taking possession of these types of rental properties to be economically beneficial over the long term.