When it comes to retirement savings, most people know the basics, 401ks, 457s, 403s, stocks, bonds, and many more options. But, did you know there are several disadvantages to these traditional options. Namely, they are dependent on the stock market, which we all know can be fickle, to say the least.
With ups and downs in the market, many folks are finding that they are losing their retirement savings. Take the story of one of my employees, for example. Her husband is a fire fighter with the majority of his retirement savings in a 457 fund. This quarter, they LOST $20,000. Now luckily, they are young and have time to make that money back, but all I could think when she was telling me this was how much better off they would have been investing in hard money loans Texas.
You are probably thinking why, what makes hard money loans Texas a better retirement option than many traditional plans? Well, the answer is simple, hard money loans Texasare not dependent on the stock market and don’t fluctuate from day to day as drastically. This is because hard money loans Texas are a real estate investment which is generally more stable since it is not affected by an earthquake in Brazil or the quality of the air in China (seriously, these things can and do tank the stock market).
If my employee and her husband had used that twenty grand as a down payment for a Texas hard
money loan, they could have worked with Texas hard money lenders to fund the rest of the capital for a real estate purchase. They could have purchased a fix and flip property, vacation rental, or even a long term rental property. These would have made them money as either a fix and flip or long term monthly income. Either way, I guarantee they would have made well more than $20,000 and lost nothing if they made a smart investment. Much better than waiting and hoping there isn’t a nuclear power plant meltdown in Japan.
When you are investing in hard money loans Texas, it is important to keep a few things in mind to help minimize your risk and maximize your profit. Always work with professional Texas hard money lenders who have experience with hard money loans Texas. Each state has different regulations so having a lender who knows the laws in Texas is key. Also, make sure to work with a real estate agent who knows his stuff when you buy the property and always do your due diligence as far as appraisals and inspections go.
If you work hard, you may find that hard money loans Texasare not only a great way to supplement your retirement income, but may also become a full-time job and passion. And they can help you retire on your terms, doing what you want. For me, that means opening my own shooting range here in the Loan Star State to pass on my passion for firearms and personal safety!
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About the author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true.
Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 38 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 4 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 32 years.