Real Estate Leverage & Appreciation Explained
New investors may be asking the question, “What do you mean by leverage?” Simply put, leverage is a term used in real estate (or any type of investing) to describe the effect of borrowing money to purchase an asset (i.e. property). It’s the idea that you can buy a $100,000 property by investing only $20,000 of your own money. You are essentially “leveraging” somebody else’s (i.e. the bank’s) capital to buy the property.