Rising interest rates are a good thing for U.S. Real Estate Investors

Are you an overseas non-resident investor looking to purchase property in the U.S. but are thinking twice because of the increase in interest rates? Let’s break it down.

Let’s face it, interest rates are high, but if you are looking for passive income and long-term investment, we know now is the time to strike. 

When interest rates are high, it is actually more beneficial to residential rental property owners because the demand for rental homes and apartments increases as many people that once were looking will not be able to qualify for a mortgage. Individuals and families who have put off their house hunting will need a place to live. When this happens, the rental demand skyrockets, and – this is the sign you’ve been looking for –the opportunity for real estate investors looking to purchase rental property is here!

What makes American Mortgages loans unique is the rate can be fixed for 30 years regardless of the borrower’s age. Your rate today will be the same 30 years for now, but the rent you will receive will likely be significantly more! Want an even better yield? Try our 10 year fixed interest only loan program that converts to a 30 year fixed without a rate adjustment. Total tenure of 40 years!

As a foreign national or U.S. expat investor, there are a few things to consider when you want to purchase a property in the U.S. There is no denying that the interest rates have increased, but if you are looking at real estate investment, you have to consider its long-term benefits – mainly building equity and wealth, property cash flow, and rental yield.

Build Equity and Wealth

Did you know that real estate remains a wealth-building tool for the majority of moguls? An estimated 90% of millionaires were created through real estate investing. Most High-Net-Worth individuals in the U.S. or around the globe invest in real estate in some form or the other.

As you pay a property mortgage, you build equity—an asset that’s part of your net worth. As you build equity, you have the leverage to buy more properties which in turn will increase your cash flow and wealth even more. America Mortgages has no limitation on the number of mortgages one investor can have. Portfolio loans are also available.

Why Rental Yield is so Important

Rental prices are soaring in many parts of the U.S. According to Government consumer price data, the average rent that the typical Americans actually pay rose 4.8% over the past year – a higher than the average rate of increase. According to Redfin, the average monthly rent rose to $1,985 in November – an increase of 6.8% monthly and 20.5% annually. The median rent nationwide in May reached $2,000 monthly, according to Redfin.

If you are keen to invest in U.S. real estate but have not found a property yet, AM Concierge ‘Property finder’ services can help you secure your dream home. Once you have purchased the property and your tenants are in place, your rental should run on autopilot. Our America Mortgages loan officer are with you for the long run. In the event rates change, special rate promotions or new loan programs, you’ll know first.

Real Estate Cash flow

How do real estate investors get so much cash flow? You probably read a million times that “real estate is a classic wealth-building technique.” Most investments don’t provide cash flow. Take, for example, stocks -you invest and leave without accessing them until you sell them. However, when you put resources into buy and hold real estate, you bring in cash flow monthly when you have tenants paying rent. The difference between the rent collected and your expenses is your income. You can utilize it to cover your bills, save for the future, or even make a greater real estate portfolio. Passive income is the income you can survive with, regardless of whether your other investments work out or not.

Now is the time to strike while the iron is hot. If you are still on the fence about investing in U.S. real estate, speak to our mortgage specialist to discover your options. 100% of our clients are living abroad. This is all we do, and no one does it better. [email protected]