Want to Save for College Education?
Consider Buying a Condo!
There are many ways to save for college expenses, but have you ever considered purchasing real estate instead of investing in a traditional college savings account?
If you have a child or grandchild that is born in 2022, it is estimated that you will need about $227,000 for a public 4-year in-state college education in 2040. Assuming a 4% rate of return, you would need to save $725 per month for 18 years to fund your child or grandchild’s education – that is $156,600 out of your pocket.
Our advice? Buy a condo instead.
2. Obtain a 15-year mortgage with a 5% down payment. That's only $15,000 out-of-pocket.
3. After 18-years... your tenants have paid off the mortgage with their rent payments and assuming a 2% appreciation your home value would be $428,000.
4. Sell your condo for $428,000 and net from the sale $406,000 (after closing costs). Then use $227,000 to pay for the next 4-years of a public college education for your child or grandchild. You get to keep the remaining $179,000. Not too bad for a $15,000 investment made 18-years ago.
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To find out more about investing in real estate to pay for your child or grandchild’s college education, contact an ERA Central Trusted Advisor today!