Properties come in all shapes, sizes and locations, and investing in them depends upon the needs and goals of the investor. Beginning investors generally choose single family homes or small apartment buildings in their local area. Investors with experience may opt for a larger apartment complex or group of homes. Investment groups tend to specialize in commercial property. Each of these investors may have a very different set of goals when choosing their acquisitions.
Investing in property can be a part-time vocation or a full time career. Many property investors start small with only one home. For these smaller investors, it is often a case of opportunity rather than a career option. Others investors have taken savings and invested in several properties to begin their career. They may work their way up to commercial properties or stay with homes. It depends on how much revenue they seek. Commercial property investors have made a full career of investing and believe their best revenue comes from commercial ventures.