Of course the most common strategy to spend money on real estate is through the direct purchase of the properties.
There are various strategies that may be employed. You should buy and hold for the long-term. This requires very lively administration and is very labour intensive, nonetheless, the lengthy-term growth can be worth the effort. You can too purchase, fix and flip to generate a short-term, sweat fairness achieve and reinvest the income into your next venture.
Good offers might be found at tax or foreclosure sales however they can be few and far between. Personally at this point, I desire a more passive approach to invest.