How to Invest in Real Estate With Only $1,000

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Usually if something seems too good to be true, it is.

But what about investing in real estate with low or no money down? Is it just a myth or can it really be done?

I’m here to tell you there are paths you can take to start investing with only $1,000—or less.

Related: Creative Financing: 5 Outside-the-Box Tools Savvy Investors Use to Build Wealth

How to Purchase Real Estate With No (or Low) Money!

One of the biggest struggles that many new investors have is in coming up with the money to purchase their first real estate properties. Well, BiggerPockets can help with that too. The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down can give you the tools you need to get started in real estate, even if you don’t have tons of cash lying around.

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Low on Cash but Ready to Invest? Here’s Where to Start

  1. Partner Up: Find a great deal, and use the deal to attract a partner who can fund it.
  2. Find a Hard Money Lender: Hard money lenders will lend up to 100 percent of the purchase price and up to 100 percent of the cost of repairs to people like house flippers.
  3. Wholesaling: Put simply, this involves finding a great deal, signing a purchase and sale agreement with the seller, finding someone else looking for a deal, and agreeing to sell your deal to them for a wholesaling fee.

Watch my video above for additional details about each technique and to learn more about the one thing they share in common—finding great deals! It’s the single most important skill an investor can have, and I can help you master it.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? 

Let’s chat below in the comments. 

About Author

Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner is an active real estate investor, entrepreneur, writer, and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast. He began buying rental properties and flipping houses at age 21, discovering he didn’t need to work 40 years at a corporate job to have “the good life.” Today, with nearly 100 rental units and dozens of rehabs under his belt, he continues to invest in real estate while also showing others the power, and impact, of financial freedom. His writings have been featured on,,, Money Magazine, and numerous other publications across the web and in print media. He is the author of The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down, The Book on Rental Property Investing, and co-author of The Book on Managing Rental Properties, which he wrote alongside his wife, Heather, and How to Invest in Real Estate, which he wrote alongside Joshua Dorkin. A life-long adventurer, Brandon (along with Heather and daughter Rosie) splits his time between his home in Washington State and various destinations around the globe.


  1. Sedriah F.

    @BrandonTurner, on number 1, when partnering up how do you structure the deal. Did you just write up an agreement with them and have it notarized with the terms or do you set up a LLC with them?

    Since I am new to flipping I’m looking at partnering up and using HML but don’t know how to partner up correctly.

  2. James Rodgers

    One idea I have come across is peer to peer lending. After doing some research, it seems it’s a workable strategy for getting the upfront cash for rehabs.
    Is it possible, or advisable, to use something like peer to peer lending to buy, let’s say, a tax deed or foreclosed property? This is something I thought of while reading some blig posts and listening to one of the podcasts.
    Any feedback on this question would be appreciated!

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