150 Types of Unusual Investments – The List

109. Real Estate Options – real estate options offer the investor the opportunity to tie a piece of property for a fixed period of time.

Money might be made by taking advantage of appreciation during that period, lining up another buyer and assigning the contract or flipping the property to them, or lining up a tenant and then developing the property.

Sometimes the best decision is to let the option expire and walk away.

An investor might be able to tie up farm land for several years with a real estate option, then make money by exercising the option and immediately selling the land to a Walmart developer.