There are individuals who do not have enough money but they still want to start real estate investments business. There is an option to do so, if they have a strong desire to make it big some day.
The easiest way is to buy properties which needs repair work and fix them up. This kind of a property, you can get very cheap. However you must be smart and follow certain steps to do so.
Firstly, select an area and do market research, find out prices of normal houses in that area. Once you have thoroughly studied the market then look for a house which is in bad state, you may get that house 20%cheaper than actual market rate of similar house. This kind of a house may be of good value than expected.
Purchase the house at the lowest possible down payment. Price and terms are factors which can make any property into a successful investment. After purchasing the house do refurbishing and renovation, most it should be done by yourself, so that you can save money. There are many families who do this and it becomes a family business. Once it is done you can either rent it out, which will cover the mortgage and give extra cash flow.
Another thing you can do is sell the house at higher price and whatever extra sum you have earned, with that but another property and it goes on. This is how you can start moving further, from single family house to duplex and then apartment buildings.
This helps you in making more and more properties which gives you experience and exposure to real estate investments.
There is one more aspect in Real estate investments, do not become emotional to the property you have purchased, always see it with business perspective.