Good to meet you.
Investing in real estate is a great way of building a different Income stream, and as RK says in Rich Dad, Poor Dad you don't have to have a massive amount to money to be able to invest in your first property. Although I would say that you are going to need slightly more than $250.
If i was you i'd invest that money in your self education, and learn how to leverage the internet to bring in multiple streams of income on auto pilot. Then when have have a good income coming in, I would then start investing in real estate.
I like you wanted to invest in real estate and like you I had very little in terms of savings to be able to do that. So I started my own Online business and learned how to leverage the internet to bring in multiple streams on income on auto pilot, until i am in a position to invest in real estate.
I have just managed to buy a new house and instead of selling my flat, i kept it and rented it out, and i am now getting a monthly income of £950pcm, which is roughly $1400 pcm.
I hope this has helped, if you need any help or advice don't hesitate to get in touch.
To Your Success