Property Investment: No Gains Without Pains

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    The real estate news is that there are high hopes of the recovery of the housing market. Over the last month, there was an increase in the confidence of the builders. If this continues, the economic condition of the U.S. too is expected to improve. It therefore paves way for an improving trend in putting one’s money in real estate. Amongst other options of investments like in bonds, stocks, etc. the above is generally considered easy as well as safe.

    If one wishes to buy a property, many a time it may present a difficult decision, as there are a number of factors to be considered prior to the same. A few of them have been covered hereunder.

    Property Investment Tips

    Investment property advice is to study; carefully do research in the property market and be aware of where it stands when the decision for investing in the same is to be taken. It certainly helps to gain a fair idea of the market trends and the historical growth patterns. When the market growth is quite good, the value of the property tends to rise. Sometimes the latter is likely to remain constant or even fall. Therefore investment at the right time is an important factor.

    Secondly, one must choose a good location to ensure that the investment property will yield profits. For this, close proximity to essential amenities like shops, malls, medical facility centers, educational centers, public transportation, eateries, etc. will enhance the chances of getting good returns on the property. These are the facilities that tenants most prefer and so the property will suit many. In addition, it is also necessary to consider which class and age-group of tenants are likely to live in the property. Accordingly suitable amenities if made available in the properties will boost their values. (Example: For elderly tenants, properties without stair cases and other inconvenient layouts will be apt).

    If one buys property in an area where the population growth is continually on the rise, there is an assurance that the preference for properties in this area will also rise.

    There is always a strong likelihood that if one invests in properties in areas that are close to major cities; like within a ten kilometer circle, the potential for good growth there in the near future is quite high and hence the property will, in all likelihood, offer decent returns after a few years.

    Advantages of Investments in Property

    • If the invested property is thoughtfully chosen, it will go a long way in contributing to the enhancement in its value and hence there will be capital appreciation. Thus, one can also expect generous monthly returns.
    • One can insure one’s property against probable risks like damages due to fire and other stated risks.
    • As one invests in the property, he/she is the owner and hence assumes total control of the same including returns unlike in other forms of investments.

    Disadvantages of Investments in Property

    • Whenever there surfaces a necessity for selling off one’s property, the time taken for fulfilling the same usually is quite long and the process may be quite tedious as well. Comparatively, the process for selling of other investments such as shares is by and large quick and easy to manage.
    • If one invests in a property, in addition to the property investment cost, the costs due to maintenance, repairs, insurance, taxes for land and water and other ongoing fees too have to be considered.
    • If one is landed with a vacant property that has no takers, he/she is still liable to pay the mortgage repayments and this may sometimes prove to be quite cumbersome.
    • Finding good tenants that do not default on payments and those that are not aggressive is sometimes quite difficult. Getting landed with the wrong type of tenants can prove to be quite difficult and frustrating and disputes arising due to such issues involving them can be long-lasting affairs.

    After investing in a property, due consideration must be taken to manage it with a great deal of responsibility. After all, tenant-hunting, getting rental payments without hassles, covering all requisite taxes and fees and yet maintaining the property well is by no means an easy job!

    Property Invesment

    Property Invesment

    I am very interested in property investment and give guidance on opportunities and strategies related to the same. In addition, I also convey the latest property news to my readers.
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    Property investment can be either long term or short term, depending upon the will of the investor. In long term investment the investor can earn rent from the property by giving it on lease and in...


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