10 Tips for Successful Real Estate Property Investment.
For something different,I thought an article on property investment would not go astray. Enjoy.
10 Tips for Successful Real Estate Property Investment
Even when the real estate market is slowing down, either stagnating or in a depression, excellent profits can still be made here and also overseas.
This article will show you the top ten tips that real estate investors employ in their property portfolio building systems to assure them of profitable success from their property investments.
1) Research the curve -
The reality of a property market cycle existing is not myth it’s factual and is broadly admitted to be established on a price-income relationship.
If you check out the most recent historical price data for properties that you’re looking at purchasing in, try to determine the overall feel in the market for prices currently. For instance are property prices rising, are they falling or have they reached a peak? You need to know where the position of the property market cycle is at in your predetermined investment area.
2) Getting ahead of the trend –
As a basic rule, professional real estate property investors attempt to buy in advance of the trend. If a market is on the rise they will try and aim at the up and coming areas, these are areas that are close to locations that have peaked previously, or areas that are very close to locations going through redevelopment or investment upturns.These areas will most likely become ‘the next flavour of the month’ and those investors who can buy in before the trend starts will stand to make the most profits.
As a market becomes either sluggish or prices are falling, many successful investors target areas that have enjoyed the best levels of growth, yields and profits very early on in the previous cycle because these areas will be the most likely be the first areas to become profitable again as the cycle begins turning upwards once more.
3) Know your market before you buy –
What are you buying property for? Are you buying to lease to young executives? Purchasing for renovation to resell to a family market, or are you buying just to let real estate for short term rental to tourists? You must think about your market ambitions before you make a purchase. So you need to know in advance what they are looking for in a property and ensure that is what you are going to be offering them.
4) Think further afield –
There are emerging real estate property markets everywhere around the world.Look for foreign freehold ownership of property for example.So look further afield than your own back yard for your next property investment and diversify that real estate portfolio for maximum success.
5) Purchase price –
Set yourself a budget that will realistically allow you to purchase exactly what property you’re looking for and thereby profit from that purchase either through capital gains or rental yield.
6) Entry costs –
Research into the fees, charges and all of the other expenses you will have to pay when you purchase your property – they will differ from country to country and sometimes even from state to state. Know in advance as to how much you will have to find and factor in this amount into your budget to avoid any nasty surprises and thus you will ensure your future investment can become more profitable.
7) Capital growth potential –
What components point to the future profitability of your real estate property investment? If you’re looking overseas or at an emerging property market, which economic or social indicators exist to suggest that property prices will increase?
If you’re buying to rent are there any indicators to suggest that demand for rental accommodation will remain strong, increase or even decline? Think of what you want to accomplish from your property investment and then research and find out whether your expectations are realistic.
8) Exit costs –
If you will incur significant capital gains taxes if you decide to sell your property investment for profit, will that render the investment profitless? Perhaps you might have to defer that sale until conditions for taxation improve.
9) Profit margins –
What levels of capital growth can you realistically expect to gain on your property investment? And how much rental income will you generate? Work out these figures beforehand and then work backwards towards your initial budget to work out your future possible profit margins.
At all times you must have to keep your goals in mind to guarantee that your real estate investments have a good potential for future profits.
10) Think long term –
Unless you’re buying property off the plan and intend to flip it for resale and profit before completion you should always view real estate investment as a long term investment.
Real estate can be a slow to liquidate asset.Your cash is tied down in property and is not always simple or easy to free this cash up.So take a long term approach to your property portfolio and give your property assets time to increase in value before selling them off for profit.