Investing in a Declining Property Market

August 18, 2009 in Property Investment by Kez

There has been much talk about entering a property market that has been going through a slump for quite some time. But the problem arises when there are not enough people who are willing to put in sufficient capital which is required to carry on in a slack market. If you are planning to invest in a declining property market, then you need to read the following five facts:


  • To start with avoid paying prices which the buyers ask. Most of the buyers are usually asking for prices in and around the amount of their mortgage, but the fact is that in a property market constantly showing a downward trend, this is not the way to go for them. If you have plans to acquire a particular property, then get down assessing it thoroughly and if it seems to be a potentially profitable investment for the months to come, then get going with your offer. In a downward property market, it is not unusual to ask for a discount for up to 20 percent. And if the seller refuses your offer, you got nothing to lose as you can look for other properties, while the seller will realize sooner rather than later that his price is simply too high for the market.
  • You need to focus on location before making any investments in the property market. In order to make the smart investment you need to plan and give special attention to the location of your property.
  • You need to be a little patient, as making an investment in a downward property market is a long-term investment. You should waive off any thoughts of making instant profits, but eventually, when the market goes up again, you will be among the leaders if you were wise enough to make the right investments and stick with them.
  • When entering a declining property market, you should not entertain any ideas of flipping houses, because it does not happen. Only a few lucky investors are able to make a successful flip, and quickly flipping is dying out. You would be better off investing in many properties and making repairs when necessary to them so that your chances of making pounds are increased.

Becoming a landlord is currently the order of the day in the property market. There are millions of people who have lost their houses for one reason or the other, but ultimately they have to live somewhere even if they have to rent a house. Being a landlord is very profitable as long as you are making the right property investment with good rental yields

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Investing in Property - Things To Know

July 6, 2009 in Property Investment by Kez

Investing in the property market can help you create many profitable assets, while offering you equally great opportunities to get wealthy. But as experience has shown, the initial step in anything new can be quite hard, and proper planning is required to turn the rest of the property investment journey into a success.

Here are some useful suggestions which can help you make a bright beginning in property investment:

Get Your Team In Good Shape:

To enter the property investment business all alone is nothing but the perfect recipe for failure. Property business is a team game as you need a number of experts and professionals who can help you handle different aspects of work. A lot of technical and legal expertise is also required, which further pushes a person towards hiring some experts. You would need a good lawyer, an authentic accountant, builder/ contractor, mortgage broker and a tax advisor as well as a good property supplier if you are relying on others to source investment deals for you..

Property experts can help you get hold of the best property at the lowest possible prices, while the contractor will have the task of checking the health of the property and what it would take to repair it. Legal and tax advisors are also indispensable as they have the mastery over legal and technical issues far beyond the knowledge of a common man. Keeping hold of proper accounts is also very important as your clients will have more trust on your services while your business’ efficiency can also be optimized, so a chartered accountant must be hired.

Searching The Market Always Helps:

Before buying any property you must survey the market and use the services of your brokers to get hold of the best property. You can have a look at specialist investment property suppliers, as most of the times the best property is to be found there. Your success will depend on the fact that you draw up a property investment plan, and formulate a strategy as to which property to purchase for buy to let and which to sell on profit and so on.

Knowledge Is Power:

Sir Francis Bacon rightly said that “Knowledge is Power”, and the same goes in the world of property. In order to keep up with most recent events and catch the best deals, you must be proactive. You can enter property associations and clubs, attend trade shows and interact with useful experts to learn what is going on in the current property market. Apart from accumulating priceless knowledge you will also be creating social contacts which will ultimately help you in your property business success.

Do You Plan To Flip ’em?

If you are only interested in flipping property or in other words indulge in purchase and sale of property, then you must get a plan together. You will be required to compile a comprehensive and in-detail list of buyers and sellers, so that whenever you want to sell a property at a good price, you have at least a few buyers ready to make the purchase.

If you happen to accomplish this successfully, then your rate of flipping properties will be quite fast, enabling you to get high profits in no time.

By following these simple tips, you can give a great start to your career in the property market. Whatever strategy you follow, it is always recommended that you consult with the experts and take guidance from those who have done it before. Starting your adventure with low-priced or smaller property will be the way to go, as you will make mistakes on that way, but ensuring that these mistakes do not cost too much, will be the key.

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