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Tips for Property Investment Success

October 8, 2009 in Property Investment by Alec

If you are looking at new ways to invest, then there is nothing more profitable and successful than investing in property. It is the type of investment that is almost always on the rise and is why you can be sure of the significant dividend it will bring you in the future.

Investing in profitable property is not always about having the financial capability to do so. Even if you have the money to buy a property investment, your investment will not grow unless you know what you are doing. You have to choose the right property in which to invest. You have to know what to do with the property you just bought and you also have to know how to advertise the properly for reselling or renting.

Listed below are five basic tried and tested property investment tips that you can copy.

Tip No. 1 – Shop around and research before buying. Do not buy the first property you see. Do your research. Before you step out of your house to drive around and look for properties, turn on your computer first and search online. You should seek out the latest trends in the property market so you know what to look for and where to look for when you start your search for the right property. There are always plenty of property bargains to be had so buy with patience and a well researched and informed choice.

Tip No. 2 – Take into account of the fact that the property you are about to buy is for your future tenants or your potential buyers. You have to fix and present houses in a way that is attractive to the tenant or potential buyer without really hurting your budget. The renovation and conversions that you should make should add value and function to the property and not just to the beauty. A sprawling lawn may be a great addition if you are the one who will live in the house. But if you bought it as an investment, it is better for you to fix the kitchen or bathroom so that you can sell the property for a much higher value, thus adding more profit in your pocket.

Tip No. 3 – Do not put down any money if you cannot afford to buy the house. Over stretching your budget when buying property can impact any contingency money that you may need for renovation and rental management costs. So plan your budget carefully.

Tip No. 4. Don’t get emotionally attached to any purchase. Put aside any property fantasies and make your decisions based purely on your research and investment financial analysis. We don’t want to be worrying about the colour of carpets and walls if the plan is to buy for investment.

Tip No. 5. Have the right funding – Make sure you choose the most suitable funding for your purchase and choose the right residential or commercial mortgage. There are literally hundreds of mortgage products out there and choosing the right mortgage deal will potentially save you a significant amount of money on the long term.

Tip No. 6 – Seek professional help. Experienced people like mortgage brokers, solicitors, estate agents agent, surveyors, building contractors and rental/ property management agents are crucial to making your investments work.

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