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Dos and Don'ts for Those Buying A Property For Investment

Dos and Don'ts for Those Buying A Property For Investment

Dos and Don'ts for Those Buying A Property For Investment
An investment property should be carefully picked because it is not of immediate use but for future benefits. (Dreamstime)

When you buy a property for an investment purpose, it may require more of research and planning. For your investment to be fruitful in future, there are many things you must keep in mind.

The cash flow

Before you consider investing in a property, work out your cash flow and ensure that you pay a large sum of the property cost as down payment. This would ensure you are not paying too much on you home loan interest.

Keeping the burden in check

A huge loan would mean an additional monthly cost for you. This would hinder your plans of investing in a big-ticket item in future.

What is your plan?

An investment strategy is a must because this property that you will invest in is for future benefits. Look for a property that is in a locality that will grow in the future, has something unique about it, and is worth the money at present.

Listen to them, act suitably

An investment property should be carefully picked because it is not of immediate use but for future benefits. A friend or a family member could share current market movement but not make predictions on how a property would be placed in future.

Let a professional handle it

Consider this as a thumb rule. Hiring a professional could help you get the perfect property for investment. An expert would know the current market trend, along with how the market will unfold in future. Make sure you inform the professional about your plans for the property. For instance, whether you want to keep it to yourself or rent it out.

Don't rush in

When buying a property for investment, consider various factors including price and future prospects. Do not rush in to the first property you like just because you don't have to live in it. It requires even more detailed inspection to select a property for investment.

Old may not be gold

Investing in an old property may require investing in renovation. On the other hand, it may also lag in terms of latest amenities and equipment. For a rental purpose, a new property would ensure better monthly rents in the present and better returns on investment in future.

Last Updated: Wed Jun 29 2016

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