No matter which type of real estate market you plan on investing, whether it be residential or commercial real estate, one of the most important factors you have to consider is location.
Unless you understand just how significant the effect of location is on real estate prices, you’ll end up gambling each time you make a decision, which is never a wise way to approach investments. On the other hand, keeping in mind the importance of location will allow you to make sound decisions when investing in real estate since you can judge more subjectively the difference in prices in different locations, as well as better predict the market trend for each location you are considering. After all, just because commercial real estate is improving in some locations this year does not mean that it is a better option than the residential real estate market in certain areas.
So make sure that you do your research for the specific area you are eyeing before even narrowing your choices down to specific properties and investing your money in it.
Dabbling in real estate as an investor is never a sure thing. If you are to invest in real estate these days though, it might be wise to just overlook the housing market for a bit and put your money into commercial real estate.
According to Forbes, the commercial real estate market is improving at a steady and decent rate with the office spaces showing the most significant growth both in terms of occupancy rates and rental increase. Industrial and retail spaces are also doing well, though not as well as office spaces. There is also reason for concern when it comes to retail space since retail spending, which is not increasing that much, could hamper the growth of the retail space market. I guess it’s safe to say that people are learning not to use their credit cards excessively these days. Still, compared to the housing market (e.g. apartments and condo-hotels), the commercial sector is still a relatively safer bet if you are to invest in real estate this year.
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In a post last year called Rent or Buy, we mentioned how buying is the better option over renting. The scenario presented made a lot of sense with the source pointing out that you will end up spending about the same amount of money on your mortgage as you would on rent plus all other expenses if you live in one place for about 3 years. With that, it was concluded that it would be better if your money at least went towards mortgage payments.
While the math adds up, what you should realize is that sticking to just renting may still be the better financial decision for you. This advice is for wanna-be home buyers who are just not financially healthy enough to make long term financial commitments. This includes people who do not have a steady source of income, have nothing in saving, and those currently in debt. After all, even if you diligently pay your mortgage for 3 years, the house can still end up foreclosed if you lose your job. This wouldn’t be too bad and will just seem like you paid rent for 3 years if it didn’t leave you saddled with a huge unpaid balance on your mortgage.
So always take into consideration your specific circumstance before making decisions when it comes to something as big as buying real estate.
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The kind of real estate property you buy depends largely on your purpose. While it is true that buying a home is always a huge investment, those that buy property for the sake of investment alone know how different their process of choosing is from ordinary home buyers.
As someone who is on the lookout for a house you can call home you definitely want to get a property that will go up in value over time, but this is not your main criteria for choosing. Instead, other factors might weigh in more like the neighborhood, a good layout for your kids, etc.
On the other hand buying a home as a financial investment takes the emotions out of the equation. What you look at are figures like housing demand in the area, potential ROI, and other factors that could affect your profit.
Whatever your purpose might be though, the important thing is to plan properly and weigh all the factors that are important in your situation so that you come up with the most suitable choice in the end.
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Investing in real estate is a tricky business. Make the right choices and you get a pretty good return on your investment, but make a wrong move and it can mean your financial funeral.
If you are planning on investing in a condo-hotel, make sure you know all the details before making a decision. Do not get carried away by promises made by condo-hotel developers giving away guaranteed annual ROIs. While there may be investment properties that are able to hold up to their promises, there are also plenty that bloat figures in their efforts to sell the property and then get away with giving you much less than you expected simply because you didn’t read the fine print.
Always check the track record of the real estate developer before sinking your money into a condo-hotel. Yes, it is a great idea to buy at pre-selling prices, but if the building doesn’t even get finished you’ll end up with an empty bank account and an empty shell instead of a nice unit.
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This has been a constant debate in people’s minds. The decision whether to rent or buy is always a tough one. There are so many aspects to consider. First and foremost; what would be the best in terms of the financial side? According to Zillow for people who are planning on living in a home for atleast 3 years, then buying is a better financial decision than renting. Their study shows that you can break even after three years or less. To reach this analysis the team at Zillow used all costs associate with both buying and renting. (mortgage, down payment, tax, utilities etc..)
There are still some instances though where you should just stick to renting. This is when for example you have a big credit card debt. You must be able to responsibly pay off debts before you consider buying. And a bad credit check result might not allow you to be a home owner.
When shopping around for real estate properties that you want to invest in ask yourself first if you are going to use this property in the future or if you’re just going to buy it for purely speculative and investment reasons.
It’s important to determine if you’re going to use the real estate property for yourself or not because, unlike some other forms of investment, real estate is one investment type where you can just bring it with you anywhere you want. You’ll have to look for an area where you’d want to live in or use in the future. Of course, since it is an investment, you also have to consider if the area where the property is located will appreciate in value in the future.
If you are spending countless nights worrying about the safety of your family at home, here are some smart ways to avoid that and sleep a safer night.
1) Check your local law enforcement department about the local crime rate. This should give you a better idea on what to expect.
2) Form a neighborhood watch if your neighborhood is particularly prone to crime.
3)A bolt or a lock does wonders and keeps most wannabe burglars at bay.
4)Try to have at least one person in the house at all times. Houses with inhabitants are more likely to discourage robbers because of confrontation.
5)Check the web for more helpful tips.
Condo-hotels are great investment options, especially in Panama, since the demand for their hotel rooms are growing higher, the current inventory can’t keep up with room demand. These condo-hotels are now the new boom when it comes to opportunities for investment. In fact, returns of 15% annually can be guaranteed! This is because aside from the rental income, the owner can get an annual profit share of as much as 15% of the pot. In addition, the condo-hotel owner can also use their hotel room for some days in a year. This is most likely between 1-2 weeks. So, if you are planning to go on a vacation, you can stay in your own condo-hotel as an added benefit.
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