There is no better time than now to own an investment property. The world is only so big and land is a finite resource. Therefore investing in real estate is something that often pays off in the long run. There are a lot of options out there and you need to be sure that you will make the right choice. In short, investment property is any property that you own but don’t occupy-it is property you own purely to generate profit. This could include real estate and apartments or commercial, retail, and industrial buildings. There is financing available for those that are interested and this plays a big part in your purchase of investment property.
What You Need to Know
Financing. Depending on what type of investment you are going to make you will need to assess the different financing needs that you have. There are a lot of different commercial lenders available and you will be able to find one who can give you the money you need at a reasonable interest rate and give you personal attention along the way. This is an aspect that many people don’t look into enough and it can make your investment property even more profitable.
Time Horizon. The property you invest in depends on the length of time you intend to keep it. If you keep a property for only five years, you often won’t have to invest as much into it in terms of maintenance and repairs. You do, however, risk trying to sell in a volatile market. Longer term (like 20 years) investments require greater expenses for maintenance but they pay themselves in that time. Decide up front which you prefer and make your decisions accordingly.
Networking. You can find out about available properties in a variety of ways from searching through local newspapers or on websites. One of the best ways, however, is to develop a network of contacts from real estate agents to other property owners. Doing this will get you connected with what is going on and will keep you informed.
Additional Real Estate Advice
There are also many people out there who can give you many helpful tips and advice as you look more into investment property. Two such individuals are Robert Allen, New York Times best selling author of The Road to Wealth and Nothing Down, and Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. They have teamed up to produce The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth, a book that teaches how you can be on the path to becoming a millionaire through creating wealth. One of the ways that is a great source to building true wealth is through investment property. Visit the One Minute Millionaire website to order a copy of The One Minute Millionaire, register for one of their motivational seminars, or to read about becoming an Enlightened Millionaire™.