More and more investors are into rental investment property as they experience a lot of uncertainties in stocks market. Although not every investor has what it takes to be a landlord, it is still good way of gaining capital growth. Anyway, being a landlord does not require skills. Just like any investors, it simply requires wisdom and understanding on people and money management.
Once investor decides on rental investment property, the next thing to do is to look and choose the right property. They can decide on overseas property or local property.
When choosing overseas property, one should know where to invest. One can gain enough capital growth in overseas property from nations with property tax incentives. Also, the place to buy overseas property should encourage foreign investment. In nations like this, it is not hard for foreigners to buy and own property.
Buying local investment property also has its benefits such as tax benefits, security as local resident, and currency consistency among many others.
How to Get Started
In buying investment property both locally and overseas, time is of the essence. Just like investing in stocks and other assets, one needs to know when the property can actually be purchased. This is critical because the longer the time to invest, the more likely one will spend for maintenance, improvements and repair costs of the property. Remember properties can also wear and tear (except land). In this case, there is tendency that one needs to renovate before it can be used for rental.
Another way to get started is to look for a network. Some investors buy property form foreclosures while others can buy through agents. Networks are important to lead you where to find foreclosed properties or they may be there to refer to the right agents who will offer you properties for rental. Networks or contacts that can lead you to foreclosed properties can only be good if one is purely considering local investment property. However, if you are into overseas property, one should contact professional agents to ensure that there are no fraudulent or fake properties.
One of the ways to look for a close network is to join investment property clubs who offer investment property to buyers. For example, UK has what is called the WPI Investment Property Club that provides its members with various investment property options including overseas property. They required fee for the initial investment opportunity is the finder’s fee. They also offer discounted property from bulk buying.
Finally, in rental investment property, one needs to have a good credit standing. This way, there is high chance of getting lenders to approve loans to buy the property. Also with good credit standing, there is possibility that the interest rate will be lower.
In conclusion, rental investment property could be a good choice of investment. What you need to do is to make the plan starting out with time frame, networks, and good credit standing. With everything in place, one can get the investment property needed and get see the wealth growing.