If one is thinking of investing in real-estate/land there are several things to be kept in mind before one begins investing in real estate. A single wrong step may be enough to make one’s investment a failure.
The first thing one should do is decide one’s budget. Investing in real estate is an expensive affair and so the affordability factor should be considered. The likelihood of taking a loan for investing in real estate is high and so it is necessary to consider whether one will be able to pay back the loan. Real estate investment is a big commitment one makes and so it is necessary to know whether one will be able to pay back in time. In case one is not able to pay back the whole amount in time the chances of having a bad credit rating is high and ones this happens the chances of a loan approval is low. Even if one is approved for a loan at a later date the rate of interest will be higher.
There is a need to decide the reason for investing in real-estate – whether it is for commercial purpose or for the purpose of the family. If the real-estate is for commercial purpose an appropriate location should be chosen. The location should be such that there is a lot of traffic like near the railway station or bus station. In these locations different kinds of commercial real estate can be established like hotels, restaurants etc.
If one wants to invest in the real-estate for the purpose of the family then one should check several formalities that comes with investing with real-estate. It should be kept in mind that real-estate property for the purpose of homes should be located near schools, malls and shops. The road connectivity and water supply should also be considered. The interior and outdoor walls should be observed so as to be sure of any faults that may be there or any repairs that may be required.
A lot of research is required for reselling a real-estate property in future. So if one is thinking of investing in real-estate or land that is to be sold in future then the trend in appreciation rates should be considered. Every year the rates of the real estate property increases and so the average rate of increase should be calculated. After calculating this rate the projected rate of growth should be calculated to get the approximate rate of a real estate property in future. The best way to get an appropriate rate is to consult a financial planner of real-estate. An agent will also be able to give an approximate rate of increase in future. A real estate or land that is not in demand should not be bought as the rate of return is uncertain.
A good and reliable agent should be chosen so as to succeed in investing in real estate/land. A good agent not only gives the best rates of the property but also helps in finding the approximate rate of property later on.
About the Author: Stephen C Campbell (MBA, MSc) is an international internet marketer and business consultant, and has published more information about investments on