Updated: Feb 18, 2022, 18:42 ISTShare:
What type of property is most profitable for investing in?
You can choose to invest in both commercial and residential real estate. Your preference is dependent on how you intend to use the property you’re buying.
What is your reason for investing in a property?
To buy and use for yourself: When investing in a real estate property for personal use, all the requirements of your family or business (in case the purchase is for commercial need) should be met. You can use the property for as long as you like and then sell it off when you need to, be it for financial needs or for upgrading or shifting your location. Such property will raise expenditures at your end, in the form of maintenance and upkeep costs, interior décor and miscellaneous facilities. However, your property will still get you the asking market rate and will count as a solid asset in your portfolio.
To buy and rent : You can also purchase a property with the intent of renting it out. The rent on such properties should ideally exceed or at least match the EMIs paid on the property month-on-month. Another consideration to keep in mind is the ‘1% rule of investing’ – the monthly rent on the property must be equal to or no less than 1% of its purchase price.
To buy and sell: For short-term investments, purchasing an under-construction property and selling it off when the construction is complete, is a good way to earn money. However, your profit margin may not be very lucrative. For long-term investing, look at an area that is developing, cash in on the early bird prices, facilitate property valuation, sell it off when development is at its prime and gain profit out of it!
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Other major considerations to keep in mind while investing in real estate:
- Property taxes
- The average rent in the area
- Property valuation (Both Current and Future)
- Potential areas of development