Investment Property: An Ideal Investment

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What makes investing in property really a good investment option? When there are other investment avenues open, why is it that investment propertynever fades out? Even while the other avenues are offering better rates of return, people still go in for investing in the real estate. The reasons are abound, from the purely financial consideration based on profitability to the more emotional and psychological reasons. Let us explore some of the reasons which make investment property hot.

Absolute returns matter: Investing a big sum in the real estate sector over a period of time can actually make you earn big after some period of time. While some other options may be offering you better returns, there might be requirement of lower sums which might in fact make you diversify more rather than putting all money in one option to get maximum returns. In property, you have to invest big.

A thing which you can own and use: Commodities or metals, most of the times, can not be used. These can only be used by selling these off or mortgaging them to convert these to money which is then used for doing anything else. Property can be used as such either for living or for work anytime that you like.

A more secure investment: Can a thief take away your property? He can of course take away the investments done on papers and deprive you of possessions but this is not possible to be done with property unless there is intentional white collar crime done against you with malicious means.

Earn income in more than one way: With investment property, you can take the rental income by leasing out your unit or you can even sell off the same during the peak rate season to get the maximum profit. Rental income can be substantial in some areas. You can retain the title to the property even while earning income from it.

While it is true that there are some distinctive advantages of it, there are some peculiarities of this investment as well. You need big sum to invest which might not be possible for everyone. This investment needs to be locked in for years if it is some under-construction project. Also, the market demand may not be all that good for selling the property or renting it at the desired rates. You might have to wait for the opportune time in future or compromise with the rates that you are seeking.

Despite these peculiarities, the investment property is still desirable since, historically, the property prices have not crashed often. These are far more stable or are always witnessing the upward trend. Downward curve happens very rarely. In a buoyant economy, the need for more residential, commercial, industrial and other spaces grows considerably and the high demand for limited spaces pushed up the prices. You can design a portfolio of investment in different properties depending on their special features and your objectives.
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With investment property, you can take the rental income by leasing out your unit or you can even sell off the same during the peak rate season to get the maximum profit

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This article was published on 2011/03/31