Monthly Archives: March 2009

Real estate investment Q&A #1

reijb.com is going to enter into her 5th month. We have received a lot of feedbacks and comments from readers which help us to improve the contents of this blog and make reijb.com a place of discussion about real estate investment. We hereby summarised some of the questions and answers which you may have missed but yet interested.

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Property details to check before you buy an investment property

Before you get involved with the detailed analysis of income, expenses and financing for the investment real estate that you wanted, you need to find out more about it such as age of the property, rental history, neighborhood, building condition, amenities, parking, furnished or unfurnished. These basic details concerning the property you want to purchase will add to your evaluation of the investment.

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How important is location to an investment real estate?

It has been said that the three most important considerations in buying real estate are: location, location and location. This is most certainly true in purchasing a home but may or may not always be true when purchasing investment real estate. One advantage in investment real estate as opposed to your personal residence is that the door is virtually wide open when it comes to location and type of property you select. Your most important consideration is, does it meet your investment goals, such as cash flow and appreciation potential. If it meets these goals, physical location of the property may be secondary.

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Should you invest in real estate through a company?

There are various other methods of taking title to a real estate investment. One of the most popular ways is through a private limited property holding company. There are several advantages to buy properties under a property holding company such as tax benefits and limited liability. However, additional cost and effort are required to run a company. Unless you plan to grow your company into a larger scale of property holding, investing through individual ownership is still considered more viable in the beginning until you have reached high personal income tax bracket or the maximum limit of personal credit allowed by banks.

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Why real estate is a good investment?

Of all possible investments that are within the reach of the average investor, none ofter the combination of outstanding benefits that are available to real estate investors. Banks and life insurance companies recognise this fact! So they invest your money in real estate. While they pay you 1 to 3 percent for the use of your money, they are making 10 to 20 percent on it. Why is real estate such a good investment? It offers the investor at least five different returns or ways of making money, on his investment: cash flow, equity income, appreciation, leverage and control.

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