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Real estate investment Q&A #2

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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Is the worst over for real estate investment trust (REIT)?

The market has discounted REIT shares to levels that anticipate a drawn-out period of deteriorating fundamentals. They are trading at steep discounts to asset values. The single most important factor affecting a recovery will be the course of the economy. It is likely things will get a bit worse before they get better. There has never been more fiscal and monetary stimulus thrown at the world’s economies. Mortgage rates are down. Mortgage refinancing is up. Spreads are starting to narrow between different grades of securities. But it is going to take time because the economic and financial crisis is just too big.

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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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