Category — Property
March 14, 2013 Comments Off
In Monday’s Pursuit of Happiness I left you with a cliff-hanger:
‘…this idea is the only pure property investing strategy I’ve heard over the past five years that makes any sense.’
In hindsight, after clicking the button to send the email to you, I realised I’d misled you. There isn’t just one pure property investing strategy I’d recommend.
There’s another one. That makes two pure property investing strategies. And I’ll take you through both of them today…
First up, here’s the property investment strategy I’d forgotten about.
To be honest, forgetting this investment strategy is a bit of a howler…considering it’s probably the best performing property investment of 2012.
And based on the first two weeks of 2013, it could be the best performing property investment this year too.
January 21, 2013 Comments Off
No doubt you would have seen several shows on the television that shows people buying properties and then reselling them again them after making minor repairs. Many people have made a tidy profit from doing this, but if you had really payed proper attention, you will frequently only see what the house could possibly make the owners. The shows often leave out when and for how much the home actually sold for.
Some of the richest people in the world first started out in the real estate business. That’s one of the reasons why that real estate investment has become so very popular. But what are some crucial things you should know before you go leaping into real estate yourself?
1. Firstly you need to know how market timing works.
This means that you need to not only gather up research on how the market cycles work, but that you also need to sit back and watch them for yourself. The truth is that property markets go up and down. But what you need to learn is when to buy. For instance buy when the market is low and then sell when it is high. Exactly like what you do in the share market. [Read more →]
January 6, 2013 Comments Off
Here is another article for all of you who are interested in Property. Pesonally I prefer shares.
Five Things to be Aware of When Buying or Selling a Property.
Like in all walks of life there is good and bad in all of the professions. Because now the property market might be taking off again, it certainly pays to know what are some of the tricks that some unscrupulous real estate agents have employed to get a quick sale so as to get their commission quickly.
1. Under quoting a property’s value.
There is a popular saying amongst some disreputable real-estate agents, and that is ”Quote ‘em low and then watch ‘em go. This happens when prospective property buyers are told that the buying price of the property that they are interested in buying, is much lower than the property’s actual true market value and the property owners reserve price.
Regrettably this under quoting is so very popular is for the plain and simple reason is because it works very successfully. So always check out the price of a property before you go to look at it, or bid for it .Try and get a wriitten quote or a pamphlet of some sort as there is less chance of under valuing happening if you have written down information beforehand. [Read more →]
November 23, 2012 Comments Off
We don’t know if it’s true or if it’s an urban myth.
But according to the tale, when a person turns up their toes to meet their maker (or fall to eternal damnation), shortly afterwards the body releases pent up gasses.
This can make it seem like the dead body is exhaling from the mouth or…hehem…from somewhere else.
In these moments, mourning relatives can wrongly think that their dearly departed loved-one has miraculously come back from the dead.
As we say, we don’t know if this really happens or whether it’s just an urban myth (although seeing as Money Morning is the undertaking profession’s financial newsletter of choice, we’re sure to get some feedback on this. Send your comments email@example.com).
But it’s not only in dead bodies that you see this phenomenon. As we’ll show you today, the ‘death fart’ has fooled mainstream economic analysis into thinking an Australian housing recovery is on the cards… [Read more →]
November 23, 2012 Comments Off
We have had numerous requests for more articles on Real Estate Investing. So here you are for all you property buffs.
Seven Simple Steps to Retail Investing.
The real estate bubble is not going to burst any time soon! The real estate market will, nevertheless, shift and the real estate market will change character,just the same as it always has done in the past! What’s “hot” now may turn cold and vice versa in the next 3 years (or perhaps even 3 months) nobody knows exactly for sure..
But, there are ways to “bullet proof” your real estate investments. It’s really quite basic.
The real estate market will change and what “works today in real estate may not work tomorrow… The rental market was extremely strong a year or so ago, but had gone a fraction softer in the past few months. But we are now seeing rentals again getting tighter once more. [Read more →]
November 19, 2012 Comments Off
Today I’m writing to you about an important subject.
It’s a subject that’s critical to your future wealth and happiness.
In fact, it’s something that could have a bigger negative impact on your wealth than any other investment.
And yet every way you turn the mainstream press, government agencies, and vested interests will say you’re a fool if you don’t follow their advice.
Well, I’m here to tell you to ignore them. It will be hard, because you’ll come under a lot of pressure…especially from family and friends.
But if there was only one piece of advice I could give you, it would be this… [Read more →]
November 16, 2012 Comments Off
Here is another article on Property for those of you who invest in property as well.
There are a few factors to seriously consider before you become a landlord (or lady). Here are a few to think about.
You could be lucky and score the perfect tenant just by chance,But it’s a very good idea that you interview the prospective tenants personally first. Make sure that youask for references from previous landlords. This will reassure your that they are trustworthy and this will also give you a good idea what sort of payers they have been in the past..
Students can make up a large proportion of the tenant market, but keep in mind that young tenants are not always as responsible as they should be! [Read more →]
November 15, 2012 Comments Off
Just for a change we will have a look at investing in Property.
If you really want to find the best opportunities in investment properties, you have to increase your odds by finding more deals. Who is more likely to get a cheap apartment building, an investor that looks through the property listings and calls it a day, or the one that uses these ten resources? Here are the ten:
1. Talk. Let people know you are looking and occasionally the properties will come to you. There are a lot of owners out there who want to sell, but haven’t yet listed their property.
2. Use the internet. Go to a search engine such as Google and enter the type of real estate you are currently looking for, along with the city you want to invest in. You just never know what you might find.
3. Take a drive around and just go looking for “For Sale By Owner” signs. Owners often don’t want to keep on paying out money to keep the ad in the paper every week, so you won’t see all properties listed there. [Read more →]
November 8, 2012 Comments Off
Do you have a mortgage? There is a 1 in 10 chance you have been tricked. We’re not sure if we can use the word ‘defrauded’ instead of ‘tricked’, although that was our first thought. The trick is the very same one played on borrowers in the US, Spain, and Greece.
And that turned out to be devastating, not only for the borrowers, but for the entire world economy.
There is something you can do right now to find out if you have fallen victim. It’s probably better to know now than learn the hard way later.
But first, credit where it’s due. Your editor didn’t uncover this disgusting development. Although we can claim to have suspected something of the sort. Instead, it is Denise Brailey of the Banking and Finance Consumer Support Association who has uncovered the dirty secret of the Australian lending industry.
For those of you who think you are informed about this, think again. Denise has discovered that the rot extends to the full-doc loan market, not just the no-doc loan market we wrote about previously. [Read more →]
October 5, 2012 Comments Off