I have always dabbled a little when it came to investing, nothing too heavy just a few stocks and shares and the occasional oil future to make me a little bit of money from my savings to pay for that next vacation. Every time that I spoke with anyone about investment, they would always tell me that I should be investing my money in bricks and mortar. The problem that I had was that I didn’t like the idea of investing so much money in one fell swoop, I could afford it but I just felt as though there was risk attached to such a large investment.
I started researching online a little and I saw a promotional video from Group’s CEO about how easy and profitable real estate investment could be. I got on the phone straight away and began searching for my first property. Before long I was signing a contract on a small apartment and 3 years on I have 2 more properties and I am firmly in the black for my investments. If you are anything like I was back then, here are a few reasons why you need to invest in real estate.
Great Profit Options
There are 3 real options when it comes to how you will profit from your real estate investment. The first of which is to look for the long term, buying a reasonable priced property and let the rent come in each month to give you some liquid cash whilst you wait for the value of the property to rise. The second option is to flip houses, this is a quick money making method which sees you searching for great bargains and then selling on quickly for a profit. The final option is somewhere between the two, buying to sell but being prepared to rent out for a little while until the value is just right.
Safety of Investment
Unlike with stocks and shares, real estate is something tangible that you can see and touch, consider it as a big pile of money which has a changing value. The housing market is far more stable than any other financial market and whilst it can fall, it generally rises again, if you have time on your hands then you can feel safe in the knowledge that you are unlikely to lose a great deal of money.
Supply and Demand
We have a growing population and as such there is far more demand for housing than there is supply. This means that if you are looking to rent out or sell your property, you should not have too much trouble in doing so. There is constant pressure on governments to build more housing but this demand is never met which means that if you are smart in terms of what kind property you buy, you can cash in on this demand and make yourself a great deal of profit.