Let's discuss our 9 top reasons you should invest in property.
Why should I consider investing in property?
Property investment can offer a stable and potentially profitable avenue for building wealth over the long term. Real estate has a history of steady appreciation and can generate passive income through rental payments.
What factors should I consider before investing in property?
Key considerations include location, market trends, potential for rental income, property management, financing options, and your personal financial goals.
How much money do I need to start investing in property?
The amount required can vary based on factors like property prices, location, and financing options. Usually between 5% – 10% of the value of a property. Speak with us to discuss your options for a deposit. You may be able to borrow against the equity in your existing home or investment property.
Is property investment suitable for beginners?
Property investment can be suitable for beginners if they conduct thorough research, seek advice from professionals, and have a clear financial plan. Engaging a property mentor or advisor can also provide valuable guidance.
What are the potential risks of property investment?
Property values can fluctuate, and market conditions might change. Vacancy periods, unexpected maintenance costs, and interest rate increases can impact profitability. Research and careful planning can help mitigate these risks.
Should I invest in residential or commercial property?
The choice between residential and commercial property depends on your goals and risk tolerance. Residential properties often offer stable rental income, while commercial properties can provide higher yields but might require more management.
What is negative gearing, and how does it work?
Negative gearing involves borrowing money to invest in property, with the rental income being lower than the property expenses (including mortgage interest and maintenance). The resulting loss can be claimed as a tax deduction.
Can I invest in property while still paying off my home loan?
Yes, it’s possible to invest in property while repaying your home loan. Your ability to do so will depend on your financial situation, equity in your current property, and the lending criteria of financial institutions.