Shelter is still one of the basic needs of mankind. Everybody dreams of having a place of their own. Land being limited in area is still a coveted property. The nature of the real estate business – repetitive buying and selling helps maintain the dynamicity of this market.
There are various ways to make real estate investments profitable – buying commercial premises or own proprietary business or selling it after a few years, buying an apartment and renting it out, subletting of an apartment etc
Thus in essence, there are four main ways to make profit –
Earn profit by buying a space and then renting it out. It is important to keep in mind the costs to be incurred (financing costs, insurance etc) and the factors affecting revenue (upcoming projects of similar nature in the area, vacancy rate etc).
Profit from appreciation of the property based either on macroeconomic circumstances which are passive or forced appreciation by remodeling the property etc.
One can make profit from the depreciation of real estate. This is usually the result of a tax code generating tax free earnings.
Profit from the equity build up in.
One has often heard how people make large sums of money in property transactions. As an industry, it involves smaller industries with a host of occupations like engineers, contractors, artists, electricians etc. Thus it creates a lot of employment opportunities.
Is it necessary to be a realtor, investor or someone who is knowledgeable about the market to profit from real estate? Not in the least. All that is required is to know exactly where to find the market.
One can do this as simply as finding a place which one likes and then deciding to use it for purposes besides personal use – renting/ leasing, fixing the property and then reselling it etc. If one manages to find the right space and location then no matter what use you may put it to, one can be sure to make a profit.
It is important to weigh the risks associated with the investments and keep a track of the market scenario – when is it a good time to buy/sell or simply stick to what one already owns.
Properties are assets which if managed properly give ample supply of additional income. In case of renting out spaces, knowledge about landlord tenant laws, real estate tax laws etc is important.
Flipping is a common transaction technique in the industry. Here, the investor buys a property, does the necessary changes, enhancing it and then quickly sells it. The only important thing is to evaluate the real estate trends of the market one lives in.
Another technique being followed to profit from property is lease purchasing. This has the advantages of controlling the property without actual ownership of it.
Another profitable segment is that of real estate in hospitality and tourism industries. Hence, if done well, real estate property and development results in creating profitable properties. Another great way to make the real estate transaction profitable is by avoiding the middlemen
By Brandon Fraser