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Why invest in real estate?
When planning to invest, most people find themselves in a state of confusion wondering what they should invest in. While there are many great ways to multiply your capital, I would say, from personal experience, that investing in real estate is greatly rewarding.
1. Generate Passive Income
The number one reason to invest in real estate is to earn passive income through, for instance, rents and leases. What’s even better is that investors can use the passive income generated to pay off the property’s mortgage and other initial investments while simultaneously maintaining or increasing their monthly cash flow! Sounds great, doesn’t it?
2. Good Control Over Profits
In real estate, you deal with individual properties that can be vastly different in size, location, features, and price. There is not a fixed price for the property you’re planning to buy or sell. You can always negotiate and buy an old property at a low price, then revamp or remodel before selling it for a substantial profit. You’ll have full control!
3. Value Appreciation
Many properties, regardless of the countries and cities they are located in, have a tendency to appreciate in value — this could be brought about by inflation, and demand and supply, property market drivers, and other factors. As a result, your property could even increase in price by millions in just a few years.
4. Consistent Cash Flow
Real estate can provide a source of consistent cash flow. If you have a property, you can rent it out and receive monthly payments from your tenants. Along with that, market prices for rental properties keep pace with inflation, so you will earn higher rental income should the cost of living increase.
5. Enjoy Unique Tax Advantages
A depreciation expense is one of the most beneficial tax advantages real estate investors enjoy. It legally allows for a tax reduction that benefits investors by giving them extra money they can use to save, reinvest, pay back loans, and spend on anything they want.
While real estate is a good investment vehicle, you cannot just go out and buy any property. It’s important to put in the time and effort to find deals and perform thorough due diligence. It’s common for sellers to overestimate the price of their properties without taking into account the state of the property, so doing detailed research on the property as well as its developer is essential during the negotiation process. As an investor, it’s crucial to buy below the market value to make the most out of your investment. Whether you purchase a small commercial space or a luxurious penthouse, be smart and strategic!