Plan 4 Property Investing Property investment guide



Is Property Investment All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Everyone, well almost everyone, wants to be a property investor. Visiting auctions, developing something that has been allowed to fall into disrepair, and making a huge profit looks pretty glamorous to most of us. So many people now dream of giving up the day job, getting a property to update, and selling it on at a good mark-up. But does everyone make money in property investment? This article will explore the question of whether property investment is all it's cracked up to be.

So, you haven't yet given up the day job, but you've definitely decided that property development is for you. You've seen a good investment property for sale, what's next? If you're new to the game it pays to find yourself a good property investment forum. There are plenty on the web.

Don't think however that this is going to tell you to buy an investment property and you've got it made. Life is never that simple. One look at the questions and answers section on making it in the property market and you'll see that good investment property is not easy to find. Quite a few of the people writing in the property investment forum are already involved they've found investment property for sale and have begun the hard work that property investment entails. They will tell you that it is not easy, don't give up the day job just yet.

Still determined to buy investment property? Then go to the property forum and get advice from those who have already done it. For example, there are auction services out there who will charge you a nice fat finder's fee of around $250 to advise you of coming auctions near you. Don't bother, is the advice on the forum, most of the auctioneers and their listings are freely available on line, just log in and take a look. The advice on such forums is useful. If you see investment property for sale and think that it might be for you, find out what you can then check it out on the forum. Most of them will tell you that when you start out take the safest option, continue working and develop your property in the evenings and at weekends. Sound exhausting? Writers at the property investment forum say that it is that you need almost superhuman powers to succeed in the property investment market.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained you say, I'm still determined to buy investment property. Well, it is your money. Make sure that you are well aware of any pitfalls and that you have sufficient knowledge of different types of property and their uses before you take the plunge. If you intend to buy investment property that you can rent out, then it's a good idea to be aware that there are different types of tenancies and you really need a solicitor to help you sort out the red tape surrounding them. Still determined, still think the property market is all it's cracked up to be? Well the good news is that buying investment property is still worthwhile, providing you make yourself aware of the pitfalls beforehand, and providing you recognise that the day job might be an easier way of earning money than buying investment property.