Are you thinking of investing in Toronto Real Estate? It has long been known that real estate can provide a healthy return on investment for both beginners and for seasoned investors. It can be a bit overwhelming when faced with the avenues in which you can invest your hard-earned money.
If you are seriously considering investing in Real Estate, see the 3 buying strategies below to help determine which strategy is best for you.
Before thinking about what strategy is best for you, consider…
- Are you being upfront and honest about your real estate goals?
- How involved do you want to be with this venture?
- It this a one-off or do you have more of an entrepreneurial mindset?
- Do you have a team of professionals to provide a more comprehensive analysis (i.e., financial/real estate professionals)?
- Answering these questions will help to align your mindset so you can reach your real estate goals more effectively.
Buying and Holding: Invest in Rental Properties and Become a Landlord
Owning a rental property (or properties) can be a wonderful opportunity for individuals who are looking for a long-term investment with a consistent return. This strategy requires a strong capital investment upfront for maintenance, vacancies and to assist in managing tenants. Buying and holding is a lucrative investment you can leverage to your advantage. There are also associated expenses that are tax-deductible.
House/Condominium Flipping (Wholesale Real Estate Investing)
If you are a more seasoned Real Estate Investor, house/condominium flipping could be for you! This is a very hands-on approach and requires a substantial capital investment and deep market knowledge.
Hot tip: A novice investor can sometimes underestimate the time and money each project requires. Be sure to have a contingency plan, overestimate your costs and timeline and be conservative with your skillset and knowledge.
Like buying and holding (becoming a landlord), buying pre-construction condominiums is a tangible asset that provides you with leverage. These projects typically start their sales 3-5 years prior to their completion date and your initial investment will often appreciate once the building is complete.
Hot tip: Research the builders/developers prior to buying, consult a Realtor who specializes in pre-construction to better understand the costs and timeline.
Buying real estate as an investment can be a prudent financial decision if you are looking to invest in your future. I hope this article has equipped you with some tools and tips to get the most value for your money in your endeavours!
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