Today people have opportunities to invest in real estate that has not been available for many years. With the number of foreclosed homes on the market one can often pick up a house or other real estate at a fraction of the original price. Through the years the one thing that has increased in value is property that was purchased at a low price.
With the foreclosure of so many homes and the reluctance of the banks to try to stem the tide there are opportunities for first time buyers to achieve the home of their dreams. They need, however, to be sure the purchase is within their financial budget. Many business people are making purchases for rentals and this is fine as long as a loan payment, if there is one, is not more than the rent.
There are many state, federal and county laws regarding real estate transactions. It is practically impossible for the lay person to read or understand all this legalize. For that reason it is important to consult with professionals who are well acquainted with these rules and regulations.
In dealing with a foreclosure, bid or short sale concerning real estate there are many pits to be avoided. A foreclosure might have hidden liens against the property. Property purchased on bid might have someone living in the property with a lease that can’t be broken. Having the experts determine all of this before the final purchase is essential to have a good transaction.
There are excellent opportunities on the BC real estate market today to make a good investment. Obviously, when one buys low and sells high there is a profit. The major consideration, one who makes a purchase must understand, is that things don’t happen overnight. It might take several years before the property can be sold at a profit but usually that profit is better than the stock market and, certainly, more secure.
Before even looking at any real estate a person considering making a purchase should educate themselves regarding such things as short sales, bidding sales and other prospects of this market. This will, at least, give them a basic knowledge of what it is all about. This information will be invaluable in knowing what questions to ask when the time is right.
Careful planning needs to go into the purchasing of property. Sitting down and looking at one’s income and outgo on a monthly basis will determine if there is enough money to make a mortgage payment without sacrificing other things. Owning a home requires upkeep that one does not encounter when renting so those things must be taken into consideration also when determining if one’s budget can support the purchase.
Some foreclosed and other homes, on the market today, require extensive re-modeling. The seller will usually allow a certain amount of money to cover a few of these repairs but seldom enough to cover the entire cost. If planning on using the purchase for a rental it is important to look at details such as rent collection and lawn maintenance or other things to be done to keep it in first class condition.
The winter olympics brought a lot of attention to the Kimberley real estate market and is experiencing a bit of a boom now.