What can young people do to get into property investment?

What can young people do to get into property investment?

Property investment is a valuable financial growth option that was once reserved for established individuals who had already built diverse portfolios. A changing real estate market and the development of innovative investment techniques has allowed young people to become investment property owners. But, it’s important for this demographic to tread carefully when entering the market. Here are some valuable tips that you can use when you’re considering an investment property purchase.

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Consider a shared investment

Are your family members interested in becoming property investors? You should consider asking them if they’d like to make a joint purchase. This is especially beneficial when both parties are unable to invest alone. You can pool your resources to become investment property owners without taking on more debt than you can handle. Many investors also find they are able to qualify for lower interest payments on a mortgage when using this technique.

However, it’s important to cover yourself when you make a joint investment. A contract should be written up to outline the rights and responsibilities of each party in regards to the investment. You can determine the terms that you’d like to establish before you ask about joint investments to make sure that you’re not compromising conditions that are necessary to make you comfortable in regards to the arrangement.

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Own while renting

Many young people are discovering that the key to being a successful landlord is also being a tenant at the same time. You might not have the money to purchase both a personal property and an investment property. Investment properties yield income in the present while also allowing you to secure a substantial asset for the future, so it’s worth considering buying only an investment property.

Remember that you’re not necessarily going to be a tenant forever. You’re young, and your financial resources are probably limited. Investing in real estate now could even be your ticket to saving for a deposit on your first personal property purchase in the future.

Keep risk under control

Property investment involves some level of risk, but you have the opportunity to keep this risk to a minimum by properly planning your purchase. One way to keep risk under control when you’re purchasing an investment property is by purchasing in a popular area. Some new landlords find that they’re unable to rent out a home or apartment because of high crime or a lack of nearby amenities, so it’s best to buy a building that is in the middle of everything.

Another way to keep risk under control is by researching popular rental properties in your area. You may find that apartments are more popular with renters than houses, semis or villas, as such, it may pay to purchase this type of property.

While many younger Australians have the opportunity to set themselves up for the future by investing in real estate, purchasing an investment property is a decision that takes careful planning. You may have to think outside of the box to enjoy a high return on your investment.

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This article was written by Mortgage Choice.

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Aaron is a long time property investor and currently owns a portfolio of over 18 properties. Aaron is also the joint owner and manager of one of the country’s largest Mortgage Choice franchise operations. Aaron understands the needs of the typical residential property investor and has a passion for helping home owners and investors get into the market sooner.