Zubair Ghias: 3 Fundamentals of Real Estate Investment

Real estate venture is lucrative when done effectively. The secret to getting those great returns lies in understanding the fundamentals of what makes a great real estate investment and focusing on investing only in the best real estates. In order to avoid common mistakes that many real estate investors make, here are three fundamentals things you ought to know about real estate investment.

1. Have a good plan with well-defined strategies
One of the main reasons why many investors lose money, whether in stocks, real estate, mutual funds or other investment vehicles is due to lack of planning. A good investment plan will help you get from where you are right now to your desired financial destination.

There are various niches and strategies you can use to accomplish your plan. A well-defined strategy of what you hope to achieve can help you decide where to look, and the types of properties that suits you best. It is also important to know that each of these strategies conveys its own rules for making profits.
2. Seek vital information

In order to succeed in real estate investment, you need to acquire vital information. Whether you are just starting or you are an experienced property investor, you have to continuously upgrade your knowledge. Make a lot of inquiries and attempt to figure out whether the property you are about to purchase is indeed worth the money.
3. Location matters most

The location of the property you want to buy is very important. The property should be in the right demographic area where employment and population are on the rise. The best real estate investment properties are ones with good locations.
Real estate investment is a long term wealth creation tool and not a get rich quick scheme.

Zubair Ghias has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago. He has a keen interest in residential and commercial real estate and currently runs a private equity firm.

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