Real estate investment like any other form of investment is dependent on the economic principle of supply and demand. The ebbing and flow of the population in your target area will therefore be important to determine if your property will do well both in terms of capital appreciation and rental income. This article will therefore help you identify three migration trends that may make you more money in your real estate investment.
Firstly, interstate migration is a simple concept that affects real estate prices to some extent. When a certain large group ofbout the Author
Joel Teo is the own people move to another state for instance due to some large factory opening up or some large scale business opening up, you will see that property prices in that particular area heating up. For that matter, it will be prudent to look at states where industries are opening new plants, or the Federal Government is allocating more industrial spending in terms of defence revenue towards to identify which properties will start going up in value. The newspapers and county statistics at the local office should avail you of such migration data and spend some time researching on it before making your next real estate investment.
You will notice that most people gripe and bemoan the fact that they missed out on the last real estate gold rush, I would suggest that you should therefore spend some time looking out for developments in your country or state and seize them. Another good way to spot such trends is to make friends with a real estate agent and tap on their real estate knowledge to do better in your real estate investments.
Secondly, the university town syndrome is easy to spot for the purposes of real estate investments. Students from all over the world and from other states flock to institutes of higher learning and so require housing. I am sure most of you are familiar with this and Sydney is one example in point where weekly rentals are quite high due to the various universities that are around the residential sites in the area.
What most people are not attuned to is the real estate growth of the university and the prospects of rental increase of the properties that are around the growth areas of the university. Always be on the lookout for possible university property expansion and purchase property on the fringes so that you can cater to the prospective student renters around the vicinity and make more from your real estate investments.
Thirdly, governmental Rezoning and Development is another key indicator of real estate prices increasing. Spend some time today to look at the master plan for your state and figure out where the next growth sector or area is going to be. Where infrastructure and development and progress is seen, prices of surrounding property will increase commensurately and thus your real estate investment will also ride the trend.
In addition, look for the presence of good schools, access to highways and other subway rail stations. All these amenities will boost the price of your real estate investment when compared to the rest of town.
In conclusion, spend some time indoors looking at the district master plan, the state reports on development and then take a walk outdoors to walk the target area to observe how the town and place is developing. Spend some time networking with real estate agents who will know the latest scoop on how the town is progressing and where new developments are and then combine all this knowledge into a step by step masterplan for your real estate acquisitions. Empower yourself today and take massive action to reach your real estate investment goals.
By Joel Teo 2006 All Rights Reserved