The potential for properties to work miracles for your bank account is a reality in a real estate market that is currently quite stable. Those looking to invest in a property as a first home or as an investment will be pleased to know that Australia has one of the most fertile landscapes for development. Of course, the potential to see a return on your investment depends on the area and other environmental factors.
While areas like Perth are seeing a pullback in housing prices, other areas like Sydney are experiencing an increase in value with home values up almost 40% in the last decade. With the increase of house and land packages in Western Sydney, residents are benefiting from a thriving housing market. This also seems to be the trend around Australia in general where some areas thrive and others stagnate, but those looking to invest in property in places like Sydney can find that a steal will ultimately generate income.
Let’s take a closer look at what you can to maximise your earnings as a property investor.
Pay Attention To Change
When looking for a property, the environment is very important. While location, location, location is a popular saying, potential investors should look at other factors. For one, investors should pay attention factors in the area that indicate that the area might be experiencing growth in the near future.
Factors like the construction of new buildings, shopping areas, and other buildings that are a source of traffic are clues to the area being developed. Another big indicator of whether the area might experience growth is when the area is being cleared of brush and other forests to prepare for construction. Visit the property and its surroundings often to see what is happening in the area to determine how growth and construction might influence house values in the area.
Pay Attention To Sellability
When you are viewing the property, pay attention to the floor plan and layout of the home. Homes that are constructed as single-family dwellings have standard floor plans with a set number of bedrooms and bathrooms. They provide a kitchen, living space, and a garage. Most have both front and back yards that come in a full range of sizes depending on where the house is situated in the housing area.
Homes that are typically difficult to sell are those that come with features that are outside of typical standards. For example, garages that have been converted into rooms or other spaces or bathrooms that are in places outside of where they typically are built in the home change the whole format, potentially making it a little more difficult to sell. When purchasing a home, pay attention to features in the home that might appear to give place appeal but can make reselling it a problem.
Think In Terms Of Income
Most people purchase property and then live in the home, but at the same time, most homeowners can pay the home off either through renting rooms in the home or the whole house. Again, if planning to pay for the property through rental income, think about the area that the home is located in and look for popular locations. Areas near schools, colleges, and other community buildings are great places to invest in rental property, for example. Visit any of the online rental websites to see how much property rents for in a particular area to get an idea of the earning potential.
Maximising Your Investment
Real estate can potentially make money long after the loan has been settled. However, to gain the most value from a property, consider all the factors that can influence its value, including new construction starts, the home’s layout, and the property’s earning potential. Whether choosing a house and land package or going with standard residential mortgages, finding the house of your dreams and a potential money generator begins with understanding these basic principles.