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9 Reasons Why You Should Choose Property Investment

Although there are many options for investing, property investment is one of the favorites. There are at least 9 reasons why we should invest in property and not other types of investments:

1. The power of “Leverage”

To invest in our properties have the option to not use 100% of our money, but by using other people’s money (OPM). One of the most common source is the money the bank loans. Depending on the country where we are, we usually can get a loan from banks ranging from 70% to 95%. In this case we only need to spend down payment of 5% to 30% of property price. This also means that leverage is approximately 3.3 to 20 times.

2. Relatively low risk

In general, investment in property is not like investing in the stock market where prices in one day can go down and up quite significantly. Only in certain situations where the economy was bad, property investments may be affected slightly. When compared with other investment types, such as opening a business, saving money on deposit or invested in stocks, property investment has a lower risk than those investments. If we look at the risk compared with income potential, the property has a relatively low risk with good potential income from rents and capital gains.

3. Two sources of income: rental and capital gains

Property investment offers a combination of rental income and capital gains. Investing in property is not only going to give us a positive cash flow but also the potential capital gains depends on property price increment Continue reading