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Different Ways Of Making A Living From Property Investment

Jun 16, 2008
Any good property investor should not focus on just one method of sourcing below market value property. Employing clever marketing techniques to source property is the intelligent way of buying below market value property. Here, we discuss various sources of cheap property and how a property investor can use different techniques for quick profit.

Buying properties that will ultimately be repossessed can be a great way to harness quick profit from property. These are properties where the mortgagors are adjudged in default and are held liable to pay the mortgage debt. Hence, the property is already a subject of a repossession proceeding. The owners of these properties will often sell for below market value rather than face the consequences of repossession.

It is also profitable to buy properties that have already been repossessed. These properties are usually owned by banks and financial institutions after the repossession proceedings, but before they have been sold on.

Some property owners end up in financial trouble because they have secured debt on their property. Unable to pay their debts, their house faces imminent repossession. An investor can often come in at this stage, pay off the secured debt and buy the property from the current owner for a much reduced price.

Another source of good value property is to buy direct from the property developer. Here, it is always better to deal with the senior manager rather than the admin staff who sit in the office. Using clever negotiation techniques you can often secure property for over 20% discount of its true value.

A lot of property developers also purchase land with potential for development. There are various things you can do here. For example, you could obtain planning permission, subdivide the land and resell lots for profit. This is definitely a lucrative way to earn a living and definitely worth considering. Alternatively, you could obtain an option to purchase land and only exercise the option if you are able to secure planning permission. If you do purchase the land, it is then up to you whether you want to build on the land yourself, or resell at a heightened price, achieved as a result of the planning permission obtained.

Buying properties and not immediately disposing of them is another income generating strategy. Here, you could hold the property and allow its price to increase as a result of market conditions or you could obtain cash flow from rental income. Whichever strategy you do choose, you will need to be aware of any maintenance, taxes and financial factors which come into play. Alternatively, rather than holding the property, you could choose to dispose of it immediately for market value and pocket the difference in prices.
About the Author
Dr Javaid Kiyani is a successful Property Investor and Internet Marketer. His vast knowledge of property investment is evidenced by the books he has written. For a FREE course including regular advice and tips on property investment, please visit:
http://www.hmopropertyriches.com
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