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Expenses While Investing In Real Estate

Nov 14, 2007
While investing in a property and real estate, one faces many things at a time. It is advisable to get to know about the small things involved in a real estate deal. Expenses during an investment in the real estate are one of such things that are not considered at first. Maintaining a record of the expenses during the investments can minimize the risks. One never knows when the market will vary in terms of the prices. In this case the risk factors and expenses should be considered before making any investments in real estate.

Investors usually sell the stocks at a profitable price and make a real-estate investment. Others belong to the middle class which is gaining a higher income that can be disposed off. The investors usually make the investments in the houses and other properties as their second home. One should always make an investment in the real-estate which can fulfill the financial goals. So there are some points that should be considered while making an investment in the real-estate.

Factors to consider in a real estate investment

Taxation is the main factor to be considered in a real estate deal. A "wealth tax" refers to the investors who already own one house. The tax is not applicable to the wealth below certain amount. This kind old wealth also comprise of jewelry and car along with the extra house. If the extra owned house is put on rent for considerable duration then also it does not come under taxable wealth. For the investors who have put their second home on rent are liable for "Income Tax". Even though the second house is kept vacant and not put on the rent, the government assumes to be on rent and applies the income tax on it.

Leveraging is one more such factor to be considered. The term means taking loan for buying home or making investments. If the loan is taken from housing finance firms, then the rate of interest is hampered with the rise and fall of the market price. The investor may get more loss in the falling market and will get fewer returns in an uprising market. In leveraging the loan can also be taken for buying mutual funds or stocks.

The housing loan is also taken to carry out the tax savings. The housing loans will increase the net income and hence in turn will increase the cash outflow. The real-estate is considered to be an illiquid asset, as it is difficult to resell it and convert into the hard cash. That is why it has major impact on price.

The major expenses that are involved in the real estate are the property values and rents. The investors can check out for the comparison for the property value by investing the prices of nearby similar properties. The insurance factor also turns out to be an expense in the real-estate investment. The seller's insurance coverage should be checked out before the deal.
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Stephen C Campbell (MBA, MSc) is an international internet marketer and business consultant, and has published more information about investments on
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