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Are Property Options Your Best Bet?

Feb 10, 2008
Property options are a method of investing in real estate that many people do not know much about. One reason for that is because they simply are a new to the scene type of investing. While they have been available to be used for quite a long while, it hasn't been until recently that more people have "learned" about them and just how potentially profitable they can be. Yet, plenty of well known investors have used these options to help them to build wealth, and you can as well. The goal is to think of property options as a different type of property investment. Instead of considering it a real estate transaction like purchasing a home, consider it more along the lines of an investment in a business.

What Is An Option?

It is important to define what a property option is for those that do not know. An option is actually just a legal document that will be used to control a piece of property. This type of ownership in a piece of property is not the traditional type. More so, it is a unique way of taking control of the property so that you can see a profit in it. When you take advantage of a property option, you are able to benefit monetarily from that real estate. One way that you will benefit is through the simple growth of the property.

The most important and most profitable way to control the property, though, is to take advantage of the value that can be added to the property. When a massive amount of value is added, you will reap the rewards. A Development Approval is used to see this benefit. This is a simple document that comes from the local council and allows for you to develop the property. As the property is developed, correctly, the benefit is that value is added to it.

The added benefit of the property option is that you do not have to settle. You will have the option to purchase the property, if you want to. This means that you do not need to do so and therefore you do not need any funding for the settlement of the property. Added value comes in the form of having the ability to profit from the property investment without having to pay for repairs or having to find tenants to live in the property.

For many people, this is where the benefit comes in. As you can see, when you purchase property options as your tool for property investing, you are purchasing the ability to profit without having to borrow money from a bank to do so. You risk very little because you will correctly select the right pieces of property to invest in. For those that want to see the profits of owning real estate, but do not want to deal with the cost of doing so in the most traditional sense, property options work well. In addition, for many, they are the best bet they will see. Consider how well they fit into your wealth building plan.
About the Author
Sean Rasmussen is a Property Investor and Stock Market Trader. Read about Mark Rolton from Massland, who is the Australian authority on property options. You can read more on Sean's Property Options Blog
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