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Factors to Consider To Avoid Trouble While Investing In Real Estate

Posted on 2016-02-11 12:40:15

Investing in Pakistan’s real estate market is a major decision which should not be taken lightly. Most people buy a home just once in their lives, so they must take into consideration all important aspects investing in real estate. Normally, you would require home mortgage to finance your plan of buying a home, and for this, you need to know if you really qualify for it or not. In case you do, you should assess your expenses and savings and then get a mortgage accordingly. However, if you don’t qualify, you may need someone to co-sign on the mortgage loan for you.

While a lot of people think they can buy houses on their own without getting any assistance from the realtors, the fact is, hiring a real estate agent can save you a lot of trouble along the way. Although the commission rate is pretty hefty, yet the work done is worth every rupee. Finding a good selling party for you, cutting deals, doing paperwork etc, isn’t something an individual, lacking experience in the real estate market, can pull off very well. When you buy a home through a realtor, he keeps you informed about the next step and let you know the total costs including certain fees and taxes, you’ll actually be bearing at the time of buying a property. This helps you make an informed decision rather than getting panicky at the last moment. You get to know beforehand if you can afford a certain property or not. Here are 5 important tips to keep in mind to avoid trouble while investing in the Pakistan’s real estate market.

Always Plan Ahead

Not planning ahead can result in failure in the real estate industry. Similar to other businesses, the best thing to do is to plan beforehand to find the properties suitable to your investment plan. Real estate experts and experienced investors recommend picking an investment model to find a property accordingly, instead of first buying a property and working on a strategy afterwards.

Not Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Playing the lone ranger and carrying out everything on your own in real estate industry can prove costly. You need to consult with a real estate expert to get a thorough knowledge about the market trends and price structure. It is important to establish good relationships with the agents.

Research Properly

Research and planning go hand in hand with each other. Without proper research, you cannot know about the ins and outs of an industry to make for a safe investment. Experts recommend understanding the difference between real estate investing and the real estate business before dabbling in the actual business. It also helps to avoid potential loss. As a rule of thumb, always carry out an extensive research before investing money in Lahore Bahria Town houses.

Pay Attention to Cash flow

Investment in the real estate industry is not a piece of cake. It is not just about purchasing, holding and renting a property. In fact, as a real estate investor, you need to plan your cash flow for the maintenance of properties. Hiring a property manager to solve the problem is also not as easy as it sounds. As a potential owner, you need to plan your budget to pay for the insurance, taxes, property mortgage if any, advertising costs and other dues before successfully leasing a property under your name.

Hire a Home Inspector

You also need to be mentally prepared to hire a home inspector at the time of buying a house. This may sound like too many expenses but buying a property is a life-time decision and shouldn’t be made in haste. Furthermore, it’s always advised to get a home protection plan to make up for any loss that may occur anytime of the year before buying a house.

Keeping all the aforementioned tips in mind can help you stay away from trouble when investing your money in the Pakistani real estate industry. The industry beyond doubt has a huge profit potential but only with careful planning and research, you can turn the tables in your favor and maximize your profit.