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What Home Buyers Can Learn from a Real Estate Investors Viewpoint

investor viewpoint1There are plenty of things to consider when purchasing a home, from the size of place that you’re looking for to the amount of home you’re able to afford. While it’s certainly worth knowing what you want going in, here are a few factors that investors often think about before investing in a property.

Will The Location Last?
‘Location, location, location’ is a popular expression for a reason, and it’s among the first things that any person purchasing a property will consider when they think about long term-investment potential. It can be easy to think that a currently trendy community, or beachfront property will always be a great investment. The thing to remember trendy places go out of style, and sea levels can rise. An investor will want a location that’s ideal, but they’ll also consider what the area’s future might hold.

Are You in A Bubble?
If you’ve found the perfect home to live in and are considering making an offer, you may not be too worried about its selling potential a few years on. However, if you’re buying in a bubble, your price may be inflated, and this can cause problems if you want to make a profit in five years’ time. Real estate is on the up and up all over the world. So a true investor will consider if the market value will investor viewpoint2continue to rise, or if it’s primed for a considerable economic setback.

Will It Survive the Trends?
The market for condos is certainly booming right now with the rising price of real estate, but many people are also choosing to move away from urban centers to buy a little bigger and start a family. Whether it’s open concept, or a sizeable townhouse, it can be tempting to buy the type of home that is hot right now. Remember these trends may not be so popular in the coming years. Instead of going for flash, consider what will always be in style, or can at least be easily renovated.

The most important thing when purchasing a home is buying a place that you can feel good about, but real estate investors know that there are a number of important factors to consider. If you’re currently on the market for a new home and are weighing your options, you may want to contact a real estate professional for more information.

moo thorpe headshotFor more helpful tips please contact me at 505.780.0310, or email me at moo@moothorpe.com and I will be happy to assist you.

Whether you are selling your home, or buying a home, I can help you with your endeavor.

 

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