How is Buying Property in Spain Done?

One of the best places in Europe to buy a property is without a doubt, Spain. The weather is great and the lifestyle is better than most places in this region. But for those people that are into property investments the road can be troublesome at best. As you know there are three important words that you should remember in buying a property – location, location and location. Yes we all know this but it is sometimes quite amusing that most people who are buying property in Spain miss this fundamental point. Carried away by the views and a pushy sales pitch from a local property seller, foreigners usually falls into buying there dream home only to find out later …

Getting the Property You Desire in South France

Perhaps, one of the most important life decisions is buying a property. With a little mistake, you would be wasting great amount money. The need for security and safety is greatly desired nowadays. And what offers this kind of fulfillment is your home. Only your home can provide an atmosphere of peace and quiet and refuge. The home is a place of rest and rejuvenation. Thus, getting a house is indeed more than worth! And if you consider seeking of a new house abroad, consider South France in your checklist. South France has so much to offer – reasonable real estate prices, relaxed countryside lifestyle, and terrific cuisine. Property buying tips: 1. The first step in buying a buying a …

How to Build a Profitable Property Portfolio

As more and more of us look for better ways to secure our financial future than investing into stocks and shares or relying on our government to provide for us in our old age, so interest in purchasing property as an investment asset is increasing. After all rarely do careful investments made into real estate lose a purchaser money, whereas all too often investments made into pensions companies or on the stock market fail to come to fruition – is it any wonder therefore that more people want to know how to build a profitable property portfolio? Here are ten top tips that expert property investors abide by when looking for property that they can do up and resell or …

Buy Or Rent?

Should you buy or rent? It depends on your circumstances, and the real estate market where you are going to live. Years ago, I sold a home for a young couple who owed almost as much as the sales price on their house. They needed to take money from savings to pay the closing costs and sales commission. You can bet that they wished they had rented for the couple years they lived there. This brings up the first thing to consider when comparing buying versus renting: the amount of time you’ll be there. Buying and later selling a home will usually cost about 10% or more of the value of the home. These costs mean that if the home …

Buying a Home versus Renting a Home in Tampa Bay Florida

Renting a home is not uncommon as it is clear that some people cannot afford to buy their own home. The natural assumption is that it works out cheaper to buy a home over a long period of time. However, where many of us cannot afford the down payment on a new purchase of property, so renting a property on a yearly lease may be the way to go while saving for your first house. Finding a home for rent in the Florida, Tampa Bay area depends on the availability of seasonal as well as year round property. What you need to consider are all the costs involved with renting a home. The cost of renting a home is normally …

Advertising Rental Property

There are many different ways a landlord can advertise his / her rentals property. The kind of advertising that works best depends on numerous factors that include property characteristics, location, landlord’s budget, and whether he / she is in a hurry to rent. There are many combinations of advertising methods landlords and property managers use to achieve the best results, some of which are as under. 1. ‘For Rent’ Signs The most common method of advertising is the putting up of a ‘For Rent’ sign, either in front of the building, or in one of the windows. A relatively cost-free method, it works best if a lot of foot and motor traffic goes past the building. It also helps if …

About Rental Insurance

Many renters don’t stop to think about what happens if there is a fire, someone breaks in and steals their new TV or stereo, or a visitor slips and falls on their property. The sad truth is; you will be responsible! While your landlord has insurance that covers the actual building, that coverage does not include your personal property or liability for injuries which occur in the space you rent ~ be it an apartment or a house and yard. If a fire should destroy or damage your home, your landlord’s insurance will cover the structure. It won’t cover damage or loss of your belongings. Neither will it provide for the cost of temporary housing for you and your family. …

Apartment for Rent – When Is It Better to Rent Instead of Buy?

It was 5:00 PM and time for Susan to call it quits for the day. While signing off the computer, a last-minute check of the traffic reports revealed that the roads were backed up again. Susan drove home against the commute feeling her daily rush of sympathy for all those on the other side of the road stopped in traffic. Ten minutes later, she drove past a golf course and pulled into home. The flowers were especially lovely this month and the fountain sparkled as it reflected the brilliant colors of the foliage. She drove past the landscaped grounds, pool and through the security gates that swung open with her security access. What would it be tonight, a cardio work-out? …

6 Key Factors Successful Vacation Rental Owners Always Use

If you are going to spend money advertising your vacation rental property on vacation rental websites, you want to make sure it is a success. Here are 6 things you can practice which will help ensure you receive the most “bang for the buck”. 1. SET RENTAL RATES APPROPRIATELY – If you want your vacation property to rent, you must be realistic, optomistic, but not greedy! Set realistic rental rates for your property and ensure that the rates are correct on the site(s) your listing and regularly reviewed as the market changes. Search for comparable properties (“comps”) in the same location as yours. Only charge a premium if your property has some distinct features. And, be willing to discount your …

Lease to Own Property Investment

If you’ve dreamed of real estate riches along with dreaming of being in the position to help out those who have hit a few bumps in the road along the way but are generally good people fallen on hard times then you may want to consider a type of real estate investing in which you purchase properties and then work out a lease to own agreement with people who, for one reason or another, cannot get the financing to purchase their own properties right now. This type of real estate investing is a great way to make money while helping out your fellow man and there are many other benefits to this type of arrangement as well. First of all, …

Do You Need a Property Manager?

There are many decisions that you will need to make when investing in real estate. One of those decisions, for those handling rental properties is whether or not you need a property manager. Property managers have many uses and are a great idea for those who have many properties to handle and wish to have a life away from their real estate investing businesses. A property manager is your buffer between your tenants and your family. The benefits of a good property management service are quite numerous. To begin with you will find that they eliminate the need for tenants to have your phone number. If you’ve dealt with rental properties before without the buffer of a property manager you …