Buying your first investment property

by | Jan 10, 2023 | Investing

Buying your first investment property can be an exciting and rewarding experience, as it can provide a steady stream of passive income and the potential for long-term appreciation.

However, it is important to approach the process carefully and do your due diligence to make informed decisions and maximize your chances of success. Here are a few tips to consider when buying your first investment property:

  1. Set clear goals: The first step in buying your first investment property is to set clear goals. What are you hoping to achieve through your investment? Are you looking for long-term appreciation, steady passive income, or a combination of both? Setting clear goals will help you to focus your search and make informed decisions
  2. Determine your budget: It is important to determine your budget before you start looking at investment properties. This will help you to narrow down your options and ensure that you are looking at properties that are within your price range. Be sure to consider not just the purchase price of the property, but also the ongoing costs of owning an investment property, such as mortgage payments, property taxes, and maintenance costs.
  3. Research the market: It is a good idea to research the real estate market in the area where you are considering buying an investment property. This will give you a better understanding of current market conditions and help you to make informed decisions about what to look for in a property.
  4. Look for properties that meet your criteria: Once you have set clear goals and determined your budget, it is time to start looking for properties that meet your criteria. Look for properties that are in good condition, have the potential for appreciation, and have the potential to generate passive income. We prefer building new homes in high-population growth areas, as this often delivers an increase in value as the area becomes developed.
  5. Work with a building broker or real estate/investment agent: Either of these professionals can be a valuable resource when buying your first investment property. They can help you to find properties that meet your criteria, negotiate the purchase price, and guide you through the process of acquiring the property and how to manage it long-term.
  6. Consider the long-term: When buying your first investment property, it is important to consider the long-term. Think about your future goals and how the property will fit into your overall investment strategy.

Overall, buying your first investment property requires careful planning and research. By setting clear goals, determining your budget, researching the market, looking for properties that meet your criteria, working with a building broker or investment agent, and considering the long-term, you can increase your chances of success and maximise your return on investment.

At BuyFair Property Group, we help everyday investors get ahead with quality, bespoke, and off-market investment opportunities that meet all of the above criteria.

To learn more about how we do this, please feel free to reach out to us here.

Matt Ellul
Director at BuyFair Property Group