Creating an investment property portfolio can seem intimidating at first. But this is one of the best ways to plan for the future.
Our clients, the Knights, used our services to set up for retirement. They selected properties for long-term capital growth. In just over three years, the property values grew by $350,000.
When the Knights contacted Think Investment Realty, they didn’t own any investment properties. They only had the home they live in. As they were new to the investment process, they came to us with a number of questions.
With our help, they purchased 7 low-risk properties across Queensland. This put our client on the path to a safe and comfortable retirement. It also empowered them to consider future investments.
If You’re New to Property Investment
It’s natural to feel uncertain about purchasing your first investment property. You have no way of knowing the pitfalls.
Like the Knights, you may feel uncertain about whether you can afford this kind of investment. Is it safe for you to take on a second mortgage?
How to stay away from a losing proposition? What if you hired unreliable contractors?
What about all the paperwork you will have to handle? Setting up an investment property portfolio requires an expertise that the average person doesn’t have.
This is where we come in. During the course of our 36 years in the field, we have met many investors who were just starting out.
We understand your point of view. But all of these questions have easy answers, so long as you have the support of a seasoned property investment firm.
Funding an Investment Property?
In our experience, investing in property always pays off. As long as you’re employed, you can afford to purchase an investment property.
But where do you get the funds for this substantial investment?
Get a Second Mortgage
A second mortgage can be an excellent choice for some families. The important thing is to learn how to leverage your equity.
In the words of Jack Childs, Director and Owner of Think Investment Realty: “Having unused equity is like having untapped cash.”
The equity on your own home is an excellent place to start. Once you buy the property and find tenants for it, you can use the yield to make mortgage payments.
We find for you properties with high growth potential. As soon as the property value goes up enough, you can use your equity to fund another high-potential property.
And on it goes.
If you have any questions about this process, our team will be glad to help you out. We offer a personalized wealth coach service. Here, we take a good look at your situation and help you figure out what you can do about it.
Reconsider Your Budget
Seasoned finance specialists can take a look at your budget and help you make better use of your money and equity.
Additionally, they can help you reduce your debt through various means. For example, you may be able to consolidate your loans or your existing mortgage.
But a good finance specialist can give you more than budgeting advice. They may help you rethink your current beliefs about money. You may find yourself more ready and able to invest after that.
If you’d like, you can speak to our business partners at Think Money or Think Money Finance.
So Where Do You Start?
What to do after you came up with the necessary funds for your first investment property?
Choose a Property to Invest In
Think Investment Realty can help you figure out your next move. If you’re willing to work with us, you won’t have to worry about choosing the right properties.
We research each property thoroughly before we present the list to you for consideration. Our team uses a specially developed rating algorithm. This helps us make objective decisions about the potential investment properties.
In the Knights’ case, the properties we suggested spanned all of Queensland. They included townhouses, units, and house & land packages. But if you have preferences about the area or property type, we can work with that.
Sending an E.O.I.
Once you have selected a property, it’s time to send your Expression of Interest to the developer or builder.
When they receive it, the property will go off the property market. The developer then draws a contract with your information.
Our team helps you with this part of the process. We also make sure to put you in touch with trustworthy contractors and developers. All of our professional connections are yours to leverage.
Negotiating and Signing a Contract
Don’t worry about the negotiation if it’s not your thing. Our team can handle this part while keeping you informed of every new development.
After the contracts are done and sent out to every party involved, you still have a few decisions to make about the management of your property.
We can help with this too. Our inspectors and database of property managers are at your disposal.
The Knights achieved an amazing capital growth of $350,000 in three short years. They invested in properties in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Central Queensland, and the Sunshine Coast.
As a new investor, you might struggle to find such a wide selection of properties across the country. We can give you a wide range, and more than that.
Our experience lets us analyse market trends with a clear eye. You won’t have to worry about sudden fluctuations.
Before you make an investment, we will discuss the yield and capital growth that you can expect. Think Investment Realty makes accurate predictions about the success of your property.
A Final Word
Having expert backup delivers tangible results. But it also makes the process much easier.
Buying investment property doesn’t have to be stressful and overwhelming. We break down the process into easy-to-follow steps. You can contact us at any point with any questions you might have.
If you prefer a hands-off approach, you can invest in a new property without ever having to visit it. All you have to do is show up in person to sign the contract.
In short, Think Investment Realty is a great option for new inventors. If you’d like to learn more about what we can offer you, contact us today or book a consultation.