Investing

Real Estate Investing — Look At The Neighborhood: 2

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

16249817_1While the location is going to be very, very important, the types of people that are in the neighborhood is going to be important as well.  You want to make sure that you are purchasing a home that you are going to sell in a neighborhood that not only looks good but has trust-worthy people there.

Crime should be very, very low and overall, what does the neighborhood look like?  This can be very important to any potential buyers.  I know that when I was looking to rent a place, I looked at the neighborhoods to see exactly what they looked like before I rented.

The overall appearance should look good and the types of people should be nice – which is not all that hard to find.

Real Estate Investing — Look At The Neighborhood: 1

Friday, April 9th, 2010

REOSignFeaturedInvesting in real estate is something that is great if you are looking to make a little extra money or even make it your main source of income, however you want to make sure that you know what you are doing whenever you start investing.  Firstly, you want to make sure that you analyze the neighborhood and the market that you might be purchasing a house in.

You want to make sure that you choose a place that is around everything and that is overall, a good location.  To be honest, this is a deal breaker for people.  Even if you fix up the house and it looks great, if it is not in a good location, people will not buy it.

In the next blog, we will explore some things to watch out for whenever you are investing in a property!

Tips and Tricks For Buying a Vacation Home! Part 2

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

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Now that we have talked about how you should locate your vacation property, the next step is going to be actually looking for one.  The destination is obviously going to be the most important thing; after all, you are probably going to be spending a lot of time there.

Costa Rica is definitely one of the top vacation investment property places however, you do not have to go there – you can find your dream vacation home really anywhere!

After you have picked the destination, you next want to find yourself a mortgage broker as well as a real estate agent.  Agent first then mortgage broker.  The real estate agent will actually take you around to all sorts of different properties and help you pick out a home that matches all of your specifications, so you will not have to worry about hunting down a property that fits everything that you are looking for!

Tips and Tricks For Buying a Vacation Home!

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

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Investing in a vacation home is something that is very, very scary in the beginning, however, if you are the type of person that goes on vacation a lot, getting a vacation home is going to save you time and money in the long run!  That is exactly what we are going to explore in this article, just how you should go about getting your own vacation home and what you should look for!

First and foremost, you need to make sure that you figure out exactly what you want out of a vacation home.  Making a list of all of your wants is something that you absolutely need to do, after all, this is going to be your second home and you should absolutely make sure that it meets all of your needs!

After your list is made, you now need to make sure that you decide on a location.  There are so many different locations available that it can be overwhelming but really think about where you would visit all of the time and research some of the airfares to these places … that way you can know just how much money you might be spending on traveling.  More in the next blog!

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Investing In Property: Tips and Tricks! Part 2

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

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The next thing that we are going to explore is the buying option.  Honestly – everyone right now is trying to sell their properties and you can honestly get them dirt, dirt, dirt cheap.  So why not buy up as many properties as you think that you can afford?  Most of the time, people are following a leader and they are selling because everyone else is – you should become that leader and start buying!

Opportunities, as stated in the last blog, truly are everywhere and you really just have to look for them in order to find them.  After you have brought everything that you think that you are going to need, the next step is going to be fixing them up.  Turning a house around is hard work, but if you buy a house for dirt cheap, turn it around and sell it for quite a hefty profit, you will be making some really good cash!

Just keep these tips in mind whenever you are looking to purchase some investment properties!  I swear, the economy will straighten itself out and well, when it does, you are going to be in some mad cash!

Investing In Property: Tips and Tricks! Part 1

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

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Everyone in this world is honestly scared it seems like.  Whether you are scared of the future or you are scared that you are going to lose your home.  What a lot of people do not see is this time as an investment time.  Investing in real estate or property is honestly the best way to go right and while you might not know exactly how to get started, we can certainly help you with that!

One of the first things that you need to make sure that you are doing is constantly being on the look out for any new opportunities for you to invest in!  Whether it is a home or a business, you can definitely look all around you all of the time for investment real estate.  I can assure you that you will be surprised what is out there!

In the next blog, we’ll discuss not only some of the opportunities out there but what the next step is after you have figured out some of the properties you might want to invest in are.

Keeping the Value of Your Home Up

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

sold value homeWhen you purchase your home, you have made the biggest investment of your life. You will be spending at least five or six digit figures and take a few years to pay it up. Any homeowner would like to make sure that his home will still be for a good price in case you want to resell it.

Here are some things you can do so you can increase the value of your property:

Keep your home in tip top shape

Any house that looks new will sell well in any market. It will be difficult to convince people for a tag that is not reflected by the sidings, roof, floors, or any other part of the house. The value of your home after 25 years is almost zero since the structure is very old.

A nice kitchen, garage, and bathrooms will do the trick

Make sure that your kitchen is very functional with a neat sink, chimney, and enough storage space. The garage should not be congested and should really be as orderly as possible so you will have the control of the price. A clean bathroom with clean tiles and fixtures will assure a potential buyer that your place is ready to be occupied.

No Sign of Pets

It’s not that you can’t have dogs or cats but make sure that if you are putting your property on the market, clean any trace of their existence in the house. Any spot made on the walls, scratches, urine marks should be sanitized or repaired.

These are simple tips that you can follow to make sure that you get the most of the value of your home.

Investing in Panama Real Estate

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

The Investment laws in Panama are very friendly towards foreigners. Foreigners are allowed to buy land and Panama Real Estate almost freely. They are given the same protection as Panamanian citizens. Property Tax exemption is given to companies for twenty years from the date of purchase for properties bough for business purpose. New buildings also will get the same exemption. Companies engaged in tourism promotion are exempted from property tax as long as they do the same business.

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