Should You Still Be Buying Buy to Let Property?
If you are a regular newspaper reader or someone who watches television often, you must have noticed that the forecasters of doom are at work again.
This time, the message of despair is that the collapse of the buy to let property market is just around the corner waiting to happen. It’s unfortunate that these doomsday prophets have the ears of the mainstream news media who repeatedly offer them a chance to air their disastrous views to the general public.
However, if you must know the truth, this article will give you the needed insight to really know what is happening in the buy to let property market and how to position yourself and your resources to take advantage of the situation like a seasoned property investor.
Well, let’s get down to the main issues,
Those who know how the property market works are well aware that there is nothing to be scared about. Instead of being scared and running away from the market, this is the actual time to take the necessary positions which will open up profitable advantages in the near future.
Unfortunately, most inexperienced investors are swallowing the rumours of imminent disaster, hook, line and sinker, when they should actually be rubbing their hands in glee at the profitable prospects which have come their way at this particular time. Well, as they say, one man’s loss is another’s gain and the wisest of the lot will have their pick of fresh cherries with various buy to let properties being sold at around 30% to 40% below market value. Of course the people selling are those wishing to cash out now and prepare for the widely touted Armageddon which is supposedly around the corner.
So then, is this the right time to invest in the buy to let property market?
The answer is yes but this also depends on what your aims of investment are? If you are someone who doesn’t find much joy investing in the property market and one who frets quite easily about details such as interest rate rises, evil tenants and the falling prices of houses, then you might want to forgo the investing and cash out.
Before you cash out however, be true to yourself and determine why you got into the property business in the first place. The logical answer would be: “to make money” but most people who have been investing in property markets recently have failed to realise that although there are a number of gains to be made on short term property deals, the real money comes in some 5, 10 or even 15 years later when the necessary factors such as compounding and a myriad of others have come into play.
If your investment strategy isn’t ready to stay put for the long haul, then you might find yourself easily swayed when you encounter some negative news about the current conditions in the property market.
Is the current buy to let market about to collapse? Well, maybe you should be asking yourself some pertinent questions. What usually happens to people who struggle to pay mortgages and get their homes repossessed? Still stumped? Well the answer is that these people eventually look for homes to rent and live in. So who do they come to? That’s right -the buy to let property owners.
Well, you can also ask yourself questions about the recent and continued influx of foreigners who are coming into the country to work. It is really very unlikely that they will find instant mortgages as soon as they enter the country. These people need homes to rent and live in and thus they come to the buy to let property investors. This is just the tip of the iceberg and there are many other various scenarios which work to the advantage of buy to let investors.
Despite all the glaring evidence, people still listen to the doomsday prophets and doubt the potentials of the market, cashing out at the slightest opportunity.
Let the novices and unseasoned investors flee and leave the wiser ones in the game who are in it for the long run, reap the profits that are to be had in the market.
The experienced investors are out for celebration, feeling the potential sales that are about to come their way. These sales are going to spread and be felt over the entire country and smart investors will pick up property to purchase at cheap prices. Funny enough, the real situation hasn’t kicked in completely, but as long as the media continues to give Doomsday Ltd, the chance to air their views in newspapers and on television, it will be upon us soon. As soon as the time comes get ready to stake your claim, we will all be reaping huge profits for years to come.**Nothing on this website should be confused with financial or legal advice. If you need this, or any other type of advice, please seek the help of a competent professional. In addition, because real estate laws change all the time and differ from state to state, and even city to city in the same state, everything in these pages should be considered general marketing advice and ideas. Please see link to full Disclaimer at the bottom of this page.