5 Top Benefits of Investing in Coal Harbor Real Estate

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More and more West Vancouver real estate agents are making investments in real estate, and find it nearly as appealing as investing in the share market. There is higher scope of making money in real estate, as compared to investments in any other industry. There are various benefits of real estate investments, and 5 of these have been mentioned here to encourage you in making an entry in the Coal Harbor Real Estate industry.

Lower amount of risk

Making investments in real estate is found to come with lower amount of risks. Generally, the real estate industry is regarded as stable and does not go through major upheavals. This is due to the fact that the fluctuations in this industry depend on not one but a number of factors such as location, population density in the region, market behavior, stability of mortgage interest rate and various other socio-economic elements.

Lower starting capital

Unlike many other businesses, you do not need a big starting capital. There are properties to be found at even lower rates, and the rest of the purchase amount can be obtained as a loan by showing the property as your security. You will need to pay just the starting capital amount and can finance the remaining 90% amount. As the property can be used as security and there is scope for high ratio financing scheme, risks are minimized further. Lower capital for starting off is great for agencies like Indexsy, a Vancouver SEO consultant.

Sharpening of investment skills

You can also get the chance to hone your investment skills by putting your money into Coal Harbor Real Estate property purchases. The more you get into property buying and selling, you can gather more experience and get all the knowledge that you need in order to survive in the industry. Being an investor in real estate can be a good learning experience, and help you each and every day.

Scope for higher profits

As compared to stock market and other industries, you can be assured of higher amount of profits with real estate property investments. The better you conduct market research and negotiate the deals, the greater your profits will be.

Scope of leverage

With real estate, you can also get the chance to leverage. You can invest a part of your own money and borrow the remaining from finance companies, investment companies, banks and various other sources. You will also be able to use the OPM (Other People’s Money) Leverage Principal and get rich from the sale or rent of the properties that you buy.

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Why Do You Need A Realtor To Buy You A Home

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All realtors looking to market themselves will be faced with this one question and it is: “why do we need you to buy you a home?” As someone who plans to survive on real estate business, you should be able to have a convincing answer. There is absolutely no doubt about the fact that if you, the realtor is really good at what you do, you will be an asset to anyone looking for a great deal.

You already know why someone looking for their dream house will not be able to do it well without you. The task however is to let your clients know it.

Let us break it down into sections so that you know which points to advertise more.

Authorization

You are a realtor; this means you have legal certifications and approvals for doing the work you are in. Unlike other real estate agents or brokers who have no licensing, you will have contacts in arenas that matter. Also with the same knowledge comes the work ethics and moral conduct of a professional which may be missing in other sellers or brokers. If someone tries to buy or sell a home without your help, he or she may be in for some frauds.

Industry Knowledge

In any field, it is imperative that you know it all about the field. Being in the real estate and working for years, you are sure to stack up on how the system works. You will know which areas are better in terms of proximity to medical facilities and other amenities as compared to others. Also as an insider you will know how things actually work. A buyer or a seller who is doing it for the first time will never know how much a property should cost. They will have to rely largely on guess work or the sources that do not work.

Application

One can gather knowledge about a project by researching and finding facts but it will be of no use if they do not know how to implement it. You as a realtor will be able to gauge future market prospects based on what is happening today. This is not possible for a buyer or a seller who has not done this before. As a realtor, you can give them advice to wait till the market is stable and suitable enough to work for the price you are looking for.

 

 

 

 

 

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Be A Smart Tax Payer When Flipping Houses In Vancouver

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Flipping real estate can be an exciting profession for anyone who is enthusiastic and loves challenges. It becomes thrilling, especially when one starts to earn big money on it. But with big money comes bigger taxes that have to be paid. If one is not careful with this, you will end up paying all your profits as taxes.

Principal Residence Exemption

Most of us are aware of this term and fell that selling houses could be tax free because of PRE. Before you get too zestful counting all the future money that you are going to make, let me tell you not every house you are going to buy will be called your principal residence.

This is the main problem, which will make you shell out a lot of money later as taxes if you are not careful.

Buying a property, renovating it and living in it for a bit does not make it qualify as your principal residence. Therefore, you can forget about trying to pass a property you bough and worked on as your principal residence.

Ways Around The Law

Though not every time but in some cases if you follow certain rules, you will be able to go tax free on some of the properties you sell. Here is a look at some of those:

  1. Hold On To the Property for an Year: If you hold on to a property for an year, it is called your primary property and may qualify as your main residence. This is not sure though as it always differs from case to case.
  2. Shift Into The House: To make everything sure, you will have to shift into the house and live there for two to three years to later sell it as your main residence.
  1. The Three Year Rule: Once you live in a property for three years, it does qualify as your principal residence. This was a common practice a well known Burnaby real estate agent, Eddie, preached.

 

The Trouble

You cannot have several principal residences and certainly cannot move every two to three years to a new house. If you are a businessman or businesswoman you will obviously want a fast turnaround of money without have to keep switching homes. The only option for you is to pay the taxes. The good part is that they have to be paid only on the profit and only after a certain amount of profit.

This differs from place to place and time to time.

 

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