Real Estate is a popular investment vehicle for American investors. In fact, 89% of investors put their money into real estate, according to a report by Better Homes and Garden Real Estate. In a recent article published by Forbes, real estate experts provide reminders and warnings regarding real estate investments in order to help insure a profitable investment.
One real estate professional, Lee Kiser, reminds investors to study the real estate taxes of a property before making the purchase. Its important to understand what the upcoming tax liability may be down the road, and a real estate tax professional may be able to help an investor prepare accordingly.
Shelling out the money for a professional inspection and appraisal might not be top of the list for investors, but according to Angela Yaun of the Day Realty Group, it may help save more money for the investor later. The investor may be able to get items covered under a home warranty if they are proven to be functioning at the time of the inspection. It can also make the buyer aware of repair expenses they should plan for later. A professional appraisal will provide the most accurate square footage and appraised value, important facts to have on hand when the investor is looking to sell their property.
The article goes on to detail the importance of understanding Home Owners Association restrictions, obtaining a Master Land Use plan for the area surrounding the property, and getting accurate and professional estimates for repairs, holding costs and closing costs.
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