Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Preconstruction Real Estate

By: Randy Zlobec

Real estate especially residential real estate make a great investment one that provides excellent returns on income and can provide continuous income year after year. There are a number of ways to get into investing in real estate but preconstruction real estate is one of the fastest growing with some of the fastest and highest returns.

There are any number of reasons why investing in preconstruction real estate is something to seriously consider. Preconstruction condominiums are some of the hottest pieces of preconstruction real estate on the market today. You can find them just about anywhere, Miami, Las Vegas and more recently Myrtle Beach. All of these locations and more are experiencing a preconstruction real estate increase do to the higher demand for housing in these areas. Myrtle Beach is one of the newest hot spots on the market and so prices there are some of the lowest when it come to preconstruction real estate.

The first reason why preconstruction real estate is something to consider as a smart way of investing is lower initial prices. Preconstruction real estate usually has a lower initial value than what the condominiums or property will be worth after it has finished. This allows you to place yourself in a position to make a considerable return on your investment. Depending on the terms of the contract you may have to hold on to the property for a while after it is built however, by renting that property, you not only gain a monthly income off your investment. At the end of the term if you sell the market usually will have shown some appreciation meaning you can earn additional amounts from the sale.

Higher returns - Because of the lower prices and the increasing demand for housing means that your return could be higher than if you purchased and invested in post construction real estate

Getting in on the ground floor - If you are going to invest than the best time to do it is at the beginning. That is usually when the best deals are offered and you usually end up with a greater opportunity at a much lower price.

Faster returns - The great demand for condos in prime locations means that you don't have to wait nearly as long to see a return on your investment than if you purchased a home or property post construction. It is usually easier to rent or sell a never lived in condominium or home that it is to sell one that is older. At least if you are looking to make a solid and decent return on your investment.

Instant Equity - One of the best benefits of getting into preconstruction real estate is that you get the opportunity of instant equity. This means you do not have to wait a year or two for your investment to show a return on equity it does it right away from the time you start and sign the deal.

Incentives - There are a number of incentives that can usually be had in the preconstruction real estate investment market. Often times a developer will offer extras in order to keep investors or to gain the investors initially. These incentives can greatly increase the value of the real estate that you are looking to invest in. Some incentives may include upgrades on counter tops, appliances or furnishings. All of these incentives can add to the value of the property and in an area like Myrtle Beach can do a lot to attract new customers and homeowners.

Leverage - Preconstruction real estate especially beach and ocean front offers you control over something with significantly more value than what you initially put in. The contract may only ask for perhaps an initial total of 10,000 but it is worth 270,000 and through the contract, you hold the rights to the property because of the amount you placed in escrow.

Appreciation potential - Preconstruction real estate gives you the opportunity to enjoy market appreciation while the property is being built as well as after it has been constructed.

Market Viability - There are a large number of people getting ready to retire or who are looking to retire and condos are perfect for this group. They are smaller, easy to maintain and are located in some of the best areas in the United States. Making investing in these real estate ventures a smart investment move.

Contractual incentives - While you might get upgrades to your investment on the inside there are another type of incentives that can really be of benefit. For example, having taxes paid on your investment for a set number of years. These are usually separate from cosmetic incentives but can increase the profit you see from your investment.

Investment possibilities include a much as a forty percent profit within 20 months. Let us look at a scenario to see how 250,000 investments can really turn a profit. The developer asks for 250,000 this is due on completion of the project. You place about 10,000 or so in escrow. It is best to place all initial investments in escrow in order to safeguard against the project not being completed. While the project is being built, it appreciates to be worth 270,000 during the twelve months it takes to complete. Once it is completed you rent the place, thereby earning a monthly income and the market appreciates again so that in another 12 months the property is not worth 300,000 or more. If you sell the property, not only do you earn the profit from renting for a year, but you also gain 50,000 on top of the initial investment. If closing costs, and taxes or other fees are included in, the contract from the developer and not your responsibility to pay you could add even more on to your profit.

This is just a basic scenario real estate is an ever-changing market however; preconstruction condos are some of the hottest items on the market and Myrtle Beach one of the hottest locations. This makes your investment in property there a wise, decision all the benefits at half the cost of other locations.

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