Given the erratic and unstable economic times that we have recently had, investors have understandably exercised caution and spent time and effort to determine where their hard earned money is most safe to place and where it will return the greatest dividends. Investing in property is perennially a popular and lucrative investment option and there are many good reasons why so many of us believe that buying property will help us reach our financial goals.
Here we take a look at five of these reasons:
1: We understand the process
Having been through the process of purchasing their own home, many potential investors realise that an investment property is a sensible next step. The purchase of an investment property in Sydney is often seen as a safe (although sometimes expensive) move, as there is a great demand for rental properties and property prices continually increase.
The process that is involved when buying any type of property can be quite complex, but having done it at least once before, many people feel confident when committing to subsequent property purchases.
2: It is a tangible asset
Many investors take great solace and even pride in knowing that they can drive past their investment property .Sydney, Melbourne and many other Australian cities have enjoyed incredible property price increases over the years and astute investors acknowledge the gains to be made through the purchase of a quality investment property that is attractive to potential tenants.
Many investors feel and have done research that confirms that the tangible asset of property is ‘safer’ than other investment types. Essentially, a property investor knows that they are buying bricks and mortar rather than putting their money into something that cannot be seen.
3: Others do it
There is no denying that some people choose to buy an investment property because they know others that do it. There is certainly something about others following a particular course of action (or investment option) that breeds confidence and results in popularity.
It is estimated by the Australian Taxation Office that one in seven tax payers owns at least one investment property. Such a statistic shows just how popular and even trusted property investment is in this country.
4: It is seen as a smart thing to do
People want their money to work hard for them and ideally they want to accrue as many assets as possible. Given this, buying an investment property has always (and still is) seen as a smart thing to do. Property investment is perceived as a safe way to invest money and one that should ultimately result in financial returns and rewards.
Of course, buying an investment property also means that many people have to live quite frugally and cut back on other expenses and luxuries. However, with broader financial goals in mind, many people feel comfortable making such changes to their lifestyles.
5: It is an investment option that is easier to understand
For many people, the appeal of property investment is due to it being less volatile and easier to read than the stock market. To many of us, property investment seems far less risky and forces us to make some long term decisions that we believe (and frequently have intelligence to support that it) will pay off in the long run.
Property investment has always been and continues to be a popular form of investment that is often deemed one of the safer options. People invest in property for many good reasons and usually appreciate that an investment property can be a factor influencing long term financial security.