High Transaction Costs in Real Estate
In trading of stocks, the transaction costs for the trade is low, amounting to a few dollars. However, in real estate, the transaction costs are substantially higher. Contrasting other types of investments, real estate transaction costs can considerably affect the value of the investment. Thus, making it tougher to make a profit.
Some investments are highly liquid, and can be bought and sold for a profit in a fraction of a second. For example: high-frequency stock trading. On the contrary, real estate investments are comparably less liquid owing to the fact that all properties can’t be sold quickly and easily without a substantial loss in their value.Hence affecting profits majorly. Owing to this fact, real estate investors often have to hold on to a property for a really long period of time, especially if it will be leased out, before a profit is made on it.
Requires Management and Maintenance
Once a property is purchased by an investor, it becomes important to rehab, maintain, and manage it. It also includes financing payments, management fees,insurance, real estate taxes and maintenance costs which can add up quickly decreasing the profit, especially if the property is stagnant for extended periods of time.
Markets Have Significant Inefficiencies
Real Estate markets are known to have much inefficiency. Aggressive investors often purchase real estate based on extremely minimal information, and don’t realize whether they’ve made a good deal or a bad one until they’ve paid for the property and then get to inspect it. Similarly, investors with rental property have to deal with fluctuating demographics and highly volatile economies, which can either add or often take away from their profits.
Real estate investing involves carefully dealing with market inefficiencies and here are some tips for buying a rental house because, if mishandled, can lead to financial ruin.
Real Estate Creates Liabilities
Real estate investing involves taking on a great deal of financial and legal liability which, if not handled properly at the time of fluctuating volatile economies can lead to incurring heavy losses and cause you to have to sell your property to one of those house buying companies.
It is very important to take property taxes into consideration before investing in real estate, especially in big cities where the property taxes may result in the investor losing a big chunk of their profit money. Property taxes vary from city to city and location. Therefore choosing the correct city may also prove to be an important decision, as exorbitant taxes may incur heavy losses for the uninformed investor. Therefore, it’s always advised to consult city officials regarding taxes before putting their foot down somewhere.
Investing in real estate can become very confusing and risky sometimes as it requires you to be fully aware of the laws in jurisdictions wherever you own properties. Some places may even enforce land ceiling which makes the investment very troublesome. Difficulties are even more when the investments are made in commercial real-estate.
If you are considering buying rental properties or are a current landlord that is looking to divest your portfolio then give us a call.
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