Kate Forbes is a National Director at Metropole Property Strategists. She has 15 years of investment experience in financial markets in two continents, is qualified in multiple disciplines and is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
She is a regular commentator for Michael Yardney’s Property Update
If you’re keen to take the plunge and invest in real estate, you have just one thing standing in your way of success: selecting the right property asset.
Buy low, renovate cheap, and add substantial value is the aim of the game. It sounds simple enough, right?
With some property markets slowing and auction clearance dropping, vendors are getting nervous – which means conditions are now ideal to buy great quality properties before auction day.
While some very fortunate parents may be in the position to buy their children a house outright, this is certainly the exception and not the rule.
Thinking of buying an investment property, but you truly don’t know where to start? You’re in good company: many new investors feel overwhelmed and bamboozled by information and research when they’re deciding where to buy.