I am not a Property Expert, but I can introduce you to one.
First though, let me give you two firm opinions I have on Property.
The first is an old adage, it’s about Location, Location, Location. Holds true in EVERY circumstance. Whether you are buying a starter home, or an investor, never buy a property you are not comfortable with. If it does not feel right it’s probably with good reason. A property in an improving area, with amenities not yet built, near the next stage of a transport system, too small too soon…we can trade up to something better,later. There are too many people trapped in a property they hate.
The second concerns where property fits as an investment. The more easily an investment asset is reconverted back to cash determines its duration as an investment vehicle. AndProperty is deemed long term. How long is that? Minimum 5 years, but some consider a more prudent estimate is 7 years.
When deciding on a property, its suitability has to be for that term. Do not be duped by a stop gap property just to get on the Property Ladder. Again, too many people trapped.
Some have rented the unsuitable property, and are renting themselves a larger property, and no prospect of change as spare money does not exist.
And the Property Expert? You will not need a mobile phone, tablet or laptop to contact them..just a mirror. Yes, you are the Expert. Only you can apply your heart and mind to a
property. Does it feel right, and does it make sense... for you. #PatFlemingMortgages