Making the right real estate investment decision could be challenging if the investor is not properly guided by a real estate investment professional. In making real estate investments, one needs to know the various types of profitable real estate investments.
There are properties acquired for occupation while also there are properties acquired solely for investment purposes. Property owned as an investment may either be freehold, or leasehold.
One interesting feature about real estate is that even in a bad economy, it will usually fare better than stocks. Land, after all, is a finite resource. People need a place to live, work, shop and play so real estate is really a matter of supply and demand. The reason for an investment comes with the expectation that such investment will increase in value and generate positive returns with prospect of later benefits.
Real estate investment can generate positive returns in two ways; by yielding a flow of income, and by generating a return of capital, whether it be less than, equal to or in excess of the initial amount invested. Real estate will continue to appreciate despite occasional slow-downs in the economy like we currently have in Nigeria. In fact, it’s proven to be the best way to create wealth, and an investor need not be a genius or a millionaire to succeed.
For someone interested in real estate investment, most important things to be conversant with are business terms relating to the industry some of which include net income and debt financing payments, property price, and total return on investment, therefore making decisions of this nature requires proper information.
REAL ESTATE UNITE 2016
Real Estate Unite is the industry Annual Flagship summit that provides an important platform for global real estate leaders to discuss most opportunities and issues in Africa’s real estate yearly.
It is estimated that with the quoted shortfall of 17million housing units in Nigeria alone, a funding requirement of $363billion creates significant infrastructure needs and funding requirement. The change in demographics and increasing urbanization also creates opportunities for investors in the long run.
One of the fora available in Africa where such information relating to real estate investment can be easily accessed is at the Real Estate Unite. At this event, professionals in the real estate sector will be speaking on various topics relating to real estate investment.
In this 2016 edition of the conference, the theme aims to explore how Government, Access and the Private Sector could each play vital roles in further boosting Africa’s real estate sector and widening participation. In addition, the collaborative strategy sessions will serve as an avenue for participants, guest and delegates to shed more light on real estate investments and suggest ways to tackle current issues.
Delegates, exhibitors and participants expected at this year’s edition of real estate unite will be drawn from corporate tenants, real estate service providers, construction companies, real estate developers and private equity firms. Also in attendance will be tax and accounting firms, financial institutions, legal firms and foreign investors. Thus providing an avenue to showcase future, ongoing or developed projects, learn global real estate practices and network with major industry players.
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