Building a profitable property portfolio that generates so much passive income that you can quit your day job is every investor’s dream. So the million dollar question is – how do I do this?
Setting Clear Goals: So, you’ve got one investment property and you’re ready to move onto your next, and then your next, and then your next. Before you can do this, it’s important to take a step back and define your goals. Do you want to have $10,000 each month in passive income through property? $20,000? $50,000? Whatever your goal is, write that down and build towards it. One of the first steps that we take you through at PropHero is to define your goals and create an overarching property financial strategy for you. We offer 10, 15, and 20year plans to our clients to help them have a clear understanding of exactly what steps they need to take to achieve these goals.
Get your finances sorted: When building your portfolio, it’s essential to make sure you know exactly what equity you can leverage, and what you can afford. We always recommend speaking to a mortgage broker or a financial advisor to drill down on your earnings, your savings, your investments, and other aspects to determine your financial readiness to purchase one or more properties at any point in time. At PropHero, we connect you with the best in the business to ensure you have the best financial advise possible, as well as the best deal on your home loan. Need a recommendation? Send us a message, we’ve got you covered!
Research and risk management: So, you’ve got your foot in the door with at least one investment property. What’s next up is research and risk management. Don’t just invest in the same location and the same property type because your first IP performed well. Research other potential states and neighbourhoods to invest in. Project future growth potential. Analyse rental demand. Compare returns and risks. Embrace diversification to spread your portfolio across different markets and property types in order to mitigate the impact of potential market fluctuations.
What makes this a fun process for PropHero investors? We do all of the work for our clients, saving them over 200+ hours that the average investor spends when researching properties. We also invest in multiple states and multiple hotspots at any given time, helping you to diversify your portfolio with confidence and ease.
Conduct Due Diligence: To ensure that the properties you select are going to be solid investments for the long term and avoid any nasty and costly surprises, it’s essential that you conduct meticulous property inspections and due diligence. Here are a few things you should look out for as part of your due diligence process to vet potential properties before you buy:
Title Search and Ownership Verification:
Verify property ownership records and title history.
Identify any liens, encumbrances, or legal claims against the property.
Conduct a thorough physical inspection of the property’s condition, including structural, mechanical, and aesthetic aspects.
Hire professionals for specialised inspections (roof, plumbing, electrical, etc.).
Check for environmental hazards, contamination, or risks associated with the property, including bushfire and flood risk.
Zoning and Land Use Analysis:
Confirm the property’s zoning and land use regulations.
Check if the property complies with local zoning ordinances and building codes.
Evaluate the local property market trends, values, and rental rates.
Review the property’s financial records, including income and expenses.
Calculate potential cash flow, return on investment (ROI), and cap rate.
Consult with legal professionals to ensure all contracts and agreements are legally sound.
Review any existing leases, rental agreements, or contracts related to the property.
Assess property tax obligations and potential tax benefits.
Understand any tax implications of the transaction.
Utilities and Infrastructure:
Confirm the availability and condition of essential utilities (water, electricity, gas, sewage, etc.).
Evaluate the condition of roads, drainage, and other infrastructure.
Market Demand and Tenant Analysis:
Research the local rental market to determine demand for the property.
Consider the type of tenants the property is likely to attract.
Neighbourhood and Location Analysis:
Evaluate the neighbourhood’s safety, amenities, schools, and proximity to essential services.
Future Development and Growth:
Research potential future developments in the area that could impact property value.
Explore insurance options, including property insurance and liability coverage, considering bushfire and flood risk.
Survey and Boundaries:
Conduct a survey to verify property boundaries and any potential boundary disputes.
Tenant and Lease Analysis (If Tenanted):
Review existing tenant leases, including rent rolls, lease terms, and tenant history.
Due Diligence Timeline:
Establish a clear timeline for completing due diligence tasks and making a final decision.
Stay up-to-date with the latest information: The real estate landscape is ever-changing and it’s important that you stay in tune with new regulations, market dynamics, and potential areas for growth.
We keep our investors informed every step of the way and give you the updates that you need to know.
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