While it is impossible to
predict what a particular house will be worth at any point in the future, single
family homes have a track record of being excellent investments. If you want to
take the plunge, what should you look for in an investment property?
Location is the prime factor. A great location
will make a property easier to rent or sell later on for top dollar. You also
want to consider the cash flow situation. It is often difficult to break even or
show a profit from your rental income for the first few years of owning a
property. Assuming the property will appreciate as you own it, you will want to
consider the potential amount of equity you will build up each year. If you are
planning to become a landlord in town, it is a good idea to consult a
Realtor and an accountant to help make sure that your decision to purchase
investment real estate is an informed one.