Monthly Archives: December 2011

Real Estate Education is for You

ApartmentReal estate is neither a profession nor a trade. No credentials are pre-requisite before venturing into real estate. Indeed many of us take it as a second profession, where we invest our hard earned monies, or where we commit our incomes from our primary profession. However, how many of us ever spend time to learn how real estate works?

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You are the CEO of your Real Estate

HouseIf you own real estate, you are a CEO and your success will be measured by how profitable you make your business. Your duty as CEO will be to maximise the returns to the shareholders – you. You will have to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to your business – SWOT analysis and act accordingly.

Your customer(s) (tenants) will be your greatest asset and so you will need to make the property attractive to them. Read more »

Investment Value of Real Estate

Investment value of real estate is a term that is confusing to both the professional valuer and the investor, and the reason is simple: the valuer is not the investor and vice versa. The valuer may not agree with Single houseyour investment objectives, but that does not make you a poor investor, as you could be earning lots of money or saving lots of it from your real estate.

Unlike the market value, where forces of demand and supply are in play, the investment value is specific to you. Investment value according to you may therefore substantially differ from investment value according to the valuer or the valuer’s appointing institution.

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