Real Estate Investing Expert Linda Chartier’s Guide to Investing in Caledon Ontario Real Estate
Investing in Caledon Ontario can be a very profitable business for the wise investor. Unfortunately, you can also lose a lot of money in Caledon Ontario real estate if you don’t know what you’re doing. In this article, I’ll go over several tips to help you ensure a profitable investing career in the Caledon Ontario real estate market.
Pick a Specialty
When you’re going in to real estate investing, you’ll likely find that there’s an overwhelming amount of available information on all kinds of investing tactics.
Rather than specializing in being “a real estate investor,” pick something more specific. Perhaps you’ll specialize in small apartments. Perhaps you’ll specialize in buying foreclosures. Perhaps you’ll specialize in fixing houses.
Whatever the case may be, pick a specialty and learn everything you can about that tactic. You’re much more likely to success that way.
Know Your Taxes
Taxes are often a big “gotcha” for investors. To start, it’s important to learn as much about Caledon Ontario tax laws as you can. Have an accountant you can rely on and educate yourself in the various ways you can work with the tax laws to reduce your taxes.
Understand how taxes will impact your bottom line. Realize also that taxes change over the years. When you choose a property, it’s important to choose a property that will be profitable even if the tax codes change.
Be Meticulous With Your Inspections
You should always meticulously inspect your properties before making a purchase. You shouldn’t ever purchase a building before you’ve done a proper inspection.
Many investors simply inspect the property by hand. However, it’s usually a good investment to have your property looked at by a professional before making your purchase.
Know Your Rent, Utilities and Maintenance Costs
Cashflow is something that you must be very careful with. If you’re working with a thin margin, things like vacancies and unexpected maintenance can easily put you in the red zone.
It’s important when you’re calculating your investment to factor in vacancies and maintenance costs. A good way to determine this is by looking at the building’s past history. If there isn’t a good record or if there isn’t a reliable history to go back on, another way to help determine these costs is by looking at the costs of similar units in your area.
There is a lot of free and useful information available to you about buying or investing in Caledon real estate. For complete information about the Caledon Ontario real estate market including current properties for sale, property values and more please visit the most complete website online dedicated to everything Caledon Ontario real estate at . Please feel free to contact me with any of your real estate or mortgage related questions and I will be more than glad to answer your questions.
If you don’t already have an agent you’re working with who can help you, feel free to give me a call at the RE/MAX office in Brampton 905-456-1177 or the RE/MAX office in Orangeville 519-942-8700 to discuss how we can help.
Call for help with all your Caledon real estate needs or send me an email by simply filling out the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.