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What To Look for When you Purchase a Rental House

The first key to any area is that people need to have a reason to want to live there

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If you find yourself looking to capitalise on the housing market, then this could be one of the best times to get into the real estate game. However, instead of trying to flip a home like many other people, why not lock in your cash flows for a long period of time and still guarantee that your asset will appreciate over many years? If you are thinking about purchasing a rental house, then consider the following items as the top characteristics for a rental property, according to Investopedia.

Amenities

The first key to any area is that people need to have a reason to want to live there. Some people will always be able to find a reason, and certain quirks in buyers will make even the worst characteristics of a home seem appealing. That being said, if you want to cast the widest net when it comes to finding qualified renters, then you need to think about who will be in the area and who will want to be in the area as well.

Amenities can be anything under the sun, but there needs to be a reason to attract buyers in the first place. This could be wildlife, parks, malls, colleges, entertainment, and other such things because the list just keeps on going. It is important to simply remember that when there are things to do and enjoy, that is when you have found an area that others will want to be a part of as well. If you can find investment, then people will come and will want to live in that place.

For rent. Image source: indianpropertylawyers.com
For rent. Image source: indianpropertylawyers.com

Job Market

The general job market is going to be important because you will want to have qualified renters to rent from you. However, you also don’t want to have a flat-lining pool of possible tenants. Instead, you want it to be growing. You also want to have your potential candidates continue to increase their wages so that they can continue to afford to rent from you (and possibly even affording an increase in other dues as well). The key is that you cannot neglect the other side of the equation, which is thinking about where you will be for the long term.

Assuming that you have a twenty or thirty-year mortgage (if not one that is even longer), then you could be locked into that property for a long time. So, instead of going to an area that is volatile with respect to jobs and the future economy, you want to find something that will keep growing and will continue to attract people in the long haul as well. Knowing the job market means you will know if your product will have enough demand to even succeed as a viable business plan in the long run.

Rents

Paying attention to the rents themselves is one key that you cannot forget, according to an article by Business Insider. It isn’t all about making immediate money as you will be able to make it in the long run if you have a solid property. That being said, you also want to be able to know you are not only clearing your mortgage payments and other obligations but that you are also able to afford anything else that comes up.

When you are pricing an area in general then you will also be able to tell a lot more about the area with respect to the class of people and the types of tenants you will be dealing with. That is just one of the reasons that it is so important to consider searching for properties with top tools such as DDProperty when it comes to actually seeking out the best properties.

Schools

While most people think that a school district is nice just for small families, the reality is a strong school district leads to a lot more. Having a strong school district in a general area means that people who live there are able to afford the taxes, the local government runs the area efficiently, and in general there isn’t a lot of volatility or crime. When you think about an area that you want to open a leasing property operation in, that is pretty much the exact summary of where you want to go.

Furthermore, even if the area suffers some lows for a certain period of time, the areas that get hit the hardest are typically the worse off neighbourhoods, which only means that the areas with nicer schools and a more solid economic base will continue to be sought after.

When it is all said and done there are always opportunities out there to open properties and find good investments in the real estate game. What you want to do is to find the places that give you the best chance at being successful and yielding the best profit for the least hassle and stress.

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  • Vrushali Mahajan

    yes, definitely. These are the essentials for people who are deciding to move in the near future.

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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Gets Reinstated

A spokesman for Wickremesinghe said he was expected to form a Cabinet in the coming days, with priority given to the 2019 budget

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Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe looks on during a parliament session in Colombo, Dec. 12, 2018. On Sunday he was reinstated as prime minister, ending a political crisis.

Sri Lanka’s sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated Sunday, his party said, ending a 51-day crisis that had paralyzed the island nation and pushed it toward debt default.

The 69-year-old leader was sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena, who sacked him Oct. 26 and triggered a power struggle that brought the country’s government to a standstill.

Wickremesinghe had refused to step aside since being sacked and replaced by former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Power struggle won

Sri Lanka had drifted without a functioning government for nearly two months as the rival factions jostled for power in parliament and the courts.

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Supporters of ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrate outside the supreme court complex in Colombo. VOA

Sirisena had vowed to never reappoint Wickremesinghe, who he publicly castigated in speeches in recent weeks, as prime minister under his watch.

The acrimony between the two was underscored Sunday when Sirisena barred journalists from attending the swearing-in ceremony, leaving it to Wickremesinghe’s legislators to announce the appointment.

“We thank the citizens of the country who fought the illegal seizure of power and ensured that democracy was restored,” his United National Party of Sri Lanka posted on Twitter

President’s appointee failed

Rajapaksa, Sirisena’s appointee, was unable to govern, failing many times to muster a majority in parliament.

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Sri Lanka’s disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa gestures as he arrives for a meeting with his supporting lawmakers at the parliamentary complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 29, 2018. VOA

He was defeated six times on the floor of the legislature before being forced to step down Saturday.

Sirisena suffered a huge setback when the highest court in the country ruled last week that he acted outside the constitution when he sacked parliament in early November.

The court also confirmed Friday that Rajapaksa and his purported Cabinet could not exercise the powers of the office they held.

Also Read: President’s Dissolution of Parliament Unconstitutional: Sri Lanka’s Court

A spokesman for Wickremesinghe said he was expected to form a Cabinet in the coming days, with priority given to the 2019 budget, without which foreign debt servicing may not be possible.

Sri Lanka had been braced for a government shutdown as parliament failed to approve spending for 2019, and ratings agencies downgraded the country’s credit rating amid fears of a sovereign debt default. (VOA)