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3 tips before investing in real estate

Investing in real estate is not an easy task and, therefore, it is important that you know the mistakes to avoid in order to achieve the best results. Here are 3 things you should do before investing.

1. Do good research before investing: One of the main mistakes you can make when investing in real estate is to do so without having done your research beforehand. Research the real estate market to know the appropriate prices, the best places for investment, the state of the place, supply and demand, among other aspects.

  • For example: Knowing the market and doing a good investigation can make you anticipate an urban development project, close to your real estate investment, which can revalue your property. Generating a considerable capital gain for your investment.

  • A tool that can help you in this research process is to calculate the indicative value of the property. This will give you an estimate of the value of the property, giving you an economic range in which to negotiate. Here is a link, where you can calculate the cadastral value of the property in which you are thinking of investing:

2. Develop your own personal financial plan: Before investing in real estate, it is important to establish a personal financial plan to determine what your goals are, how much money you can afford and what your budget limits are. This will make it easier for you to evaluate the profitability of an investment and decide whether it is worthwhile to enter into the investment.

Here are two tips that can help you with your personal financial plan.

  • Set realistic financial objectives to help you reach your financial goals. These goals can range from saving for a holiday to saving to buy an asset. For example, set a savings goal of €100 a month for the next 12 months to build up an emergency fund.

  • Set a budget to control your spending, making savings strategies will help you reach your financial goals. For example, allocate a specific percentage of your income to food, one to savings, one to entertainment, and one to investments. Tailor these percentages to your financial goals.

3. Invest in a property you can afford: Investing in real estate can be a financial burden if you make an investment that is too high for your financial capabilities. We must make sure that it is an amount that we can afford to pay in case of unforeseen events that we did not expect. It is always good to have a safety cushion to deal with these unforeseen events. It would be advisable not to commit this budget to invest in real estate.


Finally, remember that investing in real estate can be a good decision in the short, medium and long term, with proper advice and adequate information. Therefore, it is important that you take into account the tips we have just shared with you to avoid making mistakes when investing in real estate and to achieve the best results.


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