When to Buy an Investment Property

Understanding Property Market Cycles is important for anyone wanting to be successful as a property investor.  Market cycles can help us to understand which property markets will be moving upwards and when.  They are not an exact science though and sometimes can give off false signals about tops and bottoms of the cycle.

When to buy an Investment Property is nowhere near as important as actually buying a property, a trap some investors fall into is waiting for the market to fall so they can grab a bargain.  This can lead to a type of investment paralysis, where fear of not getting it perfectly right prevents any decisions from being made.

Inevitably what happens is the market increases and then they say:

“I should have bought last year when the prices were better, I think I will wait for a fall in the market.”

and when the market softens they will say:

“I think I will wait for it to hit rock bottom.”

all the time missing opportunities to enter the market and grow their wealth, not to mention the tax savings they are missing when all this is happening.

There’s a saying in property circles that goes;

“When was the best time to buy property? 20 years ago! When is the second best time – today!”

In other words, you buy when you can afford to and when you are ready.

When looking at the figures supplied by the Australian Bureau of Statistics you see that on average property prices have doubled on average every 7 to 10 years for the last 50 years.

When considering this and also the fact that it is impossible to know when prices are at rock bottom, we say:

“Now is the right time to buy an Investment Property”.

Not just any old property at any point in the property cycle though,  just because you have some extra funds lying around.  The most important principle to remember when investing in property is to think long term and have an educated written plan that you adhere to.

While the property market undeniably has its ups and downs, well located, highly sought after property rarely declines in value over the long term…and property investment is all about the capital growth you can achieve over the long term.

When it comes to buying an Investment Property there will never be the perfect time or the perfect property – you simply will not find either.

But procrastination does not equal profit.

Don’t let the question of timing or the fear and doubt that can come with taking the plunge into property, be your undoing.

How Success In Property can help

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When you use the team at Success In Property to help you find your next investment property you level the playing field because we know all the tricks and traps of the real estate industry.

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2 replies
  1. Marcus says:

    Thanks for this article. I have found exactly this problem happens to me. I am always worried that it is just not quite the right time to invest. I will work on being bolder and prepared to take the next step.

    • Geoff Doyle says:

      That is great to hear Marcus, you can’t make any wealth until you get started. Remember the years that you are out of the market at the start compound and effectively can cost you a heap at the end.


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