According to a study carried out by the main Catalan real estate companies, real estate investment grew during the past year to levels that have not been seen since 2007, before the economic crisis that affected the sector so much. Undoubtedly, this is a hopeful fact and represents an excellent business opportunity for all those who have some capital to invest in a property in Barcelona. If this is your case, you should know that you have several options at your disposal.
First of all, one of the most profitable investments of the moment in real estate and probably one that is being followed by a greater number of people, is the acquisition of a one or two-room apartment to rent out. This is mainly due to the high price of new homes and the reluctance of some banks on offering mortgages, hence the reason the rental market is growing like crazy.
The options are very varied, but the truth is that buying a centrally located flat that needs renovation will be cheaper in price and most profitable. In this sense, an especially interesting alternative is to rent its rooms to students since, in this way, it is possible to generate a higher rental income more quickly.
In any case, the really important thing is that, with the money obtained from the rent, you can pay the mortgage. We can safely say that 'it pays for itself', so that once the mortgage is repaid, it is possible to sell the flat and make profit since prices are likely to continue rising for quite some time.
Another equally interesting alternative is to invest the capital in a commercial space located in a good area. Generally, these types of rentals are usually fairly priced and the purchase price is also recovered quickly. In addition, there is no need to spend a lot of money on renovating commercial properties since they are leased and the landlord is in charge of the remodeling project according to the needs of the business that they are going to establish.
Undoubtedly, the recovery that the real estate sector is experiencing in Barcelona means that, today, buying a home or commercial premises for rental purposes is a completely safe and extremely profitable investment. Therefore, should you have some savings that allow you to take advantage of this opportunity, you should consider it as one of your short-term options.