Sooner or later, many of us are faced with the question of whether it is worthwhile investing in real estate. The dream of owning your own home goes hand-in-hand with the wish to invest sensibly. Real estate continues to be an outstanding choice in this regard. In most cases, insufficient own capital is available for covering the full purchase price of a property, which is why a suitable financing model needs to be found.
Generally speaking, the decision to invest in real estate is still one of the best ways to generate good returns. Property prices have been rising continuously for years, which makes real estate investing a sustainable and secure form of investment.
In order for real estate investing to be successful, it is important to do your “homework”. First of all, in order to decide what type of real estate is suitable for the envisaged type of investment, it is necessary to research the market. What kind of market can I invest in with the funds at my disposal? Should I invest in commercial property or rather in residential property? In complex matters such as these, it is always a good idea to ask experts for advice. Engel & Völkers real estate agents are quite familiar with the market prospects for your area of interest.
If you want to stock up capital in order to make a larger property investment, you can take advantage of several options and credit types.
If the property you wish to buy is for own use - for example a single-family home or freehold apartment - private financing would be a suitable option. Often, this would consist of a mix of own capital and borrowed capital - with the own capital being supplied by the buyer (e.g. savings) and the borrowed capital being made available by a bank in the form of a home loan. In addition, there are country-specific state subsidy programmes that the buyer can benefit from in various ways when it comes to financing.
The financing of a freehold apartment is generally associated with less costs than the financing of a house. Of course, many different factors influence the scope of your investment, such as the location and quality of the property.
The path you decide to go is influenced by individual factors. We recommend that you deal with the topic of real estate investing extensively beforehand and acquire the necessary real estate expertise. Real estate experts can help you to assess the market and ensure that your investment property does not drop in value, but offers good prospective yields.