Investing in real estate
Now that interest rates have plummeted to an all-time low, saving is becoming less interesting. For this reason, many people are looking towards alternative forms of investment. Have you ever considered investing in real estate? Commercial real estate may not seem like the obvious choice for a private investor, but renting out a second home can be a lucrative way to get the most out of your assets. This is particularly true now that rental prices are skyrocketing!
Financing investment properties
The housing market is on the rise, which is great news for both private buyers and property investors! Various banks and money lenders have made it possible to partially finance an investment property. This makes investing in a rental property a viable option for more people, particularly those who are unable to fully finance the property from their own funds. As a result, family homes, studios, and apartments are becoming real investment opportunities for starters, expats, and international companies alike.
There are a wide range of options when it comes to finding a suitable rental property. Whether you choose a single family home, an apartment in the city centre, or a villa on the edge of town, make sure you understand the demand. Approximately 80-90% of our tenants are expats who come to the Netherlands for work and are looking for an apartment or a family home near the centre of Eindhoven or near major companies like ASML, Philips, Flight Forum, or the High Tech campus. Homes close to the International School are also popular among expats who come to the Netherlands with their families. Location is a primary factor in determining the success of any property rental.
Return on investment
Rental properties generally don't have quick returns. In most cases, they require a long-term plan that takes years to pay off, which means you'll have to stick with it for the long haul. A long-term investment like this can be daunting, but it also means you won't feel the immediate impact of a drop in housing prices. After all, tenants pay rent every month, regardless of how much your property is worth.
If you would like advice on a property investment, feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help!