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Real estate investment comes with risk

by | Apr 15, 2019 | Uncategorized

Real estate can seem like a good deal but sometimes it costs more than just a few simple repair bills before you can turn a profit. 

Property investment in and around Quincy can be quite complicated. For example, some of the most attractive properties may have had many owners before you thought about buying. 

Perform your search

Sometimes it takes more than just a casual title search to determine who owns which aspects of the property and what that means to you as a potential buyer. Good research skills and a knowledge of the system can be useful.

Outline your terms

Once you figure who owns your property, whether it is the seller, a holding company or a bank, you will probably need to write a detailed contract that outlines what exactly you will own and, in some cases, how you intend to use it. You will likely need someone versed in the law in addition to your real estate agent to help you draft and officialize this document. That is because local ordinance, Connecticut law and federal housing and commercial property regulations play a part in the legality of any contact you enter.

Pay your dues

Your commercial ventures may also surprise you with new tax liabilities — or even welcome bonuses. Operating a vacation property, for example, can be easier if you stay on the right side of the changing Massachusetts short-term rental laws

Stay ahead of your competition

Generally speaking, there is potential for legal conflict whenever money is involved. With the amounts of money often involved in real estate businesses, it would be good to have someone on your side who could prevent conflict or help you get out of it if it does occur.

You deserve to take advantage of the opportunities your hard work has made available to you. Just make sure that you are doing everything you can to minimize risk.