Ask Away Blog: Here's What You Must Consider Buying A Property As A Side Hustle

Here's What You Must Consider Buying A Property As A Side Hustle

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

 
Are you thinking about purchasing a property as a potential side hustle opportunity? If so, then you have probably read or heard that you can earn an extra cushion of cash to add to your income by taking this step. While this is almost certainly true, there’s definitely points to keep in mind here. So, let’s look at some of the key factors that will impact whether this side hustle is going to be the right decision for you.

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Do You Have The Time?

Buying a property as a side hustle can not be considered a passive income. You will need to manage the property effectively and this is true whether you are planning to let it out or sell it on. Regardless of your choice here, we recommend that you do think about how much time you want to spend on a property like this. If you don’t want to spend any of your time on a property, then you will need to hire a professional management service to complete the work for you.

Have You Found The Right Property?

Next, you should think about whether or not you have found a property that is worth both your time and money. This means that you need to think about whether a property in question is a viable investment. Location is important here. The wrong location will make any property more difficult to sell or let out, even in the short term. You also need to consider the desires of a modern buyer or tenant. They will be looking for a green friendly home and if the property doesn’t match these standards, then you will need to renovate it.

Do You Know Which Services You Need?

You will also need to make sure that you find the right services in your business. There are plenty of services that could be useful to you. However, we recommend that you think about at least finding a plumber and an electrical engineer. These are jobs that you won’t be able to handle as a DIY project. They will require professional expertise. For instance, you might need water heater replacement services if the original heater for the water supply is completely shot.

Are You Letting It Out Or Selling It On?

Finally, you should consider how you plan on handling your investment property. There are two choices here. You can either let it out or sell it on. If you let it out then you’ll be providing yourself with a regular additional income. If you sell it on then you’ll get a short term injection of cash that can provide significant benefits and potentially allow you to diversify your investment portfolio even further.

We hope this helps you understand a little more about purchasing a property as a potential side hustle or an investment opportunity. The key point to focus on here is the level of risk. You must understand how much risk you are taking on and whether you can afford a loss if things turn south.



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