Real Estate investment can be termed as the buying or selling of a definite tract of land on which some particular physical structure or item of a certain nature is to be developed. Real estate is basically land consisting of the buildings and property on it, and its accompanying natural resources like water, rocks or minerals; immovable land of this sort; or an interest in it, usually capitalized. The properties may be rented or leased, though many persons prefer to buy rather than to rent. It is the property which is mainly targeted by Real Estate investors. The most popular real estate categories include retail real estate, commercial real estate, single-family dwellings, condos, industrial real estate, agricultural real estate, high-end homes, residential real estate and resale real estate.
In economic terms, real estate is considered to be the total value of all the tangible assets associated with the development of a certain tract of land, whether they are used commercially or not. All the physical improvements made to the land by the builder or any other person engaged in the development process are accounted as assets for the real estate. In other words, real estate is nothing but a set of land with the attached buildings and other attributes. It also includes all the improvements that are made to the sewer systems and other essential amenities.
For the real estate investor, the land must be underdeveloped or unfit for the development of any specific physical structure. It must have the necessary utilities, roads, drainage system and other necessities required by the inhabitants who actually dwell there. If the property is such that it would become more lucrative to invest in it when it comes to resale, then that portion of the real estate investment will serve as the rental income.
The main types of REAL Estate investments are: single family homes, apartments, condominiums, mobile homes, town homes, manufactured homes, vacant land, farm lands, undeveloped land, agricultural land, etc. The main economic characteristics of these types of properties are that they are less expensive to buy, easier to develop, less costly to maintain, less prone to natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes, storms, drought, etc. A small lot of land in a prime location can yield thousands of dollars even after considering the total cost of development. Also, the maintenance cost is very minimal. But if the land is not in a prime location, then it can also be a huge drain on your pocket. A single family home generally costs less to develop than a sprawling complex.
One more type of REAL Estate Investment is the Special Use Real Estate. This includes Special Economic Uses, Contract Manufacturing Zone, Commercial Cleanup Zone, Industrial Renewable Energy Zone, Mobile Manufactured Home Park, Industrial Impact Zone, Hazardous Waste Management Zone, Premature Erosion Syndrome Zone, Native American Traditional villages, and Temporary Reservation Land. The prime economic characteristic of these four types of residential properties is that they can generate income once the land has been developed. In the Special Economic Use Real Estate case, the revenue generated can help finance education, infrastructure, and housing for the local people as well.
In order to get a clear picture of what the residential property management companies have to offer you as a investor, you should consult an experienced property manager who will be able to give you a fair idea about the real estate market. Once you have a clear idea about the kind of property you would like to invest in, it is time to look out for a good property management firm who can help you find the right investors. Make sure to choose a firm who deals in different types of properties so that they can give you a variety of opportunities to invest in. Your goal is to make the highest profit after developing your residential property so it is important to hire a property management company with a vast knowledge about the real estate market. It is a good idea to do a thorough market research before investing in real estate so that you know what the demand for homes in the area is.