Where is it located?
If you invest in apartments located in the main parts of the city, you stand a greater chance of earning higher returns. It is best to avoid apartments located in rural areas or those which do not offer easy access to basic amenities like markets, schools, offices, recreational centers and so on.
How much can you make out of it?
Your cash flow from the investment is an important consideration too. To get the exact value, you will have to consider certain aspects like your mortgage payment and the rent you get from the apartment. If it seems to be a profitable deal, you can go ahead and invest in apartments in the area.
How old is the apartment?
As far as apartments are concerned, renters and buyers prefer new properties. So see to it that the one you are considering is relatively new. Ensure that the apartment is in good shape and does not need any major repair or renovation. It can negatively affect your cash flow if your tenant has to pay for repairs in your apartment.
Strike a balance
Certain deals may seem lucrative, but do not get swayed by them. Stick to those investment deals which allow you to pay for your monthly basic payments easily while also paying the down payment.
Also remember that in case of a financial emergency, you cannot sell a part of the apartment to raise money. Also it is always advisable to have a ‘Plan B’ when you invest in apartments, just in case, as real estate market is full of fluctuations.