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Real Estate Investment andits Future

Date. March 2021

Real Estate Investment


Real Estate investment markets are extremely complicated. The price movements in this market, sometimes usually slow and could be difficult at times. A major factor behind this is the type of investors who put their money in the real estate markets. Therefore, an understanding of the real estate markets is essential, also with knowledge of the various participants as well as their motives in real estate. Here, we will look at these factors below.

Investment objectives

The most important feature based on which we can distinguish real estate investors is their investment motive. All investors buy real estate. The real estate market consisted of four basic type of property, land, commercial, Industrial and residential. However, not all of them so for the same reasons. Let's have a look at the three major categories of investors in the market.


These are the kinds of investors that should not be called investors in the first place. They give a bad name to real estate investing. This is because if you read their blogs and believe their claims, they will make a sophisticated operation like real estate investing sound like a no brainer. These are the people that claim to have made a million dollars in 1 years without any investment of their own simply by flipping real estate. The truth is that such results are almost never obtained. Real estate investment is an old school investment game which only pays off in the long run. Most of these speculators are either people trying to make a quick money by selling their phony surefire real estate profit strategy or people who have fallen prey to these con men and are actually trying these phony strategies in the market! This category of investors was hard to find just a few years ago. However, of late, they have become a lot more common.

Investor and user

This is the most common category of investors that you will find in the real estate market. Usually, people who buy real estate are buying their own homes. They have the intention of staying in the house for decades. This changes their outlook towards the investment. These people do not look at real estate as a purely financial decision. They look at it as a lifestyle choice. This is because they have to stay in that house day in and day out. Hence, factors such as lifestyle amenities available nearby as well as the distance it takes to commute to work become extremely important. The demand for these kinds of investors can be predicted based on where their job locations currently are or may expected to be in the near future.

Long Term Investors

The long-term real estate investors are similar like the flippers; these individuals invest in the real estate market to make money. However, their decisions are not short term. They understand that real estate is a slow moving, illiquid kind of asset that steadily grows in value over a number of years. Many companies are also present in the real estate investment business.

Investment Control

The long-term investor category can be further subdivided into various categories. These categories are distinguished based on the degree of control they exert on the property.

Active Investors

Some long -term investors prefer to manage the property themselves. They are the ones who conduct the repairs, find the tenants and rent out their properties. Also, they may be actively involved in the property management process and may visit the property several times to ensure that no damage has been carried out by the tenants. Since they actively participate in the investing process, they are called active investors.

Passive Investors

There are other long- term investors which have the ownership of the property. However, they do not take interest in managing its day-to-day affairs. To do so, they either hire employees or they end up hiring professional real estate management firms. Since they play no role in maintaining the property, they are called passive investors. They just provide the cash flow for financing the property and make very few decisions regarding its management.

Individual Investors

Most of the investors in the real estate market are individual investors. Individual investors have an unlimited liability. This means that if they undertake a mortgage on one house and default on it, their other assets can be liquidated to make good the loss.

Company Investors

There are many company investors in the real estate market. These companies usually finance themselves and by using commercial institutions too. These investors have the ability to enter the real estate market without any major financial difficulties. While, in terms of number, individual real estate investors may outnumber the company investors, in terms of volume. They are no match for companies who invest billions of dollars in real estate investments.

Legal entity

The type of real estate investors can also be distinguished based on the type of legal entity they are. Legal entity is important because it determines the amount of liability that a person has in real estate business.

Future of real estate investment

The rapid economic and social change is transforming the build environment, which will affect the real estate industry, investors would have to guard against it.

Here are four new developments to adopt in the real estate market as from now and beyond The global investors in real estate should merge to expand substantially, leading to huge opportunity, especially in emerging economies. Technology innovation and sustainability will be key drivers of value.

Competition for prime assets will further intensify.

A new and broader range of risks will necessary for the market

The changing landscape will have major implications for real estate investment and development. It will increase the size of the asset pool, yet change the nature of investment opportunities. Real estate organizations will need to adapt early for their sustainability


Real estate market, like the other markets, is therefore complicated. It has various types of investor. Who have different motives and based on the competition and co-operation between them?The real estate prices are based on current market demands.However, investors may have the monopoly and can easily obtained market shares in the real estate industry.

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