First of all, why do we choose to invest? We invest because we want a better financial future for ourselves, our kids, our families, we want a better lifestyle and so many more reasons.
So let’s take a look at some smart investments we can put our money into so that we can insure this lifestyle.
Let us take a look at property first. We invest in a property to make money from positive cashflow, capital gains, and renovating to build more equity in our house. Positive cashflow is basically when the tenant pays us weekly rent, and after all payments from that money we still have maybe 50 dollars left. So after 1 month we have a positive cashflow of $200. 4 weeks x $50.
Capital gains from a property is when we buy a property for a certain amount and it goes up in value over time. For example if we purchased a property for 100k, and 5 years time it went up to 200k, it means we have just made 100k from capital gains. But to do this strategy you have to educate yourself a bit, doing this will help you identify where the potential cities and suburbs to buy to gain the most capital for your property.
So how can we make money from renovating a property. Let’s say we bought a property for 200k, and we outlay 20k for the deposit, and we still had 20k left in our savings. Now if we took that 20k and used it for renovation. We then get the house reevaluated, if it goes up to 250k, we have just made 30k from the renovation. So we spent 20k to make 30k, which is pretty cool. It can be a process but depending on what renovation you do to your house.