Potential for capital appreciation and income!
If someone told you that there was an investment that had the potential of not only very healthy capital appreciation but also a healthy monthly income you would be very interested, right? Well, this what can be gained from most investment properties at the present time if you do your due diligence and purchase the right property. Demand is high for rental accommodation and with property historically appreciating in value, investment properties have all the hallmarks of being the ‘perfect investment’.
Of course, it would foolish to suggest that all you need to do is buy a property and you will instantly gain returns. You need to ensure that you have all the relevant safety certificates and then you need to market the property, find tenants and draw up the necessary contracts. All this can be time consuming and once you have found tenants there are no guarantees that they will stay long term, nor are there guarantees that they will pay the rent and take care of your property. Easy money? Well may be not quite as easy as you had envisaged.
You could employ the services of a management company to take care of all these matters on your behalf. The problem is, this will cost you money and it will eat into your return on investment plus there are still no guarantees that suitable tenants will be found. You could end up paying the management fee and getting nothing back in return – hardly the desired scenario. It is easy to see why some investors may think twice and wonder whether it really is a great form of earning a passive income or just additional work that you have neither the time or inclination to do.
However, this doesn’t take away from the fact that there is still a lack of rental accommodation available and this dearth of properties needs to be addressed in some way. This is why developers are investigating what they can do to make purchasing investment properties more attractive and a rental guarantee concept appears to be far the most popular. The developer sells their units, more rental properties become available and investors get a healthy, stress free return. Everyone is happy!
These rental guarantee concepts are cropping up around the world, some are designed to create permanent accommodation and some are to provide holiday accommodation with the latter often generating the higher returns. In Thailand, these schemes are starting to prove extremely popular with internationally renowned hotels teaming up with developers to offer these types of scheme in popular tourists resorts such as Pattaya and Phuket.
An example of one such completed rental guarantee concept is available from the Amari in Pattaya. They are currently guaranteeing a return of 5% p.a. for five years with projected returns expected to be upwards of 8% p.a. in the following years. No input is required from the investor once they have purchased the unit and it has the backing of a well-known, 5-star hotel situated in a prime location with the finest management teams available.
Similar schemes are available in projects that are currently under construction in Phuket within the Best Western and Ramada hotels. With these projects yet to be completed the returns offered are slightly higher with 7% p.a. guaranteed for five years and projected returns in excess of 10% p.a. in the years thereafter. Once again these have the backing of well-known reputable hotel brands in prime locations.
It is not hard to see why these investments are proving so attractive. Healthy returns whilst at the same time having plenty of potential capital growth – not bad for a passive income!