Just because real estate prices hit a temporary ceiling in many countries around the world, it does not mean that the benefits from property investment are hard to come by, especially in Haiti. Haiti can make profits even during the recession in the real estate market.
Here you will find some rules that real estate investors apply to their property portfolio-building strategy to ensure success from their investments.
Research the Curve
The concept of a property market cycle is not an existing myth. This is a fact and is generally accepted to be based on the price-income relationship.
Check the recent historical price data for the properties of the area you are considering shopping in, and try to determine the overall experience in the market for prices currently. Are prices rising, prices falling, or have they reached a peak?
Get ahead of the curve
As a basic rule of thumb, professional real estate property investors want to buy ahead of the curve. If a market is growing, they will target and target locations that are close to peak locations, areas that are close to those locations that are facing redevelopment or investment.
These areas will most likely become the ‘next big thing’ and they will stand to earn the most profit ahead of the trend.
After the market stabilizes or falls, many successful investors aim to achieve the best levels of growth, yields, and profit in the previous cycle as these sectors will be the first sectors to become profitable due to the first cycle. Starts turning. Positive once again.
Know your market
For whom are you buying a property? Are you buying young executives to go, buying for resale in the family market, or buying jets to give real estate for short-term rentals for the holidays? Think about your market before making a purchase. Know what they look for in a property and make sure what you are going to give them
There are emerging real estate property markets worldwide where countries’ economies are moving from strength to strength, where a growing tourism sector is out of demand, or where constitutional law is enacted. Or to allow foreign freehold ownership of the property to require it to be changed for example.
Set yourself a budget that will allow you to buy what you are buying and the profit from that purchase either through capital gains or rental yield.
Research fees, fees, and all expenses will vary when you buy your property – they vary in different countries. For example, in Haiti, you should add 9% for all fees on the minimum purchase price, know how much you have to spend in your budget, and be profitable to avoid any surprises and ensure your investment.
Capital Growth Efficiency
What factors indicate the potential profitability of your real estate property investment? If you are buying to move out, is there any suggestion that rental housing demand will remain strong, rise or fall?
Think about what you want to achieve with your investment and then research and find out if your expectations are realistic) Exit Cost – If you sell your property investment for profit, will it make the investment unprofitable?
How much capital increase can you make on your property investment or how much rental income can you earn? Work on these facts and then move towards your initial budget to achieve your potential profit margin. At all times you have to keep in mind the big picture to ensure that your real estate investment has good profit potential.
Think Long Term
Unless you are buying a property off-plan and want to flip it for resale and profit before completing it, then you should look at real estate investing as a long-term investment. Real estate is slow to liquidate the asset, releasing cash into the asset is not simple.
Challenges of the legal transfer buildings and land in Haiti
Industrial and commercial development requires investment, which creates jobs and is limited to a certainty in the form of a stable economy, lack of clarity about land ownership, and the effectiveness of land transfers.
Tenure security supports local and national economic development as homeowners invest in their homes and communities and international organizations invest in Haitian business events.
These investments make better GDP and contribute to the overall economy. They also increase opportunities for individuals and businesses to take advantage of the ownership of land to use capital.
The challenges of the legal and official transfer of buildings and land in Haiti are complex. Challenges include:
- A process that is not easily understood, especially by low-income residents.
- Unreasonable fees and expenses can add up to 25 percent of the purchase price.
- Unclear requirements and insufficient documentation. For example, it is common for both parties to sign a deed of sale, but it is not legally accepted as a deed unless it is signed by the Land Registry Office Gois (Disha de l’Enregistrement et la Conservation Poncière) Is not obtained by. Transferred by, which is located within the general tax office.
- Even if registered and transferred by a deed, ownership cannot be proved against the claims of others, as the DGI is legally required to register and transfer all deeds brought before it.
- It is not uncommon that a party selling “land” does not even have legal title to the land. In the case of informal sales, this adds risk to conflicts about line ownership.