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Investing In Real Estate: 5 Ways to Minimize Risk

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Investing in Real Estate always begins with many questions for the investor. One may be skeptical about the location, prices, and return on investments. A huge amount of money, if intended well, can be invested at a profitable place at the right time without attracting the possibility of risk. The truth is, investing in Real Estate will only be beneficial if the buying strategy and calculation of Return on Investments are applied correctly. Many issues should be kept in mind, even if they are not immediately obvious to you.

Any sort of investing carries some risk, taking all the potential outcomes into account. Real estate investing is risky, just like any other type of speculation. Some of these risks can be calculated and avoided carefully, while others are beyond the investor’s control. Investors can reduce their risk of losing all of their money on one investment, for example, by diversifying.


Risk management in Real Estate is the process of determining the dangers connected to a specific investment and then taking steps to address them. Risk management is crucial because it helps investors to reduce risk concerning their financial objectives.

What are the possible investment risks and how can they be reduced?

Let’s go through the Basic Objectives of Investing in Real Estate

Guaranteed Safety

When a person invests in Real Estate, he expects his property to be 100% safe with no repercussions. Except for natural causes, there mustn’t be any factor that can jeopardize the investor’s invested amount. Guaranteed safety in terms of returns, and legitimacy is necessary.

Profitable Income

Profitable Return on Investments is one of the most important aspects of investing in Real Estate. No investor would want to put his/her money that would not reap benefits out of the real estate investing cycle. Healthy property transactions lead to profitable income from real estate.

Steady Growth

All kinds of things, from diamonds to real estate, are considered other types of capital growth assets. Every one of them has some level of risk for the investor. Selling anything for less than what was paid results in a capital loss. In Real Estate, an investor always experiences steady growth.

Important Real Estate Investment Risks To Consider

1) Financial Risk

Many people take on substantial debt in order to invest in real estate. However, are you conscious that taking out a loan to finance an investment increases the risk? Yes, there is a direct relationship between risk and debt load. Frequent changes in interest rates could lead to growing borrowing costs, which would undoubtedly be detrimental to you. This danger affects both residential and commercial real estate investors. Hence, thorough financial planning is necessary when it comes to sorting finances.

2) Risk in Management

This type of risk is dependent on the management capability of the investor. Its responses to shifting economic conditions, property maintenance practices, appreciation rates, etc., all have an impact on this. Both commercial and residential properties are affected. You need to be aware of the difficulties that property managers and owners face while attempting to reclaim control of their properties due to India’s outdated tenancy legislation. Therefore, for both residential and commercial buildings, management should use registered leases.

3) Liquidating Property Risk

When there isn’t an ongoing market or not enough buyers and sellers, selling a property might be difficult. In these cases, the only options are to undersell the estate or wait a longer time—up to more than one year—for the perfect sale!

4) Legal Risks

Most of the risks faced in the Real Estate Industry are the legal risks faced by investors. These risks include double registrations, illegal possessions, etc. One must make sure to invest only in properties that are RERA-approved (Authorized projects under Real Estate Regulation Act, 2016).

5) Environmental Risk

Barren lands where there is not any possibility of development or settlement are of no use to investments. It is necessary that one must look at all the environmental factors before moving forward to invest. A wasteland that is prone to environmental risk certainly can be riskier for investors. Hence, this risk must be taken care of before making a concrete decision.

Risks are a fundamental part of any sort of Investment. But investors who can foresee unfortunate circumstances can easily plan their finances and minimize the risk factor.

Considering the fact that there are now enactments protecting the interest of investors and real estate developers, it is safe to assume that not all investments are prone to 100% risks.

At Flivv Realty, we make sure to take you through a seamless investment journey. With our free Real Estate consultation and beneficial investment options, we take care of it all. Contact Us to discuss further Real Estate and every aspect that revolves around it.

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