Time horizon

 

If clients plan to keep the property as an investment indefinitely, the question of maintenance of the property in later years becomes an issue. If the plan is to eventually use the property for their own residence, their likely needs at that time should be considered; will the property be the right size and in the right area?  Is it even wise to buy an investment property to use in the future?  Often the best investments are not in areas where people generally retire and confusing these personal lifestyle needs with buying property as an investment could be a mistake.