7 Books to read before becoming Real Estate Investor

The first question which might pop in your head that Why Books?
Because self-education plays one of the most crucial role in the early stage of your career. For creating a rock-solid building, your foundation should be very strong which can be done by reading books. You should always prefer books over any digital medium because books will help you to focus without any distraction. It is a well-known fact that you are going to imbibe more content when any content is read either from a book or paper. Also instead of reading free articles online, you should prefer books because generally books have story writing format which makes it very interesting and psychology says that your mind likes stories, our mind always remember a story.

So here are 7 books to read before becoming real estate investor.

  1. Building Wealth One House at a Time – John Schauh

The main idea of this book is that you can build a fortune by investing in real estate arrangements like single-family houses and small units. It can be said that this is a hedgehogian approach as it just focusing to invest in houses. Also, appreciation in real sector is very uncertain and difficult to predict.

 

Ideas from the book

  • Buying one house can make you rich
  • Buy with your money without any borrowing
  • Houses are the best form of investment
  • Right house at the right location will attract long terms tenants
  • Sell house on lease for profit maximization

 

  1. Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki

This is the quintessential book on the power of investing. This book largely focuses on working for money or investing to let money work for you. This book is not about how to invest but focuses that investing money is very important.

 

Ideas from the book

  • Wise investment decisions
  • To reduce your tax liability
  • You will more from real-world
  • The importance and potential of investing

 

  1. The book on Investing in Real Estate with No Money Down – Brandon Turner

This book is about how to invest in real estate but doesn’t have much money. Also, this book is not about getting rich with tricks but to it gives you a toolbox of financing that you can use to buy real estate. As an investor has no money to invest in the concept of borrowing for real estate is explained in a sophisticated way. This book contains hypothetical examples which are very useful for the beginners to learn and make a different kind of strategies.

 

Ideas from the book

  • Investing without money
  • Start with property owned owners
  • Combination of different techniques
  • Different kind of strategies
  • How to attract private lenders

 

  1. What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow – Frank Gallinelli

If you love numbers this is the perfect book for you, which makes it perfect for the real estate world. Along with the explanation of the basic formulas, a reader will learn about the principle aspects of real estate investments such as cash on cash return, return on equity, net present value, discounted cash flow and net operating income. The spreadsheet models that are provided in the book are used to help validate how to read a property’s potential, and how to apply financial concepts to be a successful tool.

 

Ideas from the book

  • A helpful guide to financial cash flows
  • How to make money in real estate
  • Using statics to make any financial decisions
  • There are several methods to calculate return on real estate investment

 

  1. The ABC’s of Real Estate Investing – Ken McElroy

This is a useful book for the people for long-term real estate investors. This book will help the reader to know about real estate industry and to enlighten them about what they are getting into. A complete overview of the investment made in real estate industry from beginning to end.

 

Ideas from the book

  • Very direct information about the real estate
  • Explanation about the formulas that can be used to analyse the potential outcome of an investment from cash flow perspective
  • Clear all the myths that curb people to invest in real estate sector.

 

  1. Every Landlord’s Legal Guide – Marcia Stewart, Ralph Warner & Janet Portman

This book covers the topic like property management, legal and contracts. This book covers the issue like rejecting applicants, handling of security deposits also it throws the light upon the issues like a potential liability on your property manager’s act and how to handle the subletting requests.

 

Ideas from the book

  • What, Why and How
  • How to hire a lawyer
  • How to do legal research
  • Legally delegating responsibilities on the tenants
  • How to solve disputes without the lawyers
  • Returning of security deposits and moving out issues

 

  1. The Book on Flipping Horses – J Scott

This book covers the big picture and are very specific to details. A most fundamental step which is missed by most that is to analyse and choose the target market. This book will help you to analyse the potential market in your own market for flip and to analyse the future market to venture into.

 

Ideas from the book

  • Good deals of sources
  • Hundred house rule
  • Get your financials very precise

 

Paarth Infrabuild, Real Estate Developers, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India 

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Impact of GST on Real estate

GST that works on the principle “One Nation, One Market, One Tax” seeks to transform the complete tax system of India. GST are divided into five tax slabs for the collection of tax – 0%, 5%, 12%, 18%, 28%. The tax system in India had a cascading effect, there was a tax on tax. GST simplifies the complete tax system to eradicate the multiple tax system such as VAT, service tax, central sales tax, entry tax, luxury tax etc. Real estate is one of the most crucial sectors of the Indian economy which is contributing about 5-6%a to the GDP on India. It is the second largest employer in the economy after Agriculture sector. According to the report by CREDAI and JLL India’s real estate sector is going to USD $180billionb industry.

 

Impact on buyers and investors

Before GST After GST
·         The construction status of the property will decide the types of taxes the buyers are liable to pay these varied state to state.
– (Property under Construction) buyers were liable to the VAT, service tax, stamp duty and registration charges.
– (Property after Completion)
buyers were liable to stamp duty and registration.
·         GST simplifies the overall purchase price.

·         All the property under construction will be charged 12%c of the property value which excludes the stamp duty and registration charges.

 

Impact on developers

Before GST After GST
·         Developers were liable to pay central excise duty, VAT, customs duty etc.

·         Also, they have to pay other charges like approval charges, legal charges, architectural charges, labour taxes etc. which at the end burden comes on the buyer.

·         Before GST a huge amount of real estate expenditure undergoes unrecorded. GST will cut down this due to cloud storing of invoice.

·         Under GST
Cement will be taxed at the rate 28%d
Iron rods and pillars will be taxed at the rate 18%e.

·         Reduction in the cost of logistics.

·         The developer will be entitled to acquire input credits on the sale of property under construction against the taxes paid by the buyer.

 

 

Under GST real estate industry are also going under automation. Automation will provide ample amount of benefits such as time compliance, generation of the report, comparison among the reports, cost-effective with reduced staff and much more.

 

Post GST:

  • The transparency in the system is increased as the developers can buy the raw material only from the registered vendors.
  • The complex process for buying a home has become simplified.
  • The foreign investment is also increased as the tax system is simplified without giving them the burden of multiple taxes which will lead to improving the overall quality of Indian standard.
  • GST and RERA together will bring in more transactional transparency into India’s real estate sector.

References:

aSource(IBEF) on 20-06-2018
bhttps://economictimes.indiatimes.com/wealth/personal-finance-news/indian-realty-sector-market-to-reach-180-billion/articleshow/63301570.cms
chttps://www.livemint.com/Money/M5Boa7PF4LHY3o10rdbCyO/How-GST-is-charged-on-houses-under-construction.html
dhttps://cleartax.in/s/impact-of-gst-on-the-cement-industry
ehttps://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/indl-goods/svs/steel/steel-industry-likely-to-benefit-from-gst-rate-stands-at-18-per-cent/articleshow/58751901.cms (20-6-2018)

 

Paarth Infrabuild, Real Estate Developers, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Housing for All | “Sabke liye Ghar”

In the year 2017 for better regulation in the real estate industry, a series of reforms were made like for ensuring transparency in real estate sector RERA was introduced which made the developers to disclose their timelines for their building process. The other massive change was introducing the GST bill in the real estate sector which aimed to reform the tax structure by making it more uniform. But none of them were as impactful as Government’s Housing for All scheme. This will make it easier for the weaker section of the societies to acquire safe loans and invest in making their homes.

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) is an initiative by the government under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi under which housing will be provided to urban poor with a target of building 20 million houses by 31st March 2022. Under PMAY, it is planned to build 2 crore houses for urban poor including Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Low Income Groups (LIG) in urban areas by the year 2022 through a financial assistance of ₹2 trillion (US$30 billion) from central government.

It has two components:

  1. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) (PMAY-U) which will target the urban poor.
  2. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) (PMAY-G) which will target the rural poor.

 

The feature of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is that the government will provide an interest subsidy of 6.5% on housing loans availed by the beneficiaries for a period of 20 years under credit link subsidy scheme(CLSS) from the start of a loan. This scheme will comprise of other schemes that ensure that every house will have a toilet, electricity connection, LPG gas connection, drinking water accessibility, and many more. The houses under PMAY would be constructed through a technology that is eco-friendly and preference will be given to an older person and differently abled person for the allotment of the ground floor.

 

This scheme is comprised of three phases:

Phase 1 – (April 2015 to March 2017) to cover 100 cities.

Phase 2 – (April 2017 to March 2019) to cover additional 200 cities.

Phase 3 – (April 2019 to March 2022) to cover remaining cities.

 

Private contributors such IIFL home loans have been helping the beneficiaries to avail government subsidies. ICICI bank also giving subsidies to the eligible people for the scheme. AU Housing Finance Limited has also been giving subsidies under the scheme.

 

Conditions for PMAY:

  1. Maximum age limit is 70 years.
  2. Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) annual income should be less than 3 lakh
    Low Income Groups (LIG) annual income between 3 lakh – 6 lakh.
  3. The beneficiary should not have any dwelling unit on the name of any family members in any part of India.

Under this scheme, the houses will be owned by females or jointly by the males. This will help to increase the women empowerment in India.

Paarth Infrabuild, Real Estate Developers, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Why invest in Lucknow’s Real Estate?

Nowadays, investors from cities such as Allahabad, Bahraich, Barabanki, Kanpur, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi, and Unnao are considering Lucknow as their new property bet. People who deal in real estate with the potential buyers on daily basis say that capital of Lucknow has never really witnessed the decline in the real estate business. The sales conversion are fewer but the demand has always been active.

As the population of the city is not too high many people are migrating to Lucknow and have set up their small or big business. Most of the people are investing money in their second homes across Lucknow. The city of Nawabs is gathering attention day by day and the need for lifestyle and wellness homes is increasing.

What makes Lucknow a centre of attraction?

Pricing: The city is the hub of affordable pricing.

Metro: Lucknow metro system is the fastest built metro system in the world and the most economical high-speed rapid transit system project in India. This will increase the connectivity within the city, and also will act as one of the major components for the growth of the real estate and job opportunities.

Healthcare: Multi-specialty hospital such as Medanta with a capacity of over 1,000 beds, Narayana Hrudalaya Aarogyam with over 326 beds as well as women and child care hospitals, have made their way into the city.

Lifestyle: According to the survey conducted by ‘IMRB International’ Lucknow is the second happiest city in India.

The city has a very rich supply of affordable properties by renowned builders. There are over 897 ongoing and upcoming projects in the city (https://www.99acres.com/new-projects-in-lucknow-ffid) that is comprised of 1BHK flats to luxury villas and the price is ranging from 11 lakh to 4 crores. This, therefore a very good time to invest in the city. Today when in other cities the price of 1BHK flats starts at 25 lakh, 2BHK flats start at 45 lakh, 3BHK flats start at 65 lakh and 4BHK flats start at 1.3 crores had impelled many businessmen to invest in Lucknow.

Paarth Infrabuild, Real Estate Developers, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh India