To rent or flip.

Discussion in 'General Property Investment Discussion' started by Aebaa5, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Aebaa5

    Aebaa5 New Member

    Hi all.

    We have just flipped our first investment property and can't decide if we should carry on flipping for a another year or go down the rental route.

    Pros and cons on both please??

    Thanks
     
  2. Personally I would always buy a property with a long term time frame in mind and treat a flip as a bonus. If you continuously buy to flip all of the time you will get caught out at some stage.
     
  3. Longterminvestor

    Longterminvestor Administrator

    Pros of flippin

    Good cashflow
    No long term exposure/risk

    Cons

    May miss out on longer term returns
    Miss out on possible rental income
     
  4. swati1006

    swati1006 New Member

    Hello,
    Personally I would always buy a property with a long term time frame in mind and treat a flip as a bonus. If you continuously buy to flip all of the time you will get caught out at some stage.
     
  5. @swati1006 Spot on!

    Look long term but if a short term profit emerges them consider it. Sensible property investment.
     
  6. Longterminvestor

    Longterminvestor Administrator

    I have seen far too many property flippers make a number of relatively small gains on short-term investments only to lose the lot and more with one bad apple. While it is never wrong to take a profit, investing in any asset with an extremely short term timescale is dangerous.
     
  7. lookinginvest

    lookinginvest Member

    I dont think that flipping in itself is a viable long term investment strategy for someone starting out in the world of property.
     
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