No investment property owner wants to go through the process of acquiring a loan and purchasing a property only to have it lose money rather than make it; after all, the whole point of an investment property in the long run is to generate an income.
This means that even after the property is purchased there are still, and always, decisions that need to be made regarding the running of the property and these choices need to be wise so that your investment will be running at its best at all times.
Usually, this is when it is making the desired income you wish or it is running to plan; for instance, this may even be that you want it to be negatively geared. Ideally what should be happening is that there are responsible tenants in place, rent is paid regularly and on time, the property is being well looked after and any repairs or maintenance that needs attention is done in a timely fashion. Read more