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If you ask somebody what real estate investment is? Be sure to get an answer which is close to purchasing some parcel of land, and then putting up some structure. But this is the most common form of real estate investment. What most people do not know is that there are many ways and areas that one can invest in real estate. All that is required from an individual is to choose on where and how they want to invest.

It is also sad to note that many people will give up on their ambition to invest in real estate before even they have started. It is important to know that real estate investment is not a get rich quick investment, you will have to handle it like any other full-time job, give it the patience that it requires and face up to the challenges that will come forth.

Below I will explain the different ways to invest in Colombian real estate industry plus a brief description of each investment portfolio.

Cash Flow

property investmentThis is a type of real estate investment that one does with the aim of making or receiving money on a monthly basis. Here what one needs to do is to purchase a real estate property and become a landlord. When you are a landlord, it does not necessarily mean that you will be dealing with tenants directly, even though this is an option if you are not engaged elsewhere, but you can opt to give the management responsibilities to the many real estate management companies around.

What you need to ensure when you are making such a real estate investment purchase is that it should be able to give you positive cash flow.


This is a form of real estate investment which can be defined merely as buying and selling. Here the basic rule is simple; you purchase a property for less than you sell it at a considerable profit. Here you have the option of buying a distressed property which you can then improve, or you can also buy one from an owner who needs out.

Investment experts claim that when making such a purchase and you want to maximize your profits, it requires you to put up the property up to snuff. Ensure that you have the improvement and holding costs well calculated. This is important as it will help you to decide on the price that you will sell the property for.

Lease Option

This is not a very common form of real estate investment. Here an investor only controls the real estate property but they do not own the title. Here one will lease a property; they have an option of selling it to another person or renting it to somebody else until a permanent buyer is found. This type of investment is less popular as it has complicated processes, but one has the opportunity of making big profits.

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Pre-construction Purchase

This is a form of real estate investment, where an investor purchases property directly from a developer before the structures are put up. Here you will buy at a wholesale price; then on completion, the properties are marketed. So if you want to invest in Colombian real estate, these are the choices you have.

small houses

The main advantage you can get from buying a resale property is that it is cheaper because it has been in the market there before. Below are some of the factors you should consider when buying a resale property.

Registration of the property

big houseIt is crucial always to know the property is registered before making any purchasing decision. Before depositing your money, it is recommended to ensure that the property you are ready to purchase is registered. As the law requires, you need to ensure that the property is well registered together with the vendor’s name.

For you to ensure that the property is registered, you can carry out a research of your own, and if necessary, you can look for a professional lawyer to assist you doing the work. And the lawyer involved in this process should do the work within a very short period.

Compliance with the law

Also, another important factor to check on before making quick decisions of purchasing a resale property is to ensure that the property is by the law. Also, what you should consider is whether the property is built in a protected or restricted area. You should not, therefore, purchase any property that is built in a restricted area because you will end up losing the property.


Before making any payments on the resale property, you should ensure that the property you are ready to purchase has no debts against it. You should pay a visit to the land registry to find out more about that property. It is crucial also to know that if you buy a resale property with debt, then you are responsible for all the debts.

If you do not know the procedures of identifying whether the property contains the debts, then it is recommended that you contact your lawyer to request a certificate from the original owners. The certificate should contain the required information of the property with the community payments that are up to date.


living roomMost of the resale property more so houses have tenants, and it is good to respect them because you cannot make it a must for the tenants to leave your house if his or her tenancy has not elapsed. Therefore, you have to wait until the tenants leave the house then you occupy it.

Finally, it is important to ensure that your property is in good condition and you have to survey it to determine whether the property you are interested in is in good condition.