The success or failure of investing in property is all about making the right choices. The first decision that must be made is whether it is a lifestyle property investment or a financial property investment. A lifestyle property investment is purchased more for lifestyle and emotional reasons than to just make money. An example is someone who would like to either have a tree or sea change when they retire. In this situation it can make sense for someone to buy an investment property in an area that they would like to retire to, have tenants help pay off loans needed to make the purchase, and then look to shifting into the property once retired.
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