What is Liquidity in Real Estate?

Kishan Thakkar K

The real estate sector has been one of the assets of the lucrative investment. The real estate assets tend to appreciate over time and generate high returns, this is true for both land and property. Investors look for two main factors while investing in real estate – that are, yields and liquidity.

Yield determines the revenue or the cash flow that is generated during the ownership of the property. Liquidity decides the investors’ profit when the property is sold.

Liquid properties refer to the type of the property that is easy to sell or buy at market value.
Illiquid properties refer to the properties that are difficult to buy or sell.

Now that you might think that liquidity is such a big concern while investing in real estate. 

Well, you’re correct, it is important!

Further, we’ll discuss the liquidity in the real estate sector and the factors that determine the liquidity of the properties.

Now Let’s First Understand What is Liquidity in Real Estate

The money is the most liquid asset from all the assets since it can be traded for other assets the quickest. Liquidity refers to the ease with which the asset can be traded for money. As compared to other forms of assets, like stock, bonds, etc., real estate is less liquid.

This is primarily because it needs higher capital to invest and a lengthy procedure to find buyers and legal obligations. The type of asset class also influences the liquidity in real estate.

As we discussed in one of the previous articles, real estate properties are those that are immovable and immobile. It is restricted to the current position and is most often subject to market fluctuation.

However, despite having a certain level of illiquidity, it offers lucrative returns as the property value increases over time.


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