Challenges Facing Real Estate Property Investment One thing that many people will be in agreement with is that up to now the industry of real estate is struggling to make an impact on the lives of people. It is still down and it's yet to rise. If it was capable enough, countries wouldn't be experiencing the housing challenges they are having nowadays. Initially it was said that the high interest rates that were charged on mortgages explained this condition. A few years ago, these interest rates were reduced but still the situation has not changed. This shows that there are other factors which affect this business of real estate property. Therefore, if you are an investor and you wish to invest in residential property, the following are some of the challenges you need to be prepared for. One of these challenges involves issues to do with unemployment. Research has it that unemployment is the major challenge that hinders the business of residential housing. This is because of the obvious reason that a person who doesn't have a job can't afford to buy a decent home. However, this is not the case always. Even those who are employed are reluctant in taking a mortgage. They fear what will happen to them if they lose their jobs and they have a loan to pay for a residential property. The second factor that poses a great challenge to this industry is the ever rising numbers of the human population. Though population increase provides a large market to this sector, different people have different tastes and preferences. It is therefore hard to meet all the requirements that they want. Due to this reason, some homeowners have suffered many losses as they were not able to sell their properties because they have been turned down by the buyers. It is therefore advisable for investors to carry out a thorough research on people's likes and dislikes. Lack of capital is the third challenge that the industry faces. People don't have enough money to pay as a down payment for these houses. Others on the other hand are not willing to put their money into this kind of business. The result that is obtained from these actions is that the industry gets fewer finances that can't propel its growth. Natural calamities have also hindered the growth of this sector. The negative impacts brought about by earthquakes and floods are the examples here. Complete houses have been brought down by these calamities. Man's actions have also affected the growth of this industry. Actions of terrorism and those that lead to fire burning are the instances here. Unhealthy business competition is the challenge that has also contributed to the downfall of this industry. New investors are finding it difficult coping up in this market because those who entered the market early are monopolizing everything. However all is not lost in this industry. Solutions can be sought for these challenges and the industry can be reclaimed. Proper planning and preparation need to be done by both owners and buyers of these homes so that challenges can be managed effectively whenever they come.