If you’re new to the world of real estate investing, or are just getting started, you may not know where to start. Buying a rental property can be complex and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. It all starts with choosing the right investment property in the right neighborhood. In this article, we’ll cover 10 steps that will help get you on your way to buying your first rental property.


The first step in buying rental property is to do your research on the market where you want to buy. Investing in real estate is all about location, location, location! You need to find a place that has good potential value, but also has a high demand for tenants who will pay rent on time and keep your property clean. You also want to make sure that there isn’t too much competition for tenants, so that you have an advantage over other investors who want to flip houses quickly for profits instead of renting them out long-term.


First things first: determine what your goals are with buying a rental property. Are you looking for long-term cash flow? Do you want to build wealth? Or maybe it’s just about being able to afford to live in an area where housing prices are rising steadily? Whatever it is that motivates you, set some realistic expectations so that when all is said and done, everything feels right with your purchase decision.


The next step in your real estate investment journey is to speak to other landlords. Talking to a mentor who is investing in the same area (and types of homes) that you are interested in can make all of the difference in the world. When you speak with your mentors / other landlords, it is important that you keep their “investment bias” in mind.


As you begin to explore the possibility of buying your first rental property, it’s important to keep in mind how much money to save for a down payment. Ideally, you’ll want to have a 20 – 30 percent down payment saved before: a) looking for an investment opportunity, or b) apply for pre-approval. The following five tips can help you save for a down payment in a timely fashion:

  1. Pay off any debt that you currently have.
  2. Set up an automatic savings deposit.
  3. Lower your rent.
  4. Drastically reduce unnecessary living expenses.
  5. Take on a second job.


While every rental property is different, all have one thing in common … expenses. With this in mind, before you purchase a rental property, it is important that you know all about the potential monthly, and unexpected, expenses that the property will experience.


From looking at schools to understanding the own to rent ratio, there are a number of steps you can take to complete your own due diligence. It’s worth noting that the factors used in the previous step will help identify strong real estate markets. Now, as part of your due diligence, it will be your job to look into the actual neighborhoods within these markets. Ask the following types of questions to guide your research efforts.

  • Is the rental property within a good school district?
  • Are their local attributes within walking distance?
  • Speaking of walking, what would the property’s walk score be?
  • How many rental properties are in the area?
  • Is the crime rate low?
  • What is the average household income for the neighborhood?
  • What are the demographics for the neighborhood, and do they align with your identified rental demographics for the local market?


Starting a real estate business can sound overwhelming, but by following the above, becoming a profitable property owner will be easier than you’d think when you invest with the right company. Be sure to define your goals, review your finances and watch your business flourish. With the right company, your rental has the potential to help you achieve your goals and become financially free.

Ready to get started with investing in Real Estate? Or looking to expand your Real Estate investment portfolio, Cruxstone Development and Investment Limited is your most reliable partner.

Cruxstone Development and Investment Limited is a metropolitan real estate development and management firm with proven track record to developing high-end and profitable real estate developments.

Invest with us today and get on the path to a better financial future.

For more information on who we are and what we do, please call us on +234 (0) 907 004 5555 / +234 (0) 907 333 5555 or visit our website on www.cruxstone.com.ng


Victoria Island is a prime location for investment. The island is located in the middle of the city, which makes it an ideal place to live, work and play. The island has a lot of business opportunities, mainly due to its central location and strategic location along major roads. There are many reasons why investing in property in Victoria Island Lagos is the best decision you can make. From the increasing population to the increasing number of businesses, construction is booming, and so are property prices.


Here are some reasons why you should invest in property in Victoria Island Lagos.

-A lucrative investment.

-Capital Appreciation.

-It’s the place to be.

-Attractive location and lifestyle.


A lucrative investment.

With yearly returns totalling up to 10%, investing in Victoria Island is a wise long-term decision. Not only will your property grow in value as the years go on, but you can also monetize it by renting it out for others to use. If you have purchased an investment property for $1 million and it has appreciated by 10%, then your capital gain is $100,000.


Capital Appreciation.

The property market on Victoria Island is booming as it has become one of the most sought after locations within Lagos State. With a population of over three million residents, you can expect to find all types of property ranging from residential to commercial properties on this island.

The capital appreciation rate for Victoria Island is about 10% per annum which makes it very attractive to investors looking for high returns with minimum risks.


New Projects and developments

This area of Lagos is becoming increasingly popular with new construction projects on the way. This location has an excellent infrastructure, including its own power and water supply, roads, schools, hospitals and a number of other facilities.  These new projects are set to increase the number of homes available in the area, giving property prices an increase. As a result of this increased supply, property prices will only continue to rise as time goes on.



It’s the place to be


Victoria Island Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in Nigeria. This means that there is a lot of future growth potential and it’s also a hotspot for investment opportunities. If you want to be part of this exciting and dynamic city then investing in property at Victoria Island is definitely one way to get started!


Attractive Location and Lifestyle


Victoria Island is a city where the opulence lifestyle is shown. People live in luxury apartments, and rent is on the high side. As a result, people are constantly attracted by such a lifestyle.

This means that the unsurpassed quality of life here is a huge incentive for people to stay. Thus, increasing employee retention. Shorter commutes and a modern transit system make getting to work better and faster. After work and on weekends, the energetic local cultural scene, recreational opportunities and amusement park keep everyone alive and fit.


Are you interested in investing in a high-yield luxury real estate that will boost your investment portfolio and guarantee you a minimum 10% Return On Investment? Look no further!

The Autograph Plus offers its investors the opportunity to own hotel apartment units managed by a reputable hospitality brand and earn appreciable income upon operation. Operating as a hospitality enterprise, The Autograph Plus is a collection of luxury suites, apartments and lofts, located at a Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

To know more about this timeless luxury real estate investment opportunity, please call +234 (0) 907 004 5555 / +234 (0) 907 333 5555 or visit www.theautographplus.com



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