5 reasons why you should consider property investment

Nicholas Wallwork

Nicholas Wallwork

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There are many reasons why property investment is so popular and why indeed it will remain popular for many years to come. We will now take a look at the make-up of the worldwide real estate market and why indeed property investment will remain at the forefront of personal and corporate assets. The worldwide population [...]

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Longterminvestor

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There are many reasons to look at property investment in the UK. One of the main ones has to be the ever-growing UK population, the struggle of first-time buyers and the ever increasing demand for private rental accommodation. In my eyes, that is the key…
 
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FWL

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At this moment in time one of the best reasons to buy property is the extremely low interest rates and as a consequence mortgage rates. It is now possible to lock in some very attractive rates with some experts suggesting that UK base rates could fall before they eventually rise.
 
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David Rhino

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Revenue properties can be domestic properties, such as individual family homes or multi-family resources, or they can be commercial properties, such as a strip plaza. Money is made through holding the property and leasing it out or contracting the property after the benefit of the property has recognized.
 
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Longterminvestor

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The key to any property investment is to find an up and coming area, where rental demand is high, rent the property out to pay your mortgage (and a bit more) then eventually you will have a fully paid up property which is still bringing in income for you.
 
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Davidlane

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Investing in commercial properties is a promising investment tool that will provide you with long-term passive income. The modern investment mechanisms allow you to start with minimal investment. Some reasons why we should consider property investment also your blog is very informative for me so thanks for sharing it with us.

Leverage
Capital growth
Gearing
Interest rates at an all-time low
Opportunity to add value
 
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realdeals

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Hi @Davidlane

I would be interested to hear your views on commercial property as the high street has all but disppeared taking many of the store faces we grew up with as youngsters.
 
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Longterminvestor

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You will notice are more and more commercial properties are now being converted into residential properties. With the new build housing shortfall this makes perfect sense.
 
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Muzammil Hussain

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There are many reasons why property investment is so popular and why indeed it will remain popular for many years to come. We will now take a look at the make-up of the worldwide real estate market and why indeed property investment will remain at the forefront of personal and corporate assets. The worldwide population [...]
I agree that real estate investment is so popular amongst all other kinds of investment. It brings a huge profit.
 
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diyhelp

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At this moment in time property investment gives you a far greater yield than interest available on savings accounts. In all honesty, there are a few occasions where rental yields are not significantly higher than savings rates.
 
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realdeals

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As populations continue to grow, families split, demand for private rental properties should only increase?
 
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Matt101

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Is anyone worried about Brexit and recession and how it may effect the prices of houses? Any thoughts?
 
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realdeals

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If you strip away the emotion, headlines and the derogatory comments from all parties, the fact is that the EU needs to trade with the UK as much as the UK needs to trade with the EU. That is the bottom line, they are the cold hard facts of today so no, I am not overly concerned about Brexit. A deal will be done sooner rather than later.
 
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PostBrexitInvestor

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I would actually go as far as to suggest that the recent concerns regarding Brexit offer once-in-a-lifetime buying opportunities for those with a long-term mindset. When you also compare rental yields to savings interest rates, surely the pull towards property is even stronger?
 
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realdeals

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Interesting to see that the OECD believes that the UK economy will outperform the EU in the short to medium term. So much for all of the scare stories suggesting that the UK was finished?
 
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diyhelp

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The Internet has created a whole new platform for property investors allowing them to look around the world and extend their exposure. This also offers the opportunity to spread the risk of being dependent on your home market.
 
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FWL

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Interest rates are so low at the moment that rental yields offer much better value on a relative basis. If you invest wisely there is also the chance of long term capital appreciation.
 
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lookinginvest

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With interest rates currently 0.75% in the UK, and rental yields of 4% plus relatively easy to achieve, there is a significant difference in return. When you also factor in inflation, if we say circa 2.5% then even if you were able to achieve a 0.75% on your savings, the value of your savings will be going down in relative terms. Something many people fail to consider.
 
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