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Should you invest in property?

13/01/2020

When people decide to invest in property, they may think of purchasing a holiday home or financing a buy-to-let property in the UK. While these are viable options for many people, there are far more options when it comes to investing in property or other fixed assets.

Indeed, you can make investments in property without having to deal with the management or ownership of the site. If you want to reap the rewards of property investment, without purchasing your own structure, there are plenty of opportunities available.

Fixed assets vs. stock and shares

Although fixed asset investments can make losses, as well as profits, they are generally considered to be more stable than the stock markets.

Whilst stock markets are always subject to fluctuations, the current climate has seen unpredictable behaviour in many of the big markets. Due to this, the volatility of the markets has increased, leaving investors facing significant losses if things go wrong.

Traditionally, stock markets have been the first port of call for investors but this is no longer the case. Increasing numbers of investors are looking outside the markets for viable investment opportunities.

Although there are no guarantees when investing in property, these fixed asset investments can provide long-term returns for investors. As many people feel more comfortable investing in bricks and mortar projects, a property investment could be the ideal choice for many individuals.

Commercial or residential property: which should you invest in?

With many commercial buildings and residential sites undergoing construction, there are numerous investment opportunities available. Whilst some commercial property investments are government-backed initiatives, there are significant benefits of exploring the residential property market as well.

Ultimately, you’ll need to determine what your level of investment will be and your objectives in order to assess which is the right choice of investment for you. For example, the income made from renting out commercial property is generally much greater than the income made from renting out residential property, something else you should consider.

When you’re deciding where to invest your finances, it’s important to seek expert help. A professional investor can help you to build a portfolio to suit your needs and give you the best chance of making a significant return.

 

To learn more about fixed asset investments or to find current investment opportunities, why not contact us today?

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