Pro for Investing in Property: Time and Scarcity
Companies as big as Tesco’s and ASDA are feeling the pinch, but are still recording, what seems to the average Joe, decent sized profits. Can we trust that companies like them will still remain big in years to come? Property prices fall and rise like the FTSE 100 index, but short of a flood or fire, the property price will go up after a few years, whereas companies are going into administration all the time. Take Woolworths, one of the most popular high-street stores, for instance. Who would have thought that would have disappeared from the high street? Or what about Comet who are now closing down 41 stores and must have lost a lot of profit?
Con For Investing In Property: What If?
What if your property floods, burns, or has subsidence? You need to be just as careful investing in property as in choosing what company to invest stocks and shares in. Surveying is one key thing not to miss out on, but you will also need to pay insurance. Some insurers do not always cover flooding and you may have to get out a specialist insurance if your property is in an area which is likely to flood.
Pro Or Con? What Type Of Person Are You?
If you are happy researching online or reading up about it stocks and shares might be easier. Apart from seeing money advisers, once it is set up and you are happy with the investment, little more has to be done. FTSE index checks can quite easily become part of your daily routine, to keep it clocking over. Of course, the more you invest, the more research you will have to do. Generally for safer investments, it is best to spread your shares over a variety of companies so that if one does into administration, you haven’t lost the lot. If, however, you invest in property, for each one you consider adding to your property portfolio, you have to make the trip to. Depending on how wide an area you want your property portfolio to be across will affect how much travel between each property you do. Even if you hire builders or re-decorators, you will still have to make the effort to inspect their work and make sure everything is in order. Whether this is a pro or a con will depend on what type of person you are and what you are happy doing in order to reap a financial reward.
Pro Towards Investing In Shares
You can invest in shares with less of a cash flow than a property would need and you can choose how much to invest.
Pro Towards Investing In Property
What you do with the property is flexible. You can improve and sell it, rent it out or even move in, if you take a fancy to it.
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