Investing in property

The assets to buy now – August 2016

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.

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Investing in property

Property has held up remarkably well since US sub-prime mortgages sparked the financial crisis. UK house prices, for example, have risen to record highs. But there's more to investing in property than buying a holiday home or buy-to-let.

Commercial property has become an attractive investment via, for example, real estate investment trusts (Reits) or even property crowdfunding. At MoneyWeek, you can find some of the best ways of money from investing in property.

Why you shouldn’t buy London property

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UK house price indices

The Halifax and Nationwide indices are based on each lender's mortgage approvals, and exclude cash sales. Both are 'seasonally-adjusted' – the market is slower in winter and busier in spring. The Rightmove index is based on sellers' initial asking pricess, and the DCLG (Dept for Communities and Local Government) index is based on data including house prices, mortgages, transactions and land prices.

Brexit rattles London commercial property

UK commercial-property values fell by 3.3% in July, in one of the earliest indications of a post-Brexit slowdown in the sector.

New green tax for buy-to-letters

Hundreds of thousands of buy-to-let landlords may soon have to pay up to £5,000 to upgrade the energy efficiency of their properties. Sarah Moore reports.

The assets to buy now – August 2016

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.

Why Britain needs to get building

Britain would need to build 300,000 houses each year to tackle the UK’s housing shortage. Sarah Moore reports.

Should you buy housebuilders?

House builders have seen their shares hammered since the Brexit vote. Is there further to fall – or is this a buying opportunity? Sarah Moore investigates.

Tempting buys in Brexit-hit property

Low interest rates could be here to stay. David C Stevenson tips two of the best property funds to profit.

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