Investing in property

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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.

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.

Why you shouldn’t buy London property

If you’re thinking of investing in property in London, please think again.

A property price crash in London is imminent. And it could leave you seriously out of pocket.

‘London’s Pending Property Crash,’ is a free, exclusive investment briefing that will alert you to the dangers ahead.

Simon Popple
Metals and Miners

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Slash your capital gains tax bill

Emma Lunn explains how property sellers can limit the amount of capital gains tax they have to pay.

What happened in property in 2016

Sarah Moore looks back over the year to see what happened in 2016 in the world of property.

How to play a UK property rebound

Max King tips some of the best property funds for investors looking to put their money in bricks and mortar.

Stamp duty's effect on Britain's property market

The rise in stamp duty is having an effect on the London property market. But what about house prices in the rest of the country?

A fund to help solve the housing crisis

A shortage of social housing has led to a shake-up in the sector, says David C Stevenson – and the emergence of this attractive fund.

The five forecasts every investor should heed in 2017

After the political upheavals of 2016, a period of profound social and economic change is upon us. John Stepek looks at the big trends investors must be ready for next year.

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