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.

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Luxury London property market wanes

There’s a problem in London’s high-end property market – people just aren’t as keen on luxury property as they were a year ago.

A leg-up onto the property ladder with an Isa

You can save for a new home with help-to-buy or lifetime Isas. Which is best, asks Emma Lunn.

Probate fees: a new back-door property tax

The dramatic rise in probate fees is a sneaky way for the government to tax residential property, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Who did Help-to-Buy help?

New research suggests that the areas with the highest demand were neglected by the government’s scheme, says Sarah Moore.

Beware of shoddy new builds

Housebuilders are setting aside millions to make right the shoddy work done on their new-build properties. Emma Lunn reports.

Leaseholders left in the dark

Homeowners who buy leasehold new build properties, hoping to buy the freehold later may be in for a shock, says Sarah Moore.

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