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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Do you own your holiday home in North Cyprus?

Britons who have bought property in North Cyprus may find themselves facing legal battles, says Emma Lunn.

Investing in listed property

Sarah Moore looks at investing in listed property through a fund, and reveals one cost-effective exchange-traded fund.

The scandal of newbuild houses sold as leasehold

Property developers are selling more and more new houses on a leasehold basis. It’s a terrible deal for homeowners, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Buy-to-letters set up shop

Buy-to-let landlords are turning to commercial property in their search for higher yields and greater stability. Sarah Moore explains.

Should you incorporate to save on tax?

Emma Lunn looks at whether forming a limited company can cut down on your tax bill.

For property investors, Birmingham beats London hands down

For anyone investing in or building property today, Birmingham is clearly a better place to be doing it than London, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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