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.

Don't buy that house!

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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.

The flat that will cost you £69trn a year to rent

Treating a long-term lease like a virtual freehold could be a recipe for a nasty surprise, says Sarah Moore.

How to avoid stamp duty

The new rules on stamp duty have muddied the waters. Sarah Moore explains what they mean, and how you can cut your tax bill.

More pain to come for buy-to-let landlords

New rules next September could see costs rising for buy-to-let landlords, says Emily Hohler.

Why listed properties can be a costly folly

Doing up a listed property sounds like a pleasantly romantic idea, but can end up with more than you bargained for. Sarah Moore explains.

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