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Should you invest in property or shares?

 

If you do your research thoroughly enough, there is no reason why property investment can’t work for you. This research should include looking into your area of choice, any extra costs you will have to pay, the market overall, the state of your specific property of interest and checking any tenants before they sign a lease. You should also explore ways to get help financially so that you definitely have the funds to make your investment. Look at options like residential bridging loans, which are provided by companies like Glenhawk as a way of handling any gaps between the sale and purchase of a property.

 

Shares

 

It is safe to say that investing in shares is generally a riskier move than investing in property, as the value of your investment can rise or fall depending on the state of the company and on the wider economic climate. In the ongoing aftermath of big changes like Brexit, shares are even more tumultuous.

 

Shares do have the potential to produce high investment returns and can be expected to outperform most other asset classes like cash and fixed interest in the long term. However, it isn’t usually suitable for those hoping to access their money within five years, and the success of your investments depends largely on outside factors which you cannot control.

 

The best way to give yourself the best chance of share investment success is to diversify your shareholdings both geographically and by sector and size. You should also try to avoid unnecessary charges and make the most of tax-efficient ways to invest like wrappers such as pensions and ISAs.

 

However you choose to invest your money, the most important step to take is doing your homework. By gaining as much knowledge as possible, you maximise your chances of finding success.

Originally posted 2018-08-01 14:51:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter