The pros and cons of property investment

Published on 24 Septembre 2014

The pros and cons of property investment and how to reduce the risks

Despite the fact that the property market is now considered to be one of the most reliable ways to provide an individual with a secondary income, any form of investment comes with risk. The more successful investors – both those with small capital interests and those with portfolios that have expanded to significant proportions – take a pragmatic view of the potential fluctuations.

The pros and cons of investing in the property market

The very nature of the property market means that any capital invested immediately becomes illiquid. That is to say, unlike the traditional portfolios of stocks and shares, an investment cannot be released over a period of hours or days, but instead can require a process of several months before liquidity can be achieved. Companies like Pierre & Vacances Property Investment, however, appreciate this and can therefore guide an investor to a suitable transactional choice.

Reducing the risk of property investment

Successful investors are aware of the need to have a long-term view of any property portfolio, but a steady and reliable return can be found through a buy-to-let scheme. By choosing a top of the range property in a strategic location an investor can be assured that any interruption in tenancy will be absorbed and the return will continue to be paid, regardless.

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