Property: The Safest Long-Term Asset Class? - Nova
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Investing in property has long been a popular option for those seeking a safe way to invest. Generally considered to be more stable than alternative methods like investing in shares, property investment still offers particular appeal for a wide cross section of society.

If you’re considering becoming a bricks and mortar investor, it’s worth looking carefully at the potential benefits – and risks.

Why Property Investment?

Choosing to invest in property is not simply about securing a home for yourself. It has always also been a way to build a comparatively strong portfolio of assets, which are able to weather the storms of changing market conditions. Whilst the resale value of a property will vary dramatically depending on the market which surrounds it, there are plenty of ways for both direct investors and those choosing alternative sources of investing (such as crowdfunding property projects) to make more from their assets.

Inflation Protection

Property investment offers a little protection from inflation, particularly if purchasing rental properties. Rents tend to remain fairly consistent with shifting costs, and this makes them a great way of ensuring your investment work harder for you in the long-term.

A Tangible Asset

While you can’t trade property in the same way as some other assets, it is a reliable way to grow your capital long-term. Savvy investors will look for property in areas with high growth, such as student towns and popular cities or particularly scenic spots.

Diversify Your Investments

A clever property investment will provide valuable diversification to your portfolio. It’s also attractive for first-time investors, though many find the barriers to entry (largely caused by direct investment and the need for a hefty deposit) to be off-putting. In these instances, crowdfunding projects can be very appealing.

Is Property Investment Safe?

For many, buying a property is the largest investment they will ever make. For others, investing in property is a way to generate additional income which retains its value. Property is one of the safest investments available, helping you to create an income stream with minimum risk.

Property is now increasingly accessible as a means of building long-term assets which can weather the storms of changing market conditions. The safety of property investment makes it appealing for investors at all levels, and with the growth of property crowdfunding, it has become a popular way to make your investment go further.

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