What Is Property Investment?
Property investment is a strategy that helps people achieve their financial goals and grow their income through ownership of income-generating real estate. Property investors make money from property through regular rental returns, returns from the resale of a property, or a combination of both.
What Is an Investment Property?
An investment property is a property that an investor purchases to make money. The money made from this property comes from rental income and/or capital growth returns. Investment properties can be owned and managed by an individual, group of investors, or a corporation.
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What Are the Different Types of Property to Invest in?
There are different types of property that you can invest in, and you should find out about each of the options available to you before you get started.
In the UK property market, some of the most popular types of property that people invest in are:
- Residential buy to let properties.
- Student buy to let properties.
- Off-plan buy to let properties.
- Commercial properties (e.g. office blocks).
- Buy to sell properties (also known as property development or property flipping).
- HMO properties.
- Holiday lets.
If you’re interested in owning a rental property, buy to let will be the strategy you opt for. But you will need to consider which type of buy to let property is right for you.
Alternatively, you might not want to invest in any of the above options at all. Instead, you would rather find out about some different ways you can invest in property, such as investing in REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts).
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