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Top Reasons To Invest In Property and Land

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Property and land have always been a great place to invest money. People need homes, and with so many issues surrounding purchasing property, the rental market will alwaysprove lucrative. Landis another area that is provinga significant investment fornew and established portfolios, and with the demand for agriculture and industrial regeneration higher than ever before, these plots are becoming increasingly profitable. There are many benefits to investing in property,and not everyone is aware of what they are. If you are considering where your investment should go then have a look at the top reasons to invest in property and land.

Safer than the stock market

One of the reasons the stock marketis so exciting is the volatility, for some people this thrill is what keeps them going from day to day; however, most people are seeking stability. Unless you know what you are doing whenit comes to the stock market you can come unstuck and see your precious investment disappear fast. Real estate is a more stable bet as your money is attached to the property, which will always have value, assuming you have purchased sensibly. The rental income from the property should be constant as the demand for homes is so high. Obviously, you want to try and buy in a location you understand to be popular. You have the freedom for many revenue streams, and you benefit from capital appreciation.

The value goes up

You can see from numerous case studies that the longer you have an investment in propertythe more money you make. It reallyis that simple. The housing market goes through price decreases as well as price increases, but it has always recovered itself. Panic selling when the market crashes briefly is the worst possible move as you have released the asset, and it will still hold value. Being a landlord doesn’t need to be complicated either, as you can hand this off to a management company for a fee and sit back while your asset appreciates.

Portfolio diversity

If you’re looking to diversify your investment portfolio,there is a wide selection of lesser-known options to explore. A popularopportunity comes in the form of agricultural land, and as the demand for food is at an all-time high, there is not sufficient land to grown certain crops, the yield for anyone who enters this market can be very profitable. One food that is seeing impressive growth in investment is almonds, and firms such as Crawford Park Farming AG are utilizing CA AG investments as an avenue to build value for its partners.

Tax benefits

Investing in property and land comes with a whole host of tax benefits which you can take advantage of when it comes to your end of year taxes. Things like the interest from a mortgage, the cash flow that arises from the real estate, your property taxes, the insurance, the costs of operating and the depreciation are all tax deductible.  If you are unsure of what you can claim for the seek advice from a tax specialist but do not be put off as the benefits can be very valuable.

These are just some of the main benefits that you could take advantage of and increase your personal growth through investment.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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