It’s interesting to see which investments are in favour as time changes. For a long time, property was the darling of the investment world. Buy-to-let investors amassed substantial property portfolios, using ‘other people’s money’ to generate additional monthly income, as well as the prospect for capital appreciation. Because there’s something tangible about owning property and it tends to be a familiar asset class, for many investors it feels simpler to invest in a buy-to-let than to construct a portfolio of company shares and fixed interest securities. But high property prices and the threat of rising interest rates, combined with recent tax changes for landlords, could mean property is no longer considered by many as a good investment.
Is property still a good investment?
This 595 word blog post considers whether buy-to-let property remains a good investment, with high market valuations and less generous tax treatment discouraging investors in this space. Written on 22nd May 2018.