What Property Investment Deals work During a Recession?

publication date: Sep 16, 2010
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Property Expert and Author of Which? Property Books

What Property Investment Deals work During a Recession?

Property Investment in UK

Much of the media is filled one minute with horror stories about property investment and the next saying 'it's the best thing ever'.

Most experienced investors know though that anyt ime is a good time to buy a property. If you buy while prices are falling, you just buy at a discount equivalent to how much further you think the market will fall. If the market is rising rapidly, you try to buy at a discount, but know that you are likely to benefit quickly from captial growth.

Property Investments to Consider during the Credit Crunch
When investing in property while prices are unstable, it's worth considering investments such as buy to let which can deliver either a break even income yield or a cashflow positive yield until capital starts to grow again. Other investments such as self build which gives the opportunity of building in around 30% capital growth are also worth thinking about.

Other investments that seems to be working well are farmland and if you are keen to buy and hold, some overseas investments.

Property Investment to Avoid during the Recession
While there are some property investments that are worth doing, there are others which are either illegal, potentially fraudalent and may well be difficult to make money from in a falling market. Property investments to be wary of include:-

  • 'No money down deals'
  • Buying properties in poor economic areas if you are hoping for capital growth
  • Buying options without checking what works are required on the property/ies
  • Property investment clubs selling 'get rich quick' schemes
READ MORE for a full analysis of the property investment market and statistics.

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