Property investment strategies – when to invest

Property investment strategies – if you are wondering when to invest in property, I believe that now is the ideal time.

There have been lots of stories, blog posts and forum posts about when to invest in property with some believing now is the time, and others believing that property is no longer a good investment due to its unpredictability.  It’s true that times are uncertain and house prices have dropped, but saying that in the last few years the change has only been a per cent or two and prices will soon rise again.

When house prices are low, people tend to think that investing in property is too risky. They do exactly what they shouldn’t do – and wait for house prices to rise and confidence to return before purchasing an investment. This means that you are buying a home for much more than you could have bought it for a few months previously, for no reason other than just perceived confidence. Buying when prices are low is far from risky – it’s the most sensible thing to do. People get caught up in the negative coverage and forget about what the property can offer in terms of cash flow and long term investment. It’s better to buy low, make money and get ahead of the game. By waiting until the market tells you it’s a good time, you will lose time and money and your risk increases significantly. Rents are independent of house prices, so the rent you can achieve by buying at a higher price won’t change.

Of course the property market is cyclical, it rises and it falls. However, if you take a look at a trend line it’s only risen with a few blips here and there. If you can hold onto your investment, it will go up again. The problem is that people are forced into selling when prices drop for various reasons – so if you do your due diligence and have good cash flow you can avoid this situation. At the moment rates are low – perfect for investment.

When it comes to pensions investment, property as a pension is a perfect way to support you when you retire and now is a great time to invest. Rates are low, property is cheap and you will reap the benefits later on.  Even if there is a dip here and there, if you bought at a good price and your cash flow is positive then this won’t affect you.

Talk to me about property as a pension and how to invest for a profit and to support you in your retirement years.

Talk to me, Gill Alton from Alton Property Partners.

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Gill Alton is the founder of Alton Property Partners, which provides a comprehensive and personal Property Portfolio Building Service for investors in the UK.

Alton Property Partners manage the entire investment process, from sourcing property at a discounted value, co-ordinating the Mortgage, arranging the refurbishment, right through to ensuring it is ready for the rental market.

The service is specifically aimed to support those who recognise the value of a UK investment portfolio, but lack the time, or knowledge to be able to invest for themselves because they are full time employees or Business Owners. With full consultation and comprehensive financial analysis, clients can be assured that their portfolio of strong yielding properties will be built to exacting standards and they will be kept up to date every step of the way.

Having been involved in property for 16 years Gill has built a personal portfolio for her family, and in addition to Alton Property Partners, runs a Property Mentoring Business, Venus Property Mentoring which focuses on supporting new investors onto the investing ladder. Having originally left the Corporate world to be a Qualified Mortgage Broker, Gill’s husband now focuses on their family Mortgage Brokerage in Maidenhead – Alton Mortgages.

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