Property has always been a popular investment. Sinking your hard earned funds into something you can see and take care of has always felt more secure than stocks or shares. Talk to us to see if it could be the right option for you.
An investment property is a significant financial investment and needs to be carefully considered. The deposit required is more than one for your family home, typically 40% of the purchase price.
Investment property makes money in two ways, from weekly rent and capital gains. Rent is the most immediate form of income and also the most reliable. Usually, the rent is used to pay off the mortgage on your investment property. Capital gains is what you achieve when your investment increases in value. In addition to selling your property, you can also make the most of these gains by topping up your mortgage.
The structure of a mortgage on an investment property is often very different from a typical family home and requires specialist advice. At Lifetime, we are experienced in designing mortgages specifically for investment properties and can guide you towards the best options for your investment portfolio.
You may be unsure if buying an investment property is the right step for you. At Lifetime, we can evaluate your full situation and help you decide if you should buy now or wait. Our main concern is your long-term financial goals and ensuring that you choose the right investments for your lifestyle. You can trust that our objective advice is in your best interests no matter the situation.
It doesn’t matter if you’re buying commercial property or a residential rental. We have the tools to help. Talk to us today about securing an investment property and we will make sure that your purchase will work for you now and in the future.
Those who have been following share markets will know that returns during 2018 have been more variable (both up and down) than in the few years prior, which were unusually smooth.
In the past, we have written how volatility can be a friend to the long-term investor, by providing the opportunity to add to investments when prices are lower. October has provided an interesting test to this point, with global share markets finishing October down 6.5% on average (albeit only partly offsetting a 16% rise over the previous 12 months).
It is a changing world, one that is moving very quickly. Moore’s Law is a quoted observation that states computing power double every 2 years or so. With this rapid increase is computing power, ‘Big Business’ is putting this new technology to work (and making a profit).