March 20th, 2013
This week, property schemes go under the microscope.
Bricks and mortar have a reputation as being the safest form of investment. Alternative products have higher returns but are less reliable. With real estate, you can depend on the returns – and often benefit from capital appreciation as well. But the yields are lower, making it less attractive for speculative investors keen to multiply their stake quickly.
To top it off, the entry costs for property investment are high, requiring large amounts of money to buy into real estate – a fa…