Property investment specialists Assetz have reported their biggest sales month in July as the buy-to-let market surges ahead.
According to Assetz, higher interest rates are not affecting high income investors as many do not suffer with short-term cash-flow subsidy. By contrast, other buyers are struggling to keep up with rising interest payments and some are selling their homes for more affordable rental accommodation.
Stuart Law, managing director of Assetz, says: “Investors may not be expecting the same level of return over the coming years but property (bought with a 15% deposit) would only have to rise by 1.6% a year over the next 10 years to produce the same return as equities rising at 8% per annum”.
Assetz claims landlords who purchased a property with a 15% deposit during 1997 will have seen a return of 1241% capital growth. This compares favourably with shares, which have risen by just 103% during the same period.
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