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Investing for Dummies, 4th UK Edition by Tony Levene

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Chapter 19

Investing in Bricks and Mortar

In This Chapter

arrow Looking at the benefits and drawbacks of buying a property to rent

arrow Examining how to finance the property

arrow Choosing where to invest and matching the right tenant to the property’s location

arrow Exploring property opportunities overseas

arrow Working through the tax return

arrow Starting out in commercial property

Buy-to-let was the fastest growing investment class in the UK during most of the first decade of this century. From being virtually non-existent in the mid-1990s it grew, along with prices for houses and flats, to more than rival many collective investment schemes. And if you believe some of the media, buy-to-let was the most talked about subject at dinner parties, other than the price of people’s own property. After all, who wanted to discuss their sagging shares when they could boast of their burgeoning buy-to-let portfolios?

But buy-to-let ...

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