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Advantanges of Investing in Residential Property

  • Expenses, including interest on your borrowings, are tax deductible.
  • You make money as the value of the property increases.
  • You can leverage your investment.
  • You get rental income.
  • For people who can't save, paying off a mortgage is an enforced savings programme.

Risks of Investing in Residential Property

  • Interest rates could rise.
  • The property could be untenanted for a period of time.
  • You could get "bad" tenants.
  • It could take up a lot of your personal time.
  • House prices could remain static, or even fall.