So, you are thinking of investing in some property...

A couple of weeks ago a client who has been a happy client for many years, called to say “Robert... you might not like this, but I was thinking of investing some money in property.” I replied, saying: “Great, why would I not like it?”

There are all kinds of investing and property is often complementary to a portfolio. The issue with property is that it is not right for everyone, myself included.
The main issue is liquidity. Property is generally long-term and is slow to sell.

Stock market corrections generally happen relatively frequently, but it is good that a swing in the markets can move back to pre-correction levels in less than a month, or quicker.
Property cycles tend to happen comparatively slowly.
As with any kind of investing, the trick is not to be forced to sell at a bad moment. Timing is everything.
Back to my client: I knew that they had some money in the markets, but they also had probably 15 years of their required income in capital protected assets (what the client wanted, but a little excessive in my view, given their ...

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