Why Invest in Property?
Residential property has always been one of the most popular forms of investment by individuals in Australia. Investors are attracted by the lore of solid capital growth and the tax benefits of negative gearing and building depreciation.
Property is a relatively simple investment to understand in comparison to the complexity of superannuation and the stock market. It can be frustrating trying to understand the various superannuation laws and regulations which seem to change year to year. Investing in shares requires you to read and understand lengthy annual reports, financial statements and broker reports.
Many people also feel that property investment is less risky than playing the share market.
However successful property investment still requires a great deal of skill and time. As a property investor you need a basic knowledge of a number of different fields.