By Strategic Land Investments
As small investors look for ways to ensure a good return on
their money, land sales are increasing in popularity. Profits,
whilst not guaranteed, are often better than those from the
stock market, for several reasons:
Less risk, more profit
Whilst some investors have a significant investment in the
stock market, often with a comprehensive, well-managed
portfolio, for most smaller investors, their experience of the
market is limited to one or two companies and they are
therefore more open to stock market fluctuations and risks.
Company share prices can be affected by many external factors,
often beyond the companyís control and, unless you are
the market carefully day by day, you usually have to hold onto
your shares for many years in order to turn a good profit.
By contrast, if you select the right land, or take the advice
of a reliable land agent, you can realise potentially
profits in a much shorter space of time. This is because the
land thatís normally made available to smaller investors has
been carefully chosen. Big land investors buy and then bank
land that they think will be ear-marked for development in the
future, and then either hold onto it, or parcel it up and sell
it to private investors, who reap the benefits if planning
permission is granted at a later date.
No maintenance required
Once youíve bought your piece of land, you own it outright and
can sell it whenever you choose. You donít need to maintain it
as you would a property and you donít need to follow its
fortunes day in, day out, to find out whether youíre making
money. If you need to raise money, you can sell your land
quickly, whereas if your shares are at a low price, you wonít
be able to make enough cash.
The best of both worlds
If you have thought of investing in land, but donít want to
out of the stock market completely, then just broaden your
portfolio by reducing your shareholdings and investing in land
as well. You get the best of both worlds, and the chance to
make a very health profit if you choose the land wisely.
About The Author: Strategic Land Investments offers a
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