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Close constructs guide to property

Close Property Investment is producing a guide to constructing property portfolios which IFAs can give to clients.

Building a Property Portfolio puts forward reasons why property should be considered as a mediumor long-term investment by clients looking for capital growth and income.

Close says past investment performance is encouraging and residential property in the Halifax house index for South-east England has seen compound growth of over 8 per cent a year since 1983.

Commercial property has achieved an average annual return of 12.3 per cent since 1970, according to the Investment Property Databank.

Tax-efficient borrowing is given as a benefit of property investment and the guide says it is now possible to buy commercial property yielding a higher rental income than the borrowing rate.

Other points listed include the tendency of property to perform best when equity markets are subdued, its low volatility compared with equities and the fact that property investments are asset-backed.

Managing director Anthony Wyld says: “This latest brochure is intended as a stand-alone document for clients for whom diversification into property investment would be sensible.”

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