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What are the pros and cons of property development?

Developing property is risky business, though your returns can be spectacular, the losses can be devastating to your finances. We explore the pros and cons that could turn your investment dream into a nightmare.

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Is property development as easy as it looks?

The popularity of home buying shows has led to a boom in property development as a means of investing.

These shows provide examples of just some of the possible outcomes when buying a property to develop and sell on and often don't give you the full picture.

If you're considering investing your money into property rather than savings and investments then it's important that you understand how the risks can sometimes outweigh the benefits. We examine the pros and cons of property development below:

Pros

    Cons

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      Although there are more cons than pros listed above, it all comes down to your personal circumstances. If you walk the path of a property developer then it's best to be prepared for both the good and the bad.

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      How to invest in property

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