Our developments create communities that layer compatible land uses and public amenities together at various scales and intensities.
We believe mixed-use development contributes to smart growth, and Lapora advocates compact, transit-oriented, walkable, bicycle-friendly land use, including:
£250k to £10m
£250k to £3m
Return on Capital
Simplicity of Property
Investing in property is different to investing in stocks and bonds. While the Stock Market can offer high potential returns, it can also be a risky and volatile place, with share prices capable of changing on a second by second basis. Whilst there is still risk inherent in buying property, this can be lessened. As a buyer you should be conducting the right level of due diligence at the outset and you can reduce risk further by buying ready-built property, value added and off-plan.
Leverage – gearing property for returns
Few investments allow you to use a mortgage to buy an asset, thereby giving you a larger pot of money to buy a larger asset. This offers higher returns on an initial investment. In addition, it is possible to repay this loan with rental income.
Growth for returns – through property
Property has other important attributes that differentiate it from other forms of investment and which add to its attractiveness:
- The value of a property rises in line with, or in excess of inflation, as a result of market and economic drivers.
- As the owner of a property, you can often influence its capital growth and rental return by renovation or refurbishment.
- The right property is capable of producing strong regular cash flows from rental income (this would be the equivalent of dividends for stocks)
The movements in property value do not necessarily correlate with movement in bond and equity prices, so can complement each other as part of a blended portfolio.
Over a 10 year period property prices tend to rise between 100%-150%, which averages out at 10-15% p.a. Savings rates, on the other hand, generally deliver nominal or negative returns after inflation has been deducted, largely as a result of lower interest rates, particularly for higher rate tax payers.
Some commodities, such as oil and gold, have hit record prices, but are subject to different market forces e.g. OPEC oil price crises. And like stocks and shares, the prices can go down as quickly as they have risen.
Property – a source of future investment funds to generate more returns
As a property owner, it is possible to release equity against a property, often providing the ability to fund your next purchase. This can also be a tax efficient way of building wealth. When money is released to crystallise profits this could be taxed, whereas if money is released to fund further investments, it does not tend to be treated in the same way.
So, whilst the value of a stock market investment can go down as well as up, (as can property values), it is usual AND PROVEN that a well-maintained property, in the right location, will appreciate in value.
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