Times are hard and it seems harder to build wealth through stocks and shares alone. While the markets remain turbulent it may be time to start looking at real estate investing. One of the popular ways to build wealth in the UK is with Manchester investment property which is quite attractive. There are several other ways to build your wealth through real estate investing which we will look at here.

Buy Rental Properties And Rent Them Out

If you already have a home and some extra capital, it can be ideal to get a second one which you can then rent out to tenants. This is known as ‘buy-to-let’ and is increasingly popular in student cities such as Manchester or Sheffield. The rental income can provide a relatively steady cash flow and, should prices rise, you benefit from equity gains too. It can prove hard work as looking after a property while it is being rented out can be risky and require an investment of time.

Buy Homes To Fix And Then Flip (Buy To Sell)

Buy to sell is another way of labelling property development, just like those daytime TV home makeover shows. Essentially, you buy a property and fix it up via a refurbishment or renovation so make it cost-effective. Once it looks more like a home, you can sell it for a higher price and make some profit though you do need some capital.

Try your best at finding certain lucrative properties and work out how much it will cost to renovate it. This option may make sense if you find properties that are nearby so you do not have to go far.

Invest in REITs

Investing In Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a type of pooled property fund, one that is structured like a company. The trusts are then listed on a stock exchange, including London’s stock exchange. The purpose of a real estate investment trust is to raise a profit and it does this through exposure to property. Essentially, the profit comes from the contributions that go into the trust which produces returns for shareholders and investors.

These are a relatively new investment strategy but there are a few that are available on the London stock exchange. You may want to consider the trust itself as they can span across healthcare, commercial, or residential properties. These real estate investment trusts are also exempt from the corporation tax that applies to profits from rental income. Not only that but there is an exemption from the income that comes from sold rental properties too.

Joint Ventures

Investment opportunities can seem quite risky so you can lower the burden with a joint venture. These prove to be an attractive middle ground as several investors get together for property development. Capital is pooled together and should the houses sell for more than their projected price then you can enjoy the returns. You may simply want to invest £1,000 in one project so feel free to to spread your capital and the risk itself.

Invest in Overseas Properties

Invest In Overseas Properties

Should you prefer to invest in a foreign market, there may be a greater yield over time. Work out where you would like to invest and you can even have your own holiday home. The rest of the time, the property can be rented out for others to use while you enjoy the rent coming in.

There are plenty of considerations to think about when you decide to invest in overseas properties. For one, there are foreign tax systems that you have to understand and adhere to. There is also the uncertainty that comes with fluctuations in exchange rates and a potential shortfall due to poor rental income. Then there is the sheer logistical factor of maintaining an overseas property.


Investing in real estate can prove particularly lucrative as there are so many opportunities. Though a return on any investment is never guaranteed, you can pick and choose your options. You do not need to have a huge amount of capital, or even specialist knowledge in certain areas, to take part. However, you would be expected to understand foreign tax systems to make the most of investing in overseas properties.

The investments can also reflect your sense of personal involvement. More hands-on investments can include buy-to-sell or buy-to-rent where you will be expected to keep tabs. That may mean detailed plans on a renovation or checking in to a rented property occasionally.