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Economics and investment: Safe as houses?

What is the outlook in 2020 for investing in property?

By Paul Wallace   Winter Special


Property eclipses equities and other financial assets as a source of wealth. For most people, house prices are far more important than the stock market in determining their net worth and well-timed decisions to trade up or down can pay off handsomely. For buy-to-let landlords, buying and renting out homes has proved a viable alternative to stocks and shares and pension savings. So, what is the outlook in 2020 for investing in property?

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