Selling your property and investing the proceeds

After marginal decreases in property values in the latter part of 2023, and with mortgage interest rates still at their highest in more than a decade, some are using the chance to jump out of the property market, downsize or sell second properties and invest the cash.

If you’re thinking of selling property or downsizing and investing the proceeds, there are a few things you need to consider.

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Ethical and ESG Investing is getting harder

The recent annual trading announcements from BP and Shell have highlighted why ethical or ESG focused investing is becoming a harder choice for investors. Record annual profits from both organisations have led to a boost in their share values and greater dividends for shareholders. When you’re trying to pull together a mixed portfolio of investments, this kind of trading performance is hard to ignore, especially when other organisations with an ethical remit are beginning to struggle due to economic conditions.