I have been buy to let market using mortgage for a few years. Now I have some savings and am able to look at other options. I am not sure other options, e.g. cash buy, corwdfunding, are better than my current way. I would like to know your opinions and if there are other better ways than what i know.
1. My current way - apply 80% LTV mortgage buy to let, either 2 or 5 years, rent the property out to provide me monthly income. If the property price increased, i would sell it for some capital gain income or i can keep it for even longer term hoping it will increase more.
2. Cash buy - if the property is £150k market value, sometimes cash buyer could negotiate a good price as the seller urgently need cash. The property could be purchased as £120k or lower. It means after cash buy, i can refinace/remortgage it to recycle the cash. There are some addtional payment, e.g. stamp duty, socilitor fees, etc, but not much. The cash is in theory constantly recycled.
3. Crowdfunding - recently I heard this term and it can provide fixed return of 8-12% in 6-18months, depending on projects. One example, www.sourced.co, they only provide property investment project. Have anyone used them before? It sounds low risk and reasonble return. However, I know that it can't be true and any investment has risks. Anyone has used such method and would like to share your opinions?
Note: There are some pros and cons using ltd company, however, this is not part of the question. The above 3 ways can apply to both personal and ltd company.
I would like to know your opinions on which way produces higher return (obviously higher risk i assume) and if there are other ways. It could end up with similar return and similar risks.
Thanks everyone in advance.