12 Aug 2016
PROPERTY vs SHARES
Property is the most common investment residual in Australia. The main reason is that Banks will lend you up to 90% of the value of the property and you normally require a relatively low deposit or equity in other property. As a landlord you can control what you do with that property, you can paint it, renovate it, extend it or sell it. You are in total control.
With Shares, you really have no control over what happens with that companies you have invested in. if the CEO of the company makes a poor decision, the value of you shares will be significantly reduced. Your investment is in the hands of someone else.