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Is it time to pump your savings into the UK property market?

While the UK property market is struggling to pull away from the credit crunch and recession it can be difficult to look longer term in relation to UK property prices. While prices are unlikely to push ahead in the short to medium term, due to increased taxes, a reduced public sector budget and difficulties overseas, is there still potential for long-term capital growth in the property sector?

The truth is that property has always been deemed to be a long-term investment, although the boom times prior to the credit crunch saw many people looking to the UK property sector as a potential means of creating short-term profits. In many ways this is one of the reasons why we saw such a dramatic fall in the worldwide property sector, where speculators and "high-risk mortgage arrangements" were more common place than ever before.

If you take a step back and look at the UK property sector on a longer term basis there is still potential for significant growth although it is vital that you take professional financial advice if you are considering entering or increasing your exposure to the property market. It is very easy to become tied up with short-term issues when ultimately there may be the potential for significant profits in the longer term.

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