UK property investment a great place to avoid global uncertainty

UK property investment a great place to avoid global uncertainty

UK property investment could be a great investment option to avoid the current global uncertainty considering, if you have wealth invested in just about anything at the moment, you can’t have failed to notice that things are a little volatile now, and with good reason.

With the escalating situation in Russia and Ukraine, global markets are understandably jittery due to a lot of economic realignment. Gas, oil and other raw materials are having to be sourced from other areas, whilst companies with interests in Russia are seeing their earnings and value drop.

This has bled out into the stock market and even into crypto prices, with many struggling to keep their value amongst uncertainty across the world. In China, the threat of potential sanctions as a result of the Chinese government providing assistance to Russia has seen their currency and many of their biggest companies shedding value quickly.

This has led many investors to ask where the best place is to put their money for security.
The answer, for many, seems to be UK property investment, where stability and solid returns are much more reliable than in other areas.

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As an example, UK property rose by 10% year-on-year in value in both 2020 and 2021. Undoubtedly, the price increase isn’t likely to be quite as high this year as things start to settle down a bit following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, but a glut of investment into rental properties across the country could well have an effect.

Most major stock markets are now considered to be in ‘bear market’ territory, which Investopedia defines as ‘when a market experiences prolonged price declines. It typically describes a condition in which securities prices fall 20% or more from recent highs amid widespread pessimism and negative investor sentiment.’

It reflects pretty much most investment markets except for property right now, and this means that prices, rents and yields are all going up with the drive in demand.

This was noted by the FT, who wrote about February prices, ‘Asking prices for UK homes jumped in February, driven by strong demand for property in London and elsewhere and a shortage of housing stock.

The price of homes coming to market rose by £7,800 between January and February, climbing to £348,800, according to data from Rightmove, the UK’s largest online property portal.

The 2.3 per cent rise marked the largest monthly increase since the company started tracking national prices in 2001.’

These market conditions are ideal for investors looking for strong returns in a secure market that offers above inflation incomes.

We offer properties across the UK and especially in popular areas that offer strong yields and buy-to-let investments that have tenants already in the property on long term agreements.

If UK property investment is something you’ve been thinking about then why not get in touch with one of our experts today who can talk you through our available investments and guide you through the process.

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