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Can Property Investment Withstand the Coronavirus Outbreak?

The recent Covid-19 pandemic has sent stock markets across the world reeling. US futures and Asian stocks tanked as policymakers worldwide took dramatic steps to cushion the economic blow caused by the outbreak.

The US Federal Reserve and Bank of England slashed interest rates to a historic low of near-zero, with the former launching a massive $700 billion quantitative easing program to shelter the economy from the effects of the virus.

Investors are having concerns over the volatility of the property markets, as many countries go into full or partial lockdown to deal with the spread of the coronavirus.

But how much of an impact could current health fears actually have on house prices? The stock markets have fallen dramatically, but compared to property, stocks are largely driven by sentiment.

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What’s the Outlook for the UK in 2020?

What to look out for when you invest in UK property this year.

Brexit has happened. How rosy — or bleak — is the outlook for the UK in 2020? As the UK braces itself for change, we take a look at several fundamentals: population, the economy, and the housing market. 

UPDATED 12 MARCH 2020

The UK has had quite an eventful start to the year. Fresh out of a General Election that saw the Conservatives’ win by a clear majority in Dec 2019 (its second in 2.5 years!), the country finally saw Brexit “get done” once and for all — at least, somewhat**

After three years of Brexit-related hubbub, the crossover from Brexit Day on 31 Jan to 1 Feb was, paradoxically, quite undramatic. Henceforth, what’s left is for the UK to chart new territories while transitioning out of the EU.

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Foreign Investors Rush for UK Property To Save Hundreds of Thousands


Property experts expect a rush from overseas property investors looking to save hundreds of thousands before the new foreigner stamp duty surcharge is introduced in April 2021 . Image by PA.

Time is ticking — and it’s ticking FAST. From April 2021, the price of property will increase significantly for foreign investors, up to hundreds of thousands*!

If you’ve been thinking about investing in UK property, don’t wait too long. Foreign investors have 1 year before prices increase.


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5 Things You Need to Know About the London Property Market Now

Here are 5 things that property investors need to know about the London property market now. 

UPDATED JAN 2020

Boris Johnson is now the Prime Minister and he sure has gotten his way to get Brexit done. Talks are going back and forth between the UK and EU, but back in London, it’s pretty much business as usual. Investors are getting off that fence that they were sitting on over the past two years. Looking into London property? Read on.

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Manchester is No.1 AGAIN

Manchester remains the No.1 UK city on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Global Liveability Survey for the 9th consecutive year, trumping London and underlining a continued demand by people to live and work there. 

Manchester has once again clinched this year’s No. 1 spot of Most Liveable City in the UK, for its ninth year running.

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Global Liveability Survey rated 140 of the world’s largest cities based on factors such as education, social stability, education, infrastructure and access to healthcare. 

The survey paints a picture of the appeal and desirability of Manchester as a place to live and work. 

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