[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]How is the UK property market performing thus far? With pandemic fears and lockdown restrictions a thing of the past, the UK now faces rising inflation and new political upheaval with Boris Johnson stepping down as Prime Minister. How will this affect UK property investors? Read on to learn more.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Property is a hot topic in Singapore and there is great fervour for home ownership in the city state. Since the government’s implementation of the Additional Buyer Stamp Duty (ABSD) and TDSR (Total Debt Servicing Ratio), transactions for Singapore property have cooled and property prices softened, driving more Singaporeans to look at overseas property investment as an alternative.
Read on about the changes in Singapore investor behaviour and comparison between Singapore property VS overseas property investment or foreign property investment.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s a little known fact, especially among foreigners, that Manchester, and not London, is the UK’s Most Liveable City—a common oversight, as London’s fame as a global financial and cultural hub often overshadows the Northern city.
Still, Manchester has been the UK’s rising star in liveability, affordability and overall quality of life for a decade now, overtaking London, Birmingham and Liverpool to claim the UK’s top spot in The Economist’s ‘Global Liveability Index since 2011.
Read on to know what to look out for when investing in property for steady capital growth.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Until the pandemic hit the UK and caused a recession, the London property market had been on a flat growth trajectory for a few years. As the world and the UK fully emerge from lockdowns and pandemic related restrictions, should you still invest in London property?
Unlike previous recessions, which saw property prices crash, the UK property market had displayed positive response, in fact, reporting a boom in activity post-lockdown. What made this recent recession different were the measures put in place to help restart the housing market, in addition to supporting affected businesses and individuals.
Read to find out if investing in the London property market is still a good idea in 2022:
Are there restrictions for Singapore residents who want to invest in UK property?
Singapore citizens face no restrictions when it comes to investing in UK property and do not require approval from the UK government to do so. However, Singaporeans will need to have residential status if they want to buy property to live in the UK. Get information on UK visa and immigration requirements here.
If you are purchasing a property as an investment, always ensure that you choose a location that has good demand for rental property. Remove emotion from your purchase. Low vacancy rates will ensure that there is good demand for rental property, thus ensuring good returns on your investment.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A LOT has been happening in East London. Previously eclipsed by the glamour of the West End, the East End has become the centre for the hip, happening, creative and innovative. East London is home to up-and-coming areas like Poplar and Aberfeldy Village.
More are choosing to reside in the East because of its relative affordability compared to the West, the gentrification that’s sweeping through and the creation of more jobs through developmental initiatives like Canary Wharf, East Bank, Stratford and the Asian Business Park. Some of the world’s largest tech companies like Google’s Innovation Hub and Amazon have also made their home in the East.
This short case study covers the following:
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Looks like there will be a new face for Old Trafford. A masterplan to regenerate and revitalise the surrounding area has been submitted for formal adoption in 2022. How will the Manchester housing market react to it?
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The last 2 years with the pandemic have been harrowing, yet the property market has performed far better than expected globally. Central banks in several countries have raised interest rates to control inflation following 2 years of generous incentives to stimulate the economy, while others, like the Fed, plan to do the same. In response to expected inflation and interest rate increase, the US stock market dropped significantly recently, resulting in a 10% cumulative loss for the year. Barely 4 weeks into the year, and the stock market has already started with a loss! And, although the world has adjusted to the ‘new normal’ as best as it can, Covid still rages on and there is still uncertainty with Omicron and possibly further mutations to come, as well as other headwinds, including supply-chain disruptions. In light of this, what will the global property outlook 2022 be like? Read on to find out.
Following our mid-2021 UK Property Outlook, here is our mid 2021 London Property Outlook.
A key contributor of the UK economy, London has held the pole position of #1 City in the World’s Best Cities 2021 rankings for 5 consecutive years based on a number of criteria including human capital, infrastructure and culture, experience and prosperity. It has also held on to its title as the overall European City of the Future in the Financial Times’ fDI rankings for 2020/21. London is the best city in the world for property investment, second only to Los Angeles in the Global Cities 30 Index rankings.
How will London negotiate the challenges of COVID-19 and the uncharted terrain of a post-Brexit world? Will the UK’s main city, continue to be known as the “capital of capitals”?