Whether you are a first-time property investor from the UK thinking about your first investment or a seasoned investor trying to search for your next real estate asset in the international property arena, you need all the advice you can get. You need to be aware of the real estate market and how it changes from year to year; it is, after all, a dynamic sector which is influenced by many factors, including the local and international economy, trends, consumer behaviour, and so on. If you want to make the right decision regarding your international property investment, here’s your detailed guide to the best international property investment locations for 2018.
There are different markets for property in Brazil (it is a huge country, after all), but some are more beneficial than others. The area of Fortaleza is particularly lucrative for investors, as it’s along the coast and is becoming a top tourist destination. It’s the perfect area for tourist rentals. What’s more, the country is known for its good yields as well as its less-than-strong currency, which makes property a good buy for investors from the UK.
A lot of experts see Panama’s potential concerning property investment – and for a good reason. The country is specially-profitable in regard to investments in apartments for rent, as many buyers from surrounding countries like Colombia, Venezuela, and Argentina continue to step in and help keep the real estate market solid and growing. But aside from this, Chinese investors are stepping in, and if this trend continues, the property prices in the country are set to soar within the next few years.
Thailand has always had a strong tourist economy, and the sector is growing even as we speak. Along with this, the country has a strong economy in general. While foreigners can only own leasehold land, they are only allowed to own freehold condominiums as long as their ownership doesn’t go over 49% of the condominium’s total area. Because of this, foreign investors are focusing a lot on condo ownership in Thailand, especially as rentals.
- Dominican Republic
For investors looking for a country with reliable and robust growth coupled with increased direct investments from foreigners, the Dominican Republic is a good contender. Santo Domingo, in particular, has a lot of business travellers, and these travellers need plenty of choices in accommodation. The country’s tourism growth is also impressive, with 6.5 million travellers in 2017 alone. For the DR, a furnished rental apartment or accommodation is a good investment, as it can be an excellent source of continuous cash flow with a high potential for appreciation in the coming years as well.
Interestingly enough, the Portuguese property market has been rising since 2015, and this is a fact confirmed by the property experts from Gerald Eve International Property. Some particular Lisbon neighbourhoods now have high prices, but there are some areas which can offer you excellent value for your investment and a lot of investment opportunities, particularly for renovations. Pay attention to areas such as the Porto region (at the northern portion of Lisbon) and the Algarve coast, which have much potential. There’s more good news as well: Portugal is one of the few countries where you can apply for a mortgage as a non-resident.
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