Now is a Good Time to Invest in Property
By |Published On: 18th August 2014|

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Now is a Good Time to Invest in Property

By |Published On: 18th August 2014|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Investing in the improving property market can be appealing, however, it could provide an unsuccessful investment, and declines in returns.

Now is a Good Time to Invest in Property

Now is a Good Time to Invest in Property

When looking to invest, it is always important to consider the timing. The property market has been growing in the last year, since the economy has improved. Now could be a good time to invest in the sector, as long-term strength is possible.

Nationwide recently states that house prices in the second quarter (Q2) of this year have seen greater values than 2007’s heights. Some feared that this would cause another housing bubble, however the market is still stable.

Zoopla have reported lately that 92% of people in the UK think that property prices will rise in the next six months and farther.1 This would create high capital returns in the market. If the economy increases the predicted between 2.5% and 3% by the end of the year, potential profits would only improve.

The rental market reflects this. Buy-to-let landlords are to see the highest returns of any asset class investor. HomeLet says that rental accommodation has grown by 7.5% in the last year, putting landlords in a solid position.1

Recently, landlords have been adding to their portfolios, due to rising rents, dropping arrears, and shorter average void periods. These all cause long-term strength in the private rental market.

The amount of buyers is also dropping around the country, after the Help to Buy success. There are now many potential tenants in the UK, more than there has ever been previously. This keeps demand and returns high.





About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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