The debt crisis, now in its fifth year, has had a significant effect on the overall economy, especially for investors. Anyone investing in property in the UK today must, now more than ever, keep abreast of the current economic situation. Understanding of the economic situation via in-depth analysis, should therefore be used, as a guide to determine what the next course of action should be.
Results from a recent survey, showed that the majority of British individuals felt that there was not a clear solution to the debt crisis in the future, while others feel as though political leaders will soon be forced to make drastic changes, in order to improve the overall economic climate. Any property buyer will now be watching for these sorts of changes very closely. As history has shown, the smallest change in economic conditions, can have a significant effect on the housing market.
Since June, economic activity in the UK has begun to gradually pick up and this may make investors feel a little safer. Small improvements to the economy, should be looked at as a good thing, especially when property is being bought for investing purposes. With the current economic uncertainty continuing however, many advisor’s recommend that wise investors should keep some of their money in other safer assets e.g. silver and gold. Therefore, it would make sense to have a more diversified investment portfolio, as this will protect against uncertainties in the housing market.
As we know the housing market is suffering much stagnation at the moment as house prices fall and many homeowners simply cannot sell their property for the price they want. Many who need to move or generate finance quickly for whatever reason, are turning to a property buyer for a quick house sale. Buying a property in the current market conditions may seem risky but if its a long term investment and work is carried out in the property to improve it while waiting for the market to pick up, then it will ultimately show dividends, to those who are patient and can afford to wait.