An investment of £100,000 into an average regional property in early 2000 was worth over £270,000 twenty years later according to Nationwide Building Society. At the same time, it would have provided a valuable rental income.
Property may or may not provide similar returns in the future, but it remains one of the most reliable ways for a personal investor to generate additional income and capital growth and to provide a stable base for an investment portfolio or a retirement plan.
≡ 1 and 2 bedroom
≡ From £210,000
≡ 1, 2 and 3 bedroom
≡ From £277,000
≡ Studios, 1 and 2 bedroom
≡ From £132,500
Research by agents Benham and Reeves shows that the territory has the largest number of overseas personal owners of UK residential properties. Singapore is in a strong second place.
Skipton Building Society has introduced the UK's first 100% mortgage since 2008. Squarely aimed at current renters, it will give hope to many, but could it affect the housing market?
According to an article by the Financial Times, a future Labour government may introduce new obstacles for foreigners investing in UK residential property. Under current definitions, that includes...