Overseas property buyers seek only low risk nations

  • 12 years ago
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Buyers of overseas homes are
concentrating on countries least at risk from the ongoing financial crisis.
That’s the view of a leading property expert who believes that people are
increasingly heading to ‘core markets’ to avoid the uncertainty gripping the

Keep reading to
find out which countries are considered ‘safe havens’ for overseas property

Investors seeking low
risk European property markets

Matthew Hall,
Associate Director of forecasting at property company DTZ, says that despite
volatility in many markets there are plenty of opportunities for individuals
looking to invest in overseas property.

At present,
there remains an ongoing divergence between those eurozone countries that are
the most and least exposed to the financial market problems.  Nordic states in particular have
witnessed downward pressure on prices where investors are demanding a ‘very low
risk, safe and stable type of asset’.

In addition,
property buyers remain cautious about buying in Spain following the country’s
Eurozone bailout and resultant economic woes.

Mr Hall
commented: “Core Europe and the safe haven markets have seen further
downward pressure as investors flee the perceived risk in the most exposed European

“The required rate of return as a result has been dragged
down for property, so this has increased the attractiveness of core

The property
expert added that there are now clear indications that many investors are
turning to those European countries which offer lower risk to their capital.

Research carried
out by Jones Lang LaSalle recently revealed property markets in the UK, Germany
and France are increasingly dominant in 2012.  These three nations represented 70 per cent of European real
estate investment volumes during the second quarter of 2012, up from 65 per
cent in the same period last year.

according to the property specialists, cross-border investment remains
extremely buoyant despite the ongoing financial crisis afflicting the eurozone.

Author : Homesgofast.com Nick

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