When to invest in Real Estate

There is a lot of talk about when is a good time to invest in real estate.

The actual answer is anytime is a good time to invest. When the market is tanking, as a buyer you can negotiate fantastic discounts, 25%-30% off market value is what you should be aiming for. On the other hand, when the property market is rising you get the benefit of rising prices.

As it stands the property market in the UK is being artificially held up through the rock bottom interest rates. I think it will be surprising for how long the Bank of England maintain rates at this low level because they know any rise will knock the UK’s economic recovery. Ultimately though, the outlook for UK property is poor and at some point I think there will have to be some further declines. Whether these declines will be in real terms or nominal terms we will have to see.