Whilst the property market in the UK has cooled a little since the heights of the post-pandemic boom, things are still stable and growing across the property market, especially when it comes to those investing in property with cash who aren’t bogged down by the recent mortgage rate changes.
London remains a prime market but Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and other areas such as Stoke and Sheffield are quickly becoming hot spots for property investment, with high yields, strong demand and a good amount of property stock both residential and off-plan.
That being said, it seems as though the property market is starting to heat up a little again, and certainly in these more prime-level markets there appears to be a preference for buyers with cash. The off-plan market also coming back into strong focus thanks to prime city centre areas that are incredibly desirable.
With more people also now returning to normal office working practices, this is driving demand into these areas and pushing up rents and yields with it, meaning that prime property of this nature will increase in scarcity.
The Benefits of Investing in Property with Cash
According to recent research reported by the Financial Times, affluent homebuyers who are financing their purchases with mortgages are reducing their buying budgets, while buyers who are investing in property with cash are making the most of their financial flexibility to stick to their original plans. These findings stem from research that underscores the repercussions of elevated interest rates on the premium property market in the UK.
Frances McDonald, the Director of Research at Savills, stated, “Cash buyers, insulated from concerns related to rising interest rates, have exhibited the most robust momentum in the present market.”
This reflects the broader market in that prime property and prime locations are in hot demand, giving cash buyers the edge as well as being affected by fluctuating interest rates.
Investing in the UK property market will always present a great opportunity for several reasons. First, the UK has long demonstrated a stable and resilient property market, offering consistent long-term returns. It’s got a well-established legal framework and property rights provide investors with a secure investment.
Additionally, the ongoing demand for housing, driven by population growth and limited housing supply, ensures a steady rental income stream. The UK’s status as a global financial hub attracts a diverse tenant base, enhancing the potential for rental yield, which makes another benefit of investing in property with cash.
The country’s commitment to infrastructure development, urban regeneration, and technological advancements is good for property appreciation and government incentives like Help to Buy and favourable tax schemes further incentivize investment.
If you’re thinking about investing in the UK property market then why not get in touch with us today?