London is at the heart of one of the strongest G7 economies

 

It is a leading global financial centre with strong economic fundamentals and is establishing itself as Europe’s leading technology hub.

Even when the wider UK economy is frail, London has withstood economic shocks and performs as an economy in its own right. The lower yields in Prime Central London reflect the lower risks attached to investing in this strong economy.

With such resilience to market forces, investing in Prime Central London offers long-term financial security and leverage for shrewd property investors and 2018 is the time to invest.

Global investors have historically sought a safe financial haven in the Prime Central London market, and with favourable exchange rates, USD based investors such as Hong Kong buyers, have secured a 21% discount on the GBP v USD alone over the past 18 months.

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Combined with domestic uncertainty surrounding BREXIT, the Prime Central London property market has come down a further 4.2% in 2017

 

Whilst prices in Prime Central London are stabilizing, the combined effect of currency and a “soft” market has delivered a 25% discount on 2016 Prime Central London prices for USD based buyers.

The pound is forecast to stabilize at USD$1.40 in 2018. Savills, Knight Frank, Nationwide and Halifax are all predicting growth in the Prime Central London market in the range of 1%-3% for 2018.

With interest rates at an all time low, the debt market is favourable for investors in a period of historically low bank margins. This has resulted in borrowers being able to secure competitive financing terms on Prime Central London assets.

The Property Trader has long standing relationships with some of the most well known lending institutions in London. The Property Trader can assist hard working and creditworthy applicants in obtaining finance.

The year 2018 is the time to buy Prime Central London before it gets away again.

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The simplicity and efficiency of the UK legal system and market practices means investors are able to access accurate market information about particular assets, as well as about the market in general.

 

The liquidity of the London market means that entry and exit is always possible.

As such 1 in 10 London properties is now owned by overseas investors and the diverse multicultural society attracts buyers from around the globe.

There is a huge expatriate Hong Kong community living in London and many families relocate there for it’s fantastic selection of international schools and 300 universities.

International schools and universities are easily accessible given London major transport and infrastructure investment, such as Crossrail and HS2, which continues to improve London’s connectivity as well as fuelling regeneration and creating new development and investment opportunities. It has also led to the expansion of Prime Central London, with areas such as Stratford being considered as ‘core’ thanks to the super fast connection to the City and West End creating further investment opportunity.

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London has other fantastic transport links, with the world’s busiest airport Heathrow, right on its doorstep, as well as Gatwick and City airports.

 

The Eurostar train runs from St Pancras Station right in the heart of the city, and can take you directly to Paris as far as Brussels.

The impressive Underground rail network ensures that residents and visitors are only ever a short ride to any of London’s famous landmarks, popular locations, international schools and universities.

For informed advice on all aspects of investing in Prime Central London property market, The Property Trader is the only choice. For a confidential conversation, enquire today.

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