The property sector should not be affected in the same way as stocks and shares as a result of global economic issues, it has been noted. Hugh Best, head of investment at London Central Portfolio, explained that because the real estate market is "relatively liquid", it does not fluctuate in the same way as some of the other markets.
In fact, he was very upbeat about the prospects for property investment, stating that it should "carry on in an upward trend and we always say [about] the market that it is not a question of getting the timing right but having the time in the market". Although London has been a target for investors due to its perceived status as a safe haven, one commentator recently claimed that other parts of the country are becoming increasingly attractive.
Founding partner of Platinum Portfolio Builder Nick Carlile pointed out that the north of England presents many opportunities for investors who want to purchase several properties in one go, adding that yields in the region are often more favourable than in the south of the nation.
- Thursday 25 August 2011