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What does 2015 hold in store for property investors? Property Frontiers reveals all!
December 31, 2014Article by Ray Withers
What a year 2014 was! The UK buy-to-let market flourished like never before and I was delighted that Property Frontiers was right at the heart of the boom. We offered our clients a wide range of leading buy-to-let opportunities, from luxury apartments in Oxfordshire to perfect commuter homes in Harrow on the Hill.
Building on the success of 2014, 2015 already looks set to be another record year for Property Frontiers. Our UK buy-to-let investment properties are selling almost as fast as we can source them.
January will see construction work completed at our Trinity Court site in the heart of Oxford, where investment in the apartments begins at just £187,500. Then as the year progresses we plan to reveal a number of new buy-to-let opportunities, all with the Property Frontiers signature combination of excellent location and high spec finish. It’s a combo that we’ve found works well – it appeals to our clients and young professionals love to rent such homes, providing stable, long-term income for our growing list of investor landlords.
Every year, Property Frontiers publishes its predictions for the coming 12 months and 2015 is no exception. Our predictions for 2015 focus is again on the UK, as the buy-to-let market there is still far from reaching its peak.
The recent Platinum Property Partners survey found that some 23% of landlords plan to expand their portfolio by one more property in 2015, while 14% will be looking to increase it by two more. The potential in this sector remains huge and I am excited that once again Property Frontiers will be driving up standards and offering its clients the best and most interesting deals from across the UK.
In particular, Northern Ireland, Oxfordshire, Liverpool and Manchester will be the markets to watch in 2015. While other cities will also offer some excellent opportunities, these four are likely to be the investment hotspots of the year.
A peek overseas
Looking overseas, both Dublin and Barcelona present interesting prospects so far as property investment is concerned in 2015. Certainly the team here at Property Frontiers is keeping a close eye on both.
Outside of Europe, Africa probably offers the best overseas opportunities. Property Frontiers has a structured agricultural investment opportunity in Senegal, for example, which offers expected returns of 239% over five years.
Property investment in Africa is also likely to be big news this year. Growth in middle class households, fuelled by the growth of Africa’s mining and agriculture industries, is leading to a shift in the housing market, while high end accommodation in cities such as Kampala and Luanda is experiencing unprecedented demand.
One thing is certain for 2015 – wherever the best property investment opportunities are, Property Frontiers will be there leading the field.