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The economy is down by 20% but somehow the property market is booming. Are you, like others struggling to understand why this is happening? Join Kevin as he explains why the property market is having a mini-boom during the worldwide pandemic. Learn how furlough, foreign investors and diminishing stamp duty are all contributing to the current property boom, the impact this will have on the property market and how you can use this to your advantage.
- There are several reasons why the property market is still going up right now, What we have is the perfect storm in the property market. This will come to an end as we head into 2021. One of the reasons there is a mini-boom in the property market is because of the furlough scheme, even though you are getting 60-80% of your salary, that is probably more than you were living off with 100% of your wages. Your day to day expenditure has gone down, meaning you have more money to spend therefore more money in the economy.
- If the government prediction is right and over 3 million people are going to lose their jobs once the furlough scheme is over, then those people are likely to be struggling financially. Each of these people will have mortgages or rent to pay, with their job loses and no substantial financial support from the government, this will result in them needing to downsize.
- Wealthy people are smart enough to know that they have got to move their money. The safest place to move money is into the property market. They are willing to pay a little bit extra, and that is another reason there is another mini-boom in the property market. If you have money sitting in your bank account, you have got to get your money into property. Even if it was giving you 1.1% in the bank, you could make 2-20% on your money if you put it into a property.
- There are a lot of foreign investors that are also trying to buy up UK property. China is taking over and changing the laws in Hong Kong, making it very difficult for people to risk keeping their money in that country. These people are looking to move to the UK, buying both residential homes and investment properties. They are snapping up property all over the UK right now, which is adding to the current property boom. This boom will die down as we move into 2021.
- Winter is coming. There is no sunshine, you are stuck indoors and furlough has come to an end. This will have an impact on the property market. The market will take a hit once all of the furlough and investor money dries up. No matter how much money people need to save, people will continue to need to live in houses. The UK does not have enough properties and the government are not solving this problem. The people that are going to provide the housing are private landlords like you could be. Be ready for the opportunities coming in 2021 as this will be the biggest property opportunity.
“A lot of people have looked at their lifestyles in the lockdown and decided that they want to change their lifestyle and part of changing their lifestyle is moving home. They’ve got that little bit of a false feeling that they’re financially stable right now. Those things are going to change.”
“Now you’ve got a golden ticket. Now you’ve got the time. Let’s use it wisely.”
“A property will not necessarily make you a millionaire in the next few months, but it can certainly grow much quicker than a bank will.”
ABOUT THE HOST
Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.
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