Grab a deal while you can

Phil Page, Network & Partnerships Manager

The stock markets are always a good place to look if you want to see investment trends in a short period of time. The FTSE 100 as a direct result of coronavirus recorded a 5-year low on 20 March 2020. The UK officially went into lockdown on the 23rd.

Steadily moving back upwards as countries across the world begin to plan how to relax their measures, one would expect then the UK to do the same. The best time to invest is when panic sets in and it becomes a buyer’s market – and it’s the same with property.

Taylor Wimpey has announced a phased return to construction that will see its UK sites reopen early next month. We’re already seeing construction sites nationwide readying to begin operating again and plans for larger developments to recommence over the next few weeks.

The best strategy for investors is to see short-term market volatility for what it is and play the long game. We’ve already seen the FTSE 100 34% up from its 5-year low just weeks ago. The same applies to property – there will be short-term ups and downs as we deal with the fallout from COVID-19, but over the longer term the graph will only go in one direction. Vendors keen to do deals now will start to hold on to their asking prices as we begin to exit lockdown – every day is an opportunity missed.

Be confident. He who dares wins. Don’t wait for a second dip in the property market because it may not come. Developers and vendors nationwide are keen to do deals and that plays directly into investors’ hands. Remember cash is king whilst in lockdown – and sellers are listening to offers!

Student Property

Both our student developments are planning to go back on site within the next few weeks so delivery should not be an issue, and any small delay by the universities will help this. Both schemes are rent assured and have only a few units remaining. Act quick, be confident and secure a long-term income for the future.

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