Nottingham, (PressExposure) July 14, 2008 -- Despite the global credit crunch, 2007 was a record high for global property investment, with cross-border flows rising steeply and more money crossing between the main regions of Europe, Asia and the Americas.
And although the credit crunch took its toll in North America and Europe, pushing down global transaction value by 8 percent in the second half of 2007, investment in Asia surged 22 percent in the last six months of 2007. As overseas investments specialists, David Stanley Redfern Ltd have a wide and far-reaching Asian portfolio.
Countries on their books include the emerging economies of the Philippines and Cambodia, as well as more mature markets such as Malaysia, Thailand and India. Philippines property is expected to grow in value by no less than 24% for the next five years and possibly even more in the next 2-3 years.
Cambodia investment property is a hot favourite with people eyeing a short-term investment; property is expected to grow in value by about 25% per year and Cambodian property achieves rental yields of at least 10% per year.
Malaysian property should grow by no less than 20% per year over the coming years, and possibly by as much as 25 percent. Property attracts rental yields of 8-10% in Kuala Lumpur, and possibly even higher on resort property in Sabah.
Thailand investment property is now favoured by those in the market for a long-term, secure investment property, that won't grow in value by any spectacular yearly rate, but will continue to grow sustainable over the next ten to twenty years. Thailand property prices grow by between 5 and 10 percent per year.
The India property market is one of the most vibrant in the world. From low priced beginnings, some Indian property is now among the most expensive in the world; Mumbai is among the top 5 most expensive cities. But buying Indian property in some of its new emerging markets is an excellent investment, especially in and around developing commerce hubs and Special Economic Zones which are being assisted by the government and where property prices are still low. Property in these areas, like Bangalore and Rudrapur, should see spectacular growth, with conservative estimates at 30 percent. Rental yields for high quality off-plan apartments in these areas will be anywhere from 8-10%, possibly as much as 12% as demand reaches its peak, and depending on initial rates.
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