Credit-Crunch Should Boost Overseas Property Investment

Hartlepool, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 07, 2009 -- With the credit-crunch still showing no signs of abating, it is time to restart the boom in overseas property investment, according to one industry expert.

Liam Bailey, chief market analyst for overseas property portal Property Abroad said:

"The effect the global credit-crunch has had on overseas property markets has been nowhere near as bad as it could have been. But one negative effect that I have seen is that it has caused a lot of people who bought overseas property as an investment in the last 2 years putting their properties back onto the market, in a flurry of panic. This has been especially true in established markets. But as the credit-crunch has grown worse, overseas property has continued to become an even more favourable investment -- especially for those with substantial savings. "

"There are still many opportunities to secure guaranteed rental yields of between 6 and 10% per year for between the first two and three years of the investment, far higher than the annual interest of any bank at the moment. After the guaranteed rental yield ends the credit-crunch should and probably will be over -- though several recent surveys show it isn't affecting tourism anyway. I would definitely recommend that those who have substantial savings buy overseas property in emerging markets -- preferably with guaranteed rental yields."

Liam went on to recommend Panama property, and the off plan Bala Beach development, in particular for investment in the current climate.

"Bala Beach is in an excellent location, which is far from over developed. Though the properties have no guaranteed rental yield, their location and Panama's popularity with American tourists, mean that professional rental management will see these apartments easily fetch an 8% rental yield. Panama's economy is proving resilient against the current situation, and should see another boom when the canal expansion is completed. That coupled with Panama being the number one destination for American retirees, means these apartments will be easily sold on the resale market when investors execute their get-out strategy."

Bala Beach is a luxury resort style apartment complex, located right by one of Panama's finest Caribbean beaches; in Chiriquí. Property Abroad is listing 1 bedroom apartments in the complex from just £44,000. The development features many activities and amenities, including a swimming pool, tennis courts, Jacuzzis, a fully equipped fitness suite, and a sauna.

About Property Abroad

Property Abroad is rapidly growing into one of the best known, trusted and most successful overseas property portals in the U.K. With a slick dynamic site and very reasonable rates Property Abroad currently has among the most extensive worldwide property listings on the net.

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Press Release Submitted On: January 05, 2009 at 8:51 am
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