London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 10, 2008 -- The overseas property portal Homesgofast.com gave an early indication into the investment intentions of thousands of UK overseas property investors for 2008. The portal announced its 5 top overseas investment locations from over 170,000 visitors in January 2008. The top regions that enticed investors at the start of the year were, Dubai, Brazil, Egypt, US and Turkey. Interestingly the overwhelming majority of investorâs enquiries were for property priced under Â£60,000.
The UK overseas property industry has been bracing itself for a bumpy 2008 as the ripples of the credit crunch take effect. One of the biggest concerns is the difficulty for property developers in raising finance for new projects.
Mathew Lanham Technical director at Homesgofast " In January alone enquiries for lower priced investment properties has risen by 30%, and its clear from our statistics that this number is likely to rise in the coming months."
CEO of Homesgofast.com Nicholas Marr âCheaper overseas property investments appear to be en vogue, the majority of our top 5 investment property regions offer very low property prices. Many investors are prepared to buy investment property in places like Egypt without requiring finance. . Listed first place for investor interest in January 2008 was Dubai, this was despite the region witnessing a slow down of investment as new rules for developers took effect. Homesgofast Dubai based Chief Sales Executive Hind Jouini âDespite the recent slow down by developers in launching new projects we are experiencing strong demand from the UK. The majority of our clients in January are from the British Asian community seeking to invest in Dubai
Brazil listed second in investor interest and offers property starting at Â£20,000. Steve Mitchell of overseas investment company Investinpro â"Brazil currently offers very competitive property prices with solid appreciation. The rental market is easy to understand with the worlds most beautiful beaches and colourful culture boosted by the fact that travel to Brazil is now more than affordable"
In third place was property in Egypt attracting investment. Laurie Hain of real estate company Off Plan Planet âEgypt is witnessing incredible amounts of interest from UK buyers. Massive investment, direct flights, favourable tax laws, strong capital appreciation, long rental seasons and incredible ocean front locations all make for an ideal investment.
The US regions of Western New York and Florida have caught the attention of UK investors and came in fourth place. David Brennan of Brennan Properties â' many clients are flocking to invest in Western New York as the prices are low, the yields are the highest in the world at the moment, the net returns are tremendous, and this trend is set to continue despite the credit crunch which has affected the more affluent states in the USAâ
Florida bargains are in abundance in the sunshine state, one example is where the portal promoted a no reserve auction of 27 brand new homes in Naples Florida.
In fifth place were property investments in Turkey Julian Walker of Turkish property specialists Spot Blue â"Turkey is a strong growing economy and is a popular place to visit; it offers good rental potential with demand which comes from tourists and from the local population. Belek is a great area for Golf and is easily accessible which a key element is for overseas property investorsâ
About Homesgofast.com Homesgofast.com is a UK based international real estate website, covering over 60 countries, with 40% of traffic coming from UK buyers.It promotes thousands of properties on behalf of propertty developers , real estate agents and some private sellers. Many of it visitors are international reral estate investors from the UK and worldwide.