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After an unpredictable year for both business and property in 2020, join your host Mark Homer as he discusses his property predictions for 2021. Mark discusses how peoples’ house preferences have changed, reliable property investment strategies and why we are likely to see a rise in HMO’s and single let properties.
- The pandemic has had a huge effect on the retail industry. Many retailers are moving their headquarters to the outskirts of the city to fulfil their customers’ needs for online purchasing. Despite what most of the property experts said, property prices have risen this year.
- More people are working from home since the pandemic began. This has had an impact on the types of homes people need with purchasers choosing to live in larger homes further out since they no longer have to commute to the office. The government granted a stamp duty exemption in 2020 and there is talk of this being extended in 2021 which will help the property market even more.
- Rather than look at whether the property market is going up or down focus on what strategies will be successful. The property market is often unpredictable therefore reliable strategies are always safe investments. Nobody can predict what will happen to the interest rates, government support or unemployment rates.
- Houses of multiple occupancy and single let’s are likely to become more popular in 2021 as unemployment is predicted to rise. More people will decide to rent instead of buy which is likely to see rental prices rise.
- 2020 taught us that things can only get better. During the last recession, there were many motivated sellers and the demand for property deals rose as many sellers needed to offload their properties to raise cash. Once the market came back, property prices rose.
“Most experts were predicting either a shallow fall or a crash.”
“This is a good thing for property investors as it lifts the value of your asset.”
“The bank of England has been making noises about negative interest rates.”
“More likely, like what happened in the previous recession, asset prices are likely to go up.”
ABOUT THE HOST
Mark has bought, sold or has managed around 1,000 property units for himself, Rob, his family and his investors since 2003. He is a system and spreadsheet geek and has developed a complex, confidential deal analyser system of buying residential, commercial and multi-let properties.
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