Investing in the U.K. in 2017: What You Need to Know

Investing in the U.K. in 2017: What You Need to Know

While the global economy improves, 2017 promises to be one of the best yet for the United Kingdom. For investors looking to put their money to work for them in many various ways, the U.K. offers what appears to be an endless array of opportunities. If you are an investor who is looking for great global investment opportunities, here’s the best of the best in the United Kingdom.

Limehouse, London
One of the hot spots in London, Limehouse offers real estate investors something truly special. Having homes that sell quickly and at affordable prices, Limehouse has benefited from its location near the recovering financial sector as well as an improved infrastructure due to nearby Olympic facilities. To ensure investors get the best results, many purchase homes near Docklands Light railway station, which often sell quickly and at the best prices.

Woking, Surrey
While many investors look to put their money into residential properties, others feel that commercial properties provide higher returns in a quicker period of time. To accommodate these investors, Woking in Surrey fits the bill. One of the biggest regeneration projects underway in Britain, it’s prime commercial property consisting of office space as well as for a variety of retail businesses. Only 25 miles from London, it’s popular with commuters due to its direct trains to many nearby homes.

Elephant and Castle
Also located in London, this real estate development project has a variety of homes that are much cheaper than those found in the Thames. Along with this, local officials are preparing to embark on a 10-year regeneration project, which is sure to add even more value to this property. With rental flats securing a five percent annual gross yield, it’s considered prime investment property for those wanting long-term security.

Kew Village
A residential development with 49 flats, 24-hour security, and a communal gym, Kew Village is one of the most well-known investment properties in London. Convenient to the nearby railway station, it offers residents great waterfront views, giving investors no shortage of potential residents.

While these investment properties all offer a variety of different options, investors know it is that diversity which helps makes them such attractive deals. Whether it’s a commercial property that will house multiple businesses or a property which can provide families with an easy and convenient way of life, there’s no doubt investing in the U.K. in 2017 is a smart decision.

 

David Milberg is a financial analyst in New York.