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What does Trump mean for UK property bond investments?

What does Trump mean for UK property bond investments?

Since Donald Trump became President-elect, we’ve been fielding a lot more questions about property bond investments, as people seek financial security in these times of upheaval.

It’s fair to say it feels like the world has become a different place in the space of a few short months. So, could property bond investments be a good route to go down not just to protect savings, but to also grow them in a world of biting negative rates?

When it comes to Trump and his effect on the UK property market, the truth is we won’t know what happens until he takes office. However, making property bond investments in the right ventures will always be a good idea.

Growing your savings with a property bond investment

As many are pointing out Trump has a soft spot for the UK, especially Scotland where he’s currently developing a golf course. The Republican, though, is also expected to bring a lot of investment back to his own country due to a personal and political disinterest in global trade deals.

However, some feel that investors over in the US are already looking to put their money into UK property – particularly in London. The capital is seen by some as a safe haven for cash while the markets figure themselves out. This is one of the more attractive features of a UK property bond, and it’s not just US citizens who may look increasingly to London.

Camilla Dell, managing partner of property agency Black Brick, believes a lot more investors in the Middle East will begin to consider property bond investments and other UK opportunities, thanks to Trump’s comments during his election campaign about people of the Muslim faith.

How to find property bond investments with potential for high returns

The residential market in the UK could also simply see a lot more US expats head toward the UK. The fall in value of the pound against the dollar means there are a lot of attractive propositions on offer for overseas buyers looking to get away.

Trump, as Forbes points out, is also a keen real estate entrepreneur. So, as we and many others have mentioned, it’s simply unknown what will happen in Washington until Trump is firmly behind his desk. There may be more restrictions to the global market, or it could be bursting with opportunity.

Britons have to keep in mind that there’s Brexit to contend with, too. Brexit could hit property prices in 2017 and the case for buy to let looks weaker than ever. Property bond investments are therefore a valuable way to get potentially high regular returns, so long as you find bonds that work for you.

Make the right choice, and a property bond can help to grow your savings in a fixed-term manner, while markets continue to be gripped by uncertainty.

Property bond investments can earn you potentially high returns in a fixed-term, asset-backed way in a government supported sector. Contact Heron Global Partners to find out more.

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Fixed return property bonds offer stability in a varied regional market

Fixed return property bonds offer stability in a varied regional market

Fixed return property bonds can provide stability to investors who are looking to get into the property market, but are worried about losing out in the long-term through fluctuating prices.

The average house brick in a property is worth £47.44. That’s according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) with regional variations taken into account.

According to Barclays Mortgages, a brick in a house in Belfast, for instance, has been valued by the company at £22.09. In contrast, a brick at a typical London property is worth a whopping £121.08.

How to invest in property bonds across the UK

Nothing really surprising there. But when you consider that the cost of a brick a decade ago was £35.70 (increasing by 33% since) then it’s easy to see why people look to invest in property bonds.

A brick in London is set to be worth close to £150 by 2020, with many saying that these figures bring a lot of confidence to the overall property market. They do, but from an investment point of view it’s worth doing your research and identifying regional trends.

The UK lettings market recorded regional growth in August, with the number of new listings rising by 1.3% (great news for those interested in buy to let). However, there have been reports of mixed results in regional areas across the UK.

Some areas are performing better than others, though growth is still happening and confidence is strong. Such fluctuations can put a dent in investors’ long-term plans, which is why property bonds that carry fixed rates are proving so popular.

Property bonds with Heron Global Partners, for instance, carry fixed returns between 6.5% and 8.5% on an investment over a period of five years. This helps to negate any fluctuations in regional property prices.

Why look for fixed return property bonds

London has been accused of carrying the entire country’s property market up with it, according to some commentators. Yet a number of local councils are investing heavily to boost their regions and raise house prices, with £1 billion set to be spent this year on real estate alone.

Again, research is needed before committing to a property investment. Which areas are going to increase in value quicker than others, and what obstacles may be in the way with Brexit just around the corner?

There are no guarantees in the property market, which is why property bonds are an investment favourite; especially property bonds that offer fixed returns.

As well as offering investment security, our bonds assist the growth of the government-backed supported housing sector, are asset-backed, and also offer bi-annual interest payments or capital growth options. A great way for investors to grow their money in the property sector without losing out.

Are you interested in growing your money through fixed return property bonds that can offer fixed returns of up to 8.5%? Find out about making a property investment with as little as £10,000 in a secure manner. Contact the Heron Global Partners team to find out more.

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How do property bonds work in the student housing market?

How do property bonds work in the student housing market?

The UK student housing market is attracting a lot of attention. So how do property bonds work at home and overseas?

According to research conducted by property firm Savills, mainland Europe saw a 21% year-on-year growth in student property investment volumes as of Q2 2016. UK and US student housing assets still saw the most investment in the first half of 2016, with the UK market seeing investments of £1.1 billion.

So, what does this increase mean when investing in property bonds?

Well, it gives people interested in property bonds more scope to grow their investments. This is particularly the case at a time when international enrolment is growing amidst a low provision of purpose-built student accommodation.

Is it worth investing in student property bonds?

The UK is one of the most popular destinations for international students to achieve a world-class education. This is particularly pertinent for students from countries such as India and China, where major UK universities have been focusing their recruitment efforts.

Reports are suggesting that, despite the impact the UK is going to feel from Brexit, student property is set to feel little in the way of shock. Certainly, it will suffer less than other sectors, due to the strength of the market.

A record 493,100 students have been placed for the 2016/17 academic year, according to figures from UCAS. This suggests there’s going to be little in the way of slowdown. Investment opportunities are available nationwide, with Leicester leading the way.

Continuing developments in cities across the UK such as in Liverpool, Preston and elsewhere will also cater for increasing numbers, helping to back up claims that the industry could be ‘Brexit-proof’.

Of course, it’s always wise to do your research when investing, rather than simply riding the crest of a wave.

How do property bonds work for the supported housing sector?

Student property does appear to be an investment worth making in the short-term. However, potentially bigger returns could be made by backing property bonds focused on the supported housing sector.

The student property sector, despite how lucrative it currently is, isn’t immune from criticism. Some are arguing that the market prices them out and doesn’t work for them. Possibly the most famous example is the £4,000 a week student flat in London’s Park Lane with a triple-height central atrium.

Investment opportunities such as this can be out of many people’s price range or simply unfeasible. If you have the opportunity to back such a venture; go ahead. For people interested in property bonds however, it’s possible to potentially make serious money on investments costing as little as £10,000. Furthermore, the supported housing sector offers excellent opportunities.

Property bonds with Heron Global Partners are fixed-return and in a government-backed sector. Investors help to provide new housing for vulnerable groups, in a sector that carries high yields from an investment perspective.

How do property bonds work for your savings? By growing your money in the high-yielding, government-supported supported housing sector, providing investors fixed returns of up to 8.5% over a five-year term. Get in touch to find out more.

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Are London's tech start-ups the best investment for your money?

Choose carefully when investing in London’s booming tech future

UK-based technology companies have raised more than 10 times the amount of venture capital investment this year than they did in 2010 according to London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s inward investment company.

According to their research $2.2 billion has been raised already in 2015. $2.2 billion was invested for the whole of 2014. The majority of that funding has also gone to London-based tech firms and financial technology specialists. Companies based in London managed to attract $1.6 billion in investment, already surpassing the $1.3 billion total reached in 2014.

It’s also led to a very happy Boris Johnson who praised the city saying: “As a global financial and technology powerhouse, it is no surprise to see that the capital is the jewel in the crown when it comes to venture capital investment in the UK tech sector.

“With record investment helping companies to flourish, access to top tech talent, world class universities and great transport links, there has arguably never been a better time to start, grow and scale a digital business in London.” (more…)

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