How important is it to keep an eye on international property markets?

Discussion in 'European Property' started by KGeeson, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. KGeeson

    KGeeson Property Forum Staff Forum Partner

    How important do you think it is to keep an eye on international property markets if you only invest in your own country? Is it naive to think you don't need to stay on top of international property news too?
  2. Nicholas Wallwork

    Nicholas Wallwork Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Premium Member

    I think it's very important to understand international markets and how they effect the property market... don't forget the sub prime issues in the US are what caused the credit crunch in 2008 so it can have massive effects... also inward investment from emerging countries (like China currently as I write in 2017) has a driving force for UK house prices (especially London) as does immigration (supply vs demand) and currency changes... so well worth keeping an eye on international markets...
  3. realdeals

    realdeals Member

    While I agree with all of the above comments perhaps the most important thing for me is to learn what makes markets move in other countries. You can never have enough knowledge about property markets! As they say, what happens in the US will eventually find its way to the UK - that includes property market trends.

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