Saturday, May 30th, 2020

A silver lining amidst Crisis for international real estate investors

 -  Mona Jalota - 

 

With the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak spreading at an alarming rate it has affected the trade and industries worldwide, which is bound to impact the demand for commercial as well as residential real estate market of India.

This global pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty and has immediate impact of a lot of industries like tourism, retail & hospitality. As global economies slowdown, the Indian stock market has already suffered a huge crash nose-diving the investor’s sentiment. Small businesses are facing huge losses & mid & large companies are staring at COVID 19 recession.

While the situation looks gloomy and a lot has been discussed & analysed over media, there is an opportunity in the crisis as well. Make informed decisions

Mortgage rates around the world at an all time low:

With the economic slowdown as the crisis continues, the mortgage rate across the world is at an all time low.  If you look around and negotiate you could get a great deal.

With all other avenues of investments hit badly, real estate once again offers a safe and secure investment 

With markets being volatile investing in real estate as a long-term value proposition is here to stay. It is a good idea to diversify your portfolio in alternative instruments like international real estate.

If you're planning to buy a home and live there for a number of years before contemplating selling, then it pays to take advantage of what will probably be some of the lowest mortgage rates we've seen in years.

Integration of technology is further reinstated in the current scenario by as buyers could take advantage of tools like video and virtual tours allowing buyers to view offshore listed properties from anywhere and make decisions. New online transaction platforms would add value in this process.

Investors with liquidity are keen to utilise this short window of opportunity with the lowest mortgage rates seen in years and secure their asset 

At lowest mortgage rates, there is a silver line for investors with liquidity to make the most of this short window of opportunity, thus securing their asset.

Real estate investment has seen a number of crisis situations in the past as well but the overall trend over time has been for increased allocations to the sector and we see no reason for this to change.  Real estate continues to offer attractive relative returns in comparison to other asset classes.

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About the Author
Mona Jalota
Author & Entrepreneur
 
The Author is founder & MD of Krypton Global Investments, an Indian boutique agency specializing in International Properties & Investment Opportunities
 
 
Disclaimer : The views expressed by the author in this feature are entirely her / his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of INVC NEWS.  

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