So, what's next for the UK property market?
Well, before we look forward, let's take a quick look back.
Over the past 50 years, some could argue that the property market, in the south of the UK at least, has increased, on average, by roughly 6% per year.
Negative market movement
Even when there is bad news in the press and it's all doom and gloom, they talk about a possible annual increase of only 1.5%.
But even on a 1.5% increase, the average property, at around £300,000, would increase by almost £5,000 a year.
Not bad for 1.5%.
Positive market movement
But let's not do the figures on a negative scenario, let's do them on what history tells us could be the norm.
On a £300,000 property, and an annual uplift of 6% you can expect an increase of around £18,000 per year, so if you were to buy, hold and rent a £300,000 property for 5 years, based on these figures, it could be worth £90,000 more.
That's an increase of almost £100,000. Thats 10% of a million pounds.
So, If you bought 10 of these, then the chances are in 5 years time you could be a millionaire.
And that's not even including the few hundred pounds per month, that you could make in rental income. And definitely not, taking into account, the fact that the housing market has taken an absolute beating over the last couple of years and is currently, very much a buyers market.
And buying in a buyers market means that you will get a better deal than if you bought in a sellers market.
If you can time it right, then you should buy in a buyers market and sell in a sellers market.
Whats the plan then?
So, If you knew how to buy the right deal, right now, then that £90,000 profit could easily be over £150,000 profit if you bought and sold at the right time.
We are nearing the end of this Brexit fiasco and the market is going to start to repair itself. It will eventually take a turn. It always does.
I can tell you that I have been absolutely hammering it the last couple of years and will continue to do so, buying as much as I possibly can.
But how do you find the right deal? Fund that deal? Own it? refurbish it? manage it?
Like with everything, hard work, dedication and a bit of balls. Or you could just find a professional property investor and persuade them to be your business partner?