If a potential investor wants to buy an apartment or house abroad for the sake of a residence permit, but does not plan to move there, he needs to understand how profitable such an investment might be. Here we are talking about investment real estate, that is, one that is capable of generating income. Profit can include rent if the investor plans to rent out square meters to guests, or a margin on a future sale.
Which countries will benefit most?
There are several countries where the purchase of investment housing will be the most profitable. Such countries are:
- United Kingdom. Here the profitability of real estate reaches 7-8%. The most profitable will be the purchase of an object in the student segment.
- Turkey. This market will be attractive for those who expect a rapid increase in property values - over the past 5 years, prices have increased by 50%.
- Thailand. Now prices in the real estate market are not that high, while in a couple months an active influx of tourists is expected. This means that with a small investment one might get a high income.
- Greece, Portugal and Spain. In these countries one can typically expect rates of return from 5% to 7%.