I think we got to invest in property rather than stock market because property investment will earn money in long run while stock market shares fluctuate alot with time.
I am wondering where else I should invest in property? I could not affort much as I already got a property in UK. But I can still put some money in property.
Which country will you recommend and which part of that country is most promising?
I'd say property is the new tech bubble. We are in the middle of a global property bubble which is only 18-24 months away from popping. As the post above says, parts of the US are crashing. The UK market is beginning to stagnate and in many parts starting to fall. The falls will become more pronounced as interest rate continue to rise.
It's hard to know where to invest in these times but the stock markets are hitting new highs... could these be due for a correction? Property is okay if you're in it for the long term (ie 10+ years). But with stock, you don't need to invest as much money and if you need the money back you can quickly sell up - something that may not be possible with property.
There are many good real estate opportunities in the US. Only some areas are slowing down but only for a time. Real estate is a great investment vehicle, allowing for both appreciation and depreciation at the same time.
Remember, it's not "timing the market, it's time in the market".
the market for real estates is booming in russia. of course, you should only look in moscow or st. petersburg. the prices are rising very much. it's hard to find a normal flat in a good moscow region under 1 mio. usd.
the us-market is fallen down in the last period, the economics isn't what it should be. interest rates are risen and about all real-estates are financed.
so have a look in the emerging markets
One word: California
The "Real Estate Bubble" that everyone has been worried about seems to have popped, or at least deflated, and most sellers are still making money.
I'm a loan officer for a residential lender in the bay area. The real estate market here has never lost money over any period of 5 years or more. Through recession, depression, or natural disaster...
People will always want to live here, and there will never be enough room. Its practically bubble-proof.
This is the dead time of year for real estate, prices are always lower. Even though the market has depreciated, mortgage rates are still relatively low.
And there are also a lot of opportunities to buy. Too many people have bought too much house. They bought at peak prices with short-term low interest loans counting on the value of their house skyrocketing. But now it hasn't, their loan has started adjusting to higher rates, they've been late on some payments, and now they don't have good enough credit to qualify for a new loan.
Prices here, although still higher than the national average, are lower than they will ever be again.
There may be some places in the US where it isn't a horrible mistake to buy real estate housing as an investment, but for the most part this is the totally wrong time to buy. We're just starting to see the bubble pop and have 2-3 years ahead of watching it crash.
With Peak Oil hitting about now, the rural especially and suburban housing markets will suffer the most in years to come. Increased commuting costs and increased premium for remote living while tethered to civilization will make it much harder to afford living away from the more efficient (per capita) energy use possible in the cities. So be especially wary of rural & suburban, and of the cities most dependent on energy for their basic survival.
In California investment in single family dwellings are dead! In my neighborhood there have been houses on the market for 6 months w/no takers. Here the bubble is very burst...
Commercial property seems to be OK still. I am involved is some of that stuff and there seems to be little change.
I heard properties in Singapore is booming right now. The reason is the casino. Maybe you can try...
u gotta go with the exchange rate mainly and look for developing countries. The caribbean is a good place if you can manage the upkeep. Another real good place is any foreclosure properties, u can make a killing fixing them up and converting them to rental properties