If there is one area of the mortgage market many expect to present a challenge then it is the expat buy-to-let, but its demise has been greatly exaggerated. This year alone has seen more new expat buy-to-let deals complete than at any time in the last 4 years. This is a sector that has confounded many experts in terms of its continued strong performance.
Another expat area that has remained strong is the first-time buyer market.. Arguably, despite affordability issues, low rates mean there has not been a better time for expats to get on the housing ladder in the UK. Traditionally the UK housing market always seems to outperform most of the other investment vehicles on offer in the UK. Even with the Brexit negotiations experts are still saying the UK property market will continue to offer value in the longer term.
There is a feeling within the industry it is only a matter of time before interest rates start to climb. This said if you are an expat considering buying property in the UK it may well be a very good time to start looking. If you are an expat with a mortgage on a UK property this is a very good time to review it to make sure the deal you have best suits your needs.
Expats have a selection of both new and re-mortgage products to choose from. Interest rates remain at present reasonable especially compared to a few years ago. Deals including tracker and fixed are readily available from a number of lenders.
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