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Autumn 2021 Investment Trends

 

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Why You should be turning your clients on to the Holiday Property Investment Trend

2020 to 2021 are probably years we want to forget in the property and investment markets.  If you are anything like our firm, the last 2 years have been very much about nurturing and consolidating clients’ portfolios.

In many sectors the guidance has been to “Hold Fast” on any major acquisitions or disposals.

The market has struggled through.  And the Government’s pushing through of private landlord reforms making the once lucrative Buy to Let market now more elusive.  So it can be difficult to offer strong investment sector recommendations right now.

Holiday Property Investment Returns Exceeding the Market

The last review of commercial property auctions saw GIY of 4%-5% touted as strong investments.  There are better yields – yes, but on scrutiny there was usually a “subject to” or “if fully let“ clause attached.

So where is the clever money going?  Are we now coming back online to a rather shell shocked market place?  Well, if you look at the reports – and there are lots, as that’s all we have been able to do for some time.  Many market indicators are pointing towards the Holiday and Leisure Industry as the coming investment trend.

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Ways to Fund Holiday Property Investments

Hodge Bank produced a recent evaluation on the bounce of the holiday property let sector.  The bank backed their report by launching a new mortgage designed for owners looking to buy or convert to a holiday property.

Hodge Bank’s business development director, Emma Graham, pointed out that the average price for a holiday home in in April was £423,537.  It’s not just homes by the sea which made up 59% of those sales, but hot on the seaside’s heels are country properties at 31% of the total.

Hodge is one of a few lenders who are now looking at this market with real interest, as a response to Airbnb and others who have created a very lucrative income for new investors to focus on.

Research from OnePoll states that 36% of Brits would love to own a holiday home, so companies like Hodge appear to be ahead of the game.

Where to Head for – Where’s Hot?

The Sykes Staycation Index 2021 highlighted the Southwest of England, North Wales and Cumbria as the most popular and fastest growing areas for holiday home requirements.

Therefore, what can your clients expect from such an investment?

Ways to Manage Holiday Property Investments – There are a couple of options:
  • Self-managed – usually good for people living in the same area as their property.  Thius is where they handle everything and keep 100% of the income.

  • Managed – there are many holiday management companies and do not necessarily need you to have the property on a site to have a management company running the lets for you.  The market rate charged by management companies is normally around 30% of the income.  But weekly rents on holiday properties are in many cases higher than you would get from a monthly buy to let, so it is a strong consideration to get an expert to handle everything.

  • Holiday Park purchase – New parks are no longer the Hi-de-Hi resorts of old and they offer a wide range of properties each with good returns for investors.  A holiday park is normally a well run complex with great leisure facilities that keep customers coming back for more.  Even rainy days in August can be fun; when you are  in a high quality spa looking out at the downpour.  At the same time, the kids go mad on the water slides – indoor and wet. Management fees are as outlined above.  Holiday park investments do make good sense and your property benefits from national advertising and the park’s attractions.

Holiday Property Trend Benefits – What’s not to like?

But the best part of owning a holiday home is the double benefit of both earning and having a place to relax.

The season for holiday lets is extended again – as Christmas and New Year holidays as well as Easter and half term breaks all add to the busy and longer season.  Autumn, winter and spring holidays all extend the traditional summer season.  Most valuations take 30 weeks as a standard annual earning capacity, but that is changing.  With the “working from home” surge, many owners are filling their off-season with long weekend breaks.   And long weekend rates are not much less than their weekly rates.

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Here’s How to Invest in Holiday Property

Mulberry House Properties have a wonderful development in the South West of England offering investors 12.4% plus returns on a brand new, luxury holiday villa. This figure is based on a 30 week season giving the owner a further 22 weeks to enjoy their delightful country escape.  For more details call Mulberry House Properties on 01793 493 099 or email us at

So the question is: what are you waiting for?

Whether you would like to discuss various opportunities with ourselves at Mulberry House Properties or get advice on how to create a home into a holiday let, get in touch.

But whether it’s with Mulberry House property investment experts or with another adviser: you know that this holiday property investment market is going to be around for a while.  You need to get your investment client involved.

Mulberry House Properties are on +44 (0)1793 493099 and

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Mulberry House Law SVG –

International in Outlook

 

Mulberry House Law SVG is the international practice associated with Mulberry House Group based in the UK.    The UK-based teams have been working with law firms in the Caribbean for more than a decade.  So it made sense to open an office of Mulberry House Law on the Eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent.

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First Rate Vincentian Lawyers

The flourishing Mulberry House Law forward looking, practice in SVG is led by former Supreme Court Justice, Ianthea Leigertwood-Octave together with directors of Mulberry House Group.  Ianthea Leigertwood-Octave is a Vincentian-born jurist who served as an Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Judge.  From 2007, Ms Leigertwood-Octave presided in the High Court with jurisdiction over St. Kitts and Nevis.

While supported by international legal professionals, Mulberry House Law SVG offers clients in the USA, Canada and Caribbean, the highest standard of legal and related services to international business and professional clients.

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Mulberry House Law SVG – Caribbean Springboard

The Caribbean is a wonderful, exciting environment for our business.  And one where we can see many ways to assist and develop both old and new clients’ needs.  Within the global British Commonwealth family, St Vincent and the Grenadines, has a special role in the Eastern Caribbean and worldwide.

UK director Brian Morrison believes “think of a very large office full of the best of professionals all at your disposal, then this is what our clients enjoy every day”

Bespoke International and Corporate Law

In SVG Mulberry House Law offers bespoke legal support to our North American and Caribbean clients.  With the additional benefit of a large global resource of top professionals, our SVG lawyers have wide horizons.  Mulberry House Law team on St Vincent offer the very best service to international and corporate clients.   While Mulberry House Law SVG works closely with the leading Investment and Property teams at Mulberry House Properties.

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The Sky is Clearing over St Vincent

St Vincent and the Grenadines weathered the global tragedy of 2020 only to suffer a traumatic spell in early 2021.  Physical destruction on a huge scale necessitates a period of rebuilding and consolidation on St Vincent.  However, expansion is the focus as Mulberry House Investment and Mulberry House Properties consolidate the Caribbean and UK teams’ expertise.  And on SVG Mulberry House L is innovating with new, dynamic services and support for our Caricom region and North American clients.

We invite clients old and new to contact the team – either in SVG or the UK.  Alternatively email , who will be delighted to assist you.  Or to contact the UK teams, please email or phone +44 (0)1793 493099

Why not enjoy the support of one of the most prestigious global professional networks?

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Market Movers – Moving On

Mulberry House Group – the South West Property Experts know the market.  The Market Movers who understand that as times and seasons change, it’s time to move forward.

So whether you are looking for an investment, or for the now essential home-office, our experts are here to advise. At times durind the year, it seemed as though the whole of the property market’s on the move.

For several months, everyone has has felt it was the time for action! But what action? And how?

And was there ever a better time to consider a property investment?   And potential savings for investors by good advice and careful choices.

For house buyers, there are still relative bargains to be hunted down, but it takes clever and persistent research to find dream properties. onThe Market, Rightmove, Zoopla, Boomin, and several other property portals are your friends.  But your best friends of all?   Our real life property experts are South West Property Experts at Mulberry House Properties and Mulberry House Law.

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Whether your are Moving On or Moving In

Our Mulberry House Group teams can help and advise and make your property move so much more achievable. And that’s true whether you are looking for a fresh start for home and work; or whether your goal is investment.

When you talk to one of our knowledgeable, approachable experts, the weight lifts from your shoulders.  And soon the property of your dreams, fulfilling your wish-list is within your grasp.

For commercial, investment and residential property in Wiltshire and the South West, talk to Mulberry House Properties on 01793 493099, use our Contact Us form or email us to

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