There's no doubting it. The US Property Market is the lowest it's been since the Great Depression, with properties discounted up to 70% in many areas.
And, for international investors, this is proving to be a boon time. The lower value of the US dollar, combined with properties offering strong positive cashflow (double digit yields of 14% to 19% common in certain areas) is creating a buying frenzy for international investors.
It's no wonder the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) found a record level of interest in the US from foreign investors in its 2011 Annual Foreign Investment Survey.
The US is considered the country providing the best opportunities for capital appreciation by more foreign investors than any time in the past 10 years.
JIM FETGATTER, Chief Executive, AFIRE
And whilst experienced investors like Donald Trump, Warren Buffett and big local names like Thorney Investments and Dixon Advisory have been capitalising on this once-in-a-generation buyers market, there are hints we may be seeing the bottom of the market with many areas showing signs of a turnaround (in some cases the turnaround is occurring much faster than experts have been predicting):
- June 2011 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices shows US Home Prices have risen for the first time in 8 months
- Foreclosures down 18% from the peak
- July 2011 National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index shows the number of homes being sold is increasing, with some areas showing a rapid turnaround going from soft activity to contract signings rising by more than 30% from a year ago.
Higher prices, fewer foreclosures and more properties being sold means the dramatic over-supply of housing, which has kept prices at 80 year lows, is showing signs of tightening and that means the window of opportunity currently open for international investors won't stay open for long.
Absorption of inventory is the key to price improvement, and this solid gain in contract signings implies that home values in many localities are or will soon be stabilising as inventories get absorbed at a faster pace.
LAWRENCE YUN, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors
You still have time if you act fast to take advantage of what many are calling The Greatest Wealth Creation Opportunity Since the Great Depression. If you leave it too long though, you may find you have missed out you need to get the facts now.
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This window of opportunity is open for you right now (but not for long). Educated investors will be best placed to take advantage of this rare chance to secure quality US property at up to 70% off. I strongly encourage you to get informed not all US Property is the same and you could be making expensive mistakes if you don't take advantage of this opportunity in the right way.
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