Overseas Property Investment Part Two: Investment Considerations

In Part One, “Overseas Property Investment: What You Should Know Before You Buy”, I discussed a number of steps a new investor can take to ensure they know what they are getting into before committing to an overseas property purchase. In Part Two, I will cover additional factors a buyer should think of when deciding what kind of property would be most suitable for their own individual circumstances.

1) Should You Go For Rental Yield or Capital Gains?

One of the first questions that agents will ask investors is whether they are looking for rental yield or capital gains. Ideally, the perfect property investment would perform well on both fronts, yielding both high rents as well as strong year-on-year capital appreciation.

However, the more common case is where a property performs stronger in one area compared to the other. For example, Australian properties benefit from a strong rental …