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Where to Invest?

Sim Property  >  Investments  >  Where to Invest?

Where in the World to Invest?

Sim Property provides a complete & integrated range of property investment services across a wide range of locations, making us a one-stop-shop for all property investors needs.

The table below gives an overview of many major world property investment markets and where we view are good places to invest from a foreign investors point of view (1 lowest rating / 5 highest rating).

Contact us for detailed market analysis or send us your investment requests.

Country Market & Prices Rents & Tenants Mortgages Tax & Legal Overall Comments
Czech Republic
4 ↑
3.5 ↔
4 ↔
4 ↔
4 ↑
Prices are rising, rents are stable, very cheap mortgages. Economy one of the best in Europe in 2015. Czech Crown should strengthen. Positive outlook.
Poland
2.5 ↑
3.5 ↔
1.5 ↔
3 ↔
3.5 ↑
Prices are relatively stable but we except them to rise. Rents are ok with decent yields. Tax environment is average. Mortgages are currently very difficult to get as a foreigner.
Germany
4 ↑
2.5 ↔
3 ↓
2.5 ↔
3.5 ↔
Prices in Berlin continue to rise strongly. Mortgages are ok but likely to become more restricted. High taxes and (pro tenant) regulations are not friendly to landlords.
UK
3.5 ↑
4.5 ↔
3.5 ↔
3.5 ↡
3.5 ↔
Large restriction in supply, high immigration and demand. Rents rising, potential for further price rises too. Mortgages reasonable. Large negative taxes being introduced in 2016.
Ireland
4 ↑
4 ↔
3 ↔
3 ↔
3.5 ↑
Prices are rising healthily after serious falls following the 2008 financial crisis. Finance is returning but could be better. Buying taxes are quite high.
Hungary
3.5 ↑
3 ↔
2 ↔
2 ↔
3 ↑
Prices are rising after years of stagnation. Rental yields are relatively good. Mortgages remain difficult and unattractive. The legal & tax environment is not very friendly compared to other countries in the region.
Spain
3.5 ↑
2.5 ↔
3 ↔
3 ↔
3 ↑
Prices are rising from a low base after a market collapse following the 2008 financial crisis. The market still remains oversupplied but some prices are now starting from a low base and should continue to increase. Unemployment remains high and economic outlook uncertain. Taxes could be better.
Switzerland
3.5 ↑
2.5 ↔
3 ↓
4 ↔
3.5 ↔
Remains one of the best long term bets as a place to store you money. That said property prices are very high currently and rental yields very low. Buy at market dips.
Philippines
3.5 ↑
3 ↔
2.5 ↔
2.5 ↔
3 ↑
Strong economic growth and better government policies since 2010 have led to increasing prices, which we expect to continue. Mortgages and taxes are not particularly favourable for the foreigner investor, which is a shame as the market has a lot of potential.
USA
3 ↑
3 ↔
3 ↔
2.5 ↔
3 ↔
Hard to generalise about such a large & diverse market. However, the economy is generally doing well and home prices are rising, there is less distressed stock available than a few years ago but still opportunities abound (choose your area carefully). Finance is still possible.
Slovakia
2.5 ↔
3 ↔
2 ↔
4 ↔
3 ↔
Market is stable, prices are not rising. Mortgages are very difficult to get as a foreigner, taxes are generally low. No significant reasons for change in the short term.
Canada
3 ↓
3 ↔
3 ↔
3 ↔
3 ↓
Not so long ago Canada was a star performer, its economy booming on the back of high commodity prices. Currently with those prices falling (oil in particular) is negatively affecting the housing market. Seek to buy when the market bottoms out.
Australia
3.5 ↑
3.5 ↑
3 ↔
2 ↓
3 ↔
Good house price growth in major cities, strong rental demand and demographics. Foreigners can only buy in new developments and must pass Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board which is a major turn-off.
Croatia
2.5 ↑
2.5 ↔
2.5 ↔
3 ↔
2.5 ↔
There is no significant reason to buy in Croatia for investment purposes unless you want a holiday home on the coast. Prices are reasonably higher and bureaucracy no better than neighbouring countries. At least some finance is available for foreigners.
Bulgaria
2.5 ↑
2.5 ↔
2 ↔
3.5 ↔
2.5 ↔
Some signs that prices are slowly starting to rise. Huge oversupply remains a problem. Rents are low, and landlord protection weak. Finance is still poor. Taxes are quite low. Could be a while before we see strong reasons to invest.
Ukraine
1.5 ↡
2 ↓
1.5 ↔
1.5 ↓
1.5 ↓
Prices in major cities of Ukraine (particularly Kiev) were already very overinflated. Since the war started prices have plummeted and there is very little activity on the market. The political and legal environment remains highly unstable. There may be opportunities when things settle down, until then all but the bravest of investors should avoid.