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B T L Newcomers Coming To Party As Music Is About To Stop

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UK's high house prices fail to deter buy-to-let landlords

Wednesday August 16, 2:05 pm ET

By Jim Pickard

Many buyers developed an aversion to shares after the crash of 2001, despite the stock market's subsequent bounceback. With house prices having risen so consistently for the past decade, past performance looks hugely attractive.
But some observers are wondering whether the
newcomers are joining the party just as the music is about to stop
. There are fears that many buy-to-let investors are buying on the back of expected capital growth that may not materialise. Valuations relative to household incomes are now at their highest level in history, sustained primarily by low interest rates.
Some commentators find it hard to see many reasons for price increases outside central London, a market buoyed by foreign investment and City bonuses. Others point out that the
yield from residential property - rent as a proportion of the price of the building - is at a record low
because prices have risen so high without any great rise in rents.
Mr Ahuja, after buying all over the UK for a decade, now avoids London and the south-east because
"the maths just doesn't add up any more"
. Instead, his most recent purchases have been in remote parts of Scotland.

Just the folish sheeple getting in now. Buy low and get out before the market for BTL turned--two years ago. If the pros are down to investing in remote parts of outer Scotland it should send a loud and clear signal. But most sheeple are not just short-sighted, they are deaf too. That's why they are sheeple and not bears. :)

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