Investing in offshore real estate is set to become even more of a key strategy over the next 12 months as SA investors look for ways to mitigate exposure to political, economic and currency risk in their own back yards. Investors need to take note of three key trends that are shaping global residential real estate investment markets: an international financial roller coaster and an era of negative interest rates that are reducing certainty of returns, yet making safe haven assets highly sought after; an avalanche of technological innovation; and in most global cities, a situation where housing supply just isn’t keeping up with demand. We believe the following global hot spots currently offer SA investors the best buying opportunities. For medium to long-term investors, the UK is still one of the most compelling safe haven property markets in the world despite ongoing uncertainty about how Brexit will play out. The UK provides excellent asset diversification and currency protection.O...

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