The Top Countries To Invest In Real Estate

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Real estate has always been a popular investment, however investors are now looking past the boundaries of their home countries and looking to invest in foreign properties. While it used to be an investment for the wealthy, there are certain programs and investment schemes that allow those with a smaller paycheck to cut themselves a slice of that real estate pie. And for those who are concerned about not being able to oversee the handover as you are not currently in the country nor will you be able to stay for extended periods of time? A facility management company in Dubai can facilitate a seamless handover from one end to the other, meaning landlords or owners can rest easy knowing that there is someone handling your affairs from the side of the contractors.

At the top of the list is the Philippines. According to reports on Business Insider, the rental yield is at a high 6.13% and you can expect to receive a monthly rental of $2,422. There are numerous growth opportunities in the South East Asian country, especially in the commercial and corporate real estate department. The economy is primed for a steady growth, therefore investors should take this opportunity and strike while the metal is still hot.

United Arab Emirates
Following closely behind is the oil-rich UAE. Yielding at 5.17% and with an expected rental of $3,070, coupled with the incentives for foreign investors being implemented by the government, it seems like it is prime time to begin investing in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and other cities in the UAE. Even the banking industry is backing up the real estate industry, in hopes of attracting foreign investors.

Costa Rica
While you might start selling shares once your stocks in the market start dipping, in real estate, it seems to be the very opposite. High-end homes in Costa Rica have dropped 27% in price since 2018 and experts are saying it’s time to buy especially with there’s a high rental yield of 7.48%. However, expect the monthly rent to fall around the $1450 mark.

Another city to be investing in come 2020 is a small country linking Central and South America. The capital is filled with skyscrapers and casinos, complete with a thriving nightlife. However, there is more than meets the eye as the country also houses colonial buildings in the Casco Viejo district and a rainforest in their national park. Known as the country that combines both thrills and chills, there’s everything for everyone there. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that the rental yield is 5.75%, with a monthly rental of $2075.

Experts on Forbes say that investors should hold off investing in high-priced properties in the coming year as they will most likely lose their investment rather than make a profit. While the American economy holds, real estate will continue to be valuable. But, there’s no saying when the bubble will burst so it is important to know when to sell and when not to.


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Joan Cox
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Craig, great post for those thinking of investing out of the country!   I love Costa Rica! 

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