Declining rental yields give global property a new appeal

Declining rental yields give global property a new appeal

With rental yields tightening around Australia and house price growth cooling, should Aussie investors look beyond our borders?

Investors may be able to take advantage of a possible currency upside.

Ben Kingsley, chair of the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) told “If there is an improvement in the currency of the country they are going to invest in and the Australian dollar falls against that, like the US dollar at the moment, that would mean they can get some uplift in terms of currency exchange.”

One critical aspect to focus on when investing abroad is the transfer of funds. With traditional banks often charging more than 5% plus fees for international payments, finding the right solution is critical and could save tens of thousands on the purchase of an average house, let alone a commercial property investment.

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