The world has experienced a huge property bubble and in many cases this house price inflation has eased or in some cases crashed. If you have money to invest then real estate is still a great bet compared to other asset classes such as gold or stocks.
As a global citizen owning property can enhance your passive income and add further security for your advanced years but you must be careful where you choose.
To invest in countries like the UK, Australia, France you would be completely nuts as rental yields are generally under 5% and any income will be swallowed up by fees, maintenance and voids.
I am no expert but those that are suggest a minimum of 7% yield. My top four global hotspots are all up around 10%.
1. Indonesia (Southeast Asia)
Indonesia, the giant of SE Asia comes in at a nice 10% rental yield. This huge country of a thousand plus islands is well placed to succeed in the new world order, being placed well for India, China and Australia.
Indonesia, the largest Muslim country, is also a huge holiday vacation destination for people around the world.
Jakarta can offer yields up to 13% but ownership is not straight forward and one should approach Indonesia with a lot of research before diving in. Bali is also a good option as it has a well established expat scene.
2. Moldova (Europe)
Moldova is a small country with high rental yields. The capital, Chisinau, has very steady prices and offers up to a huge 13% yield on small apartments which is better than anywhere else in Europe!
If Moldova ever becomes EU members then there is the real possibility of capital growth too in the future.
3. Jordon (Middle East)
Apartments in Amman are good, at around 7.5% – 10%, with the expectation that this will grow along with the economy of the country.
There are some minor buying issues with Jordon but this is out-weighed by the low taxes available.
4. Jamaica (Americas)
Yields remain very strong, especially on apartments in Kngston, the capital. The year round sunny tropical climate also makes it a good bet for investment.
There are a couple of downsides to Jamaica with security and taxes being an issue so it would be quite a risky venture but with yields up and around %10 then it might just be worth.
If visiting any of the above locations then you should be looking at cheap airline tickets to keep your expenses down.