Investment Property in Edinburgh

Invest in Real Estate in Edinburgh

Investment Property in Edinburgh
Investment Property in Edinburgh

Edinburgh property investment can be a worthwhile venture if you are selective with the areas you choose to invest in. If not, you could find that your investment suffers due to low rental yields, dwindling demand, and slow property price growth in many parts of Edinburgh .

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Edinburgh ( Scots: [ˈɛdɪnbʌrə]; Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Èideann [ˌt̪un ˈeːtʲən̪ˠ]) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. The city was historically part of the county of Midlothian (formally called the “county of Edinburgh” or Edinburghshire until 1947), but was administered separately from the surrounding county from 1482 onwards. It is located in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. Edinburgh is Scotland’s second-most populous city, after Glasgow, and the seventh-most populous city in the United Kingdom.

Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the highest courts in Scotland. The city’s Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the British monarchy in Scotland. The city has long been a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scottish law, literature, philosophy, the sciences, and engineering. It is the second-largest financial centre in the United Kingdom, and the city’s historical and cultural attractions have made it the UK’s second-most visited tourist destination attracting 4.9 million visits, including 2.4 million from overseas in 2018. Time Out magazine rated Edinburgh the best city in the world in 2022.

Edinburgh’s official population estimates are
506,520 (mid-2020) for the locality, 518,500 (mid-2019) for the City of Edinburgh council area, which takes in some outlying villages in the western part of its territory, and 1,384,950 (2019) for the wider Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region which also includes East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian, the Scottish Borders and West Lothian.

The city is the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. It is home to national cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582 and now one of three in the city, is considered one of the best research institutions in the world, most recently placing 15th in the QS World University Rankings for 2023. The city is also known for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, the latter being the world’s largest annual international arts festival. Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town built in the 18th/19th centuries. Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has been managed by Edinburgh World Heritage since 1999.

The financial stability of Edinburgh has translated into a real estate market that rewards forward planning and a willingness to look beyond areas of traditional affluence.

 

Buy to Rent in Edinburgh

 

Renting out your Edinburgh buy-to-rent investment property can grow wealth and income.

 

Whatever your goals with investment property in Edinburgh are – preparation is key.

 

  • Set goals based on how much rental yield will be required and the local rental yield rates in Edinburgh and be prepared to change your initial outlook.
  • Thoroughly research the Edinburgh location with a special emphasis on fringe areas outside the main Edinburgh metropolis that may be valued lower than their better-known neighbors. Rental yields of around 5% are still attainable in certain areas of Edinburgh.
  • Ensure that your target investment property in Edinburgh appeals to professionals. This is a demographic that ensures maximum income and low voids.
  • Finding and vetting suitable tenants is a job ideally left to the professionals. Working with an established letting agent with local knowledge and experience of property legislation will give you the best chance of success.

 

With our expert guidance, investing in Edinburgh provides the secure knowledge that your money is working harder than it would in a local Edinburgh bank and that future generations of your family will be left with substantial capital growth assets.

 

We are always happy to advise on buying investment property in Edinburgh, where we have been established for over 35+ years. Physis Realty has been a firm fixture in the Edinburgh property market through good times and bad. Our experts have seen it all and our portfolios continue to outperform.

Flipping Investment Property in Edinburgh

Flipping property in Edinburgh

 

Flipping property is when we advise clients to buy a Edinburgh property below market value, renovate it and then make a profit by selling it at a higher price, all within a few months, and often before the Edinburgh market has a time to react to the renovation.

 

The Flipping Strategy in Edinburgh

 

Investment property flipping in Edinburgh is a simple strategy. You find a property that is in need of renovation from our list and purchase it for a low price. These type of Edinburgh real estate investments are sometimes referred to by professionals as ‘distressed’ Edinburgh real estate.

 

What is distressed Edinburgh property:

 

  • Edinburgh property in need of renovation
  • Edinburgh real estate with a change of purpose and use
  • Oversold Edinburgh property
  • Bank repossessions in Edinburgh

Put simply, long term investors in Edinburgh purchase the property, renovate it and make it a lot more attractive to potential buyers.

 

Calculate profit that you make from Edinburgh investment property flipping:

 

Final Selling Price less Cost of Purchase less Costs = Profit

Here is an example:

Edinburgh property purchase price: $220,000

Renovation costs: $20,000

Other costs: $25,000

Property sale price: $400,000

Profit: $135,000

 

Experienced property developers in Edinburgh use a minimum profit value of 22% when looking at potential Edinburgh projects.

 

The reason for this is because there are lots that can go wrong in Edinburgh property flipping and working on a potential margin of 22% should still leave a good margin of error.

 

Invest through a Fund in Edinburgh

 

Property Secured Investments is a Private Equity fund that invests in Edinburgh and many other towns and cities across Europe. The fund is only available to Sophisticated Investors and closed to United States Citizens. While this is not an offer or promotion of the fund, more information can be found at the website

Luxury Property in Edinburgh

For luxury property investors hoping to add a superb property in Edinburgh to their luxury real estate investment portfolio, Physis Realty is a trusted partner.

 

A world leader in luxury real estate with a portfolio comprising some of the most sought-after real estate in Edinburgh, Physis Realty caters particularly to high net-worth individuals and families. A luxury real estate investment in Edinburgh should be entrusted to only the highest-quality agency.

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