Recent gloomy Government announcements have indicated that Britain’s current housing crisis may last ten years or more. In the UK we’re facing a massive shortage not only of starter homes but good quality family homes in particular. As fewer social housing schemes are built, the onus has fallen onto private developers to take the initiative and add to the current housing stock.
Investors looking for safe, lucrative investment opportunities are now realising the potential of UK property investment and, thanks to companies such as International Commercial Investment (ICI), more and more people are able to take advantage of this sort of low-risk, high yield investment solution.
ICI recently offered investors the chance to be part of a unique opportunity when it invited them to help ‘crowd fund’ a housing development in the North of England. Fairway View was planned as a development of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses and detached executive homes and was designed to take advantage of the natural beauty of the rolling landscape and offer realistic and affordable quality homes for families.
The unique nature of this development, however, was its revenue stream. Crowdfunding is becoming increasingly popular as a method of financing ventures, which are usually artistic in nature, but is now growing in popularity as a UK property investment vehicle. It simply involves a large number of people pooling their resources invariably, to support a specific investment.
Crowdfunding is being used to purchase the site, as well as build and develop the properties, which are going to be completed in less than a year. It proved tremendously popular for investors looking at UK real estate investment opportunities, especially when the initial investment outlay compared to the potential returns were taken into consideration. A modest investment of under £2,000 was needed to purchase one share. This attracted a return of almost £400, together with the original investment figure, which amounts to over 20%. One thousand shares were offered through International Commercial Investment’s crowdfunding initiative and were rapidly sold out.
International Commercial Investment has a proven track record of offering investors low risk, high yield investment opportunities via alternative investments. In recent years it has thoroughly investigated the medium of crowd funding and found it to be a secure and reliable method of allowing risk-averse investors to earn similar levels of returns which are usually only seen by those investing large sums in high-risk ventures.
For more information visit: http://www.international-commercial-investment.com/fairway-view-development/