Overseas buyers come with cash

International buyers are helping to boost the UK market, according to upmarket agency Knight Frank.

Potential buyers come from far and wide to look at property, some going on to buy, reports James Way of the Stratford-upon-Avon office.

“In the past couple of months we have had several purchasers moving back from China, Hong Kong and Dubai and several more relocating from London,” he said.

Agents with international web sites scored with this type of purchaser, allowing them to do some of their own research based on available information, floor plans and good quality photographs.

“Many of our international buyers have friends or family who may view on their behalf to start with, so the search can be narrowed down and then the buyer will come over theview a shortlist of properties.

“In many cases, these buyers are cash purchasers, relocating back to the UK after working abroad for a number of years, making a purchase over here straightforward for all concerned.”