News - Archive for November 2013
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House Price Expectations Waning Slightly
Confidence in the property investment market is improving, as demand rises and lending increases. However, when it comes to house prices, expectations are waning slightly...
UK Rents are Historically Stable
Rents in the UK may have fallen in October, but historically they are stable, according to the latest HomeLet Rental Index. Last month the average sum paid by tenants stood at GBP 815, down 4.6 per cent from September...
Demand for Property at 11-Year High
Demand for property in the UK is now at an 11-year high, meaning those considering real estate investment will need to come to the table with adequate financial backing...
Is it Getting Harder to Find a Property Bargain?
Real estate investment opportunities are often characterised by their low price and potential to generate value and returns. However, getting a bargain in Britain's property market is certainly getting harder...
More Brits Now Taking a Lodger
The rental market is getting more and more crowded for those considering property investment, with around 1.7 million Britons now taking a lodger...
Policy Exchange: Uk Needs More Homes not Taxes
Research from the Policy Exchange claims it is urgent that policymakers prioritise increasing housing stock, creating 1.5 million new homes by 2020, including the formation of at least one new garden city. Doing so will ease some of the barriers to home ownership...
House Prices to Increase 25% by 2018?
Mainstream house prices will increase by an average of 25 per cent over the next five years, according to a new report. Savills' five-year forecast showed there is much confidence in the market, which will drive 17 per cent growth in the next three years alone...
Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Causing Confusion
The mortgage guarantee component of the Help to Buy scheme is causing confusion among first-time buyers. A consumer survey revealed 43 per cent of those new to the property market and other home movers are unsure of the benefits the scheme will give them.
Is London Reaching a Plateau?
Growth in London's property market has been the subject of much hubbub in recent times and it is starting to feel like the city's skyrocketing prices have no end. However, it seems the capital could be about to reach something of a plateau...
Singaporean Investors Shape the Future of London
The future of London appears to lie in Singapore, if recent dealings in the investment sector are anything to go by. Indeed, it seems the UK's capital is a prime stomping ground for overseas buyers and Singapore is leading the pack both in the private and institutional sector...
Does the UK Tax System Need Overhauling?
The UK tax system has long come under fire by home buyers and property investors alike. Now Berkely Group has joined those claiming it needs an overhaul...
New Homes Bonus Scheme Failing to Encourage Building
The government's New Homes Bonus scheme to encourage the construction of properties in the UK where supply is weakest is failing to live up to its mandate...
Student Units with 100% Occupancy and 8% net ROI - Only 9 Left!
If ever there was a time to invest in student accommodation before it's too late – that time is now...
Prices to Rise by 17% in Next Five Years
House prices are likely to rise by 17 per cent over the next five years, according to research from CBRE. Pent up housing demand in core markets, combined with the UK's economic recovery, improved lending conditions and a shortage of supply will send values upwards...
BPF: Taxes for Foreign Investors will Harm Market
The British Property Federation (BPF) is warning that new taxes on foreign investors will only serve to damage the country's reputation as 'open for business', opposed to keeping a cap on prices...
What Does It Take to Be a Good Landlord?
It is easy to feel that once you've actually made a property investment, the hard work is over. However, this is when the journey actually begins and it is important to develop the skills needed to become a good landlord...
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