News - Archive for December 2013
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Corporate Sector Keeping Hotel Demand High
Hotels have long represented a significant investment opportunity and the asset class is strengthening further as demand rises. New figures from BDO suggest the corporate sector is behind this improved outlook...
Boris Johnson Approves 335 New Homes in Elephant and Castle
London is moving one step closer to increasing its housing supply after mayor Boris Johnson approved plans to construct 335 new homes in Elephant and Castle...
2013 - A Year in Property News
This has been a banner year for the UK property market and after a period of repressed values and low demand, it has come as a breath of fresh air to potential buyers and those considering property investment...
Top Major Buildings In Line for Refurbishment
As a nation we are now obsessed with vintage and updating classic works, be it literature or clothes. Therefore, it stands to reason that in the property world, the appetite for refurbishment is greater than ever before...
Interest Rates Threatening UK Property Market, BSA Claims
The UK housing market currently looks ripe with property investment opportunities, but buyers should beware that it could come under threat from rising interest rates...
The Housing Humbug Report - Property Markets in 2014
This is the fourth Housing Humbug report during my tenure as a writer for IPIN Global and looking the previous few years of predictions in preparation for this year's post I have noticed a few changes in the way the property market is viewed and reported as a whole...
Top Christmas Crackers from the Autumn Statement
Christmas might still be over a week away but the property world is feeling a little bit like it received some presents early in this year's Autumn Statement. And like with all good gifts, some reflection is due after the initial excitement...
Bridging Loans Increasing Among Buy To Let Landlords
Buy to let property investors are increasingly opting for bridging loans, it has been revealed, driving up demand for this type of lending in the UK. There was a substantial 25 per cent increase in loans...
Help to Buy Still Causing Confusion
There is still confusion over the government's Help to Buy scheme, according to Rightmove. Two months after the launch of the mortgage guarantee component of the initiative, research has revealed lack of knowledge about the specifics...
Brighter Future Ahead for Prime Central London Rents
The future is looking brighter for landlords of property in prime central London, according to Knight Frank. In the latest Prime Central London Rental Index...
London Serviced Apartment Sector Sees Activity Surge
The London serviced apartment sector has seen a surge of activity following the Olympic Games, according to Jones Lang LaSalle's Hotels and Hospitality team...
Hotels are Going Down - Literally
Hoteliers might want to consider going below ground for their next property investment project, as it seems the new trend in the luxury market is under the sea. According to the BBC, the most exclusive accommodation may soon be 20 feet or more beneath the sea...
Rental Numbers to Grow by Over a Million
The number of people renting in the UK will grow by over a million in the next five years, according to a new report. A study conducted by YouGov on behalf of Savills...
OBR: House Prices to Grow 24% by 2018
Now is certainly the time for residential property investment in the UK, with house prices expected to grow by a staggering 24 per cent between 2013 and 2018...
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