News - Archive for August 2013
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First-time Buyers Reach 2007 Levels in London
The second quarter of 2013 saw first-time buyers in London reach the greatest number recorded since the end of 2007.
Wind Facilities 'Don't Affect Property Values' in US
Those investing in property have traditionally stayed well away from homes located near wind facilities, under the...
Is Your Property At Risk of Disrepair?
Landlords need to ask themselves if their property is at risk of falling into a state of disrepair, following the...
UK Farmland Prices Soar as Demand and Competition Intensifies
Intensifying competition in the market to buy up arable land has driven up the price of UK farmland to GPB 7,440 per...
Northern Student Rents Cheapest
Student accommodation is a hot property investment asset but for landlords looking to maximise rents, they may want...
Landlords Need to Adapt to Changing Market
Rental markets across the country have experienced something of a boom in recent years, but the tides are changing...
Help to Buy Scheme Continues to Boost Builders' Bank Balances
House-builder Persimmon has experienced a 40 percent increase in pre-tax profits for the first half of the year as the...
Govt to Scrap Building Red Tape
The government is likely to scrap confusing red tape faced by house builders, in a move that will hopefully help the...
Growth in Housing Starts Keeps US Housing Market Buoyant
US housing starts have experienced another big jump, with a 20.9% increase in the year ending July 2012, alongside...
What Are The Top Turn-Offs for Buyers?
While demand for property in the UK is rising, sellers still need to make their homes attractive to buyers in order...
Confidence Returning to UK Commercial Sector says IPD
The latest data from Investment Property Databank (better known as IPD) reflects very positively indeed on the UK...
Judgement Clarifies Collective Enfranchisement for Landlords
A judgement from the Court of Appeal has offered clarification on collective enfranchisement rules for landlords and...
Lending Excess, Regulation Poverty and the Global Property Mess
The US, UK and Europe may officially be out of recession but they still seem to be making a mess of their respective...
House Prices May 'Run away' in Five Years
House prices may see another run away rise over the next five years, meaning fears of a second price bubble may become...
Private Rents Reach New Highs in July
Private rents in the UK reached new highs last month, with six of Britain's 12 regions posting record prices.
Buyer Numbers Reach Four-Year High
Buyer numbers in the UK have reached a four-year high, according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Is the London Hotel Market Experiencing a Sea-Change?
Post-financial crisis the needs of consumers are far removed from those prevalent in the pre-recession boom. In all...
Four-star Hotel Prices on the Rise
Four-star hotels in the UK's major cities appear to be on a winning streak. TripAdvisor claims the price of an...
Data Shows UK Commercial Activity Accelerating Rapidly
According to a new report from Savills commercial real estate activity in the UK is growing at is fastest rate in...
Buy-to-let Property Lending Improving in UK
If you're considering buy-to-let property investment in the UK, now is certainly a good time to do it. Figures from...
US House Prices Growing as Fast as 2005
According to the latest data US house prices are growing at the fastest rate since 2005 (right before the crisis) and...
Budget Hotel Market Bouncing Back in Aberdeen
The time to invest in Aberdeen's budget hotel market is nigh, with new figures showing the property segment is bouncing back. Data from...
Aberdeen Hotel Sector Strong and Ripe for Investment
The Scottish hotel sector is the fastest growing in the UK, as recent data released by accountants BDO indicates year...
OFT Cracks Down on Quick Home Sale Firms
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is cracking down on companies that offer quick house sales. Formal investigations...
German Commercial Real Estate Continues to Perform
The latest data shows that the German real estate investment market continues to perform well, continually quashing...
What Makes a Property a Dream Home?
There are certain properties that will fly off the market as soon as they go on sale. These homes fall into the dream..
Forecasted Upturn in European Commercial Property Investment
Based on its latest research, consultancy DTZ is predicting that European commercial property will return an average...
House Prices Increase 3.9 per cent Year-on-Year
House prices in the UK increased 3.9 per cent year-on-year in July, making the month the strongest for annual price...
Landlords can Capitalise on Retired Renters as Numbers Soar
Landlords should consider adapting their properties to suit older generations, as research shows more and more are...
La Salle Hotel Properties Bets Big on US Hotel Market
In recent months a lot has been written and said about the strength of the US hotel market and the recovery thereof.
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