News - Archive for January 2014
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Buy-to-Let Mortgage Choice Could Boost Market in 2014
The buy-to-let market could be boosted this year by the sheer choice of mortgages lenders are bringing to the fore for those looking to put their money into a thriving residential lettings sector...
UK Homeowners Experiencing More Confidence in 2014
UK homeowners and investors looking to sell on their properties are feeling more confident that they will see the price they can bring in rising this year...
Property Prices in Europe Show UK is the Place to Invest
For years, British investors in property have been among the most likely to be putting their money into foreign markets, where holiday homes and rental accommodation could promise them an income as well as the future capital gains...
London Prices to Slow: Investors Can Grab Chances to Buy
There can be absolutely no doubt that the London property market is one of the shining lights of the UK economy, and offers some of the best opportunities for investment seen anywhere in the world thanks to strong demand...
Rental Prices Stabilise to Prove Maturity in the Market
Landlords across the UK witnessed impressive increases in what they were able to bring in through rental income throughout 2013, but growth levels were far slower than they were a year before...
Landlords Becoming Helpful to Tenants in Competitive Market
Landlords across the nation are increasingly going the extra mile to help out their tenants as a way to make sure they are happy at a time when the rented sector remains particularly competitive for buy-to-let owners...
Landlords Must Keep Track as Rental Arrears Start to Build
Landlords in the UK are increasingly having to make sure they keep track of the financial state of their tenants, as the number of people who are falling into severe arrears with their rental payments rose...
Investment Competition Heats Up: Buyers Purchase On Single Visit
The demand for property to invest in in the UK has been no secret in the last few months and according to new reports, this is leading to a trend for quicker decisions and more purchases being made on a whim...
Mortgage Market Growth To Continue Throughout 2014
Growth in the mortgage market is expected to continue throughout 2014, following a period of faster than expected growth in the lending sector during the second half of 2013...
MMR Set To Change The Mortgage Market In 2014
The implementation of the new Mortgage Market Review (MMR) regulations from April this year will change the market, subduing any great growth in the mortgage and lending sector...
London Named As Best City For Foreign Investment
London has been named as the best city in the world for foreign investment in the same week it was announced that foreign buy-to-let ownership in the UK is increasing quickly...
Change of Attitude Means More Foreign Investment in UK Buy-To-Let
A change in the attitude of foreign investors in the UK property market has meant that there are now far more overseas landlords than ever before, according to a new report published by UHY Hacker Young...
Nationwide: Property Prices Rise 8.4% In 2013
Property prices across the UK rose by 1.4 per cent through December to mark a strong end to the year and leave the property market having grown repeatedly throughout 2013...
Property Prices To See Strongest Growth In South-East
Property prices are set to grow by up to eight per cent in the UK in 2014 according to numerous commentators, but it will be the south-east of England where the best increases will be seen...
Property Price Rises ''To Hit 10% in 2014''
The rate of property price rises in 2014 could be double that seen in 2013, according to new reports, as the market continues to recover from the negative conditions seen in 2007 and 2008...
Renters Make New Years Resolution to Buy
As the clock struck midnight on December 31st, many renters in the UK will have made a resolution to enter the property market this year. Indeed, in a move that could see rental prices stay flat for landlords in 2014...
Choice Of Mortgage Products At 5 Year High
The choice of mortgages for residential property buyers in the UK is now three times bigger than in 2009, with 12,000 products on the market. This figure marks a five-year high for the industry, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB).
Net Yields of Up To 8% In Some University Cities
Because of the reputation of British educational establishments, it's no surprise that the sector is attracting international investors, including those from the US...
Top 3 Nations Investing In The UK Property Market
The UK property market is the focus of considerable overseas investment, both residential and commercial. Indeed, it seems foreign buyers are shaping the future of Britain, especially in hubs like London...
Residential Mortgage Lending up 30%
Houses sold better than expected in 2013, boosting mortgage lending by 30 per cent since last year and far exceeding forecasted rates. The figures, provided by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), suggest continued growth...
London Developers Pledge to Give UK Buyers Equal Deal
Developers have pledged to give UK buyers in London a fairer deal, voluntarily committing to releasing properties to the domestic market at the same time as abroad...
Landlords ''Must be Vigilant of Damp and Mould''
Condensation and mould in residential property is a substantial problem in Britain, especially over the winter months. This issue tends to start in kitchens and bathrooms, where moist warm air is generated, before moving to colder parts of the house.
Scottish Property Prices Predicted to Rise 7% in 2014
House prices in Scotland are set to rise seven per cent next year, a new report suggests. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the average cost of a home will increase...
Jones Lang LaSalle: CGT Changes Will Impact Development
Imposing Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on overseas buyers of UK residential property is unlikely to have a long-term impact on foreign investment but will hinder development, according to Jones Lang LaSalle...
Immigration Bill Causing Concern for Landlords
Landlords are growing concerned about the proposed Immigration Bill, according to research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)...
What Does Post-Olympic Regeneration Have in Store?
It's over a year since the London 2012 Olympic Games came to a close but it is still relatively unclear what's in store for the infrastructure it left behind. Prior to the celebrations, there was unbridled optimism...
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