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Why invest in buy-to-let in Bristol

Bristol has a vibrant and dynamic energy and is a haven for young people. The average age of its population is only 33 and the city is named as the best place in the UK to live, outside London, for under 26 year olds. Its thriving music and club scene, ...

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Why invest in buy-to-let in Nottingham

For those that don’t know the city, Nottingham is probably best known for its Robin Hood association and its distinctive castle. It was also a world leader in lace production, bicycles and medicinal drugs, has an award-winning public transport system, and its sporting reputation is renowned throughout the country, being ...

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UK house price growth at 14-month high, says Nationwide

Annual house price growth across the UK jumped to a 14-month high in January as confidence returned to the housing market following the general election. Nationwide Building Society, one of the UK’s largest mortgage lenders, said property values were 1.9% higher than a year earlier – up from 1.4% in December ...

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An Educated Investment

Gone are the days of dilapidated student digs. Now they demand high quality rentals – and parents who buy-to-let are reaping the rewards from a growing market. – By Peter Grant According to property investment company, Grant Property, buying properties for students in the UK is not only an attractive and ...

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What will Brexit mean for house prices?

The Conservatives have won a landslide majority in the 2019 general election after the party swept aside Labour in its traditional heartlands. After his election win, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has renewed his vow to take Britain out of the EU on January 31. But what does this result mean for your ...

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Cash or mortgage: what’s the best investment strategy for buy-to let landlords?

They say cash is king, but when it comes to investing in property, is it better to take a mortgage or to buy a home outright? Those investing in property to fund their retirement or to generate additional income have seen their returns squeezed in recent times as favourable tax breaks ...

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Will house prices rise after Brexit? Yes, especially if you live up north

The prediction for what house prices will do after Brexit? Experts say they are set to rise in the next five years, most dramatically in the North of England Will house prices rise after Brexit? Even a month ago, the more appropriate question seemed to be: will house prices crash after ...

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Scottish house prices projected to rise by nearly 20%

The average house price is predicted to be  £35,000 higher in five years as “Brexit and election-related angst” subsides, according to a report. Savills expects average house prices across the UK to lift from £231,000 in 2019 to £266,000 in 2024 – with the north outperforming those in the south. There are ...

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Property sells fastest in Scotland, new study shows

Property in the UK is taking almost two weeks longer to sell than last year, now at an average of 114 days nationwide, a new study shows. Homes in Oxford, one of the least affordable cities in the UK, take the longest to sell, staying on the market for an average ...

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Overseas Investors cashing in on UK property

Investors from Hong Kong and Singapore are cashing in on the opportunities provided by a drop in the value of the British pound and increasing rents in the UK buy-to-let market. Grant Property, leading UK based property investment company, reports a surge of buyers from Hong Kong and Singapore as new ...