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Brexit bounce: Expert explains why pound could be among world’s STRONGEST currencies

THE BRITISH POUND could be among the world’s strongest currencies if we can get a Brexit deal through the House of Commons, Richard Buxton, head of UK equities at Merian Global Investors told Express.co.uk. In the run-up to the EU referendum, many predicted that the decision to leave Brussels would have ...

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What effect are pensions having on the buy-to-let market?

In last month’s piece I looked at the importance of recognising the fact that landlords come in all shapes and sizes. Maybe I should have added that they also come in many age ranges, with investment property serving many differing purposes for different types of people. And, as also pointed out ...

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Thinking of investing in a property in the UK?

Many Americans dream of one day jetting off to Europe and seeing what there is to offer there. This is something which works both ways with many British people heading off to the states to see the attractions and get a taste of American culture. While visiting the UK can ...

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The UK’s hotspots where employment is pushing up rental prices

Research by lettings management platform Howsy has looked at how employment rates impact rental growth and where is home to the best mix of above-average employment and healthy rental increases for landlords. The latest data on employment levels from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings across the UK shows that ...

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Study the student living sector before investing

Higher education in the UK has expanded over the past 20-30 years. As recently as the early 1990s, a degree education was considered something for the select few, whereas now it is commonplace for parents to encourage their children to stay on in the sixth form and then go to ...

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Savills: Investment in Scottish real estate to reach record high

SCOTLAND has attracted more than £500 million of international capital in the first half of 2019, according to Savills. The latest research by the international real estate advisor shows that 2019 is now on track to become the best ever recorded year for inward investment in commercial real estate in the ...

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How to expand your buy-to-let business

On the face of it, it isn’t the most obvious time to invest in property. Tough new regulations and tax changes have led to a huge sell-off, with landlords offloading almost 4000 properties a month. But well-positioned landlords willing to stick it out may yet snap up some bargains. And with ...

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House Prices Stable in August Despite Brexit Chaos

The latest Halifax House Price Index revealed that average property prices in the UK remained relatively stable over the month of August, despite the ongoing political and economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit. However, annual house prices are rising at their fastest rate since April, with average prices 1.8% higher than they were ...

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Dramatic drop in void periods reported as tenancy demand rises

Agents are filling properties for existing landlords in record time, research claims. Analysis of 4,000 tenancies processed through lettings software platform Goodlord last month found the average void periods across the UK stand at just 11 days. This has been coupled with an increase in monthly rents to the highest for this ...

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BTL market receiving increased interest from US and Europe

The buy-to-let (BTL) market has seen more interest from American and European buy-to-let investors, Property Investor Market has claimed. Ross Kelly from Property Investor Market reported that the BTL property market has been booming thanks to foreign investment, spurred by the falling value of the pound. Kelly said: “Since the Brexit vote, ...