Investment

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Home sales jump as looming Brexit deadline unleashes pent-up demand

The fast-approaching Brexit deadline and lower house prices have spurred buyers into action, with home sales rising 6.1 per cent on last year, according to August data from Rightmove. Asking prices fell but less than is usual in August when many people are on holiday, dropping 1 per cent on the month ...

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Guide to property investment in Manchester

In the latest of a series of city property investment guides, we examine property investment in Manchester… Manchester is a city with a rich heritage, strong cultural and sporting ties and a healthy economy. And over recent years, the jewel of the Northern Powerhouse has grabbed investment opportunities for infrastructure, housing ...

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Britons indulge in surprise pre-Brexit house buying spree

Buyers looking to complete deals before 31 October, says property site Rightmove British house hunters have launched a surprise August buying spree before the scheduled Brexit date, with new data showing sales reached their highest point since 2015 during the usually sleepy summer period. The number of agreed sales rose by 6.1% ...

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Birmingham’s rising potential appeals to foreign property investors

Birmingham’s upcoming transport connectivity, relocation of large employers and one of the youngest populations in Europe is a major draw for overseas buyers Birmingham, the second-largest city in England, is increasingly attracting overseas property investors, as they find London overpriced. Among them is Hongkonger Jabbie Yip, who bought three homes in Birmingham, ...

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University towns pay the biggest buy-to-let yields!

According to Howsy, almost every one of the UK’s best postcode districts for buy-to-let rental yields is within close proximity to a university campus. In fact 17 of the 20 best-yielding districts are just a stone’s throw from a major academic institution, led by BD1 in Bradford and its titanic average ...

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The search for buy-to-let returns: How to invest in student property

Recent changes to the way landlords are taxed have caused questions to be asked in large swathes of the buy-to-let market. But in spite of warnings that buy-to-let is struggling, investing in Britain's private rented sector continues to attract many people looking for a decent return on their money. This ...

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Summer surge for Scottish house prices as sun shines on market

SCOTLAND’s property market is enjoying a “moment in the sun”, with house prices growing faster than the UK average, according to new figures. Statistics from the UK House Price Index (HPI) show the average price of a property in Scotland in May was £152,801. This marks a 2.8% increase on the ...

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Smart Renovations for Boosting the Appeal of Your Rental

Rental property renovation can be quite an exciting task, but it should also be done prudently and carefully. Your biggest concern as a landlord is always the cost and without a good plan and a few nifty remodelling tricks, you can easily break the bank. Surely, there’s always the worry of ...

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Research reveals almost all top buy to let yields are in areas close to universities

Almost all of the UK’s top 20 best postcodes for buy to let rental yields are located within close proximity to a university campus, new research has found. Using statistics from PropertyData, lettings platform Howsy looked at the best buy to let postcodes based on 12 month’s rent divided by the ...

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Rents in Scotland increased by average of 1.7% in year to May 2019

Rents in Scotland increased by 1.7% in the year to May 2019 with four out of five regions recording growth, taking the average to £582 per calendar month, the latest lettings index shows. Landlords in Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city, saw rents rise faster than anywhere else month on month, up 1.9% ...