Property Investment

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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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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 ...

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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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More good news from the UK property market

We haven’t looked at UK house prices for over a week now, so I ow you’ll be getting withdrawal symptoms. So, let’s rectify that today. The latest figures from the Nationwide are out. They show that house prices are, basically, flat across the UK. That’s very good news, for reasons we shall ...