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Edinburgh property prices rise faster than rest of UK

House prices in Edinburgh grew faster than any other British city last year, according to a report by Zoopla into the 20 cities with the fastest growth. Glasgow also had high growth and prices are expected to rise further this year, say experts because of a Brexit bounce based on an improving ...

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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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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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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 ...

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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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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 ...