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Big investment in housing deals set to deliver thousands of new homes

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire recently announced that nearly £250 million of housing deals facilitated by the government will deliver almost 25,000 more homes. Some £157 million of...

Brexit not a major concern for property investors, claims study

Brexit isn’t a major concern when it comes to property investment, according to new research from SevenCapital. The survey of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) – those earning more than...

Former Italian monastery on sale for only €1

It was recently revealed that a number of properties in a Sicilian hilltop town were on sale for just €1 to reverse depopulation, and now in...

Property expert reveals how to spot investment potential

With thrift being a new buying trend, buying agent Linda Jeffcoat of Stacks Property Search offers advice for purchasers looking for potential in prospective investments. According to...

Sellers in Scotland achieve 8.5% above average asking price

Properties across Scotland continue to sell above their asking price, according to the latest quarterly house price report by s1homes.com. During Q4 2018, properties sold for an...

AI portal provides investors with alternative to Rightmove and Zoopla

An Artificial Intelligence-powered property investment website is claiming to offer investors and landlords an alternative to property portals Rightmove and Zoopla.  One & Only Pro aims to help...

What impact is Brexit having on overseas property investments?

It’s the story that is still dominating all the headlines, but - with Britain set to officially leave the European Union on Friday 29 March 2019...

Over half of millennials would live in a caravan to get on the property ladder

Over half (51%) of millennials are willing to purchase an alternative dwelling over a house or flat to get on the property ladder. That is according to...

Bristol wins crown of UK’s best city for house-sharers

New research has revealed that Bristol is the best city for house shares – a way of renting which is particularly popular among students and young...

Brexit uncertainty is heavily impacting rental and house prices, says agent

Uncertainty over Brexit is thought to be having a significant impact on rental and house prices, according to a recent Belvoir survey. Analysed for Belvoir by property...

Auction House sells iconic rock band warehouse

A warehouse used by the iconic rock band, Iron Maiden, has been sold by Auction House London. The recent Auction House auction – which took place on...

French Alps experiences boom in new developments

There has been a surge in the number of new properties appearing in the French Alps. Erna Low Property has over a dozen new developments for sale...

Build to Rent roundup – new tie-ups and launch of Salford’s tallest building

There has been further activity in the burgeoning Build to Rent sector, with new partnerships being announced and new developments launched.  Firstly, US investor Viventi Capital Management...

Price growth slips into the red after 87 months of positive data

Average overall price growth in England and Wales has slipped into the red, according to Home.co.uk’s February Asking Price Index. This is the first time negative...

TV crews and historic banks – a good start to the year for auctioneers

It's been a buoyant start to the year for the auction market, with SDL Auctions’ sales being accompanied by TV crews and Clive Emson celebrating its 30th anniversary with...

UK property market enjoys strong start to 2019

The UK’s property market experienced a promising first month of 2019, according to the latest data from the Agency Express Property Activity Index. It revealed that the...

Rental growth slowdown looms over UK regions

Annual rental growth in the UK (excluding London) is at its lowest point in nearly six years, according to the latest Landbay Rental Index, powered by...

First Time Buyer Home Show returns to Stratford

The latest First Time Buyer Home Show will take place at Stratford’s Old Town Hall on Saturday 2 March 2019. The show, which aims to be a...

UK rents up 2.5 per cent on same time last year

The average rent in the UK is now £932, up by 2.5% on the same time last year, according to figures from Homelet’s January 2019 Rental...

Pugh & Co’s online-only auction achieves 100% success rate

Pugh & Co scored an impressive 100% success rate at its inaugural online-only property auction. Offers were received from across the UK, with the collection of residential...

Rental platform welcomes government’s redress reform

Plans for an extensive reform of the housing redress system have been welcomed by RentalStep, but it says landlords need to be given plenty of time. The...

‘Mixed picture’ for buy-to-let mortgage rates, says online mortgage broker

New research from online mortgage broker Property Master has revealed the cost of three out of six categories of fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages increased in February...

Private rented sector investment in the UK to reach £75bn by 2025

At least £75 billion of investment will be committed to the private rented sector (PRS) by 2025, according to the latest research from Knight Frank. The Multihousing...

Wellbeing the top priority for property management firm

The mental health welfare and wellbeing of staff is being put at the top of the agenda by one leading property management firm. Apropos – a bespoke...

How would the country's favourite soap stars fare in today's property market?

If you thought getting on the property ladder was easier in soapland than in real life, it’s time to think again. Most of the nation’s longest-serving soap...

UK property investors remain upbeat in spite of ongoing uncertainty

A recent poll suggests that the majority of UK property investors are set to grow their portfolios in 2019, despite a backdrop of uncertainty (mostly caused...

Innovative Finance ISA launched by property investment platform

Property Partner has announced the launch of an Innovative Finance ISA. The property investment platform, which recently created its first opportunistic fund and sold its first...

More London landlords leaving market amidst increasing legislation

London landlords are leaving the market in their droves, according to ARLA Propertymark’s December Private Rented Sector (PRS) report. The figures compare to a national average of...

Mark Jenkinson and Son achieves £2.4m at first auction of 2019

Mark Jenkinson and Son’s first auction of the year achieved £2.4 million, with fierce bidding for a church in Doncaster leading to the building being sold...

HMOs vs Buy-to-Lets - What is the best property investment strategy?

If you’re considering investing in property, the chances are you’ve weighed up the pros and cons of becoming a landlord. An obvious pro is that property is...

House price growth slowed annually in 2018, Zoopla reveals

House price growth across UK cities reduced steadily throughout 2018, according to new analysis carried out as part of Zoopla’s UK Cities House Price Index. This slowdown...

Property market in Spain set to grow steadily in 2019

Spain’s property market is set for steady growth in 2019, according to Lucas Fox International Properties. With 2018 proving to be another positive year for the Spanish...

Legal & General’s first BTR scheme in Glasgow to meet growing demand

Legal & General has exchanged contracts on its first Build to Rent (BTR) scheme in Scotland. In a bid to meet the increasing demand for affordable, quality...

More investment opportunities at Allsop’s February sale

Allsop’s next residential auction will see more than 300 lots auctioned at The InterContinental London Park Lane, London. The sale, which will take place on February 14,...

Improving Cyprus economy helps property market recovery

The fact that so much of Europe’s attention has been focused on Brexit and also events in some of the larger member states has meant that...

Investors eye up residences in Austrian holistic health resort

A selection of new Alpine residences in southern Austria are attracting the attention of property investors from all over Europe. The Mountain Resort St. Lambrecht in the...

Investment advice - where are the latest developments in London?

Mayor Sadiq Khan has recently set out a London Plan for the next twenty years, outlining several developments that will completely transform parts of the capital.  Areas...

Rents in Europe’s major cities on the increase, research finds

Rental prices in major European cities are on the rise, according to research by housing platform HousingAnywhere. The HousingAnywhere European Rent Index revealed an upward trend for...

British deposits lost in Spanish property crash recovered by law firm

A leading law firm in Dorset and Somerset has revealed its success in enabling British clients to recover deposits lost on new-build apartments in Spain following...

NAEA outlines the top things that can devalue a home

Homeowners always want to get the best possible price for their home, but there may be a number of reasons why this isn’t the case. According to...

Fixed rate mortgage market sees big reductions in costs

Two, three and five-year fixed rate mortgages have all dropped in cost over the past 12 months, according to Mortgage Brain’s latest product data analysis. The fixed...

Majority of landlords choosing five-year fix rates, research shows

An increasing number of landlords are choosing five-year fixed rate products, according to Mortgages for Business’ Buy-to-Let Index. In fact, 84% of landlords opted for these mortgages...

Online platform encourages ‘property enthusiasts’ to join its investor network

‘Property enthusiasts’ across the UK have been invited to join the latest property networking groups held by the Sourced Investor Network (SIN). The events, taking place on...

Revealed - the hotspots to invest in property in the Alps

Despite the ongoing Brexit negotiations and worries about global warming, British interest in the ski property market remains strong – and from my experience, buying a...

First opportunistic fund launched by Property Partner

A leading property investment platform announced on Monday that it is launching an opportunistic fund. Property Partner, which was launched in January 2015 by Daniel Gandesha, said...

Catalogue for Strettons’ first sale of 2019 now available

The catalogue for Strettons’ February national property auction is now available to view online. The sale, which takes place on February 6, is Strettons’ first auction of...

Returns from London BTL homes don’t outweigh risks, firm claims

Investment yields from prime London buy-to-let properties don’t reflect the risks involved, Hadrian’s Wall Capital (HWC) has claimed. The London-based specialist debt adviser said many buy-to-let property...

A third of landlords at risk of overpaying tax, research shows

Almost a third (29%) of UK landlords are still yet to submit their self-assessment before the January 31 deadline, putting them at risk of paying more...

UK investors turn to US as home market cools

Sentiment among UK property investors towards the US has risen dramatically over the past year as enthusiasm for their home market continues to cool, according to...

Fancy a bargain? Sicilian homes on offer for just €1!

Homes in one Italian town are being sold for as little as €1 in an attempt to revive its fortunes. But, following the mantra of ‘if...

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