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Are these PropTech disruptors game-changers for property investment?

PropTech has been something of a buzzword in recent years – a rising trend which sees internet-savvy startups launch digital and technology solutions to property-based problems. A...

Battersea Power Station sees rents on the rise

Battersea Power Station continues to attract high-end professionals, resulting in healthy buy-to-let rentals, rising rents and low void periods. This is according to local agent Benham and...

Winners of the 2018 Property Investors Awards revealed

The winners of the 2018 Property Investors Awards were revealed at the ceremony on Saturday 1 December at The Royal National Hotel in Russell Square. The annual...

Half of home movers move less than 10 miles

Just under half (48%) of property movers move less than 10 miles from their current home, with just 27% moving less than 5 miles, according to...

What are the renovation and design trends for 2019?

With the next Homebuilding & Renovating Show fast approaching, two industry professionals share their thoughts and top tips on the most ideal trends for the new...

Propertymark’s analysis offers overview of 2018 property market

Propertymark has studied its sales and lettings data to reveal trends from the year, with the findings revealing that first-time buyer sales are down and more...

Landlords in London see buy-to-let income soar

Buy to let income for landlords living in London reached £7 billion in the last tax year, according to estate agent ludlowthompson. This accounts for some...

Record number of tenants successfully negotiating rent reductions

The number of tenants successfully negotiating rent reductions increased by 85% in October, according to ARLA Propertymark. Its October Private Rented Sector (PRS) Report found the number...

Allsop releases bumper residential catalogue for final auction of 2018

Allsop’s final residential auction of the year will see 270 lots auctioned at The Cumberland Hotel in London. The catalogue of the auction – which takes place...

There are signs of growth in the Cyprus property market

Over the course of this year, the economy of Cyprus has begun to stabilise and confidence started to return to the property market. Assuming the Cypriot...

Overseas investors boosted by Brexit uncertainty and weak pound

Brexit uncertainty is continuing to drive foreign investment in the UK, research by CashbackRemortgages.co.uk has claimed. A third of multi-million pound homes in the UK’s wealthiest suburbs...

What will happen to the property market in 2019?

Property search agency Stacks Property has revealed its predictions for the market in 2019, with expectations of a good year to come once Brexit negotiations are...

AI-powered website aims to help investors find deal of a lifetime

A property investment company, One & Only Pro, has launched its online offering after spending two years developing its complex algorithms and data analysis. With an aim...

The rise and rise of the bridging loan

Bridging loan finance continues to grow amidst low interest rates, Brexit uncertainty and mortgage lender caution, Commercial Trust Limited research has found. The firm looked at the...

October saw slowing housing market due to Brexit uncertainty

Demand from prospective buyers and supply of available homes both fell by 13% in October amidst uncertainty surrounding Brexit. NAEA Propertymark’s October Housing Report revealed that the...

Could micro homes be the future for London’s property market?

Micro homes are the next big thing for London’s property market, according to property inventory firm Assist Inventories. The new trend is for properties to be designed...

Investment advice - How to buy a property in France

Sextant Properties, a one-stop-shop for people looking to buy a home in France, provides some advice on how to unearth the perfect French investment. Whether you're moving...

Brokers hold the key to unlocking credit for UK property investors – claim

Under half of UK landlords rely on brokers to guide their financial choices for a property purchase, new research by Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has found. The...

New web portal set to launch in 2019

An online property exhibition dedicated to bringing together the very best off-plan, new and key ready projects from international developers and promoters is set to launch...

Mixed movement in BTL market as mortgage costs waver

Fresh figures from Mortgage Brain’s product data analysis show that the buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage market remains ‘unsettled’, with mixed movement seen in the cost of BTL...

More landlords will leave the private rented sector – claim

More landlords will leave the private rented sector in the next year as annual rental price growth has been falling or flat since 2016, according to...

Blackpool’s property market performs strongly ahead of digital rollout

Blackpool’s property market is set to exceed a valuation of £250m this year, with the total spent on sales growing by 19% since 2014. That’s according...

More and more millennials are investing in property crowdfunding

An increasing number of millennials are turning to property crowdfunding as they struggle to get on the property ladder, according to new research from Shojin Property...

New stadium for QPR could provide big boost for local area, report finds

A £20 million boost for the local economy could be delivered if the new stadium for Queens Park Rangers (QPR) gets the go-ahead. The proposed community stadium,...

On the first lot of Christmas, Clive Emson gave to me…

Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers is preparing for its final auction of the year, where it will offer a host of Christmas crackers at its...

Research suggests Blackpool is home to the UK’s hottest property market

The popular seaside resort of Blackpool is currently home to one of the UK’s hottest property markets, according to research carried out by online estate agents...

Spain tops the list of dream international moves

More and more Brits are dreaming of a new life in the Spanish sun, according to new research by AnyVan.com. Results from the home moving company’s survey...

Hackney witnesses highest increase in house price growth of any London borough

Hackney has seen the highest rate of house price growth of all London boroughs in the last 20 years, according to research by ludlowthompson. The average house...

Hostmaker launches new platform in London

Home rental management company Hostmaker has launched its own home sharing bookings platform - ‘Stayy with Hostmaker’ – in London. The new platform, which is also being...

Protecting your investments from going up in smoke

How can effective fire risk management help protect the value of your property investment?   When investing in property, potential ROI or yield will be an important factor...

Brits remain top overseas buyers of Spanish property

Property prices in Spain are rising faster than values in the UK, with Britons remaining the top foreign buyers of Spanish homes, according to a report...

New build property values are now exceeding value of existing properties

The value of new-build properties is beginning to outstrip the value of existing properties, according to a study by DJ Alexander Ltd. The property management firm found...

Property in the UK takes on average 102 days to sell

It now takes, on average, 102 days to sell a property in the UK, according to Post Office Money. Its latest ‘City Rate of Sale’ report, developed...

Plymouth revealed as the top location for student landlords

Plymouth has been named as the top location for landlords investing in purpose-built student accommodation, data from online buy-to-let agency yieldit has revealed. The city commands average net...

Majority of agents expect revenues in 2019 to grow or stay the same

Some 81% of estate agents expect revenues to grow or stay the same next year despite growing concerns over the UK’s economic outlook, according to new...

The UK’s top rental hotspots for landlords revealed

The top investment opportunities for landlords have been revealed in a new analysis of the buy-to-let (BTL) market. Despite the string of tax changes making it harder...

Northern investment broadens as Stockport enters Top 10

LendInvest has released the latest LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index report. The LendInvest BTL Index is published quarterly and ranks 105 postcode areas around England and Wales based on...

V&A effect supercharges Dundee’s property market

Dundee’s residential property market is being boosted by the V&A effect, with prices regularly well above Home Report valuations and homes selling very quickly. The coastal city,...

Austria’s biggest ski area to house new Fieberbrunn development

Ground has now been broken for the new gondola that plays a major role in creating Austria’s largest ski terrain, the Zell am See Express lift. The...

Do you want to be Lord or Lady of the manor? Whole village goes up for sale!

An entire Nottinghamshire village – the UK’s last remaining feudal village, no less – is up for sale for £7 million. What’s more, it comes complete...

Significant increase in number of renters looking to buy

New data from AA Financial Services recently revealed that the number of British adults who say they want to move from renting to buying their next...

England’s empty homes crisis laid bare by new research

More than 600,000 homes remain empty across England, research carried out by quick sale site Good Move has revealed. The study found that a third of empty...

MGM French Properties’ top up-and-coming French Alpine resorts

With the 2018/19 ski season looming and an increasing number of buyers looking at French Alpine property, MGM French Properties shares which locations are on the...

Clive Emson raises £28 million at autumn sale

Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers raised £28 million from 180 lots catalogued for its autumn auction. Its penultimate auction of 2018 took place across five days...

Auction House surpasses 3,000 lots sold milestone

Property auctioneer Auction House has sold 3,076 lots this year, exceeding the figure one month earlier than in 2017. The cumulative total for the year recorded a...

High Court shuts down property investment Ponzi scheme

The High Court has shut down a property investment company operating a Ponzi scheme which misused close to £20 million of investors’ money. Essex and London Properties...

Entire football ground up for sale in Greater Manchester

An estate agency is offering a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to buy the former ground of Flixton Football Club. The six acre site of brownfield land...

Cost of two, three and five-year mortgages back on the rise

Mortgage costs are back on the rise after two successive quarters in which there were a number of cost and rate reductions in the residential market....

Allsop’s October residential auction achieved £42 million

Allsop achieved a total of £42.5 million from 155 lots at its residential auction on October 25. This equates to a success rate of 76%, well above...

The pros and cons of buying a home in need of renovation

Buying a new home is a risk even when it doesn’t need renovating. By taking the chance on an unrenovated property, you have the freedom of...

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