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London and the South East appeals most to over-50s investors

New analysis from buy-to-let broker Commercial Trust has highlighted the appeal of London and the South East for investors aged 50 and over. For the full calendar...

Berlin’s property market grows faster than any other

A new report from Knight Frank has revealed that Berlin is the city with the fastest urban house price growth in the world. The research found that...

London and South East prices slide again, report says

While home prices may have nudged up this month across England and Wales, market conditions in London and the South East dwindled, according to a report...

It’s the final countdown … to the Property Investor Show

The UK’s largest exhibition catering to the needs of property investors, landlords and home buyers returns for its spring edition this month. Held at ExCeL London on...

Number of buy-to-let investors hits record high

The number of buy-to-let investors in the UK reached a record high of 2.5 million in the latest tax year, up 5% in 12 months, new...

Allsop’s March auction attracts investors eager for London lots

Allsop recorded a strong result at its March residential sale raising £60 million and achieving a success rate of 73%. Held at the InterContinental London Park Lane...

MGM launch affordable apartments in Chamonix Valley

An exclusive new development in the family-friendly resort of Les Houches is being launched by French property developer MGM French Properties. Chalet Délys, the development comprised of...

New global student property platform launched by Knight Frank

International property consultancy and estate agency Knight Frank has revealed that it has strengthened its Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) business in order to offer ‘a...

Expert warns investors to plan their investments with care

A property expert from Finchley-based Richard Anthony Chartered Accountants has warned potential investors to plan their investment with care. This comes in light of figures published...

Prime central London bounces back from stamp duty impact

Prime central London has seen a 2% increase in trading volumes in the year to February 2018 compared to the previous 12-month period, according to LonRes. The...

Bed and breakfast chateau brought to the market in France

An unusual 19th century chateau is being offered to the market by French estate agents Leggett Immobilier at a massively reduced rate. The bed and breakfast business...

Clive Emson brings variety to spring sale

Clive Emson’s spring auction – the third of eight sales – will begin on April 30 and catalogue 150 lots. This follows its successful milestone 200th auction...

Five expert predictions – what is the outlook for investors?

Fresh from his keynote speech at the Landlord Investment Show last month, property expert Kam Dovedi shares his five property predictions with Property Investor Today. Prediction 1: We...

Barking revealed as the top London location for rental yields

Barking has been revealed as the best place to invest in by London estate agents Portico. The agency, which can trace its history back to 1818, produced...

UK landlords power through despite BTL challenges

Buy-to-let (BTL) investors remain largely optimistic about the market in spite of Brexit uncertainty and increasing tax burdens for landlords, according to a survey conducted by...

Mallorca agency offers holiday villas on Sir Richard Branson's private estate

Three exclusive holiday villas on Sir Richard Branson's own private estate, Son Bunyola, will be offered by Engel & Völkers after the agency signed an agreement...

Acuitus auction raises £31m as investors target quality

Acuitus saw another successful auction with nearly a third of the lots sold achieving yields of 6% or lower as investors continued to target high-quality assets. Its...

Strettons March sale raises £8.25 million

Strettons raised a healthy £8.25 million at its spring sale and exceeded its total in last year’s March auction despite market uncertainties. The sale, held on Tuesday...

London price growth hits seven year low, Index claims

Two fifths of postcodes across London are registering year-on-year price falls, according to the latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index. The annual rate of house price...

The first ‘home of the future’ comes to the UK

The first full development of family properties featuring Apple Home, Siri and Apple Homekit accessories has been built in the UK, Swedish housebuilder Trivselhus has announced. Sommar...

Property auction market welcomes artificial intelligence

Online property execution platform clicktopurchase.com has announced the release of “gAbI”, the world’s first artificial intelligence operating property auctions. The introduction of gAbI will join the company’s...

Turkish property market embraces cryptocurrencies

Turkish property agency Spot Blue International Property has revealed that the country is emerging as an unlikely champion of cryptocurrencies, with its real estate market proving...

Clive Emson’s landmark auction achieves £22m

Clive Emson Auctioneers sold land property worth £22 million at its landmark 200th auction. The firm achieved a 74% success rate after cataloguing 150 lots, with three...

Knight Frank analyses prime price movements in decade since crash

Fresh research examining the movement of prime residential prices in the world’s top cities since the start of the financial crisis, which took hold 10 years...

York crowned as the best place to live in Britain

The Sunday Times has named York as the best place to live in Great Britain overall, with Bermondsey crowned the top of the list in Greater...

London now has two commuter belts, agency research claims

New research by London estate agent James Pendelton has revealed that the capital now has two distinct commuter belts, with prices rising faster in the second...

Scottish student housing transactions topped £100m in 2017

Activity of transactions in Scotland’s Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) exceeded £100 million in 2017, according to recent figures for GVA’s Student Housing Review show. Scotland also saw...

Allsop releases bumper March catalogue

Allsop’s next residential auction will see more than 275 lots auctioned, 50 more lots than its March 2017 sale. Allsop’s bumper March catalogue consists of a wide...

Investors targeted as over 500 London flats cost more than £1m

London currently contains 585 one-bed flats for sale for more than £1 million, according to research by online estate agents HouseSimple.com. The study revealed that properties with...

AZ Real Estate acquires £10.6m Birmingham student accommodation block

The London and Moscow-based real estate consultancy AZ Real Estate has acquired City Edge, a 136-apartment student accommodation block in Birmingham on behalf of a private...

Asking prices hit record highs in the FTB and second-stepper markets

Strong demand from home movers at the beginning of the year has led to the average asking price of a newly-marketed property jumping by 1.5% in...

Peer-to-peer lender passes 20k investor milestone

Peer-to-peer secured lending platform Lendy has just signed up the 20,000th investor on its platform. Its investor base has expanded by more than 50% from 13,000 in...

Rents in East Midlands outstrip UK average

The East Midlands saw residential rents grow by 2.24%, according to the latest Landbay Rental Index. The region had the fastest rise of any UK region in...

More than 50% of apartments snapped up in boutique French development

Over half of the apartments in a new boutique French development have been sold by French property developer MGM French Properties. Les Granges de l’Epinette, located in...

Strettons launches catalogue for March auction

Strettons has announced that the catalogue for its March auction is now available to view online. The property firm’s February auction was a success, with 92% of...

Strong price growth in the North West while London prices slide

House prices in the North and West have surged amidst improving market conditions, according to the latest figures from Home.co.uk. This growth comes at a time when...

Landlord of the Year Award launched

A home insurance provider has launched a Landlord of the Year Award to recognise those who go the extra mile to hone their services for tenants...

Brickowner hits £1m milestone through crowdfunding platform

PropTech start-up Brickowner has reached a £1 million milestone through its platform via crowdfunding, just a year after launching. According to Brickowner, its business model of partnering...

Brits budget £320k to buy rather than rent

One in eight Brits looking to move in the next twelve months have an average budget of £322,000 in order to buy their next home, according...

Free webinar on offer for holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands

A free webinar organised by Spain-Holiday.com promising to help holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands will take place on Thursday 22 March at 12:00 CET...

Invest in buy-to-let via crowdfunding, says property expert

The share of buy-to-let (BTL) lending decreased to 12.5% in June 2017 – the lowest percentage since Q3 2013 – which has led to calls from...

Spanish sales remained strong during 2017

The Spanish property market continues to thrive, according to estate agency Lucas Fox, with sales of new homes in Madrid and Barcelona now at their highest...

Record February for Auction House despite Storm Emma

UK property auctioneer Auction House sold 471 lots during February and raised a total of over £61 million – making it their best month to date. The...

House-hunters flood the market

The number of house-hunters looking for new homes rose by 37% in January in line with the supply of available properties and the number of sales...

Sunderland once again revealed as the worst place to sell a property

Sunderland is the slowest city in England for selling property, according to a new report by Ready Steady Sell. The study, carried out by the North East-based...

Buy-to-let mortgage costs are on the rise

The cost of most mainstream buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages is starting to climb following political uncertainty and last November’s interest rate rises, according to Mortgage Brain. The company...

110th Ideal Home Show highlights Britain’s enduring fascination with home improvements

The Ideal Home Show, taking place at Olympia London from Saturday 17 March to Monday 2 April, heralds one of the busiest times of the year...

Clive Emson celebrates its 200th auction milestone

This month marks the 200th auction of Clive Emson Auctioneers, the independent regional land and property auctioneer which first launched in the late 1980s. Holding eight rounds...

London rental supply reaches critical point, says ARLA

ARLA Propertymark has issued a stark warning regarding London’s rental supply, with the number of properties available to rent in the capital standing 46% below the...

Speed up transparency of foreign property ownership, says Mayor

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called on the government to speed up plans for a new public register of the beneficial ownership of foreign companies...

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