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Is fractional ownership and tokenization the future for property investment?

Property Investor Today has covered the work of Smartlands - the first regulated blockchain-based crowdfunding company in the UK, and the first to tokenise property in...

Berlin leading the way on price growth, says Knight Frank

In the second quarter of this year, Berlin was the city with the strongest rate of annual house price growth, according to Knight Frank’s latest Prime...

‘Botanical development’ in Canary Wharf tops out

EcoWorld Ballymore – which is responsible for phase 3 of the Embassy Gardens development at Nine Elms – recently celebrated a milestone as their botanical development,...

Revealed: the UK’s hottest rental market

Stockton-on-Tees’ lettings market is seeing a significant spike in activity, according to the latest analysis from Zoopla. The property portal delivered 75% more lettings leads to its...

Shop conversions ‘stubbornly low’ despite growing retail vacancy rates

The number of retail properties approved for conversions to residential property has fallen 17% in the last year, from 453 in 2017/18 to 376 in 2018/19,...

Is increased portal choice benefitting property investors?

Increased choice of property portals provides estate agents with the opportunity to reach a wider audience of potential buyers local, nationally and internationally, according to free-to-list...

Regeneration areas – when is the right time to invest?

In recent weeks, we have been running a series on London’s regeneration hotspots – but how do you know when to invest in a regeneration area? Knowing...

South of Mallorca continues to attract eager buyers

With its close proximity to the International Airport, fast transport links and good sports facilities, Palma, the capital of Mallorca, has put the southern corner of...

Europe’s only dedicated luxury property event set to return to Olympia

The Luxury Property Show is returning to Olympia London on October 31 and November 1, with a brand-new look and a host of premium visitor experiences. Attendees...

Fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages continue to fall

Research from online mortgage broker Property Master has shown the majority of fixed rate buy-to-let rates are continuing to fall due to lenders competing for landlord...

The rise of gazumping – what do London investors need to know?

Instances of gazumping have been few and far between in Central London for the past five years.  However, a shortage of housing stock in the Prime Central...

London regeneration – the transformation of the capital’s final industrial quarter

Following our piece on the ongoing works at Battersea Power Station and its environs, Property Investor Today this time explores the transformation of nearby Nine Elms. Sandwiched...

New events offer top tips on how to be a holiday let landlord

Mulberry Cottages has announced the expansion this autumn of its free ‘Holiday Let Masterclasses’ for prospective buyers across the South of England. With the holiday let market...

Buying via limited company proving more popular among landlords

More than half (55%) of landlords plan to use limited companies for purchases compared to 24% of landlords who intend to buy as an individual, new...

Landwood marks success at latest auction

Landwood Property Auctions witnessed a record-breaking sale in July. The Manchester-based auctioneer offered 49 properties – a rise of 800% on the number of transactions that were...

Why is Belfast a great place to invest in property?

Decades ago, Belfast was regularly in the news for the wrong reasons. That, however, was then and ever since Belfast has been quietly rebuilding itself and...

'Redefining the Malaga skyline' - new development set to woo luxury investors

A new development on the Costa Del Sol is aiming to become the 'most desirable residential destination in Spain' and possibly 'in the world'. Picasso Towers, an...

Department store in Reading set to be transformed into luxury apartments

Jacksons, a once renowned department store in the heart of Reading town centre, is undergoing a major renovation that will see part of it transformed into...

Holiday home buyers can achieve better value and growth next door

Retirees and families priced out of the UK’s holiday home hotspots can find much better value for money and potential for price growth if they look...

Are fully-affordable towers really the future for London?

Following the recent turning in for planning approval of Ealing’s first 100% affordable residential tower, the Mayor of London has been challenged to open a new...

Auction House London storms home with its latest sale

Sales continue to go from strength to strength for Auction House London, with 80% of the lots listed being sold. The auction – which took place at...

House price growth in southern cities continues to slow, Zoopla research reveals

The June Zoopla UK Cities House Price Index has revealed that average house price growth across southern cities is running at its lowest recorded level since...

Innovative student housing portfolio presents opportunity for private investors

Connection Capital is giving private investors the chance to participate in a £10 million fundraise for a company that owns and is expanding a portfolio of...

London prime properties snapped up by American and Asian buyers

Dollar-led buyers are snapping up prime London properties as sterling sinks to a 28-month low, according to The London Resolution. The company – which specialises in residential...

Canary Wharf Group’s most popular development tops out at 215 metres

Canary Wharf Group has achieved the topping out of its landmark residential development One Park Drive. Designed by Swiss architect Herzog & de Meuron, One Park Drive...

How quickly could a Premier League player invest in property?

The Premier League – the world’s most watched domestic football competition – returns on Friday when Champions League winners (and last year’s Premier League runners-up) Liverpool...

From Cardiff to Doncaster – Build to Rent’s growth continues

The seemingly relentless expansion of the Build to Rent sector across the UK shows no signs of slowing down, with the announcement of two further developments...

Why is the eastern Algarve being touted as the next hottest property destination?

An exclusive golf resort and country club in the eastern Algarve, home to a number of luxury apartments overlooking the golf course and the Atlantic Ocean,...

Three police stations up for sale in Bond Wolfe auction

Bond Wolfe Auctions’ next sale will feature three former police stations. Put up for sale by West Midlands Police, the spacious properties in Birmingham and the Black...

New property portfolio investment service launched by agent

Sales and letting agency Portico has announced the launch of Portico Portfolio, a service that will enable landlords to invest smartly in property in a ‘tax-efficient...

Auction roundup – money raised at BidX1 and Clive Emson auctions

Property Investor Today provides another auction roundup, with BidX1 breaking its record of most bids received and Clive Emson raising a whopping £19 million at its...

London regeneration – what is going on at Battersea Power Station?

Property Investor Today recently went to discover the latest goings-on at Battersea Power Station, part of central London’s largest regeneration area. One of the defining characteristics of...

A property market bouncing back – the rising investment appeal of Greece

Greece’s appeal as a property investment destination is increasing once again as the country continues to bounce back from severe economic trouble and years of austerity. There...

London revealed as one of Europe’s major Build to Rent hotspots

London is now one of the most dynamic cities on the continent when it comes to investment in Build to Rent assets, according to international real...

The best performing £1 million-plus property postcodes in 2019 revealed

Super-prime property portal, Vyomm, has looked at the highest average house price across England and Wales to determine the best performing areas. Using data from the Land...

More landlords shift to two-year fixed buy-to-let deals

Specialist buy-to-let broker Commercial Trust has found a growing number of two-year fixed rate buy-to-let applications in the first half of 2019. It found that, while five-year...

Platform unveils plans to tokenize further properties in the UK

Earlier this month Property Investor Today looked at how Smartlands became the first company to tokenize property in the UK. And now the company has announced...

Build to Rent continues to thrive, research shows

The latest research from global real estate firm CBRE has revealed that the total institutional investment into multifamily housing (much more commonly known as Build to...

New report reveals where’s hot and where’s not in France

Research from buying agent Home Hunts has provided insight into the most popular places for investment, region by region, and the trends that have emerged in...

Tenant demand uplift seven times the norm as Tenant Fees Act comes in

There’s been an upsurge in tenant demand seven times greater than usual, boosted by those who waited until after the changes to tenant fees introduced on...

Buy-to-let property investment: is it still worth it in 2019?

You can earn good money from buy-to-let property. Over the last few decades, people have been investing in property to supplement a pension, build up a...

Over £8 million raised at Strettons’ July auction

Strettons has announced that it raised £8 million at its national property auction on 16 July. The highest price in the room was £835,000 for an income...

Birmingham’s investment boom - sold-out Digbeth scheme starts build

A new-build residential development near Birmingham city centre that sold out before contractors had even started work on site has now begun construction. The one and two-bedroom...

Top seaside town hotspots for property investment returns revealed

A new study from AI-powered property investment portal One and Only Pro has revealed the top ten seaside towns for property investment in England and Wales. Blackpool...

Hong Kong residents flock to buy in London amid political and civil unrest

There has been a surge in the number of Hong Kong residents travelling to London to invest in residential property, according to luxury London estate agency...

UK landlords spend £4.7 billion a year on their rental properties

Landlords in the UK are spending nearly £4.7 billion a year on their rental properties (an average of £3,134 each), according to new research from LV=General...

New city-to-city partnership for start-up business to drive property demand

London and Berlin have announced a new city-to-city partnership to strengthen trade and investments between the two capitals and support start-up businesses. Property professionals predict that the...

Replacing leasehold with commonhold - government finally responds

While we wouldn’t be so bold as to say the government gets its daily fix of property news from the Today sites, can it be mere...

Luxury development continues to sell well in Birmingham’s thriving creative quarter

Property firm LH1 London has sold more than 100 apartments at landmark Digbeth development ‘The Forge’ in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter. The works, which started...

Universities bring the UK’s highest rental yields

Research has revealed that 17 of the UK’s top 20 best postcodes for buy-to-let rental yields are located within close proximity to a university campus. Lettings platform...

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