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House price inflation at 12-year high in large regional cities

City level residential property price growth gained momentum in the first quarter of the year, rising by 3.5%, led by large regional cities such as Manchester,...

UK housing supply falls to record-low for March

The supply of available housing dropped to the lowest level ever for March, according to the latest figures from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA...

Plans approved for Reading FC’s £500m Royal Elm Park scheme

Reading Football Club’s property arm has been given the go-ahead to build a major convention centre, hotel, hundreds of new homes, along with a mix of...

Property auction dates for May 2017

Here are details of the UK property auctions taking place in May 2017. 02/05/2017        Clive Emson Kent & South East London  Kent 03/05/2017         SVA Property Auctions Ltd           Lanarkshire 03/05/2017        ...

Property investors set to put purchases on hold in wake of snap general election

Thousands of investors are expected to postpone or pull out of property deals as a result of Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap general election...

UK property auctions market is ‘easing back the throttle a little’

The property auctions market continued to slow across the UK last month, with the number of lots offered and sold at auctions falling, the latest figures...

Fruitful investment opportunities from just £1k

Investors are being offered the opportunity to invest and make ‘great returns’ from property developments, online, at the click of a button, with opportunities starting from...

Irish developer targets UK property investors

With four of the eight luxury houses in a new exclusive development in Kenmare, County Kerry in the South West of Ireland, still remaining for sale,...

Inheritance tax changes to UK residential properties leave taxpayers in ‘limbo’

The government’s decision to drop significant proposals to non-domicile rules and inheritance tax changes to UK residential properties from the Finance Bill 2017 at the eleventh...

Investors offered a ‘variety of exciting property opportunities’ in Scotland

There is a real hunger among investors for properties north of the border at the moment and that is translating to some fierce bidding in auction...

Bridging lending falls marginally

Annual gross bridging lending dropped slightly in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest Bridging Trends data. The figures show that contributor gross lending...

Lend and earn annual returns of up to 6% with Kuflink

The Kuflink Group is offering investors an opportunity to earn up to 6% a year through its peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, while also providing short-term finance...

How will Brexit affect interest rates and the mortgage market?

Article 50, the starting gun for the UK to leave the European Union was triggered on the 29th March and now the UK property market braces...

Claim your free ticket for the Property Investor & Homebuyer Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL this week – 28 & 29 April – and...

House prices rise across Scotland

The average price of a home in Scotland in February reached £173,862 – a rise of 3.3% on the previous year, new figures show. Residential property prices...

House prices surge 20% in the west of Ireland

Residential property prices continued to increase across most parts of Ireland in the year to the end of February, led by gains in the west of...

Consumer confidence in UK housing market settling into a new lower ‘normal’

Households’ expectations on UK house prices for the coming year remains rather subdued following the outcome of last year’s EU referendum, fresh research from mortgage lender...

Typical property asking price up £3.5k in April 2017

Homeowners across the UK planning to sell up are being warned of the risks of listing their home at an unrealistic asking price as buyers avoid...

West End average deal size hits new record

The average deal size in London’s West End hit a new quarterly record of £86m in the first quarter of 2017, exceeding the previous Q1 high...

Property auction calendar – 24th-30th April

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place at venues across the UK,...

Join us at the Property Investor Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL next week – 28 & 29 April – and we...

Investors take a punt on land investment in Gloucestershire

More than 100 investors with a diverse and experienced investment history have collectively invested in the region of £1m in a strategic land investment being managed...

Gross mortgage lending in ‘neutral gear’

Gross mortgage lending held up relatively well last month despite a fall of almost 20% year-on-year, according to the latest estimate from the Council of Mortgage...

Significant increase in remortgaging activity in the UK

There was a sharp rise in remortgaging activity last month as homeowners, including property investors, seek ways to reduce outgoings, new figures show. According to the latest...

Up to 250 new homes to ‘support the demand’ in Derbyshire

Housebuilder Persimmon Homes will develop up to 250 new homes on the outskirts of Derby following a deal overseen by commercial property agency Innes England. The firm,...

Canadian housing starts hit near 10-year high

Canadian housing starts in March hit their highest level since September 2007, driven by a significant increase in the Toronto market and its surrounding communities due...

Looking to invest in Portugal?

Portugal has long appealed the Britons looking to buy property overseas, and with housing market conditions continuing to improve now could be a good time to...

One issue must dominate the UK general election campaign... housing

Announcing her decision to hold a snap general election on 8 June, Theresa May yesterday made it clear that Brexit would dominate the campaign as she...

Is boom and bust just a natural part of the property cycle?

The property market tends to be cyclical, when you study property markets from across the globe, it is clear that the majority move in cycles of...

Is this the best value auction property in the UK?

A former shop in a former mining village in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, which has been converted into a studio apartment with a separate mezzanine...

Marsden BS release new mortgage deals, including an ‘older product range’

Marsden Building Society has launched more than 40 new mortgage products, which includes a number of new deals aimed at buy-to-let investors and older buyers. Aside from...

Average house price in England and Wales breaks £300,000 barrier, says Your Move

The price of the average property in England and Wales broke through the £300,000 barrier in March, following a 0.5% rise in monthly home prices, according...

Housing market activity ‘will pick up again’ despite ‘gloomy’ housing report

Despite new figures from the RICS Residential Market Survey showing a rather ‘gloomy’ outlook about the state of the residential property market in the UK, West...

Plans to redevelop Rochdale town centre approved

Plans for a new £60m shopping and leisure development in the heart of Rochdale town centre have been given the go-ahead by councillors. Phase one of the...

Retirement lending market set to double in size over the next decade

The size of the retirement lending market in the UK looks set to soar over the next 10 years as lending into retirement becomes the ‘new...

Property auction calendar – 18th-23rd April

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place at venues across the UK,...

Mortgage and stamp duty issues deter one in 10 prospective buyers in the UK

More than one in 10 homeowners in the UK have tried to move property but decided against it after encountering issues with stamp duty or mortgages,...

UK house prices ‘prove unshakeable’ as growth picks up

More than nine months on from the historic Brexit vote, and home buyers are now paying 1.3% on average more for property in the UK than...

Landlords, developers and planners must ‘accommodate London’s future growth’

London’s outer boroughs look set to benefit if they capitalise on an increasing trend towards shorter commutes and flexible working by providing greater flexible office space...

Cheap borrowing and a severe lack of supply will ‘support’ UK house prices

UK house price may growth may have slowed to a four year low in March, but indications are that prices will continue to increase, supported by...

Investors drawn to the largest development in the Alps

Property investors are increasingly taking note of a new ski resort development situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Andermatt Swiss Alps is managing a huge...

Sheerwater regeneration scheme gets the final go-ahead

More than 950 new homes will be built as part of plans to regenerate Sheerwater in Woking which has now been given the final go-ahead. The new...

Specialist lender makes changes to its bridging product range

The time it takes to apply for a bridging loan with Together has been slashed from around 30 minutes to just two after the specialist lender...

Allsop sells largest auction lot this year

A commercial property in the heart of London’ West End which is occupied by Pizza Express has been snapped up by a UK-based property investment company...

The UK housing market ‘is starting to look livelier’

More home loans were secured to buy property in the UK during the first two months of 2017 than any year since 2007, fuelled primarily by...

Softening housing market in London offers inventors ‘better value for money’

London’s housing market continues to slow, with the latest figures revealing that prices increased at their slowest rate for nearly five years in February. The average cost...

Remortgage levels at eight-year peak

Levels of remortgaging reached the highest level for eight years in February, while the average amount borrowed fell, according to new figures from conveyancing firm LMS. According...

Housing market boom: Sydney records £460m auction weekend

Investors are cashing in on Sydney’s strong pre-Easter property market by selling homes across the city, a trend which contributed towards a record-breaking property auction performance...

Scottish government failing to address housing supply, says trade body

The Scottish government is still failing to address the issue of housing supply, according to Homes for Scotland.   In response to the Scottish government’s proposals on “Places,...

Bridging loans open up opportunities for budding investors

The bridging sector in the UK has witnessed five-fold growth in lending since 2011, as property professionals have increasingly considered bridging a mainstream source of funding...

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