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Renting Cheaper than Buying with 5% Deposit - new figures

Would-be buyers with a 5% deposit face paying £300 per month more in mortgage repayments than if they continued renting, says Hamptons. The mortgage rate would need...

Price Cuts in Prime London Properties may reflect Election Jitters

Price reductions across the prime London sales market offer opportunities for investors seeking out high-value properties in one of the world’ most elite housing markets. Data consultancy...

Holiday Cottage Investment still paying off - new figures

Northumberland is fast becoming a very profitable hotspot in the UK to own a holiday let, according to a new report from Sykes Holiday Cottages.   With more...

Landlord Investment Show Line-Up Revealed

On July 3 the National Landlord Investment Show returns to Old Billingsgate in London - just the day before the General Election. The morning panel debate will...

Foxtons internal lettings data shine's spotlight on London rental market

An increase in property listings is helping to create a more normalised market which is a welcome relief to renters, landlords and agents alike, new data...

Labour "game changer" tax plan offers chance for investors

An estate agency suggests anyone owning a property in a sought-after school catchment area could enjoy a 20% premium if Labour wins power and improves VAT...

Almost every private tenant wants eco-improvement to property - bank

A small survey by a bank suggests that almost 100% of buy to let investors surveyed have received requests from tenants for some form of sustainable...

House Price Update - downward pressure continues says expert

A prominent housing index claims prices are, on average, some 3.3% lower than a year ago but with the North East the first region to move...

Rural property hotspots outperform cities by a country mile

New research suggests there’s a clear split between England’s rural and urban areas when it comes to the price performance over the past 12 months, with...

Housing Market Holds Firm - not spooked by election

Buyers and sellers are proving determined to press ahead with their home moves, despite the looming General Election, research has shown.     Not only has the property...

Out! Apartments overlooking legendary cricket ground now on sale

New penthouses, directly overlooking Lord’s Cricket Ground and with cricket-inspired interiors, have been launched for sale. Lord’s View One, from boutique developer LandCap, comprises four newly-built three...

Offshore Property Opportunity - May The Fort Be With You!

Two amazing Victorian island forts are up for auction, providing an extraordinary opportunity fort enterprising investors. Spitbank Fort in Hampshire and No Man’s Land Fort off the...

New Tax Regime threatens Short Lets profits - claim

An accountancy firm is warning those using Airbnb and similar short let platforms that new tax rules mean they could lose out on thousands of pounds...

New League Table of how many Bedrooms Investors Can Buy

Latest research from Savills reveals how much space £340,837, the average house price for Great Britain, can buy you across different regions. The analysis of data at...

Price dip in Prime London is chance for savvy investors

Demand remains relatively subdued in London’s prime postcodes, as the General Election nears. The number of offers made above £5m was 22% below the five-year average in...

Investors given new RICS guide to handling properties at auction

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has launched a new comprehensive and impartial guide to assist investors and other property owners and vendors in making fully...

Rare low-rise city centre homes portfolio comes to market

A new portfolio of 262 single-family houses located across city centres in the Midlands to market for offers in excess of £60m.     Wavensmere Homes’ bespoke house...

Investor Tip - buyers happy to pay handsome premiums for bathrooms

Britons’ obsession with bathrooms is growing, according to estate agent Savills. The latest analysis found that across London, asking prices for homes with two bathrooms cost an...

Buy To Let Boost as many renters reconciled to not owning a home

Data sourced from millions of bank accounts reveals spending on rent and mortgages increased 6.3 per cent year-on-year in May. Barclays data shows that consumer confidence has...

Capital Appreciation: regional winners and losers revealed

The Halifax says the North West is the strongest performing nation or region in the UK, where house prices grew +3.8% on an annual basis in...

Rebound! Housing market strengthens despite election uncertainty

There’s been a modest rebound in house price growth according to new figures from the Nationwide. The lender says UK house prices rose 0.4% month on month...

Rental Prediction - prices may rise yet again over summer

The latest Rental Index from PropTech platform Goodlord shows rents hit their highest levels since October over the last month. Rents across England rose by over 1%...

Sweat Equity - innovative investment scheme for affordable homes

A new self-build housing development in the Gower will be led and part built by the community, following a grant from Welsh Government. Some 14 carbon-zero homes...

Election 2024 - what impact on the housing market?

We’re two weeks into the election campaign and there’s an increasing volume of evidence pointing to it having only limited impact on the housing market. Data from...

Investors' Paradise - 175 lots at milestone auction coming up this month

A total of 175 lots across southern England has been unveiled by Clive Emson Auctioneers for the firm’s milestone 250th auction this month. They include a cliffside...

Investor Tip - Upbeat assessment of New Homes sector

Savills has given an upbeat assessment of how the new homes sector has performed so far in 2024 - but it is laced with a warning...

Cushioned private sector rents begin catching up with 'true' market levels

So Hamptons wants that in percentage terms, tenants are now facing bigger rent increases when they renew their contract rather than moving home as their rents...

Far East property investors wooed by UK estate agent

High end and high profile estate agency Hamptons has entered what it calls “a landmark partnership” with Singapore Realtors Inc (SRI), a major real estate agency...

Footfall boom gives Retail Property Investment boost

There’s good news for investors looking to retail property - until recently, down in the dumps. But footfall in UK retail destinations rose by 3.7% in May...

Property Renovation increasingly popular way of investing in property

While renovation activity remains consistent with 48% of homeowners having taken on a renovation project in 2023, this is down a percentage point from last year. Gen...

Property Investor Sentiment improving across all sectors

Lender and investor sentiment has improved compared to 12 months ago, says property consultancy Savills. The firm’s survey suggests there’s more enthusiasm for lending and investment in...

Crossrail Postcodes on the right track for Property Investors

New research shows that while the wider London property market has struggled since Crossrail officially opened, locations with a Crossrail station have been largely protected by...

Revealed - Strongest House Prices Over Last Five Years

House prices in predominantly rural areas have risen by 22% over the last five years, compared to 17% in predominately urban areas, says the Nationwide. Specifically, rural...

High Mortgage Rates triggers plummeting off-plan sales

Off-plan house purchases have plummeted in the last year - and that’s largely down to higher mortgage rates. Property consultancy Hamptons says some 32% of new homes...

Election Jitters means growth forecast cut for Prime Central London

The political uncertainty hanging over the UK property market has come into sharper focus since Rishi Sunak announced a general election, says high end estate agency...

How Taylor Swift can boost your Property Investment Income

As Taylor Swift's  "Eras" tour sweeps through the UK next month, investors in key concert cities have a unique opportunity to boost rental income. Online mortgage advisor...

Holiday Home Investment Spotlight shines on South West Hotspots

Following its recent expansion into the West Country, buying agency Black Brick’s newly founded Country & Coast team has analysed the second homes market.        While London...

Where Best To Find A Fixer Upper...and How To Add Value Quickly

Sunderland is the best place to buy a "fixer-upper" home, according to a new study by home experts from National Insulation Supplies. Using a range of government...

Non-residential property out-performs resi in new investor analysis

Non-residential transactions have performed better than residential in the past year, research suggests. Software service APRAO analysed the latest data on quarterly property market transactions, looking at...

Optimism over New Build Homes despite weather-related sharp drop

Figures from the National House Building Council (NHBC) show 21,967 new homes were registered to be built in Q1 2024, down 20% on Q1 2023.   Some 26,240...

UK Regions leap ahead of London for shrewd property investors

Handelsbanken’s latest ‘Property Investor Report’ shows the East of England as the most attractive region for property investors over the next 12 months. This region was backed...

Buy To Let remains strong investment as first time buyers under the cosh

Despite the well publicised problems hitting buy to let investment, demand looks set to stay strong as first time buyers struggle with affordability. A new survey illustrates...

Unusual international investment location for growing agency

International real estate firm Chestertons Global has announced its expansion into a new property market - Mongolia. Chestertons will operate there through its newest affiliate member, Mongolian...

Action! Art Deco cinema ripe for Resi and Commercial development

A striking art deco former cinema building in Cheltenham has been brought to the market for redevelopment by Savills. The Daffodil Cinema was designed by Leonard William...

Investor Briefing: Asking Prices up despite Affordability and Interest Rate woes

The average price of property coming to the market for sale rose by 0.8% this month (+£2,807) to a new record of £375,131, says Rightmove. May is...

Top 10 Income-Generating Holiday Let Locations names

The Cotswolds is the most lucrative place in the UK to own a holiday let, according to Sykes Holiday Cottages. With annual incomes averaging £28,500, versus a...

Build To Rent in Greater Manchester - an Investment Powerhouse

The strength and popularity of the Greater Manchester single-family Build To Rent sector has been revealed by new research by Manchester agency Ascend, in association wth...

Global City Capital Appreciation strongest for 18 months - Knight Frank

The first quarter of 2024 witnessed an average annual growth rate of 4.1% across the 44 markets covered by the Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index. This...

Shock as latest UK index shows house prices still falling

The latest UK house price index from e.surv suggests house prices have fallen over the past year - this is in stark contrast to most mainstream...

Developer appetites for land only plots down year on year

New research by property software firm APRAO shows that developer demand for land-only plots has declined by 11% on an annual basis, with just a handful...

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