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Women in Property Investment – “believe in what you are building”

Welcome back to Women in Property Investment (or WIPI), where we focus on inspiring women who are making their mark in property investment. This week, we...

Preston insight – why is the city perfect for investors?

Last week we covered the initial works being started on a new luxury development in Preston, redeveloped by Wigan-based property developer The Heaton Group – just...

To infinity and beyond – investing in Merseyside in 2020

Many property pundits have been espousing the benefits of investing in the North West to take advantage of low buy-in costs and high yields. Manchester has...

Development update: new homes in Stafford and Barking

In our latest development round-up, we zone in on projects in Staffordshire and Barking. A Worcestershire-based developer has won planning permission for 2,000 new homes in Staffordshire,...

Caudwell sells French Riviera penthouse for €6 million

British luxury property developer Caudwell has sold another of its penthouses at Parc du Cap in d’Antibes, France. The penthouse has been sold as a turnkey residence...

Insight: what does the crackdown on Airbnb involve?

On Monday, we looked at why landlords and investors were being warned off holidays lettings amid an Airbnb crackdown in Scotland and Bristol. But what does that...

Banish the Brexit blues – the top homebuyer hotspots revealed

The latest research by estate agent comparison site GetAgent has revealed that Falkirk, Bristol and Sale are currently some of the most sought-after areas for UK...

Octopus Real Estate completes refinance of huge Bedfordshire residential site

Octopus Real Estate, working alongside Cardiff-based brokerage Pure Commercial Finance, has completed the £28.3 million refinancing of UK Regeneration’s 970-acre development site in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. The site...

Should buy-to-let investors look to Nuneaton?

Properties in Nuneaton and Bedworth, Stockport and Leicester show significant potential for capital growth after seeing double-digit house price growth in the last year. That is according...

What does 2020 have in store for the UK property market?

As we enter a new year (and decade), the opening weeks of 2020 are an appropriate time to reflect on the state of the UK economy...

North West investment: work begins on luxury Preston apartments

Initial work is set to begin this month on a new development in Preston, bringing much-needed city centre living space by transforming vacant office buildings. The new Bishopgate...

Landlords – beware of moving to holiday lettings amidst Airbnb crackdown

Proposals for regulatory and financial changes to the status of Airbnb in Scotland and Bristol, aimed at curbing the growth of holiday letting outlets, could impact...

Where is the highest tenant demand for buy-to-let homes?

The hottest UK cities for rental demand have been revealed by new research from rental management platform Howsy. The platform has examined where across the UK is...

First-time buyers – do you know the best areas to buy new?

Despite stretched affordability in most parts of the country, with the average income required for a first-time buyer (FTB) to purchase a home reaching £54,000 last...

The most affordable vs most expensive places to live in the new decade

With January being a popular month for a fresh start, SpareRoom explored the cheapest and most expensive places to rent in London and the UK. Its latest...

New development round-up – from Ealing to Kidderminster

With new developments regularly popping up in all parts of the country, Property Investor Today carries out a quick round-up of the latest on offer to...

Pawfect news: fresh wave of pet-friendly rentals coming to market

A new group of professional landlords plan to introduce pet-friendly rentals in line with the government’s plans to overhaul the model tenancy agreement to make it...

The top buy-to-let property hotspots for 2020 – where can they be found?

New data from AI-powered property investment portal oneandonlypro.com has revealed that the North of England is the best place to nab a buy-to-let bargain in 2020. Bootle,...

BidX1 ends 2019 with total of £52.7 million raised

Digital property marketplace, BidX1, raised £4,980,800 in its December sale, bringing the total 2019 sales figure to £52,734,100 – a sum significantly higher than the £28.3...

Rental market remained frosty throughout December

The UK rental market remained stable in December 2019, according to Goodlord’s Rental Index. Average rents stayed close to levels recorded in November, as the market experienced...

Q&A – what are the differences between UK Build to Rent and US Multifamily?

With Build to Rent the private rented sector’s fastest-growing marketplace, and a major consideration for an increasing number of institutional investors and developers, Property Investor Today...

Will furnished holiday lets spearhead the UK’s green revolution in 2020?

Whether it’s the shocking bushfires currently raging in Australia or the floods in Indonesia, the impacts of climate change are being seen around the globe and...

How are the Bristol and Portsmouth property markets performing?

While Bristol and Portsmouth might seem like two very disparate locations to focus on, NEXA Properties has offices in both – as well as Cardiff –...

Top performing property types of the decade revealed

Terraced homeowners in London have seen the highest price growth of any property type across the whole of England and Wales over the past decade, according...

Bond Wolfe Auctions smashes into 2020 after record-breaking success

New properties are pouring in for Bond Wolfe Auctions’ first auction of the year following a record-breaking success in its first 12 months of trading. Since its...

New scheme for leading co-living developer gets the go-ahead

December saw the green light given to The Collective’s latest scheme, with the co-living developer granted planning permission to transform an unused commercial site on Stratford...

Investors snap up Spanish homes as Alicante development sells out

Property investors have been busy purchasing properties at the La Vila Paradis development on the east coast of Spain. The development, built by Taylor Wimpey España, is...

Q&A - will the built environment ever be completely digital?

To kick off the new year, we conduct a Q&A with Tzvete Doncheva, who looks after the PR and ecosystem building at Round Hill Ventures, a leading European PropTech...

Buy-to-let investment sentiment remains strong as 2020 kicks off

As the property market looks set to recover somewhat in 2020, a new survey has revealed that many people still believe the buy-to-let market represents a...

Insight: most affordable UK commuter towns revealed

With the new year bringing fresh rail fare increases for commuters, online mortgage broker Trussle has revealed the UK’s most affordable commuter towns – which could...

Women in Property Investment – a new face in PropTech innovation

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed your festive break and are ready to delve into a prosperous 2020 with yet another inspiring instalment of Women...

What would Everton’s new stadium mean for Goodison Park?

Goodison Park, the home of Everton FC since 1892, is set to be converted into ‘high-quality, affordable housing’ and other uses if the club’s planning application...

Economic growth the top priority for UK real estate sector in 2020

Achieving economic growth was revealed to be the most widely shared ambition for 2020 among residential and commercial property developers, investors and advisers. That is according to...

Sales and rental values in PCL set to rise over the next five years

Prices in Prime Central London (PCL) are predicted to rise by 18% over the next five years, while cumulative rental growth of 10% is forecasted in...

The rise of retirement living - Audley Group announces international expansion

Audley Group, one the UK’s leading providers of luxury retirement villages, has revealed that it has signed a new joint venture agreement with Danish pension company,...

It’s Christmassss! Seasonal greetings from Property Investor Today

In the immortal words of Noddy Holder, it is nearly Christmas and, with the festivities almost upon us, Property Investor Today will be taking a short...

The tokenisation revolution: Smartlands and Sotheby’s partner up

Smartlands and UK Sotheby’s International Realty have announced a collaboration which aims to explore the possibilities that blockchain technology provides for the luxury real estate market. The...

Merging sustainability and luxury – Six Senses set to launch first Alps resort

A new resort in the Austrian Alps, bringing together the principles of sustainability and well-being together with ultimate luxury, is set to launch in the Easter...

Two in five Brits can’t afford to buy a house in their hometown

Nearly two in five (37%) Brits say it is unlikely they will ever be able to afford to buy a property in their hometown, according to...

Revealed – the biggest house price jumps since the last white Christmas

There’s something magical about Christmas, especially with UK house prices jumping by 38.9% since the last ‘widespread’ white Christmas in December 2010. That is according to lettings...

Women in Property Investment - are women less likely to invest in property?

We're back with another instalment of Women in Property Investment, and this time we catch up with Helen Barlow, sales and marketing director of SevenCapital -...

UK’s regeneration hotspots revealed – and it’s Birmingham out in front

Birmingham has been revealed as the council area with the most opportunities for regeneration for investment of empty residential and commercial properties. Fibre broadband specialist Glide made...

Large PBSA scheme in Hackney Wick gets the go-ahead

An £80 million purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in Hackney Wick has been granted planning permission, at the same time securing the future of an embattled community...

Top 10 global ‘ultra-prime’ streets revealed

Knight Frank has analysed sales data in the most exclusive global residential locations to list the top 10 ultra-prime streets and areas – where the most...

Investing abroad – what could the investment trends be for 2020?

What happens in Quinta do Lago – a gated community and golf resort in Almancil, and one of the Algarve’s most popular locations for investment –...

Retirement living market offers the best investment, says leading developer

With Brexit and political uncertainty slowing the market, housing with care is fast becoming a significant opportunity for developers and investors. That’s according to LifeCare Residences,...

Investment in the 2020s – what are the main things to look out for?

It’s impossible to know for sure what the major investment trends will be for the next decade, but if recent trends are anything to go by,...

The UK rental and lettings market – an insight

With people moving away from traditional long let tenancies in favour of shorter, ‘hassle-free’ tenancies, we’ve seen a rise in flex-rents over the past few years...

Sustainable homes in action – why housing is going green

With sustainability and green issues becoming popular buzzwords in 2019, driven by an increasing awareness of the climate crisis, the school strikes led from the front...

Scape’s PBSA fund acquires Australian student portfolio

Scape, the global student living specialist, has acquired the Australian Urbanest portfolio (‘Urbanest’) of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) assets from M3 Capital Partners’ Evergreen Real Estate...

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