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KEYWORD "Borrowing" - 82 RESULTS
Investment after lockdown - are investors seeking new BTLs?

The property market in England is beginning to reopen, with the government green-lighting its restart on May 13, but are investors...

15 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Should you wait to buy your first investment property?

It’s a question many would-be investors will have been asking themselves, with so much remaining up-in-the-air and uncertain at present. But...

12 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19: how has the HMO sector coped with the pandemic so far?

Welcome to this special, VE Bank Holiday (and lockdown), edition of Property Investor Today. We hope all our readers are having...

08 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Is house flipping still a profitable strategy in 2020?

Buy a property below market value, renovate it and then make a tidy profit by selling it at a higher price,...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

How is coronavirus affecting developers and the retirement housing market?

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a huge impact on all our lives, with all schools now closed (other than for...

25 March 2020

From: Breaking News

PBSA roundup – more student homes and a refinance deal

Property Investor Today focuses on two brand new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) schemes from Future Generations and a refinance deal for...

23 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Chancellor should use Budget to encourage growth in the PRS – claim

Newly-appointed Chancellor Rishi Sunak should use the forthcoming Budget to ‘produce a level playing field for taxation’ with the short-term letting...

09 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - how big is the demand for British property from South Africa?

Experience Invest, a London-based firm which provides property investors in the UK and overseas access to exclusive investments across a variety of...

21 February 2020

From: Breaking News

30% of people will use property wealth to boost retirement income in 2020

Nearly one in three people retiring this year plan to use their property wealth to help bolster their retirement income, highlighting...

03 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Report shows majority of landlords still committed to buy-to-let

Some 84% of landlords are committed to the buy-to-let market and eager to maintain or grow the number of properties in...

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

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...

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords in Scotland now face higher tax bills than landlords in England

Scottish landlords now face higher tax bills than their English counterparts, according to leading accountants French Duncan LLP. This is due to...

05 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Spring bounce dampened by Brexit uncertainty, says Rightmove

In some parts of the country the typically busy spring market is on hold, weighed down by Brexit uncertainty, according to...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Too good to be true? The truth about property development training

Property Investor Today recently spoke with Alex Cook, Litigation Solicitor and Partner at Helix Law to discuss the rise of property...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of landlords choosing five-year fix rates, research shows

An increasing number of landlords are choosing five-year fixed rate products, according to Mortgages for Business’ Buy-to-Let Index. In fact, 84% of...

25 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Cost of most fixed BTL rates down year-on-year, says online mortgage broker

The majority of buy-to-let fixed rate mortgages are currently down year-on-year – some by as much as £29 per month for...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Drop in available rental homes pushes rents to record high

Asking rents have reached a record high this quarter following an ongoing trend of fewer property investors purchasing buy-to-let properties, according...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Soaring number of buy-to-let lenders lending to limited companies

The number of buy-to-let lenders lending to limited companies has increased by 47% over the past year, according to Mortgages for...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords shifting from long to short-term lending on Airbnb

Hundreds of landlords are moving from long to short-term lets on Airbnb and other online outlets to counter falling yields, according...

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Why buy-to-let investors should consider furnished holiday lettings

Investors in the buy-to-let (BTL) market have recently faced significant challenges, primarily increased taxes on capital gains, and the restriction of...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords are confident despite rising mortgage interest rates

Landlords are still reducing borrowing as levels of gearing – the ratio of long-term debt compared to its equity capital –...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Australia imposes more measures to curb property speculation

Australia has added more measures to curb speculation on residential properties in an effort to curb rising home prices and help...

08 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bank of England MPC decision has ‘direct implications for every household’

The Bank of England has warned households to expect interest rates to rise over the 12 months but also predicted living...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Together joins forces with Bamboo Auctions to finance online acquisitions

With more investors than ever before now buying property online, specialist lender Together has teamed up with Bamboo Auctions, one of...

02 August 2017

From: Breaking News

The number of BTL landlords registering to buy property is down 30% y-o-y

There has been a sharp decline in the number of buy-to-let property acquisitions, following the government’s decision to introduce the 3%...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property in affluent parts of London viewed as a ‘safe bet’

People borrowed more than £17bn in new mortgages last year in order to buy property in London, as homeowners, investors and...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Brits still keen to buy property in EU countries despite Brexit

Buying property abroad has always been attractive to many UK-based investors, and it would appear that demand from the UK for...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property price growth is ‘occurring at an unattainable rate’

The average asking price in the UK fell 0.4% in June compared with the previous month according to new data released...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices fall in June for first time in eight years

Asking prices for UK homes have fallen over the past month as current political uncertainty continues to deter some potential buyers,...

19 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Which party do you think is best suited to preside over the UK housing market?

With housing high on the political agenda ahead of tomorrow’s general election, all the major parties have pledged to tackle the...

07 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Low interest rates will ‘continue to support demand’ for property

Cheap borrowing levels should boost demand for property across the UK in the coming months, despite a recent fall in the...

26 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Vendors starting to realise ‘their homes aren’t worth as much as they thought’

UK house prices fell again in April, as growing uncertainty and affordability constraints continue to have an impact on buyers across...

09 May 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

20 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

18 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

12 April 2017

From: Breaking News

What’s better for funding retirement, pensions or property?

The debate between property or pensions has been discussed for many years, with the changes to mortgage interest and finance costs...

11 April 2017

From: Sponsored Content

UK house prices set to rise by over £50,000 by 2021

Residential property prices will surge by more than £50,000 over the next four years despite Brexit uncertainty, economists predict. The average UK...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage borrowing at near two-year low, says CML

Mortgage lending to home buyers fell to a near two-year low in January amid a ‘stubbornly persistent’ lull in moving activity,...

15 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Portuguese property values increase 0.5%

The average value of a home in Portugal increased to €1,106sqm (£971sqm) in January, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE). Based...

13 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Low borrowing costs and shortage of homes for sale will ‘support prices’

A chronic lack of homes for sale and historically low mortgage borrowing costs will continue to push UK house prices even...

02 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Canadian home prices rise further

Residential property prices in Canada continued to increase in January, led by gains in Toronto’s red-hot housing market, fresh figures show. The...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage and cheap borrowing will continue to support UK house prices

UK house prices may have ended last year around £15,000 higher on average than when the year started, but the signs...

16 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Shortage of UK homes means prices will hold up

A chronic shortage of homes for sale is pushing house prices in the UK even higher, a property investment specialist has...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Private housing wealth in the UK exceeds £5trn

The total value of all privately owned homes in Britain has increased above £5trn for the first time - almost three...

31 January 2017

From: Breaking News

More than half of remortgaging done to raise capital

Homeowners across England and Wales remortgaged for around £15,000 more in 2016 than they did two years ago, with 57% capital...

31 January 2017

From: Breaking News

House price growth shifting from London to regional cities

Property prices across the largest UK cities rose by an average of 7.2% in 2016, taking the 20 city average to...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Richard Barber – what to expect in 2017

Richard Barber, director at Prime Central London estate agency W.A.Ellis, part of the JLL Group, offers his thoughts on what property market...

03 January 2017

From: Breaking News

New dedicated auction finance product launched

With a growing number of investors turning to auctions to buy property, online mortgage lender LendInvest has decided to launch its...

15 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Stable house prices represent a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to buy

With mortgage borrowing costs at a record-low, home price growth relatively flat and new housing supply failing to meet demand, one...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips on how to finance a property purchase at auction

Auction rooms across the UK are often filled with property investors looking to buy property, ensuring that hundreds of residential and...

01 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability hits record low

It is now more affordable than ever before to take out a mortgage, new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders...

16 November 2016

From: Breaking News

How will Brexit affect house prices?

House prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to the EU referendum with the now former...

09 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Eurozone house prices continue to rise

Residential property price growth in the eurozone continues to exceed the long-term average with no sign of a bubble last seen...

09 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices increase unexpectedly in October - Halifax

There was a surprise rise in UK home prices in October, despite the slowdown in the housing market in recent months,...

08 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing market continues to ‘show signs of underlying weakness’

The number of mortgages approved by British banks rose last month from a 19-month low in August, according to fresh data...

29 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Property sales drop 11.3% amid housing shortage

The number of home sales fell sharply in the year to September, the latest figures from the tax office show. According to...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices defy Brexit gloom, but slowdown intensifies down south

The annual rate of home price growth across 20 of the largest UK cities hit 8.5% in September, up from 8.2%...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers return to the housing market as Brexit fears diminish

Homebuyers are returning to the housing market as post EU referendum fears continue to calm, the latest RICS UK Residential Market...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

French mortgage rates fall to record lows

Britons thinking about investing in the French property market may have seen the value of the UK pound fall to a...

11 October 2016

From: Breaking News

New deal to provide property investors with auction and bridging finance

Specialist lender Together has joined forces with buy-to-let and commercial mortgage broker TBMC to provide property investors with auction and bridging...

20 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Bank of England leaves interest rates unchanged, but could cut in November

The Bank of England, as expected, opted to leave UK interest rates unchanged at 0.25% yesterday in the wake of recent...

16 September 2016

From: Breaking News

German property prices continue to boom as investors rush to buy homes

A growing number of property investors are attracted by rising residential property prices in Germany’s main cities, supported largely by high...

15 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors ‘remain confident’ in UK property market

Despite uncertainty around the property market post-Brexit, investor confidence remains unchanged, according to the managing director of Network Auctions. Ahead of the...

01 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices could fall as mortgage approvals slump to 18-month low

The volume of mortgages approved dropped to an 18-month low in July suggesting that housing market activity will slow during the...

25 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK commercial rents remained stable in July

Rental values across the UK’s commercial property market remained steady last month, the latest figures show.  But despite stable rents, capital values,...

09 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Australian house price growth slows in July, says CoreLogic

Residential property prices continued to increase in most of Australia’s major cities in July, led by gains in Sydney and Melbourne,...

02 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Post-Brexit dip in property prices create opportunities for fast-acting investors

There has been a notable fall in residential property prices in London which present canny investors with a genuine opportunity to...

29 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage drives up Barcelona property prices

A chronic shortage of properties continues to push house prices upwards across Barcelona, according to a new report. The report from CBRE reveals...

28 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Asking prices drop as summer lull falls on the market

The average asking price for a property in England and Wales has fallen 0.9% so far this month to £270,159, according...

18 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK interest rates held

The Bank of England (BoE) decided not to make the first cut to UK interest rates in more than seven years...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Farmland values in England remain stable for now

Farmland values in England have stabilised after falling at their fastest pace in at least 12 years, but the long-term direction...

13 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates could rise - BoE

Mortgage rates in the UK could increase in the short-term if Britain votes to leave the European Union, according to the...

25 May 2016

From: Breaking News

US home prices continue to rise

Residential property sales in the United States rose further in April despite rising prices and a decline in housing supply, the...

24 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgages for Business app made available to Android users

The Buy to Let app from Mortgages for Business has now been made available to Android users. Previously, the free to...

22 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Average property price in the UK nearly £200,000

The latest report by Nationwide has shown that the average price of property in the UK has now risen to £196,999, an...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Property wealth used to fund retirement, research finds

Research by equity release lender more 2 life has revealed that almost a third of over-55s would rather use property wealth...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

BBA figures show mortgage approvals tumbling to a four-month low

The number of mortgages approved by British banks in September dropped to its lowest levels since May, according to findings by...

30 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Lending age caps should be got rid of, older borrowers say

New research conducted by retirement lending specialist more 2 life has revealed that older borrowers want to see age limits on...

11 September 2015

From: Breaking News

David Vieira, Go Commercial Finance Ltd

Q: Who Are Go Commercial Finance & why did you set up Go Commercial Finance? Go Commercial Finance is a true, whole...

09 September 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

‘Landlords and investors changing approach to borrowing’

Landlords and property investors are changing their approach on how to finance borrowing, according to Mortgages for Business. A recent survey carried...

29 May 2015

From: Breaking News

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