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The UK’s holiday let market is booming – could you be the next investor?

With the potential for restrictions to be in place on and off for many years to come, and the likely continued...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Craig Hayward

Who are you? Craig Hayward How do you help landlords and property investors? With over 10 years’ experience we have been helping landlords and...

20 October 2020

From: 60 Second Interview

Insight: is the shift towards mid-term rentals here to stay?

At the beginning of the global crisis, there was a flood of property managers and Airbnb hosts with empty properties and...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Selling a flat with a short lease

Landlords and property investors with leasehold property within their portfolio, as well as their advisors, will be aware of the difficulty...

09 October 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Spain revealed as the best property investment location, research finds

Millions of people around the world relocate to a different country each year, whether it be for work, family reasons or...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Investing in a leasehold? You may want to think again!

With the leasehold scandal back on the news agenda thanks to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) opening enforcement cases focusing...

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Is this the right time to invest in property?

Although the last six months have undoubtedly been difficult for many property investors and landlords for others this has been a...

28 September 2020

From: Sponsored Content

‘We need to talk about Brexit’ - how does it affect property buying in Spain?

“It’s time to talk about Brexit,” according to Spanish property expert and author Sean Woolley. While the Covid-19 pandemic has, for obvious...

25 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Rise of corporate landlords – why do so few now invest as individuals?

A leading UK property developer has claimed that the government’s plan to professionalise the buy-to-let sector, through tax changes, regulation and...

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Take your pick: top UK stamp duty exemption hotpots revealed

Research by Andrews Property Group has identified the 10 UK towns and cities where 99% of homes currently listed for sale...

09 September 2020

From: Breaking News

What are the pros and cons of brownfield sites for self-builders?

We know the government has made a real commitment to pushing the redevelopment of brownfield land, and recent research reveals that...

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

European property and Brexit: does it pay to invest now?

With the UK’s official departure from the European Union due to take place on December 31, Chris Nye, editor at Property...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Unprecedented property demand not being matched by supply - claim

Housing supply in the UK is struggling to meet unprecedented levels of demand from property purchasers post-lockdown, according to Legal &...

21 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how has Covid-19 affected the ski property market?

Earlier this week, we conducted a Q&A with Mark Lightfoot - the founder of ski property platform SnowOnly – to get...

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers take advantage of stamp duty holiday before 2021 surcharge

Interest in UK property from overseas buyers is surging as investors look to take advantage of the current stamp duty holiday...

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

David Alexander, Joint Manager Director

Who are you? David Alexander What does it say on your business card? Joint Manager Director What is apropos? Apropos is a revolutionary new property management...

05 August 2020

From: 60 Second Interview

Investors – is now the perfect time to consider incorporation?

Accountancy firm MJ Bushell says now is the perfect time for landlords and investors to consider property incorporation. Property tax specialists at...

03 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors take advantage of stamp duty cut by remortgaging to raise funds

Following the recent introduction of a stamp duty holiday, property investors can remortgage to raise funds for future purchases. According to Paragon...

22 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19: Support and tax implications for short-term let landlords

There is barely a sector that has been more affected by the coronavirus pandemic than the travel industry. Globally, countries have...

22 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Modern methods of construction acceptance service launched by NHBC

In one of the biggest signs yet that modern methods of construction (MMC) are going mainstream, NHBC, the leading warranty and...

20 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight - is self-build a rising investment trend?

Until now, self-build has been something of a niche market – for the brave and risk-taking. It’s received national prominence through...

15 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Mortgage advisers confident buy-to-let business will grow over next year

Some four in 10 mortgage advisers expect to write more buy-to-let business in the next 12 months, according to Paragon Bank. The...

13 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: five benefits for property investors of using a bridging loan

There's no denying that Covid-19 has caused huge disruption to the global economy, and, unfortunately, it has hit UK entrepreneurs hard, too - including property investors.    With...

13 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Property buyers will need advice as mortgage market faces uncertain future

  The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mortgage market has been significant and that's why consumers will be seeking expert...

03 July 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Property investors 'building war chests' to expand portfolios

The nation's property investors are increasingly looking to grow their cash reserves and expand their portfolios, according to Mortgages for Business. The...

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Changes to the UK tax system – a guide for property investors

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries and Ernst & Young (EY) have collaborated to create a guide for property investors on the changes...

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Housing beyond lockdown: how can we create a positive legacy?

The last 12 or so weeks have been rather nerve-wracking for the property sector. The lockdown has raised many questions, from...

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Bullish sellers hike up asking prices in response to soaring demand

Sellers re-entering the market are taking a bullish approach and pricing their properties higher, according to Home.co.uk. The property website says vendors...

19 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

Buy-to-let mortgage market recovery well underway, latest research shows

The latest industry research and market commentary shows that the buy-to-let sector is showing signs of recovery following the strain of...

10 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the UK’s best and worst places for buy-to-let

Many landlords and investors may now be looking to expand their portfolios, with lockdown restrictions gradually being eased and major lenders...

05 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Property investment success – from busking to £1 million worth of property

Lots of people throughout the years have made considerable sums of money from property, but it seems unlikely that many started...

01 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Investor insight - when and how to claim back overpaid stamp duty

Patrick Cannon, one of the UK’s leading tax barristers, explains why some property investors may be overpaying stamp duty charges. Buying a...

29 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Professional property buying in a post-Covid-19 climate – how should you do it?

With lockdown measures starting to be eased, and the possible move to step 2 of the three-step plan from June 1,...

27 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A – why should investors be considering tertiary towns?

With lockdown starting to ease, investors across the country will be considering their next steps and where might represent the best...

25 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Opportunity for investors to 'hoover up' BTL property as market reopens

Following the reopening of the property market on May 13, a specialist buy-to-let mortgage broker is advising investors to expand their...

18 May 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

Prime property: lockdown buying and selling advice for investors

The UK property market is currently on hold due to the government's lockdown restrictions. Although in-person property viewings and valuations can't take...

06 May 2020

From: Breaking News

How is the Build to Rent market adapting to lockdown and social distancing?

Build to Rent (BTR) was undoubtedly one of the property sector’s fastest-growing areas before Covid-19 took hold. But, like all other markets,...

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Now is not the time to shake-up real estate

It has been well over a month since the UK government first announced social distancing measures in response to Covid-19. At...

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Top tips for Spanish property buyers – experts offer their guidance

In recent weeks we have extensively covered the impact of Covid-19 on British buyers in Spain, including how buying with a...

01 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Financial lifeline offered to Brits worried about Spanish property purchases

Spanish mortgage specialists Fluent Finance Abroad have offered reassurance to British buyers that there is no need to give up on...

29 April 2020

From: Breaking News

How can property investors come out the other side of the Covid-19 crisis?

A property investment expert and well-regarded podcaster has offered some top advice to investors on how they can cope with, and...

29 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Help for investors – webinars to assist people through the crisis

Throughout the property industry, in response to the challenges posed by Covid-19, various webinars have been held offering top tips, guidance,...

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the best performing PRS assets and how to find them

The whole world is currently dealing with the challenge of Covid-19. Huge government support is being promised on a scale even...

24 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Urgent government stimulus is needed to reignite the housing market - claim

Covid-19 and the subsequent government lockdown will result in a loss of 526,000 home sales in 2020, according to further analysis...

22 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus impact – how is the short-lets market fighting back against Covid-19?

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had a particularly stark effect on the short-term rental market, given its reliance on travel, business,...

20 April 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

Reminder to investors - changes to Capital Gains Tax now in effect

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which is causing such destruction and disruption to all our lives, new tax legislation is still...

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Renovating dilapidated buildings – the best route for property investors?

Whilst the development of brand-new developments is one solution to the UK housing shortage, a much more obvious answer is the...

08 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Why good communication is essential in these difficult times

As we keep being regularly told at the moment, we are living through unprecedented times, with the greatest restrictions on our civil...

06 April 2020

From: Sponsored Content

How is the coronavirus affecting British buyers and sellers in Spain?

The coronavirus pandemic hasn't just affected the UK's domestic property market, it's also badly affected overseas investment, too, especially in countries...

06 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus crisis – how is the property investment market coping?

The coronavirus crisis has affected the property investment market in many ways, from cancelled short-lets bookings and people worried about the future...

06 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus impact – is the short-lets market in serious trouble?

The results of a poll conducted by the UK’s short-lets trade body with its corporate membership has revealed just how damaging Covid-19 has...

03 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus and the short-lets market – trade body calls for sector to be protected

Merilee Karr, chair of the UK Short Term Accommodation Association and chief executive of UnderTheDoormat, has penned an open letter to...

23 March 2020

From: Breaking News

The barn life – Cornwall holidaymakers snap up luxury homes

A set of luxury two, three and four-bedroom boutique barns have opened in Cornwall, offering a prime lifestyle investment opportunity. Launched by...

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Airbnb and Build to Rent – are they the rental market’s two biggest trends?

With recently released figures revealing Airbnb’s huge reach across the country and Build to Rent’s rapid growth, Property Investor Today analyses...

07 February 2020

From: Breaking News

What’s in store for 2020: big changes shaking up property

So far, 2020 has seen house prices well above the threshold of affordability for most buyers, but low mortgage rates have...

07 February 2020

From: Breaking News

It’s agents’ time to shine as buyers grow in confidence

Sentiment is polarised among potential buyers and sellers in the UK property market, highlighting an opportunity for agents to bridge this...

05 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

One in five landlords plan to buy in the North West

A vast majority of landlords have revealed their acquisition plans for the year ahead, with the North West expected to be...

24 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Residential mortgages remain at historic low

Two, three and five-year fixed rate mortgages have all dropped in cost over the past 12 months, and witnessed some big...

20 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Property predictions – what could happen to the housing market in 2020?

Now that 2020 is underway, activity in the property market is likely to start picking up due to the traditional seasonal...

17 January 2020

From: Sponsored Content

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...

15 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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 –...

08 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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...

06 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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...

06 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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...

06 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords: here’s how to research your next property investment

Whether you’re a first-time landlord or a seasoned investor, finding the right buy-to-let investment is far from simple. With many factors to...

17 December 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Revealed: what is going on in the Portsmouth property market?

Portsmouth-based agency NEXA Properties has released its latest report on the city which analyses how its property market is currently functioning. The...

11 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Will home purchases via blockhain be the future for investment?

Home purchase via blockchain has moved one step closer thanks to the launch of NatWest and Coadjute’s mobile project. A network for...

02 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the sun shining on the UK’s furnished holiday let market?

On Monday, this guest piece from Iain Brown at Aria Resorts analysed why the UK holiday property sector is attracting huge...

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

New partnership between Humberts and Whoobid Auctioneers

Whoobid has announced its partnership with Humberts to support its ongoing expansion. Humbers, an established agent with extensive coverage across the UK,...

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Why are homes flying off the shelves in Scotland?

The two biggest Scottish cities - Edinburgh and Glasgow - are currently the fastest places to sell a property, with homes...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the UK holiday property sector attracting huge investment interest?

The UK holiday property sector is a growth industry which is attracting huge interest from property investors, says Iain Brown of...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

More education is needed for landlords, says firm

Landlords need to be aware of the finance options available to them when it comes to refurbishments, according to InterBay Commercial. Its...

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

BTL mortgage market remains stable despite overall lending dip

Lending in the buy-to-let mortgage market has been steady in recent months, despite a slowdown in overall mortgage business, according to...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

The PCL market has bottomed out - so where’s the bounce?

Immediately after the financial crisis of 2008, the Prime Central London residential property market was in a sorry state. Few could...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Striking a policy balance is crucial for foreign property investment

When it comes to regulating and managing foreign investment in highly desirable UK bricks and mortar, understanding the subtleties of the...

11 November 2019

From: Breaking News

World’s tallest modular resi building nears completion – is it a game-changer?

Croydon, a part of South London which has given birth to world-famous models, musicians and artists including Kate Moss, Stormzy and...

06 November 2019

From: Breaking News

SLS to provide low-cost solution for leaseholders and freeholders

Leaseholders faced with the declining value of their shortening leases can now use a new service from estate agents Stanley Chelsea...

04 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Can you afford enough ‘space to swing a cat’ in the UK?

Westminster and the City of London take all top ten most expensive postcodes by square foot in the UK, according to...

01 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Why are more landlords looking to remortgage?

As a landlord, it helps to understand current trends in the private rented sector and how you can maintain your buy-to-let...

31 October 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Women in Property Investment: a bricks and mortar education

Following the official launch of PropElle, the women-centric network for property investment, founder Ayesha Ofori tells Property Investor Today what it...

25 October 2019

From: Breaking News

One million pound-plus residential property sales soar twelve-fold

The number of residential housing transactions has increased rapidly in the past 20 years, propelled by rising property prices, according to...

25 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit will deter overseas buyers, UK property investors fear

An independent survey of more than 1,000 UK-based property investors has found that 55% are concerned Brexit will push away international...

14 October 2019

From: Breaking News

How can you protect your business from mortgage fraud?

The latest statistics from Cifas revealed that mortgage fraud is up 5%, but what exactly is it and what can lenders,...

09 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Moving home? Here’s your guide to property jargon

Moving home? Here’s your guide to property jargon When it comes to buying, selling, letting or renting a property, you will likely...

08 October 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Mortgage fraud rises as people underestimate its consequences

Following on from our recent article about the average property scam costing victims more than £107,000, fresh research from fraud prevention...

27 September 2019

From: Breaking News

What does France’s property market currently look like?

Global property consultancy Knight Frank recently launched its Prime France Report, which revealed that British buyers now account for one in...

23 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords confident about 'growing' and 'booming' tenant demand

A higher proportion of landlords believe tenant demand for rental properties is 'growing' or 'booming', according to Paragon. The buy-to-let lender's latest...

23 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Auctioneer highlights ‘Airbnb’ opportunity for UK investors

An entrepreneurial auctioneer has spotted the opportunities for those interested in the Airbnb route in his latest property auction catalogue. Toby Limbrick,...

20 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Investors continue to benefit from falling buy-to-let mortgage rates

Buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage costs have continued to fall since the second quarter of 2019, according to Mortgage Brain analysis. The cost of...

18 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Why are changing lifestyles reshaping the real estate market across Europe?

The property landscape in cities across Europe is being transformed by changing lifestyle patterns, growing affordability pressures and delayed life milestones,...

13 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Average property scam costs victims £107,669, research finds

With all property titles in England and Wales published online, and scammers potentially able to access this information to commit property...

06 September 2019

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

Parents need to pay a significant premium to live near an outstanding school

The additional cost of buying a home near an ‘outstanding’ rated state school in England has been revealed as £180,000, according...

30 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Boris Johnson’s stamp duty plans – what do landlords need to know?

Whether you’re a first-time landlord or an experienced one, there are frequent regulatory changes in the buy-to-let sector that you will...

19 August 2019

From: Sponsored Content

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...

16 August 2019

From: Breaking News

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...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

The benefits of an online platform, such as Zillios, for international property searches

Technology is developing constantly, which is steadily changing the scope of property purchasing both domestically and abroad. Zillios.com is seeking to re-define the...

01 August 2019

From: Sponsored Content

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...

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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...

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Property investors to receive annual rent upfront in one lump sum

Buy-to-let landlords and property investors are being offered the opportunity to receive their year's rent in advance in one lump sum. Known...

17 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Habito introduces its first range of mortgages

Online mortgage broker Habito has announced the launch of its new mortgage origination platform. The range – which hosts a suite of...

12 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Property investors call for support from UK Government

Some 97% of property investors do not think the government is doing enough to support the UK property market, new research...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Why are cash buyers in London continuing to exit the market?

There has been a dramatic fall in the number of cash buyers in London over the last year, according to Apropos...

03 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Demand for French Alpine property remains strong

Erna Low Property has released its 2019-20 French Alps Property report, providing an update on the current trends in the Alpine...

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

The growing appeal of peer to peer property lending

Property is an appealing investment: it’s been proven (in a favourable market, of course) to increase in value and it’s a...

21 June 2019

From: Breaking News

BTL rates begin to shift upwards, says online broker

New research from online mortgage broker Property Master has revealed that the cost of the majority of fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgages appear...

12 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the regal road names where property sells for 50% above average

The second weekend of June will see the traditional celebration of the Queen’s official birthday, despite her actual birthday being in...

07 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Industry coalition calls for section 21 to be retained

Groups representing landlords and letting agents have called for section 21 repossessions to be retained in the private rented sector unless...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Renters in South West London feeling the pinch despite tenant fee ban

Rent rises in South West London have significantly outpaced the rest of the capital, despite the imminent ban on tenant fees,...

29 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Could the tenant fees ban leave tenants worse off?

The government’s tenant fee ban has been widely championed in the consumer press as a big win for renters – but...

24 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords burying their heads in the sand over tax changes, says expert

A self-employed mortgage expert has claimed that Britain’s portfolio landlords are ‘burying their heads in the sand’ over new tax changes...

10 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Findings suggest better returns for corporate landlords over private ones

A new index to help Britain’s private landlords and investors ‘benchmark the performance of their residential property investments’ has been created...

24 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Holiday lettings set to benefit from ongoing Brexit uncertainty

A Brexit-inspired holiday letting boom is expected to hit the South West this year, according to local holiday letting agency Bournecoast. The...

17 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Salisbury voted as Britain’s best place to live

In a boost to a city still recovering from the scars of the Novichok poisoning scandal, Salisbury has been named as...

17 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlord action to avoid high tax costs could reduce BTL transactions

Landlord action to reduce higher tax costs could lead to a lower level of buy-to-let mortgage transactions going forward. That is according...

12 April 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

More landlords turning to accountants for assistance

New research has suggested that more than half (58%) of landlords are involving accountants when making key property decisions. Kent Reliance for...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the UK private rental sector set to dominate by 2025?

Investment in the UK’s private rental sector (PRS) will soar to £75 Billion by 2025, with an additional 560,000 households expected...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit effect has forced one in three home moves since 2016

A third of homeowners who have moved house since the referendum in June 2016 say Brexit was behind their decision to...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit could be good news for holiday lets, says broker

Brexit uncertainty could lead to more Britons holidaying in the UK, strengthening demand for holiday let rental homes. That is according to...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Increasing numbers of landlords switch to limited company status to buy

Landlords with bigger portfolios are switching to using limited company status for new purchases, according to research carried out by specialist...

27 March 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

London’s biggest event for first-time buyers returns to the capital

The London Home Show is returning to the capital for the sixth year running on Saturday 23 March. The event is one...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Pre-Brexit jitters shrugged off by rental sector

Now is an exciting time to be a buy-to-let investor, says investment agency Surrenden Invest, even in spite of the ongoing...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Small number of landlords offer short-term lets, NLA finds

Only 3% of landlords are currently active in the informal short-term lettings market, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). Of those...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer Home Show returns to Stratford

The latest First Time Buyer Home Show will take place at Stratford’s Old Town Hall on Saturday 2 March 2019. The show,...

13 February 2019

From: Breaking News

‘Mixed picture’ for buy-to-let mortgage rates, says online mortgage broker

New research from online mortgage broker Property Master has revealed the cost of three out of six categories of fixed rate...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Private rented sector investment in the UK to reach £75bn by 2025

At least £75 billion of investment will be committed to the private rented sector (PRS) by 2025, according to the latest...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

How would the country's favourite soap stars fare in today's property market?

If you thought getting on the property ladder was easier in soapland than in real life, it’s time to think again. Most...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

More London landlords leaving market amidst increasing legislation

London landlords are leaving the market in their droves, according to ARLA Propertymark’s December Private Rented Sector (PRS) report. The figures compare...

06 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Fixed rate mortgage market sees big reductions in costs

Two, three and five-year fixed rate mortgages have all dropped in cost over the past 12 months, according to Mortgage Brain’s...

30 January 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

Returns from London BTL homes don’t outweigh risks, firm claims

Investment yields from prime London buy-to-let properties don’t reflect the risks involved, Hadrian’s Wall Capital (HWC) has claimed. The London-based specialist debt...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of older renters fear that they will never afford own home

The number of 35 to 54-year-olds renting a home has risen by 15% in the least three years, according to new...

16 January 2019

From: Breaking News

2019 preview – what landlords need to look out for this year

With a new year now upon us, it’s time to look forward to what might happen (and what is definitely happening)...

15 January 2019

From: Sponsored Content

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

Where are Britain’s cheapest streets?

New research has revealed that Sunderland and Liverpool are home to Britain’s cheapest streets, with some properties costing only £15,000. In an...

09 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Which famous fictional home could you afford to buy this Christmas?

Christmas, more than any other time of the year, is one for watching films you've seen a hundred times before. We all...

19 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Overall asking prices will remain flat in 2019, Rightmove predicts

The national average asking price of property coming to market is to remain flat at 0% in 2019, according to a...

12 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Winners of the 2018 Property Investors Awards revealed

The winners of the 2018 Property Investors Awards were revealed at the ceremony on Saturday 1 December at The Royal National...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Top tips for first-time landlords

Letting a home can be an intimidating task if you’re doing it for the first time. You may have deliberately entered...

06 December 2018

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Landlords in London see buy-to-let income soar

Buy to let income for landlords living in London reached £7 billion in the last tax year, according to estate agent...

05 December 2018

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Overseas investors boosted by Brexit uncertainty and weak pound

Brexit uncertainty is continuing to drive foreign investment in the UK, research by CashbackRemortgages.co.uk has claimed. A third of multi-million pound homes...

30 November 2018

From: Breaking News

The rise and rise of the bridging loan

Bridging loan finance continues to grow amidst low interest rates, Brexit uncertainty and mortgage lender caution, Commercial Trust Limited research has...

30 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Mixed movement in BTL market as mortgage costs waver

Fresh figures from Mortgage Brain’s product data analysis show that the buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage market remains ‘unsettled’, with mixed movement seen...

28 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Why it’s crucial to work with a reputable letting agent

Even though the most recent Budget offered some welcome relief for landlords and the buy-to-let sector as a whole, there are...

23 November 2018

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Property in the UK takes on average 102 days to sell

It now takes, on average, 102 days to sell a property in the UK, according to Post Office Money. Its latest ‘City...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Austria’s biggest ski area to house new Fieberbrunn development

Ground has now been broken for the new gondola that plays a major role in creating Austria’s largest ski terrain, the...

14 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Cost of two, three and five-year mortgages back on the rise

Mortgage costs are back on the rise after two successive quarters in which there were a number of cost and rate...

07 November 2018

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

Landlord remortgaging hits record high

The number of landlords looking to remortgage has reached an all-time high, Paragon’s latest Financial Adviser Confidence Tracking (FACT) Index has...

26 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Almost 2 million landlords plan to expand their portfolios next year

Some 80% of landlords plan to increase their portfolios over the next 12 months, according to advice website The Property Hub. Its...

24 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Seaside town revealed as the UK’s top buy-to-let destination

Southend-on-Sea is the UK’s number one buy-to-let hotspot, according to research carried out by independent mortgage broker Private Finance. The seaside town,...

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Joint report suggests activity in lettings market is robust, but rental supply falls

A joint report by Reapit and Dataloft has revealed that the letting market is witnessing significant activity, with viewings up 13.3%...

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of Sourced

Who are you? I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of the largest property investment platform in the UK, Sourced. I’ve worked...

08 October 2018

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Indian cities dominate Knight Frank Index

The average value of a property in 150 cities worldwide increased by 4.3% in the year to June 2018, according to...

05 October 2018

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It’s official! No more £100,000 properties for sale in London

The death of the £100,000 property in London is now official, with research revealing that there are now no properties for...

26 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Millennials starting to climb the property ladder in Dubai

Millennials all across the world are starting to make their way onto the property ladder, driving a major first-time buyer market...

12 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Life-long renters could face a shortage of homes

The housing market is not set up for the increasing number of life-long renters, a property management company has claimed. DJ Alexander,...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Overseas property: Where to invest, what to buy and how to manage your assets

UK investors have recently taken a greater interest in opportunities abroad which promise cheaper entry prices and higher rental returns on...

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

House price premium for those who live near England’s top state schools

Living in the catchment area of one of England’s top 100 state secondary schools carries a 42% house price premium compared...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Midlands property market thrives while London market cools

Despite a significant drop in purchase activity in Central London, landlords are still picking up property in the East and West...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Home-movers warned to act now to move by Christmas

Average asking prices of newly-marketed property show a fall of 2.3% in August as new sellers launch a ‘late summer sale’,...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Record number of tourists to the UK a major boost for holiday lets

Property investors with holiday lets are set for a bumper year as record numbers of tourists visit Britain. New research from...

24 August 2018

From: Breaking News

4.8 million Brits consider becoming a landlord in 2018

Almost one in 10 UK adults have shown an interest in taking out a buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage in 2018, new research...

24 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market set to stabilise by 2021

There will be a continued dampening of the buy-to-let sector over the next three years, before the market stabilises in 2021...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits remain positive about UK property market despite Brexit

Brits are feeling confident about the future of the UK property market even in light of no-deal Brexit predictions, research from Quick...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

A secured loan and declined mortgage enquiry [Case Study]

Remortgage affordability decline & a £19,000 consolidation to make monthly savings Problem The client wanted to borrow £19,000 to consolidate her two...

16 August 2018

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House price growth increases but rate continues to slow

UK national house price growth is on an upward curve, according to Carter Jonas. But it continues to slow with rates...

10 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Winchester has the most vulnerable rental market, research finds

New research by Gatehouse Bank has revealed that Winchester is home to the most vulnerable rental market as tax changes amplify...

10 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords warned to remortgage before further interest rate rises hit

Property management firm, DJ Alexander Ltd, has advised landlords to remortgage before further increases in interest rates. The firm found that one...

08 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Dave Beard, Founder at Lending Expert

Tell us about yourself? I’m currently the founder and director at online credit broker and comparison site Lending Expert which includes our second charge...

06 August 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

Fixed rate mortgages the dominant choice for buy-to-let landlords

Some 93% of landlords financing buy-to-let property opted for a fixed rate mortgage in the second quarter of 2018, according to...

01 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits continue to be the top foreign buyers in France despite Brexit

Britons still top the numbers of foreign buyers purchasing homes in France, according to new research by BNP Paribas. What’s more, as...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Investors are seeking low cost, high yield properties

Investors are increasingly searching for cheaper and higher yielding properties despite buy-to-let (BTL) investments offering attractive return rates, according to a...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Property still seen as best income source for retirement plans

Property is still top choice when it comes to long-term investment, according to findings from a survey carried out by Perrys...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

RentalStep aims to further innovate as part of government rent challenge

A PropTech startup is looking to continue to ‘expand’ and ‘improve’ its platform as part of round two of the government’s...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain at record lows as market stabilises

The cost of a buy-to-let mortgage remains at a record low, according to analysis by Mortgage Brain. With little movement in costs...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

‘Second-steppers need family help to move up the property ladder’ - Lloyds

It's not just first-time buyers relying on financial help to purchase a property. According to new research from Lloyds Bank, second-steppers...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Investment Show returns to London Olympia

The National Landlord Investment Show is set to head back to London Olympia for its 57th show on June 14. This follows...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Registration is live for the June 14th National Landlord Investment Show at Olympia

Celebrate the shows 5th Birthday and 57th event to date in the Landlord Investor Lounge with a glass of prosecco with...

06 June 2018

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Sale to completion process on a four-day delay

There has been a slightly longer period from sale agreed to completion in 2018 compared to 2017, according to House Network. The...

06 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Over-65s earn £7,000 a year from their properties

Pensioners have earned £7,000 a year from their homes, new analysis by Key Retirement has shown. According to the findings, the...

01 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Place in the sun ambitions rekindled by sterling’s improved performance

The amount spent on European property by Britons has increased by two thirds. That is according to data released by international...

25 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Majority of Brits are regaining confidence in the property market

Some 84% of British homeowners expect property prices in their area to rise over the next six months, up 14% from...

23 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Interest-only mortgages fall by almost a half since 2012

Figures from UK Finance have revealed that the number of interest-only mortgages has nearly halved in the last six years, down...

23 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Highest rental yields achieved by HMO and multi-unit landlords

Landlords with portfolios comprising houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and multi-unit freehold blocks (MUFB) are achieving the highest rental yields, new...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL rates fall despite base rate rise predictions

Since the start of the year, the cost of a typical five-year fixed buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage has fallen despite the possibility...

11 May 2018

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Investment Show heads to the Midlands

The National Landlord Investment Show returns to the Midlands for its second show of the year next week. Investors will be...

11 May 2018

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Meet the founders of the National Landlord Investment Show - Q&A with Tracey and Steve Hanbury

As the National Landlord Investment Show prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary at Aston Villa Football Club on Wednesday May 16th,...

10 May 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

East of England landlords remain confident about business prospects

Landlord confidence across a range of measures remained stable or increased in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the end...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Half of UK landlords are cautious of the BTL market

Despite the resilience in the buy-to-let (BTL) market, landlords are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to assess how the market...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Holiday let hotspots on The Tour de Yorkshire revealed

New research has revealed the best hotspots for holiday rentals along the route of The Tour de Yorkshire, which kicks off...

02 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Britain’s landlords and investors remain positive despite raft of changes

Despite challenging buy-to-let (BTL) conditions, private landlords remain positive about the future of the industry, a new report from specialist bank,...

25 April 2018

From: Breaking News

UK landlords power through despite BTL challenges

Buy-to-let (BTL) investors remain largely optimistic about the market in spite of Brexit uncertainty and increasing tax burdens for landlords, according...

05 April 2018

From: Breaking News

York crowned as the best place to live in Britain

The Sunday Times has named York as the best place to live in Great Britain overall, with Bermondsey crowned the top...

23 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits budget £320k to buy rather than rent

One in eight Brits looking to move in the next twelve months have an average budget of £322,000 in order to...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Invest in buy-to-let via crowdfunding, says property expert

The share of buy-to-let (BTL) lending decreased to 12.5% in June 2017 – the lowest percentage since Q3 2013 – which...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs are on the rise

The cost of most mainstream buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages is starting to climb following political uncertainty and last November’s interest rate rises,...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Investment Show addresses key issues plaguing landlords in 2018 at Olympia on 15 March

The National Landlord Show arrives at Olympia on Thursday 15 March to give advice via complimentary seminars, leading suppliers and two...

02 March 2018

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Capital gains tax boosts HMRC revenues

The latest HMRC receipt shows £5.5 billion was taken in capital gains tax (CGT) in January, while the taxman is set...

23 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Property professionals keen to expand portfolios in 2018 despite challenges

Research by bridging finance lender mtf has found that a third of UK property professionals are set to expand their portfolios...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL lending margins squeezed as lenders competed in 2017

Lenders absorbed more costs to keep their rates competitive in the last quarter of 2017, according to the latest results of...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Auctions power ahead while estate agent sales dwindle

The auction market continues to prosper while estate agent sales are still struggling, according to research conducted by Auction House. The auctioneer...

14 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Ticket to success: Three London properties for a football ticket

When I moved to London in winter 1997, I was determined to make my fortune. I didn’t know it at the...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Outdated house price indices misleading buyers and sellers

The most well-known house price indices in the UK are publishing out-of-date statistics and misleading buyers and sellers, according to recent...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

UK ‘silver spenders’ contributed more than £7bn by releasing equity in 2017

The UK economy was bolstered by more than £7 billion in 2017 thanks to Britain’s older homeowner’s releasing equity for retirement,...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Liverpool and Nottingham revealed as the best location for rental yields

Private Finance’s latest buy-to-let hotspots analysis has revealed that Liverpool and Nottingham are the UK’s best-performing locations for property investment, with...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords struggle to secure mortgage finance in light of PRA changes

Securing a mortgage is a challenging feat for three quarters of portfolio landlords after the introduction of the Prudential Regulation Authority...

31 January 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

The Overseas Property Show returns for another outing

The Overseas Property Show returns to Birmingham this weekend, showcasing hundreds of luxury properties in Portugal, Spain, Cape Verde and California. Taking...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

HMOs produced highest average yields in 2017, research finds

The latest Complex Buy to Let Index, published by Mortgages for Business, has revealed that HMOs produced average yields of 8.9%...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Buying agent says Brexit won't put British buyers off French property

British people will not be put off by the weaker pound and Brexit negotiations and will continue to buy French properties...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Annual rent rises muted, but London shows improvement

New research carried out by Rightmove has revealed that national average asking rents (excluding London) increased by only 0.7% in 2017. This...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

New lender criteria did not deter landlords in 2017, says Accord

Landlords showed extreme resilience in 2017, new data has revealed, with 57% of the mortgage applications received by Accord Buy To...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL landlords still set to benefit from tax relief despite changes

Analysis by London estate agent ludlowthompson has revealed that UK buy-to-let landlords will still benefit from £16.7 billion worth of tax...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Buyers of French property to save thousands following tax changes

With over €297 million worth of loans arranged by international mortgage broker, Enness, in 2017, France is becoming one of the...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Affordable UK property prices help to attract UAE expats

Expats and foreign nationals in the UAE are using the weak pound to snap up UK properties while prices remain affordable...

06 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Sourced grows its number of franchisees

Sourced, the property franchise company based in Warrington, have expanded to eight franchisees throughout the UK just over three months after...

06 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Average prices rise month on month in the UK

Prices rose across the UK in October compared to the previous month, according to fresh research conducted by the Mortgage Advice...

29 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let loans launched by LendInvest

A buy-to-let (BTL) loan product targeted at experienced, professional property investors and landlords operating in England, Wales and Scotland has been...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Skipton brings back seven-year fixed deals to offer stability to borrowers

On a day set to be dominated by the Budget, Skipton Building Society has launched two new seven-year fixed-rate mortgages to...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain stable despite changes and uncertainty

The cost of buy-to-let mortgages has remained mostly unaffected by the second phase of Prudential Regulation Authority changes, coupled with months...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty is dampening housing market growth, says bank

The UK property market is becoming stagnant as people who wish to move homes are being hindered by Stamp Duty Land...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Possibility of interest rate rise sees borrowers turn to fixed mortgages

The number of borrowers seeking fixed rate mortgages has surged ahead of the prospect of an interest rate rise this Thursday,...

01 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals mortgage costs falling again despite possible rate rise

The cost of mortgages has continued to fall despite the regular warnings of interest and mortgage rate rises. After the UK’s economy...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget can help free up rental homes to buy

Bishop Fleming has called for the Chancellor in his next Budget to assist residential landlords who wish to downsize their property...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Top French ski properties to invest in next year

With average French mortgage rates held at a low of 1.5%, now is still a good time to invest in a...

20 October 2017

From: Breaking News

UK ranked worst EU country for first-time buyers

The UK has been ranked the worst EU country for new homeowners and first-time buyers (FTBs), according to new research from...

20 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords over 55 entitled to £50bn through equity release

Buy-to-let landlords in the UK over the age of 55 could be entitled to almost £50 billion via equity release, Retirement...

13 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Spain’s residential market continues to recover

After a decade of uncertainty, the Spanish prime property market finds itself on its firmest footing, according to Knight Frank’s latest...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

21 years of BTL generates £1.2m portfolios for landlords

Investors could have seen their buy-to-let (BTL) returns increase by as much as 1,131% over the past two decades, according to...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Europeans expect rising house prices over the next 12 months

Three in five (59%) consumers across Europe believe that prices will rise over the next 12 months, according to the ING...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let purchases driven by pension pot hunters

Sales of buy-to-let properties continue to be driven by pension “pot hunters”, according to the latest findings from Sequre Property Investment. Sequre’s...

06 September 2017

From: Breaking News

UK mortgage approvals rebound to 16-month high

Mortgage approvals for residential property purchases rose slightly in July to its highest level since March 2016, despite a general fall...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

British house prices will ‘struggle to rise much’ this year

Residential property price growth across Britain eased to a three-month low in August, as cooler economic conditions and political uncertainty continued...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips every landlord should consider when investing in student property

A number of buy-to-let landlords are turning their attention to student housing, which is regarded by many property investors as a...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New property platform provides an alternative to ‘The Bank of Mum and Dad’

Property Pact, a new property funding platform, has been launched after gaining consent from the Financial Conduct Authority.   Property Pact, which connects...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

More investors turn to commercial property as residential sales dip

A growing number of investors are starting to shun residential property, deterred by recent tax hikes, and are opting instead to...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Homeowners urged to remortgage now ‘before it’s too late’

Time may be running out for savvy remortgagors looking for a good deal, according to a leading estate agency. Remortgage customers have...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers are currently ‘supporting’ the UK housing market

Demand from first-time buyers is driving the UK housing market as landlords and homeowners hold off making any big decisions, according...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Residential property transactions pick up in year to July

There were 104,760 residential property transactions in the UK in July, up 1.3% from June and 8.3% higher than the corresponding...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property sales and prices are falling in Canada

Canada’s property market continues to run out of steam, with the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) revealing...

18 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Second charge lending surges 33% in June

The second charge mortgage market saw new business increase 33% by value and 22% by volume in June compared with the...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club to host specialist lending events this autumn

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced its calendar of autumn events that focus on the specialist lending sector. The half day...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging lender offers free valuations on all new loan enquiries

The bridging loans sector has markedly raised its profile in recent years. It is also becoming better understood by property investors,...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrears and possession rates falling

The number of mortgages in arrears of 2.5% or more of the outstanding balance fell during the second quarter of 2017. This...

15 August 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest floats on the London stock market

LendInvest, the UK online platform for property lending and investing, has listed a £50m retail bond on the London Stock Exchange’s...

11 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investor gives away £120k house

A single mum who lived in a council flat with her newborn baby has been given a new £120,000 home for...

10 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Foreign homebuyers surge 30% in Montreal

There was a 30% rise in the number of foreign buyers of property in Montreal in the first half of this...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Harvey Raybould, Creative Development Services

Who are you? Harvey Raybould What does it say on your business card? Building Dreams and Empowering Lives What is Creative Development Services (CDS)? We are...

08 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

UK house prices are ‘back on the rise again’

UK house price growth may be easing, according to the latest Halifax data, but it has been suggested that there are...

08 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in mortgage choice for homebuyers

The number of mortgage products has continued to rise, with the volume of deals on the market having increased by 61%...

08 August 2017

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

How millennials shape the UK housing market

Millennials are the generation born between the early 1980s and the early years of the 21st century, which means that at...

04 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

Prime central London property sales improve slightly

There was a marginal increase in the number of residential property sales in prime central London in the first half of...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Home, buildings and critical illness protection: Do you have enough?

If you’re not fully covered when it comes to protecting your home and health then you’re not alone. A recent UK...

03 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

Many ‘unhappy’ couples stay together in order to buy a home

Some 1.8 million UK adults have primarily stayed or would stay in a relationship in order to get a foot on...

02 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers strongly urged to take out full private survey

More than three quarters of advisers recommend that homebuyers take out private surveys when purchasing or remortgaging a property, according to...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

London is a ‘strange market’ filled with people living in unsuitable properties

It is undoubtedly a buyer’s market in London at the moment, with those who are looking to buy prime property in...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

The Positives of Property Investment in 2017

You would have had to have been living under a rock to not know about the Government’s recent tax attacks on...

26 July 2017

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Adam Joseph, The Happy Tenant Company

What does it say on your business card? Adam Joseph, CEO of The Happy Tenant Company.  What is the Happy Tenant Company? We are...

26 July 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

UK property market slowdown: What factors are to blame?

Recent months have seen the UK property market starting to slow down. So what has caused this, and will it change? Whilst...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

When it comes to remortgaging there’s no time like the present

With the average two-year fixed rate home loan currently at a record low of just 2.26%, there has never been a...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Prices in key UK cities up 5.1% in H1 2017

Residential property prices in key UK cities have proved resilient in the first half of the year, with growth of 5.1%,...

21 July 2017

From: Breaking News

West One Loans reports record month, as more investors turn to bridging finance

With a growing number of property investors using short-term bridging finance to buy property, June was a landmark for many specialist...

21 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Analysis of mainstream mortgages shows ‘strong mix of rate and cost reductions’

Mortgage costs and rates fell during the second quarter of the year, according to the latest figures. Mortgage Brain’s quarterly product data...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

New home prices rise in Canada

New home prices in Canada continued to increase month-on-month in May, led by growth in Toronto and Vancouver, according to the...

17 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices ‘remain muted’ despite high demand from buyers

Asking prices for residential properties in England and Wales have remained broadly unchanged  over the past month, as price sensitive homebuyers...

17 July 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

UK housing market hit by political uncertainty, says RICS

Residential property price growth in the UK has fallen to its lowest level for almost a year as political uncertainty continues...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Paragon to make portfolio BTL changes to comply with PRA’s new requirements

Paragon Mortgages is the latest in a long line of lenders to announce that it will be implementing changes for portfolio...

13 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Manchester establishes itself as a major buy-to-let property hotspot

Despite recent turmoil, it seems Manchester is a city on the up, as it is now being identified as a true...

07 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

Large deposit borrowers fall freeing up stock for first-time buyers

The proportion of people acquiring property with a large deposit dropped in May, the latest mortgage monitor from e.surv shows. Those buying...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

New accounting services launched to help buy-to-let investors

A new accounting, reporting and tax compliance service designed to help buy-to-let investors with their tax and regulatory landscape has been...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging sector returns to growth, thanks to high demand from investors

A growing number of property investors are turning to alternative finance options to overcome tougher mainstream mortgage lending criteria and stress...

30 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to do more to ‘bring house price inflation in line with earnings’

The annual rise in UK house prices picked up again in May, the latest figures show, with prices continuing to rise...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in investors forced to sell to pay off interest-only mortgage debts

A growing number of investors are being forced to sell their homes in order to pay off their interest-only mortgages, according...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

More affordable housing and not small deposit mortgage deals needed

The recent surge in small deposit mortgage deals for first-time buyers is good news for purchasers, especially first-time buyers. Recently released data...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High house prices force many adults to live with their parents

Many young people are being left with little alternative but to live with their parents to save enough money for a...

28 June 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices rebound in June – Nationwide

Residential property price in the UK rebounded in June after falling for three months, fresh data from Nationwide has revealed. House prices...

28 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Using call management to grow your agency

Any and all businesses will see benefits by using an Intelligent Call Management system - but this can be a huge...

27 June 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Demand falls due to ‘increasing house prices and limited housing stock’

Mortgage approvals and household credit growth both slowed last month, adding to growing signs that prospective purchasers in the UK are...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let networking event to take part in Southport

From unfavourable tax changes to tougher mortgage lending conditions, the past 18 months or so have been difficult for many buy-to-let...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK home sales set to drop significantly amid political uncertainty

Residential property transactions in May dropped by 3.3% on the previous month, following two successive months of growth, in what could...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Buying property is best investment most of us can ever make - just ask retirees

If you want to build your wealth in the short-term, the easiest way to do so is by saving more money. If...

21 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

Another Aussie bank cracks down on foreign property investors

AMP Bank is the latest lender in Australia to introduce more stringent loan application rules and higher interest rates for foreign...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High property prices in Hong Kong prompts housing bubble fears

Despite the introduction of higher property taxes, demand for residential property in Hong Kong shows no signs of slowing, especially from...

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

Canadian home prices could fall up to 40%, warns Capital Economics

Residential property prices in Canada could fall by as much as 40% over the next five years, led by falls in...

18 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Home seller valuations fall as remortgage levels rise

The number of homes coming on to the market for sale continued to fall across the UK last month, adding to...

15 June 2017

From: Breaking News

The National Landlord Investment Show takes place at London Olympia tomorrow

Buy-to-let investors and property enthusiasts will descend on the Olympia Conference Centre in London tomorrow where they will be able to...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

REIT-backed BrickCoin unveils vision for real estate-backed cryptocurrency

BrickCoin, a blockchain financial platform backed entirely by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) has unveiled its vision for a ‘real estate-backed’...

13 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Dangers faced by unoccupied rental properties

As a buy-to-let property owner, the last thing you want is for your investment to be sitting empty. But it’s not...

09 June 2017

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It was ‘inevitable’ that UK house prices would ease

The recent slowdown in UK house prices suggests that the market is cooling, but very few experts are surprised. The latest house...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Strettons marks 80th anniversary by raising £13.5m at London property auction

Strettons has raised almost £13.5m, including post-auction sales, on the back of an 88% success rate in what was the firm’s...

05 June 2017

From: Breaking News

The days of surging UK house prices ‘are gone’

The tide has definitely turned against the seller in the UK housing market, a leading property expert has yesterday, following the...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Many property investors are struggling to obtain mainstream funding

Sterner affordability criteria, stress testing and more robust risk management for lenders seeking to underwrite mortgage contracts has left many property...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices in Manchester continue to rise faster than anywhere in the country

Manchester remains the number one UK property hotspot, after it was revealed today that property values in the city increased faster...

26 May 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

First-time buyer and remortgage lending set to ‘maintain momentum’

The recent rise in the level of both first-time buyer and remortgage lending is expected to ‘maintain momentum’ thanks to the...

25 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage robo-advisor raises £2m seed funding ahead of launch

MortgageGym, which is planning to try and change the way UK consumers access the mortgage market, has announced the successful completion...

23 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Almost a quarter of homebuyers forced into bidding war

Many buyers desperate to purchase their desired home have been asked to enter into a bidding war, which can often include...

23 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Fewer investors are currently willing to invest in Turkey’s property market

Economic and political turmoil in Turkey is making many investors ‘rethink’ their strategy when it comes to investing in the country’s...

22 May 2017

From: Breaking News

New buy to let tax changes and how to work your way around them

Over the past year, the buy to let market has experienced some substantial changes, most recently the new taxation laws which...

18 May 2017

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Buy-to-let lending for property purchase plummets 80%

The number of property investors looking to invest in the buy-to-let market continued to fall last month as a result of...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Andy Murray backs property rental crowdfunding platform

Tennis star and Seedrs advisor Andy Murray has invested in three early-stage UK businesses, including specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay. Murray’s Seedrs...

17 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices stall amid affordability issues

Annual house price growth continues to slow, as affordability issues deter many prospective homebuyers. With 2017 proving to be a rather challenging time...

17 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Most U.S. homes are worth less than before the real estate crash of 2007

Despite the recovery in housing markets across some part of the U.S. in recent years, most notably in large metropolitan areas,...

12 May 2017

From: Breaking News

New limited edition BTL mortgage aimed at investors seeking capital growth

Pepper Homeloans has launched a new limited edition buy-to-let five-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.98% up to 75% loan-to-value (LTV). The product...

11 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Rise in cash buyers due to ‘over-zealous’ lending rules

There was a sharp rise in the number of home buyers using cash to buy property last year, with mortgage lending...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Number of mortgage products hits post-recession high

The total number of mortgage products on the market has reached its highest level since the recession in 2008 as competition...

10 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

Fraudster built £10m buy-to-let property empire in Manchester

A man described as a ‘fraudster on a grand scale’ has been jailed for more than three and a half years...

08 May 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices in Ireland set to soar as demand outstrips supply

Residential property prices in Ireland look set to increase as demand for property continues to pick up, while the number of...

05 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors target property in main German cities

Real estate markets across Germany’s main cities are starting to look increasingly attractive to international property investors, especially those in southern...

05 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage debt for the over-65s set to double by 2030

Over the past two decades, investing in residential property in the UK has been a relatively secure way to make money,...

04 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Over half of Americans making plans to buy real estate

Some 54% of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years, up 12% year-on-year, according...

03 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Irresponsible lending in the UK could lead to return of ‘negative equity’

TSB has reduced mortgage lending to first-time buyers, especially in London, amid growing concerns that many homeowners without significant equity in...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

28 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Franz-Xaver Simmen, CEO of Andermatt Swiss Alps

Who are you? Franz-Xaver Simmen What does it say on your business card? CEO of Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, responsible for the development, planning...

26 April 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

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...

26 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

25 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

25 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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,...

24 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

21 April 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

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...

20 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

19 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

18 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

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...

14 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

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...

12 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

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

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...

10 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Q&A with Tim Morgan, owner of ERE

AIPP CEO, Peter Robinson, talks to Tim Morgan (below right), owner of ERE Property, a UK based company selling UK investment...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investor confidence runs high

Confidence about investing in property continues to grow, as many property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, predict a good year ahead for...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Over a third of home sales in England and Wales fall through before completion

More than a third of home sales fell through in the UK prior to completion during the first quarter of the...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage accessibility in the UK hits three-year high

Mortgage accessibility in the UK has improved to its highest level since tougher lending conditions came into play as part of...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Australian house price growth surges to seven-year high

Residential property prices in Australia are increasing at their fastest pace in seven years, fuelling growing fears about a property bubble...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

New mortgage-matching platform aims to speed up loan applications

Mortgage Gym, the world’s first regulated mortgage robo-adviser, is launching in the UK with a view to speeding up the loan...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Squeeze on consumers weighs on UK property market

Growing economic uncertainty in the UK is starting to weigh on consumer confidence and willingness to engage in major transactions such...

03 April 2017

From: Breaking News

London Assembly expresses concern that EU nationals are being refused mortgages

London Assembly members have expressed concern at the apparent lack of mortgages in the UK being issued to EU citizens. A French...

03 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Portuguese property prices set to rise further

Residential property prices in Portugal are expected to keep on rising, with experts forecasting growth of about 4% this year, after...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

An oldie but a goodie – reversionary ground rents in 2017

From the vantage point of the rostrum, in unprecedented economic times with historically low interest rates and persistently low inflation, the...

29 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Brexit uncertainty prompts decline in UK property deals

Demand among home buyers has seen a modest recovery following initial post-referendum jitters, but with just 24 hours until Theresa May...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Manchester has fastest growing house prices in the UK

Manchester has become the latest UK property hotspot, after it was revealed today that property values in the city increased faster...

24 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Spain sees a sharp rise in residential property sales

The number of Spanish homes changing hands increased significantly in January, the latest figures show. Data from the Association of Spanish Notaries...

23 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Homeowners on standard variable rates overpaying by almost £3,200 a year

Homeowners with a standard variable rate (SVR) mortgage could be spending almost £3,200 a year - or £266 a month -...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

The widening gulf between salaries and house prices is “extremely worrying”

Residential property prices in England and Wales now cost 7.6 times the average income, up from 3.6 times earnings in 1997,...

20 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Irish property prices up by almost 8%

Residential property prices in Ireland increased by 0.6% month-on-month in January to keep annual growth steady at 7.9% following the first...

15 March 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

Investors in Australia eye less conventional finance options

With banks in Australia continuing to tighten their investor lending criteria, a growing number of investors looking to invest in property...

14 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

Midlands Engine strategy will ‘provide a welcome boost for housing levels’

The government yesterday launched its Midlands Energy strategy, which is expected to boost the supply of much needed new homes in...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Chancellor fails to deal with Britain’s ‘broken’ housing market

Yesterday’s rather low-key Budget statement failed to mention the housing market as the government continues to bury its head on the...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

UK commercial property is becoming ‘increasingly attractive’

Britain is a nation obsessed with property but experts have warned those thinking of investing in buy-to-let are facing headwinds that...

08 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Low rates boosts remortgage market activity in the UK

There was a surge in remortgage activity in 2016, which peaked in Q4, as more borrowers opted for longer term fixed...

07 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

U.S. home sales hit 10-year high

U.S. home resales rose to a 10-year high in January despite higher prices and mortgage rates, suggesting that confidence in the...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth continues to slow

Residential property price growth continues to slow across parts of the UK, led by falls in London where annual home price...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

London home buyers down 3% in Q4 2016

The number of home buyers in London fell to the lowest level for four years, fresh figures from the Council of...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Allsop raise £62.8m at first residential auction of the year

Allsop raised £62.8m at its first residential auction of 2017, selling 80% of the 247 lots on offer. A high number of...

23 February 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

International buyers routinely rejected for UK mortgages

Overseas investors and British expats are finding it increasingly difficult to secure mortgages in the UK to fund property acquisitions, according...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand from property investors sees bridging loans surge

Demand for short term loans continued to surge in the final quarter of last year, as an increasing number of property...

21 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging continues to increase amid rate rise fears

Concerns that interest rates could rise sooner than markets currently expect has triggered an increase in remortgaging activity, a new study...

21 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

Irish house prices forecast to rise by 5% in 2017

Moody’s has warned of a severe shortage of housing in Ireland, which is continuing to drive up prices. The global ratings agency...

13 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Overseas investors race to secure UK property bargains

There has been a sharp rise in the number of opportunistic foreign investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by the...

09 February 2017

From: Breaking News

CBA suspends property investor loans

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the nation's biggest property lender, will stop accepting refinancing applications for investment home loans from...

09 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Chronic housing shortage could keep UK house prices rising

UK house prices are likely to continue to rise in 2017 as building lags demand for homes, the Halifax has warned. The...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

House price boom ripples beyond Greater Toronto Area

High residential property prices in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are rippling out into nearby markets, especially those within commuting distance,...

07 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Top financial resolutions for property investors

Is it time to get your finances in order? Why not consider these five property financial resolutions? 1.    Consider increasing your mortgage payments With...

06 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Caution to dominate UK housing market in 2017

Political and economic uncertainty and a dip in sentiment and transactions generated in part by the outcome of the EU referendum...

03 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

Specialist finance provider reviews products to suit investor needs

Specialist lender Together has increased its maximum mortgage loan amount to £1m to enable more investors to invest in property in light of...

02 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging lending increases by 11.5% in 2016

Demand for bridging loans surged last year, as a growing number of property investors turned to short-term finance solutions, which typically...

01 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

Property investors continue to eye less conventional finance options

While buy-to-let lenders come to terms with fresh interventions imposed by the Prudential Regulation Authority, designed to subject buy-to-let landlords to stricter...

30 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Free buy-to-let tax tutorials – download them now!

A series of tax tutorials have been launched for buy-to-let investors and their professional advisers by Property118 and The Landlords Union. These...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Canny investors’ eye ‘good yields’ in the commercial property sector

With attractive returns on offer, a growing number of property investors are looking to add commercial properties to their portfolios, according...

26 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Record numbers acquiring their first home

There has been a surge in the number of first-time buyers cashing in on low cost mortgages and stalling property price...

25 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

Lender cuts commercial rates

Specialist lender InterBay has reduced rates across its commercial and semi-commercial mortgage range. Pricing has also been simplified through the introduction of...

13 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Rising levels of mortgage approvals ‘hint at a surge in purchases to come’

The number of homes changing hands in the UK look set to rise over the next few months, as reflected by...

12 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending restrictions having a ‘chilling effect’ on housing market

People over the age of 55 are being frozen out of new mortgages, according to a new study. Stricter lending criteria means many...

10 January 2017

From: Breaking News

U.S. home prices up 5.1% in October

Residential property prices in 20 major cities monitored across the U.S. maintained steady growth in October as demand continued to outstrip...

06 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Tax deadline approaching, are you ready?

It’s that time of year again. Filing an annual tax return is a necessary task for every self-employed person, including property...

06 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Beijing mayor vows to contain soaring property prices

Beijing’s mayor has pledged to stop residential property prices in the Chinese capital from rising in 2017 in an attempt to...

05 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Where in the world are house prices growing fastest?

Global house prices rose 5.3% on average in the 12 months to September 2016, with Turkey, New Zealand and Iceland recording...

04 January 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices rise in December

Residential property prices in the UK remained broadly stable in 2016 but is likely to slow next year, the Nationwide has...

30 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Fewer small deposit mortgages as Help to Buy scheme comes to a close

The Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme will come to an end tomorrow and there are fears that its withdrawal could...

30 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Trevor Abrahmsohn - what to expect in 2017

Trevor Abrahmsohn, director at Glentree Estates offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year.  2016 has...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Overseas mortgage enquiries for UK property up 45% in Q4

There has been an increase in the number of overseas investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by sterling’s nosedive after the...

20 December 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices set to rise across major UK cities in 2017

Residential property prices across many of the UK’s largest 20 cities appear to offer plenty of room for growth in 2017,...

19 December 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property sales to fall as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter investors

Fewer people are expected to invest in residential property in 2017, as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter many property investors...

19 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending drops 11% in a year

Mortgage lending was down 11% in October compared with the corresponding month last year with £10.5bn borrowed for residential property purchases...

15 December 2016

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

Arrears continue to fall in Ireland

Mortgage arrears in Ireland dropped by 3.1% in the third quarter of 2016, the 13th consecutive quarter of decline, the latest...

15 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Do you know what a second charge mortgage is?

Second charge mortgages, often simply referred to as second mortgages, are a secured loan used to raise extra money instead of...

13 December 2016

From: Breaking News

House price falls in London look ‘inevitable’

Homeowners and property investors in Greater London are facing steep falls in house prices as the slowdown in prime areas of...

06 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

Mortgage approvals recover in October as consumer appetite for credit grows

The number of mortgages approved for residential property purchases rose for the second consecutive month in October as the housing market...

01 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

Significant increase in fee-free mortgages

More than a third of fixed rate mortgage deals currently on the market are now offered without an arrangement fee, fresh...

01 December 2016

From: Breaking News