Month: August 2013

Emirates announces non-stop services to Taipei


Emirates will fly non-stop services to Taipei. Summary: Emirates will launch services to Taipei It will begin flying to Taipei from February 10th 2014 This connection will improve international travel and trade Emirates Airline has confirmed it will launch a new service to Taipei in February 2014. Beginning on February 10th next year, the service will… Read more »

First-time buyer loans reach 6-year high

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Lending to first-time buyers has reached the highest level since 2007, according to CML. Summary: 11,200 loans were advanced to FTBs in Q2 2013 This is a 19% increase from Q1 2013 It is also a 38% rise compared with Q2 2012 The number of first-time buyers (FTBs) who were given property mortgages in the… Read more »

Jacobs revealed as new resident at Manchester’s First Street

Jacobs has become the latest tenant at Manchester’s new city centre development, First Street. Ask Property Developments, which was advised by Savills and CBRE, has let 25,526 sq ft at Number One First Street to the technical, professional and construction services firm for a 10-year lease. Jacobs plans to move into the building at the… Read more »

Mortgage lending in the UK rises 29%

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Mortgage lending was 29% higher in July 2013 than it was in July 2012.   Summary:  Total gross mortgage lending was £16.6 billion in July 2013  This is 29% higher than in July 2012  Mortgage lending also rose by 12% between June and July 2013  Gross mortgage lending in July saw a year-on-year increase of 29%,… Read more »

South-west property awards deadline extended

The deadline for property specialists to be entered into a real estate competition has been extended. Insider South West Property Awards has delayed it to September 13th to enable more companies to enter into the contest. After this date, the entries will be looked at and the winners will be announced on October 17th at… Read more »

Rental returns in north-west are highest in England

Rental returns in north-west are highest in England

Rental returns are far higher in the north-west than any other part of England, ARLA has reported. Summary: Rental returns in the north-west have been more than 6% over the six months Rental returns in London have been 3.5% during the same period The average cost of a buy-to-let property in London is £1.25 million… Read more »

Bank of England: Housing activity has picked up

UK property prices grew by 3.8% over 12 months

Housing activity in the UK has improved in recent months, the Bank of England has stated. Summary: The Help to Buy scheme has helped the new build market It has also improved the wider property sector House prices are rising as fewer homes are being put on the market The housing market in the UK… Read more »

Gavin Duncan joins Vita Student Management

Vita Student Management has announced its latest member of staff is Gavin Duncan, who will take the role of Managing Director. The luxury student accommodation brand has appointed Mr Duncan to achieve a 100% occupancy rate for the firm’s property developments when they begin to open. He comes to the team with vast experience, having… Read more »