Month: April 2014

Q1 sees UK economy grow by 0.8%

Q1 sees UK economy grow by 0.8%

Office for National Statistics figures reveal economic growth for fifth consecutive period, leaving economy just 0.6% below 2008 peak Summary Growth of 0.8% recorded for first three months of 2014 Office for National Statistics reveals growth for fifth consecutive quarter Economy now just 0.6% lower than 2008 peak, recorded before financial crisis The UK economy… Read more »

Buoyant buy-to-let market shows significant returns

Buoyant buy-to-let market shows significant returns

The buy-to-let market has offered high compound returns since its introduction in 1996 and it is not expected to stop anytime soon Summary Report carried out on behalf of Paragon Mortgages reveals compound return of 16.3% Possible returns of 11% a year for the next decade predicted Figures released ahead of new affordability rules for… Read more »

Slashing of cash ISA rates means need for alternative options

The slashing of ISA rates by several major banks means different options could provide returns on investments, including in property Savers wishing to use cash ISAs are facing low rates after several major banks slashed rates only three weeks into the new tax year. Both Santander and Metro Bank cut their rates, meaning the opportunities… Read more »

Buy-to-let growth recorded for 18 years

In the 18 years since buy-to-let products entered the market, a recent survey suggests growth throughout that time period The buy-to-let market has experienced growth for 18 years since the first products entered the market in 1996, according to a new report. The report from Wriglesworth Consultancy and carried out on behalf of Paragon Mortgages,… Read more »

Top Tips for Student Property Investment

Investment Top Tips

Are you interested in investing in student property, the UK’s strongest asset class? Make sure you make the right investment by reading Select Property’s top five tips on what to look out for.

Dubai Marina most searched for rental destination

Dubai Marina most searched for rental destination

April saw Dubai Marina, Dubailand and Downtown searched for most when it came to potential rental locations, according to a leading property portal Summary Dubai Marina, Dubailand and Downtown most searched for rental locations in April Propertyfinder.ae shows 17% of total searches relate to Dubai Marina Dubailand and Downtown searched for by 9% and 8%… Read more »

Dubai Canal project to boost tourism and real estate investment

Dubai Canal project to boost tourism and real estate investment

Dubai Canal project, a mega development in the heart of Dubai will link Dubai Creek with the Arabian Gulf, boosting tourism and real estate in the Emirate Summary 14m sq ft development to extend Dubai creek water way into Arabian Gulf AED2 billion esplanade to house retail, dining, hospitality and residential areas Development from Business… Read more »

Building a profitable partnership

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Alya Ahmed Sulaiman’s family has several property investments in her home country of Oman but when she started looking further afield for profitable property she turned to investment specialist Select Property for advice.