Month: October 2014

Property investors to focus on the buy-to-let market?

Property investors to focus on the buy-to-let market?

Capital growth begins to stabilise, but rental returns show no signs of slowing down as tenant demand looks set to remain high. Summary: House prices increased by 0.5% in October, according to Nationwide Homeowners could be set for a period of stabilisation before property values increase again next year Rental returns are at record levels… Read more »

Ras Al Khaimah surpasses previous tourism landmark

Ras Al Khaimah surpasses previous tourism landmark

More people are travelling to Ras Al Khaimah than ever before, as the emirate races past the one million-guest-night barrier. Summary: Ras Al Khaimah sets a record pace as total guest night stays reach 1.4m in Q3 There has been a 47% year-on-year rise in Ras Al Khaimah’s hotel room revenue Many property investors see… Read more »

Diversifying an investment portfolio: Cash and savings

Diversifying an investment portfolio: Cash and savings

What investment assets to diversify into Whatever your next purchase is, you will want to assess its suitability and compare it against your existing assets to create your ideal portfolio. In this guide, the most common asset types and their most prominent categories will be judged and ranked on the following criteria: Ability to generate… Read more »

Dubai Marina to welcome Hard Rock Hotel

Dubai Marina to welcome Hard Rock Hotel

Dubai Marina’s new tourist attraction will help keep the region at the forefront of property investors’ minds in the future. Summary: A new Hard Rock Hotel project has been announced in Dubai Marina The hotel will be the latest in a long line of visitor attractions in the marina Dubai Marina’s popularity with visitors and… Read more »

Buy-to-let lenders positive about 2015

Buy-to-let lenders positive about 2015

A rise in tenant demand is leading the majority of mortgage lenders to predict there will be increased buy-to-let activity over the next year. Summary: Buy-to-let lenders expect to see an increase in lending over the coming 12 months A continued rise in demand for rental property is driving the lending People approaching retirement see… Read more »

High buy-to-let demand results in more mortgage products

High buy-to-let demand results in more mortgage products

Buy-to-let investors can now choose from more than 700 separate loans when adding to their property portfolio. Summary: There are now 707 buy-to-let loans available to property investors in the UK This time last year only around 450 buy-to-let mortgages were available Rental yields have risen to record levels in England and Wales as the… Read more »

Dubai property market regulations leading to sustainable growth

Dubai property market regulations leading to sustainable growth

Recent government measures to curb speculative buying have helped introduce sustainability into the high-performing Dubai property market.   Summary: Government regulations have help introduce sustainability to the Dubai property market Capital growth in Dubai has been much higher than anywhere else in the world Property investors have also seen double-digit rental rises over the past… Read more »

How to diversify an investment portfolio: Your circumstances

How to diversify an investment portfolio: Your circumstances

Diversify for your circumstances Although the last post in the How to Diversify an investment Portfolio series was all sound and sensible advice, there is no overriding blueprint for a perfect diversified portfolio, the exact mix of assets will depend on the individual investor and their budget. Things to consider include: Current age –Most investment experts… Read more »