Month: November 2014

Property investments supported by strong economic growth in the UAE

Property investments supported by strong economic growth in the UAE

Dubai and the wider UAE is set to see robust economic growth in the short to midterm, new economic forecasts predict. Summary: Dubai is set for robust economic growth in the coming year, despite a dampened oil economy Non-oil GDP growth is predicted to accelerate to 5.6% by the end of 2014 High capital growth… Read more »

International students ‘should not count towards net immigration figures’

International students ‘should not count towards net immigration figures’

UK universities should continue to attract high numbers of international students, a new report has stated. Summary: A new report asks for student numbers to be exempt from net migration figures The vast majority of the public doesn’t want international student numbers to fall Accommodation that caters to international students can offer investors high yields… Read more »

Appeal for Scottish buy-to-let high as rent rise outpaces UK average

Appeal for Scottish buy-to-let high as rent rise outpaces UK average

Rents in Scotland are offering buy-to-let property investors a faster pace of yield growth than the rest of the UK average, new research has suggested. Summary: Private sector rents in Scotland are increasing faster than the UK average The market is set for further growth following the outcome of the independence referendum Scotland also has… Read more »

Dubai launches new $20 million tourism campaign

Dubai launches new $20 million tourism campaign

Amid widespread property investment, Dubai has launched a new $20 million campaign to attract even more tourists in the future. Summary: Emirates Airline and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing are set to launch a new tourism campaign The See you in Dubai campaign will cost $20 million Tourism is a major focus in… Read more »

UK property to see average capital growth of 5% in 2015

UK property to see average capital growth of 5% in 2015

Residential property investments in the UK are set to appreciate by an average of around 5% over the course of 2015. Summary: UK property to appreciate by between 3 and 5% next year As the London market slows, regional activity will increase Wider economic activity suggests that the house market is set for sustained growth,… Read more »

Dubai ‘needs a further 283 hotels to meet 2020 targets’

Dubai wants to build a further 283 hotels to cope with visitor demand ahead of the World Expo 2020.

Dubai wants to build a further 283 hotels to cope with visitor demand ahead of the World Expo 2020. Summary: Dubai wants to build 283 more hotels between now and the World Expo 2020 This level of investment equates to 32 new hotels a year Private investors will also see higher demand for their own… Read more »

North-west and East Anglia offering property investors highest yields growth

North-west and East Anglia offering property investors highest yields growth

Residential property in the north-west of the UK is currently offering high monthly and annual yield growth, new research suggests. Summary: Buy-to-let property in the north-west has recorded yield growth of 7.5% over the past 12 months Rents associated with East Anglian property fell last month, but have still increased by 8.5% annually Landlords and… Read more »