Month: January 2015

Property investment rental returns rise 3% in 2014

Property investment rental returns rise 3% in 2014

Rental returns rise 3% in 2014, as property investments generate annual returns of nearly £19,000, new research shows. Summary: Rental income has increased by 3% over the past year The average month rental payment in England and Wales was recorded at £767 in December Property investments in England and Wales generated average total returns of… Read more »

UAE and Middle East construction markets offer global value

UAE and Middle East construction markets offer global value

Construction in Dubai and the Middle East is much less expensive than in Europe, according to a new report. Summary: Dubai’s construction market is helping to increase yields for investors The Middle East market is less affected by currency fluctuations compared to other global markets European countries are the most expensive to build in on… Read more »

Global investors snapping up Manchester property in £1bn spree

Global investors snapping up Manchester property in £1bn spree

Global investors are looking to secure assets in Manchester ahead of expected future economic growth. Summary: Over £1 billion of Manchester property could be snapped up over the coming months Global investors are starting to look at the city in order to return high yields The city has enjoyed huge economic growth over the past… Read more »

Southampton and Manchester UK’s top buy-to-let property investment spots

Southampton and Manchester UK’s top buy-to-let property investment spots

Buy-to-let property investments in Manchester and Southampton are offering the highest yields in the UK, new research shows. Summary: Property investors can find the highest residential yields in Manchester and Southampton The value of buy-to-let mortgages have increased by over a third in 2014 Investors believe property can achieve higher rates of return than their… Read more »

UK universities helping create best graduate job market in 10 years

UK universities helping create graduate best graduate job market in 10 years

Record student numbers set to graduate UK universities and find jobs with the country’s top recruiters, new research suggests. Summary: The UK’s graduate jobs market is at its strongest level in over 10 years Top British recruiters are satisfied with the level of student graduating from the country’s universities Record numbers of enrolments have led… Read more »

Dubai property investment deals total 218 billion AED in 2014

Dubai property investment deals total 218 billion AED in 2014

Nearly 220 billion AED was spent on Dubai property investment and land purchases during the course of 2014, official new figures reveal. Summary: Dubai Land Department reveals 218 billion AED was spent on property investments last year Business Bay and Dubai Marina proved to be the most popular location with investors Dubai is set for… Read more »

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone looks to make more European ties

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone looks to make more European ties

The success of Ras Al Khaimah’s Free Trade Zone has help assure property investors and businesses of the potential for further growth in the future. Summary: A delegation from Ras Al Khaimah is currently offering new investor relationships to Italian companies RAK FTZ is already home to 8,000 companies from more than 50 industries Ras… Read more »

Buy-to-let property investments appreciated 17% over the year

Buy-to-let property investments appreciated 17% over the year

Property investors with buy-to-let assets in the UK saw capital appreciation of 17% over the last 12 months. Property investments with an emphasis on rental accommodation outperformed other assets in 2014 Buy-to-let property appreciated by 17% over the past 12 months Britain’s private rented sector shows no sign of slowing its expansion Property investments bought… Read more »