Month: January 2015

Premium residential properties see biggest price growth in 2014

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Properties over £250,000 generate the highest capital growth during 2014, a new report has suggested. Summary: Average capital growth in the UK property market in 2014 was 9.6% Residential assets worth over £250,000 saw average annual growth of 10.7% Investors will be looking to the buy-to-let sector and the regions to secure the highest returns… Read more »

Workers could commute to Abu Dhabi from property in Dubai

Workers could commute to Abu Dhabi from property in Dubai

Rental property in Dubai to attract a growing number of commuters with jobs in Abu Dhabi this year? Summary: Workers may decide to commute from Dubai to Abu Dhabi this year as rent payments in the latter spirals This will add to the growing demand for rental property in Dubai, which is already significant due… Read more »

How interest rate rises affect property investment in 2015

How interest rate rises affect property investment in 2015

Following the non-farms payroll announcement, Select Property Group assesses how interest rates could affect the property market in 2015. The investment community was fixed on the announcement of the US’s non-farm payrolls report on Friday (January 9th). Ordinarily it has a huge bearing on the bond and stock markets, but right now it is seen as the… Read more »

Dubai International surpasses Heathrow to become world’s busiest

Dubai International surpasses Heathrow to become world’s busiest

Years of sustained investment have resulted in Dubai International becoming the world’s busiest airport. Summary: Dubai International now processes more passengers than London Heathrow Years of tourism and property investment have supported the airport’s success Future growth could see almost 100 million people pass through Dubai International each year Dubai’s staggering growth – instigated by… Read more »

Avoid late payment problems with student property investment

Avoid late payment problems with student property investment

Traditional landlords who are having ongoing issues with late rental payments may opt to invest in a fully managed student property instead this year. Summary: There has been £6 billion invested in purpose-built student property over the past three years Despite high tenant demand traditional landlords are struggling with late payments Student property management teams… Read more »

CBRE: Prime regional property markets expecting growth in 2015

CBRE: Prime regional property markets expecting growth in 2015

2015 will be an intriguing year for property investors, but the most substantial growth could be found in the regional markets of the UK. Summary: Investor focus will shift from London to the UK’s regional markets this year Property investors can expect average returns of 13% over the next 12 months Oil prices and the… Read more »

How falling oil prices affect investment in 2015

How falling oil prices affect investment in 2015

Select Property Group takes a look at the major economic and political factors affecting investment in 2015. First up, oil prices. Why is oil so cheap? The price of a barrel of Brent crude has nosedived from $115 in June last year and yesterday (January 7th) hit a new five-year low of $51.12. If you’ve been… Read more »

Dubai property market will mature further in 2015

Dubai property market will mature further in 2015

Dubai’s property market is all set for a period of stability and long-term growth, following last year’s boom conditions. Summary: The Dubai property market is set for a year of stability The Chairman of Emaar Properties believes there is demand from both end-users and long-term investors Investors are assured of Dubai’s potential for long-term growth… Read more »