Month: January 2015

Interest rate confusion among UK own homeowners

Interest rate confusion among UK own homeowners

Mortgage repayments set to rise in 2015, but many homeowners are unaware of the current base rate. Summary: Low interest rates have spurred homebuying activity in the UK for the past few years Many homeowners are unaware of the possibility of an imminent rate rise Buy-to-let property owners are more insulated than most homeowners due… Read more »

Burj Khalifa tops Dubai property sales list

Burj Khalifa tops Dubai property sales list

Apartment properties in Dubai regularly exchange for millions of dollars in Dubai throughout 2014. Summary: An apartment in the Burj Khalifa was the most expensive property in Dubai last year Properties in Dubai Marina and downtown Dubai sold for the highest suns in 2014 Dubai’s property market is set for further large-scale investment this year… Read more »

Scottish property offers investment opportunity ahead of tax changes

Scottish property offers investment opportunity ahead of tax changes

Property investors find key window of opportunity to secure Scottish assets ahead of LBTT introduction. Summary: Scottish property prices rise 1% in the final quarter of 2014 Buyer activity has increased following the outcome of the Scottish referendum Many investors want to maximise growth potential and secure assets ahead of the introduction of LBTT Property… Read more »

Scottish tenants satisfied with buy-to-let property

Scottish tenants satisfied with buy-to-let property

As we head into 2015, the Scottish private rented sector is attractive to both property investors and tenants. Summary: The vast majority of private sector tenants in Scotland are happy with their rented home However concerns do exist that home supply with fail to keep up pace with tenant demand The student accommodation market in… Read more »

Dubai rents: 6% to 25% rises in 2015

Dubai rents: 6% to 25% rises in 2015

2015 begins with rental rises of between six and 25% in Dubai’s major residential markets. Summary: A new rental comparison shows rents in Dubai have increased by up to 25% since the end of 2014 Property in Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina is commanding some of the highest rents Increased demand for rental accommodation is… Read more »