Month: February 2015

Manchester named UK’s second city for investment

Manchester named UK’s second city for investment

Experts attribute the strong interest from foreign investors and high graduate retention figures for the strong performance in the north-west city. Summary: For investment opportunities, experts at a recent property round-table hail Manchester as the UK’s second city Experts suggest that other cities in the UK cannot compete with Manchester’s cultural offering Manchester has the… Read more »

Dubai property expo showcases new investments to British audience

Dubai property expo showcases new investments to British audience

The first annual Dubai Property show begins today, showcasing the latest Dubai property investments to potential buyers in the UK. Summary: A new Dubai property show begins in London this week Britons spent £1.65 million on property investments in Dubai last year Widespread economic growth is expected ahead of World Expo 2020 and investors are… Read more »

Latest mega project for Dubai announced

Latest mega project for Dubai announced

The Middle East’s first tropical rainforest is just one of a number of projects to be launched in Dubai over the next 10 years.  Summary: Plans have been outlined to create the Middle East’s first tropical rainforest Scheduled to be completed in time for the World Expo in 2020 Just one of a number of… Read more »

Scottish property investments to outperform UK average in 2015

Scottish property investments to outperform UK average in 2015

Residential property values forecast to grow by 3.5%, with urban areas such as Glasgow expected to see particularly high levels of market activity. Summary: Research by Savills predicts that Scotland’s residential property market will perform stronger than anywhere else in the UK Values are set to grow by 3.5% this year Urban areas such as… Read more »

MPs stress importance of international students to UK economy

MPs stress importance of international students to UK economy

An all-party commission has urged the government to place more importance on attracting an even larger volume of international students. Summary: An all-party parliamentary group has analysed the impact of the government’s changes to migration The group are stressing the need to attract more international students The UK is one of the leading study destinations… Read more »

Scottish property investment yields average 7.2%

Scottish property investment yields average 7.2%

Three in five Scottish regions have seen growth as the average yield on Scottish property reached 7.2% for the 12 months before January 2015. Summary: Residential rental rates in Scotland have increased by 1.3% over the last 12 months Three out of five Scottish regions have seen rental growth The current average yield on rental… Read more »

Tafdeel project to target Dubai property investors

Tafdeel project to target Dubai property investors

The new scheme aims to target highly skilled professionals by offering immediate residency upon purchasing property in the emirate. Summary: The programme will provide immediate residencies for skilled professionals that purchase property in the emirate It will target those in fields such as science, health care and law Tafdeel is just one of a number… Read more »