Month: March 2015

Buy-to-let investors need to focus on yields

Buy-to-let investors need to focus on yields

Chase stable income streams, rather than focusing on long-term capital growth, says leading property market analyst. Summary: Chief of research at the UK’s leading provider of property market intelligence has told potential buy-to-let investors to focus on steady income streams, rather than long-term capital growth Richard Donnell also outlined the demand for “supply in the… Read more »

Are interest rates set to fall further?

What impact could an interest rate rise have on UK buy-to-let?

With many experts previously predicted impending rises, do comments from Andy Haldane on Thursday mean that interest rates could actually decrease again? Summary: The Chief Economist of the Bank of England, Andy Haldane, has commented that interest rates as just as likely to fall as they are to rise Interest rates have remained at 0.5%… Read more »

Select Property Investment Round Up March 20th

Select Property Investment Round Up March 27th

Welcome to our round-up of the week’s investment and property investment news. In the UK, George Osborne’s final Budget before the General Election has dominated the back pages and social media as you might expect. We’ve got in-depth analysis of what was said and how it could affect your investment. We’ve got a check list… Read more »

New peak for Scottish property prices after further growth

New peak for Scottish property prices after further growth

The average house price in Scotland increased by £1,600 in January 2015, with the average value now higher than the previous record set in May 2008. Summary: Property prices in Scotland are now £1,238 higher on average than they were seven years ago The average house price in Scotland increased by £1,600 in January, meaning… Read more »

Rental rises for Dubai property

Rental rises for Dubai property

Latest figures show that rental prices grew in the first period of 2015, with Dubai Marina one of the master communities performing the strongest. Summary: The first rental index of 2015 shows that rental prices have grown in some of Dubai’s most exclusive areas Dubai Marina is one of the locations which has seen strong… Read more »

Budget 2015 reaction – key property talking points

Budget 2015 reaction- key property talking points

“It’s crucial that anyone now thinking about investing in property with their savings carefully chooses the right investment type for them.”     Select Property Director, Giles Beswick, analyses some of George Osborne’s main reforms announced in the 2015 Budget and how they might affect the property market. Some experts forecast that this year’s Budget… Read more »

Will the Fed lose patience and increase interest rates?

Will the Fed lose patience and increase interest rates?

Investors will be looking closely at the wording of the Fed’s announcement on monetary policy today ahead of a possibly rate rise. Summary: The Fed’s policymakers will offer insight into the possibility of an interest rate rise today Over the past 12 months the central bank has undertaken aggressive quantitative easing US interest raising can… Read more »

Student property named as retirement investment alternative

Student property named as retirement investment alternative

Student property investment has been highlighted as a potential source of income for a new generation of retirees. Summary: Historic pensions changes are due to come into effect on April 6th Many people approaching the age of 55 are considering buy-to-let property as an alternative retirement fund Student property has been highlighted as another option… Read more »