Month: April 2015

Ras-Al-Khaimah: Property market performance

Ras-Al-Khaimah: Property market performance

Is the investment potential of holiday home real estate in Ras-Al-Khaimah as attractive as the white sands & mountainous backdrop it offers visitors? Is a property located in a breath-taking location, has the potential to drive strong monthly returns and enjoy long-term capital growth the perfect real estate investment? Earlier this week we published an… Read more »

UK buy-to-let borrowing up by 20%

UK buy-to-let borrowing up by 20%

£36.2 billion was lent to fund a buy-to-let property investment in the first three months of 2015, as growth outperforms residential borrowing. Summary: A leading financial analyst has found that buy-to-let borrowing in the UK increased by 20% year-on-year in the first quarter of the year, with March the biggest sales month for mortgage brokers… Read more »

3 property types’ city centre tenants are forced to settle for

3 property types’ city centre tenants are forced to settle for

With the lack of purpose-built property to accommodate this sub-group, here’s what the city centre tenant has to currently compromise with & its drawbacks. ‘Build it and they will come’. An ideological aspiration that has formed the foundation of many a great idea. But what happens to ‘they’ if ‘it’ hasn’t been built yet? The… Read more »

Surge in British expats making UK property investment

Surge in British expats making UK property investment

75% of home loan enquiries at the start of the year were made by Brits living overseas, attracted by growing demand for rental property in the UK. Summary: A leading UK mortgage provider has revealed that three in every four home loan enquiries made in the first quarter of 2015 came from British expats deVere… Read more »

Rental rates for UK property grew by more than 2% in last year

Rental rates for UK property grow by more than 2% in last year

England and Scotland rental rates saw the highest growth for the 12 months to March 2015, as more buy-to-let investors turn to UK regions for higher yields. Summary: Rental rates in the UK have grown by as much as 2.1% over the last 12 months, according to the Office of National Statistics England and Scotland… Read more »

Ras-Al-Khaimah: An introduction for tourists and investors

RAK is quickly becoming a global tourist hotspot

Welcome to the UAE’s most northerly emirate, a breath-taking and exotic location for your next holiday property and investment? Just an hour’s drive out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Dubai along the E11 highway lies Ras-Al-Khaimah, the UAE’s premier holiday destination. With a stunning mountainous back drop, white sandy beaches and a rich… Read more »

Dubai property – Britons amongst largest foreign investors

Dubai property - Britons amongst largest foreign investors

£340 million was ploughed into the Dubai property market from British investors in the first three months of 2015. Summary: British nationals were some of the biggest investors in Dubai real estate in the first three months of 2015 The total amount invested in the region in the first quarter of the year was 3… Read more »

Why student property won’t be hit by the General Election

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This week’s Sunday Investor discusses the student property market and its economic resilience. For some property investors with assets in the UK, a General Election traditionally causes one or two jitters. Evidence from previous election years suggest many prefer to wait to know the outcome of the ballot before making a move in the market…. Read more »