Month: May 2015

4 reasons to invest in Glasgow property: Key amenities

4 reasons to invest in Glasgow property: Key amenities

In the final instalment of our series we analyse some of the factors that make Glasgow a popular city – and why this is good for property investment. What makes for a good city? Undoubtedly this is a completely subjective question, as different demographics have varying needs and requirements from an urban area. But there… Read more »

Scottish property interest surges following General Election

Scottish property interest surges following General Election

Busy spring period has been followed by significant market activity in the first weeks of summer – is the time to invest now? Summary: Independent Scottish property consultancy firm records significant increase in interest in real estate from domestic and international buyers as confidence returns following the result of the General Election High-end city centre… Read more »

65% of property investors are purchasing new assets

65% of property investors are purchasing new assets

Property is generating record returns, so investors and landlords want to buy more of it this year. Summary: Two-thirds of UK property investors believe they’ll purchase new assets this year Conditions in the rental market are leading to ever-increasing yields With the average property generating over £8,000 a year, will more investors start to diversify… Read more »

Student property demand to be even greater by end of 2015?

Student property demand to be even greater by end of 2015?

As David Cameron reiterates his stance on international student numbers, will the emphasis on quality PBSA drive the appeal of student property investment? “No cap on the number of overseas students who come and study at our universities.” The message was clear. Prime Minster David Cameron and his newly formed Conservative government have no plans… Read more »

Glasgow rent growth the highest in Scotland

Glasgow rent growth the highest in Scotland

The country’s largest city saw a 5% year-on-year growth in rental rates, with the Scottish property market as a whole performing strongly. Summary: Scotland’s buy-to-let market recorded its fastest year-on-year increase in rental rates in April, growing by 1.6% Performance was strongest in Glasgow and Clyde with a 5.0% growth in rent prices over April… Read more »

UAE expats making money from buoyant UK property market

UAE expats making money from buoyant UK property market

British expats living in the UAE have been some of the first investors to realise returns in the UK property market are outperforming most other markets. Summary: British expats in the UAE are keen to make property investments in the UK Rents in the UK are at record highs and regional cities are outperforming London… Read more »

Want to learn how to invest like a bank?

Want to learn how to invest like a bank?

It’s a dream of many people to have their money work harder than they do. We’d all prefer to spend our days sipping from champagne flutes rather than the office’s coffee cups, but investment is not always straightforward. Do you often feel you’ve overlooked something crucial when considering your next investment? Are you wracked with… Read more »

Top 5 buy-to-let hotspots following the General Election

Top 5 buy-to-let hotspots in the General Election aftermath

Since 1996, buy-to-let has outperformed commercial property, bonds, equities and cash, but the recent general election has meant landlords and property investors now have new things to consider when making their next buy-to-let investment. Where are the most popular choices? Manchester Topline: The UK’s second city of investment to become a northern powerhouse A student… Read more »