Month: December 2015

Will 2016 be the year of serviced apartment investment?

Will 2016 be the year of serviced apartment investment?

As UK companies report an ‘86% increase in the use of serviced apartments’, are we about to see the rapid growth of the accommodation sector? Summary: Serviced apartments will see a 122.3% uplift in the number of UK units over the next two years British companies have registered an ‘86% increase in the use of… Read more »

UK build-to-rent investment to hit £50bn by 2020?

UK build-to-rent investment to hit £50bn by 2020?

Over half of 20 to 39-year-olds in Britain are expected to be renting in the next 10 years, so is the time to invest in build-to-rent now? Summary: £50 billion worth of investment over the next four years will see the build-to-rent sector account for 5% of the rental sector by 2020 UK-wide property shortages… Read more »

Yield growth key to property investment success over next 5 years?

Yield growth key to property investment success over next 5 years?

The yield of the average UK property could rise by as much as 25% over the next five years. Summary: A combination of high yields and capital growth can result in UK property generating total annual returns of around 14% Over the next five years, investors have been told that rents could rise at a… Read more »

Knight Frank: Fed rise to have impact on Hong Kong property market

Knight Frank: Fed rise to have impact on Hong Kong property market

Property markets with links to the dollar will soon feel the impact of the Fed interest rate rise. Summary: A sustained hiking cycle could have significant effects on the Hong Kong and Singapore property markets As the cost of credit increases, sales transactions and property values will fall in the region Investors are placing increasing… Read more »

Prime London property sales slump 25% in 2015

Prime London property sales slump 25% in 2015

Stamp duty reforms and low oil prices are making real estate in the capital unaffordable for more investors. Summary: The total value of property transactions in some of London’s most expensive postcodes has fallen nearly 25% in 2015 Stamp duty reforms, low oil prices and changes to the non-dom tax status are contributing to the… Read more »

Perfect storm for Hong Kong property?

Perfect storm for Hong Kong property?

The Federal Reserve’s decision to increase interest rates is just one of the major problems investors have with the Hong Kong property market. Summary: The Fed rate rise will leave the Hong Kong property market even more unaffordable Currently, some of the most expensive property in the world, prices in Hong Kong are expected to… Read more »

Huge appeal for UK education as students willing to pay £23k

Huge appeal for UK education as students willing to pay £23k

Students are prepared to fork out 156% more on tuition than the maximum universities are able to charge, as a more discerning audience emerges. Summary: Students in England are prepared to pay almost £23,000 a year on tuition fees to access higher education Despite the unrelenting demand for a British education, estimates suggest that only… Read more »

Fed interest rates and UK property investment

Fed interest rates and UK property investment

Yesterday (December 16th), the biggest economic event in almost a decade happened – even if it was almost unanimously predicted, and just a quarter-point shift. The US is about to commence on a tightening cycle. You can learn more about the background to the decision here and see which nations will be most affected by… Read more »