Month: August 2016

Regional UK cities see property prices rise faster than London

Regional UK cities see property prices rise faster than London

Benefiting from higher yields on rental properties and lower mortgage rates, demand for property in the north has pushed property prices upward at a quicker rate than London. Summary: Northern regional cities are increasingly becoming more attractive to property investors Demand has placed upward pressure on prices, with capital growth now outpacing London and the… Read more »

Property a better investment than a pension

Property a better investment than a pension

As the supply-demand imbalance across the UK continues to push property prices upward, bricks and mortar is a better investment than a pension. Summary: Bank of England Chief Economist has stated that pensioners are better investing in property than a pension Property can offer returns that are over four times higher than a standard pension… Read more »

UK property: 80,000 annual shortfall

UK property: 80,000 annual shortfall

The supply and demand imbalance in the UK property market looks set to remain as new builds continue to fall short of government annual targets. Summary: Despite a 6% increase in new property being built across the UK in 2016, figures are still falling 80,000 short of target Almost 35,000 new homes were completed in… Read more »

Asian investors eye UK property post-Brexit

Asian investors eye UK property post-Brexit

A 14% fall in the value of sterling has seen a number of Asian investors move to secure UK property investments while assets are below market value.

Ras Al Khaimah tourism grows by 7% in 2016

Ras Al Khaimah tourism grows by 7% in 2016

Ras Al Khaimah, the region’s fastest growing tourism destination, has seen visitors increase month-on-month and hotel occupancy rates rising. Summary: The popularity of Ras Al Khaimah as a tourist destination continues to grow, with visitors up 7% between January and July Visitors are spending longer periods of time in the emirate, with the average length… Read more »

20% more buyers want UK property post-Brexit

20% more buyers want UK property post-Brexit

With demand continuing to outpace supply and a falling pound creating value for international investors, interest in the UK property market has risen since the referendum. Summary: Despite initial predictions that the UK property market would suffer after Brexit, interest has increased by up to 20% Any slowing in the market is believed to be… Read more »

How quickly will build-to-rent replace buy-to-let in the UK?

How quickly will build-to-rent replace buy-to-let in the UK? Buy-to-let lending has fallen by 39% in July – is this seasonal volatility or the start of a more significant change to build-to-rent? Summary Buy-to-let lending fell 39% in July Figures are seasonal, but the government and a new long-term rental generation are demanding purpose-built property Build-to-rent is expected to accommodate an increasing amount of... Read more »