Month: August 2016

London rental rates fall in Q2

London rental rates fall in Q2

As rental property struggles to produce yields in London, investors are switching focus to regional markets such as Manchester.

UK expecting property price rises

UK expecting property price rises

An increased number of households across the UK believe property values have risen in August. Summary: Market confidence has increased following the appointment of a new Prime Minister and the Bank of England’s base rate cut The regions are expected to experience a stronger rate of price growth over the next 12 months than London… Read more »

“Imminent” increase for Dubai property prices?

"Imminent" increase for Dubai property prices?

Dubai property prices are expected to rise as improving economic conditions and a reduction in supply encourage demand. Summary: Improving economic conditions in Dubai have seen property experts predict an increase in residential property prices Developers have been more responsive to market sentiment and reduced launches and completions of new units The number of completions has… Read more »

Manchester is ‘magnet for investors’ post Brexit

Manchester is ‘magnet for investors’ post Brexit

Manchester is one of the UK’s fastest growing cities and has a structural undersupply of property to house its rapidly increasing population. The fall in the value of sterling post the Brexit vote has expedited many investors’ decisions to buy in Manchester.

Manchester ranked number 1 UK city to live in AGAIN

Manchester ranked number 1 UK city to live in AGAIN

North-west city tops list of UK cities in Global Liveability Survey for the third year running, scoring highly in areas such as healthcare and stability. Summary: Manchester ranked the best UK city to live in by the Global Liveability Survey for the third consecutive year The city rose three places on last year, scoring highly… Read more »

Chinese investors rushing for US and UK property

Chinese investors rushing for US and UK property

A domestic slowdown and a favourable currency rate following Brexit have led to a huge rise in the number of Chinese investors looking to purchase UK property.

Should I keep my money in savings accounts? 5 Q&As

Should I keep my money in savings accounts? 5 Q&As After Santander cut interest rates on its 123 current account, we look at why some are considering moving their money out of savings and into property. It’s been a knock-on effect that’s left savers pondering their next move. Earlier this month the Bank of England cut interest rates by half to 0.25%. It was an... Read more »

Hong Kong property fundamentals “slowing down”

Hong Kong property fundamentals "slowing down" With sales in the city falling 40% in the first half of 2016, investors continue to withdraw funds from Hong Kong's real estate market amid bleak outlook. Summary: Institutional investors have low confidence in the future of Hong Kong’s property market Sales of real estate in the city fell 40% in the first half of... Read more »