Month: October 2016

Investors rush to sell off government bonds

As the 10-year gilt yield rises and falls with unfamiliar frequency, will more investors leave the bonds market and focus on low-correlation assets such as commercial bonds and property? Summary: UK government bond prices have fallen back to levels last recorded before the EU referendum The 10-year gilt yield has also twice dived significantly over… Read more »

UK rental property supply falls by up to 26%

UK rental property supply falls by up to 26%

Is build-to-rent the answer as cities and towns across the UK see their rental property supply plummet? Summary: Across several cities and towns in the UK, including Manchester, supply of rental accommodation fell for two months consecutively At least 1.8 million more households will be looking to rent by 2025, leaving popular locations in the… Read more »

Property rentals to outstrip sales for first time in 90 years

Property rentals to outstrip sales for first time in 90 years

After uncertainty hit the market following the vote for Brexit, low supply and rising property prices have seen the number of new lets overtake sales. Summary: The popularity of the private rented sector could see property rentals outstrip sales for the first time since the 1930s September saw a record amount of lets agreed and… Read more »

UK rents growing fastest in Manchester

UK rents growing fastest in Manchester

Rental rates have risen by 7.1% in the north-west city over the last 12 months, as more investors turn to Manchester in search of the highest yields. Summary: Average rental rates have risen fastest in Manchester in the last year than any other city in the UK Nationwide average rents grew 2.2% in the 12… Read more »

4 reasons Singapore property investors should be UK confident

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Brexit uncertainty is naturally prompting caution among buyers. But here’s why Singaporeans can be confident  ̶  and why they should act now. “The thing is, I don’t know the implications in the long-run.” Interviewed recently by Channel News Asia, this was Mr Calvin Yeo, a Singapore-based property investor, explaining why he is currently monitoring the… Read more »

UK regions see build-to-rent activity surge by 400%

UK regions see build-to-rent activity surge by 400%

The build-to-rent sector could be the answer for thousands of households who choose to rent in regional cities across the UK. Summary: The popularity of the private rented sector in the UK has seen a surge in the number of build-to-rent developments across the country Across the UK regional cities in particular have seen build-to-rent… Read more »

Dubai property: Recovery to begin in 2017 says CBRE

Dubai property: Recovery to begin in 2017 says CBRE

CBRE is predicting the start of a new growth curve for Dubai’s real estate sector in 2017, pointing to growing investor sentiment in recent quarters. Summary: Global real estate consultancy believes that Dubai’s residential property is showing the early signs of improvement that suggests the start of a new period of growth in 2017 Average… Read more »

UK property investors to focus on yields post-Brexit?

UK property investors to focus on yields post-Brexit?

As average UK property values record their first quarterly fall in four years, is focusing on strong yields now more important than ever? Summary: Average UK property prices have suffered their first quarterly fall in four years Post-Brexit uncertainty was predicted to cool the market as the country begins the process of leaving the European… Read more »