Month: February 2017

Should Far-East property investors turn to UK build-to-rent?


Ahead of April’s buy-to-let changes, is it time for Asia-based buyers to concentrate on build-to-rent to better protect their future returns? Summary: Property investors in the Far-East with UK assets need to be aware of new tax changes that come into effect in April The reforms, introduced by the British government, are aimed at curbing… Read more »

Chinese appetite for overseas assets continues to grow in 2017


  Chinese investors are focusing their interest in new overseas property markets as a result of uncertainties surrounding geopolitical and economic developments.   Summary Chinese investor’s appetite for property grows despite uncertainties surrounding global geopolitics and macroeconomic developments Hong Kong remains a popular investment hotspot, while Chinese interest in UK property has increased significantly since… Read more »

China, Hong Kong & Singapore property 2017 outlook subdued

China, Hong Kong & Singapore property 2017 outlook subdued

New report cites the potential rise of US interest rates, strengthening of the dollar and cooling measures that could slow growth in key Asian markets. Summary: Some property markets in the Far East have received a mixed outlook for the year ahead Rising US interest rates, dollar strengthening and roll out of new international policies… Read more »

London property. Lower yields, now lower price growth


The cost of property in central London remains more than double the UK average, despite a reduction in house price growth. Investors are now looking beyond the capital to cities where prices are lower and capital growth and rental yields more favourable. Summary House prices across England are rising at a faster rate than in… Read more »

2017. The year Dubai’s property market begins its recovery?


An increase in net profit reported by two of Dubai’s largest property developers for Q4 of 2016 has raised hopes of a market recovery in 2017 Summary Two of Dubai’s largest property developers reported an increase in net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016 Emmar Properties reported net profit growth of 56% for the… Read more »

UK property: Rents to rise faster than prices by 2022


Increasing tenant demand will see rental rates increase faster than property prices over the next five years, underlining the need for more PRS investment. Summary: UK property investors will see rental growth rise faster than real estate prices over the next five years Average monthly rates will increase 25% by 2022, while average values will… Read more »

How to Invest in 2017: Safe-havens like UK property the key?

How to Invest in 2017: Safe-havens like UK property the key? With the next 12 months set to bring uncertainty to key investment markets, will safe-havens such as gold and UK real estate help to protect portfolios? In 2016, markets faltered and were mired in uncertainty. The bad news for investors is that more of the same is expected for 2017. Already there’s been a rush... Read more »

New 10-year mortgage too late to save UK buy-to-let property?


As Barclays launches a new 10-year fixed mortgage for buy-to-let investors, is it a desperate move to save an outdated rental solution?   Summary: Buy-to-let landlords in the UK now have the option of taking out a new 10-year fixed mortgage from Barclays It will enable those with properties in low-yield cities, such as London,… Read more »