Month: June 2018

UK property: Tenants in Manchester to ditch their cars?

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A thousand miles of safe cycling pathways are earmarked for Greater Manchester, highlighting the growing shift in attitudes towards city centre transport among tenants and workers. Summary: £1.5 billion is being spent on creating new cycling networks across Manchester Roadways and pedestrian pathways will mirror those famed in cities such as Amsterdam, with funding the… Read more »

UK property “one of the top investments” for 77% of GCC investors

UK property "one of the top investments" for 77% of GCC investors Over three-quarters of investors in the region regard the UK as a strong place to buy real estate overseas. So, why is British property among the world's most secure investments?   Summary: The UK is considered to be one of the top overseas property investment destinations for over three-quarters of investors based in the GCC Investors surveyed in... Read more »

70% of UK tenants have no plans to buy a property

70% of UK tenants have no plans to buy a property

Attitudes towards renting and homeownership in the UK are evolving, with many Britons preferring the freedom and flexibility that renting provides. Summary: Changing generational attitudes mean that 12 million people in the UK are renting their homes and have no intention of buying them in the future Wanting less financial commitment, the freedom to travel… Read more »

61% of GCC investors have considered overseas property

shutterstock_218069710 (1) Summary: Almost two-thirds of investors in the GCC have previously considered buying property overseas Findings from a new report have found international real estate to be one of the most in-demand assets in the region right now UAE, USA and UK among the most popular destinations chosen – but which countries work best for GCC... Read more »

Manchester tops list as best UK city to be a property investor

Manchester tops list as best UK city to be a property investor

Leading UK price comparison website ranks the north-west city as having the highest yields, greatest levels of affordability and strongest levels of growth. Summary: Manchester has been ranked as the UK’s number one city to be a property investor by a new survey Price comparison website Gocompare compiled the list based on average yields, property… Read more »

Real estate the most popular investment in the GCC

Real estate the most popular investment in the GCC New survey also reveals the popularity of gold and equities among investors in the region - but which asset can consistently deliver the highest returns? Summary: Three-quarters of GCC investors have previously bought real estate, making it the most popular asset in the region There was also a 25% rise in demand for overseas property... Read more »

Are Chinese property investors leaving London for Manchester?

Are Chinese property investors leaving London for Manchester?

Summary: Chinese investment into London real estate in the first three months of 2018 dipped to its lowest level for two and a half years £482 million from Hong Kong and China was spent on commercial units in the capital in the first quarter of this year; £7 billion was invested throughout 2017 However, Far… Read more »