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Pound falls to 20-month low – time for UK property investors to act?

Pound falls to 20-month low - time for UK property investors to act? Following the postponement of a crucial Brexit deal vote by the UK government, the pound has fallen close to its lowest value against the US dollar since April 2017 - and this creates a significant opportunity for international investors to buy UK real estate. What’s happened? On Monday 10th December, UK Prime Minister Theresa May... Read more »

UK property continues to attract international investors in high numbers

UK property continues to attract international investors in high numbers

One-third of all properties valued over GBP 1 million sold in 2018 to date have been bought by investors based overseas, with Asia and the Middle East among the biggest purchasers of British real estate. Summary: Global investors are capitalising on the weakness of the British pound to add more UK properties to their portfolios… Read more »

UK student property investment: Location number one priority for students

UK student property investment: Location number one priority for students

The largest-ever survey of British student accommodation has found that location is the key driver of happiness among those living in purpose-built student accommodation, underlining the need for investors to focus on prime sites in tier one university cities.   Summary: Location, along with quality and the ability to live with friends, were ranked as… Read more »

Manchester property prices continually rise faster than the UK average

Manchester property prices continually rise faster than the UK average

New research shows that prices in Manchester’s real estate sector rose faster than the UK average in five of the last six years, with growth in the city reaching 11% over the 12 months of 2017 alone.   Summary: Property prices in Manchester have risen higher than anywhere else in the UK in five of… Read more »

North-west England to record fastest growing UK property prices by 2023

North-west England to record fastest growing UK property prices by 2023

Despite growth in London plateauing in single figures, Savills forecasts that the north-west and its key cities will boast the strongest levels of capital appreciation in the UK over the next five years. Summary: UK property prices are set to grow by almost 15% by 2023, with the strongest growth led by property in north-west… Read more »

Budget 2018: More focus on city centre UK property?

Budget 2018: More focus on city centre UK property?

In his final Budget before the UK leaves the European Union, did Chancellor Philip Hammond allude to a significant boost for the rising number of Britons demanding residential property in prime town and city centre locations? Summary: UK towns and city centres are set to be given a £675 million renovation boost, under plans announced… Read more »

Manchester investment: Amazon to open new head office in the city

Manchester investment: Amazon to open new head office in the city

600 new jobs are set to be created as the multinational corporation expands its operations in Manchester, with global investment continuing to pour into one of the fastest growing cities in Europe.   Summary: Amazon has announced it will open a new corporate headquarters in Manchester city centre in 2019 600 jobs will be created,… Read more »

Manchester investment: City now one of Europe’s fastest growing

Manchester investment: City now of one Europe's fastest growing

High graduate retention and a buoyant job market are helping Manchester to become one of the most rapidly expanding European economies, as more investors from around the world continue to recognise the significant opportunity of the city’s real estate sector.   Summary: New figures reveal Manchester’s growth is among the fastest in Europe The city’s… Read more »