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Manchester set for “huge amount of pent up investment” analysts say

Manchester set for "huge amount of pent up investment" says analysts

Impressive economic development in recent years is expected to continue apace throughout 2019, according to experts at recent roundtable event in the city. Summary: “Phenomenal” growth over the last 12 months, coupled with increased wider UK economic certainty by the end of March, would see a “huge amount of pent up investment” come to Manchester… Read more »

UK property prices in 2018 grew in Manchester but fell in London

UK property prices in 2018 grew in Manchester but fell in London

Performance in Britain’s capital city continues to weigh heavy for investors, while those that have bought in key regional cities such as Manchester once again see an increase in their investment returns. Summary: Property prices in London fell by 0.2% in 2018, underlining the current lack of sentiment for real estate in the capital However,… Read more »

UK’s student property sector to hit £53 billion value in 2019

UK's student property sector to hit £53 billion value in 2019

The country’s purpose-built student accommodation market continues to see a sustained demand from investors across the world, with 2019 forecast to be another huge year for investment.   Summary: Knight Frank forecasts the UK’s purpose-built student accommodation sector to reach a total value of £53 billion (USD 68.2 billion) by the end of 2019 Large… Read more »

Renting property will “continue to be the norm” for young people in the UK

Renting property will "continue to be the norm" for young people in the UK

New research shows the important role the UK’s rental sector will continue to play in 2019 and beyond, underlining the opportunity for property investors in Britain. Summary: Changing lifestyles and high costs means young workers in the UK are set to continue their reliance on the country’s private rented property sector Less than one in… Read more »

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 »