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The Autumn Budget 2017: New promise for the Property Market?

gov On Wednesday November 22nd, Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered his much anticipated second Budget of 2017. While the first held very little for the UK’s housing market, this inaugural Autumn Budget offered considerably more, with Hammond outlining a £44bn strategy to tackle the UK’s housing crisis. The strategy itself includes a number of planning reforms, a... Read more »

UK housing white paper: Investor summary

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The much anticipated housing white paper, outlining reforms to the current housing sector and plans to tackle the UK’s housing deficit was published today (February 7th) with the government saying measures outlined in the paper will fix the “broken housing market” What is the housing white paper and why does the UK need it? An… Read more »

Property developers ‘need to focus on wellness to attract tenants’

Property developers ‘need to focus on wellness to attract tenants’

Tenants are increasingly expecting their homes to provide them with a level of wellbeing, a factor that property developers need to consider when designing developments. Summary: People are more conscious of their wellbeing than ever before, research by CRBE found Property developers need to design buildings that generate this feeling of wellness for tenants By… Read more »

Manchester property price growth hits 12-year high

Manchester property price growth hits 12-year high

Latest figures have shown that Manchester’s property market had the second-highest rate of price growth in the UK during 2016, with the expectation that the northern city will move into pole position in 2017. Summary: The Manchester property market has registered its fastest rate of price growth for over a decade Experts predict that during… Read more »

Research reveals Dubai Property generates 3% higher yields on average than global property hotspots

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An undervalued market, lack of property tax and low mortgage rates have seen Dubai property investors reap significantly larger returns than investors based in other global property hotspots. Summary Dubai property delivers average yields of 7% plus For greatest yields investors are advised to purchase property in emergent areas Low mortgage costs, lack of property… Read more »

UK property supply falls by 47% month-on-month

UK property supply falls by 47% month-on-month

Despite the expectation of a small seasonal drop, the fall in new property listings was significantly larger than market experts predicted. Summary: Supply of property fell by almost 50% across the UK, with 98% of towns and cities in the UK registering a drop December saw property increase in value by £4,000, with a lack… Read more »

UK property prices see 2.5% quarter-on-quarter increase

UK property prices see 2.5% quarter-on-quarter increase

2016 ended strongly for UK property, with December registering the highest price increase since March. Summary: Halifax’s latest house price index reveals a promising 2.5% quarter-on-quarter increase in property value The last four months of the year experienced a significant surge in property prices, with a 1.7% rate of growth between November and December A… Read more »