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Northern Powerhouse key to UK gain in investment index

Northern Powerhouse key to UK gain in investment index

The Northern Powerhouse has helped push the UK to become the ninth most attractive nation for infrastructure investment, rising four places since 2012. Summary: The UK is now the ninth most attractive country in the world for infrastructure investment Plans to link northern cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield with London via HS2… Read more »

UK investment into Dubai doubles in 3 years

UK investment into Dubai doubles in 3 years

British property investors are increasingly attracted to Dubai real estate, with investment reaching £2 million in 2015. Summary: Dubai real estate is proving popular with British investors as investment doubles in three years Returns in the emirate can reach between 7-10%, higher than Hong Kong, Singapore and London Popular areas for British investors include Dubai… Read more »

UK PRS supply falls to lowest level since January 2015

PRS supply falls to lowest level since January 2015

Supply within the private rented sector (PRS) fell by 4% in March, dropping to the lowest level since 2015. Summary: Rental property supply fell in March and further falls are expected Demand will continue to outstrip supply as 17,500 households enter the PRS every month As professionalism of the PRS has “full support” from the… Read more »

UK city house price growth highest for 12 years

UK city house price growth highest for 12 years

A new index by Hometrack highlights that property prices in key UK cities are growing at their highest rate for 12 years. Summary: In the first three months of 2016 UK property prices grew by 4.2% in key cities The annual price growth in 20 key cities is 10.8%, ahead of the national average at… Read more »

Real estate investment in Singapore falls 74%

Real estate investment in Singapore falls 74% Singapore’s property market continues to stagnate as investment sales dropped by almost 75% in the first three months of the year. Summary: The number of investment deals in Singapore hit the lowest level since 2009 Uncertainty in the global economy saw sales fall from almost £3.5 billion to £890 million in Q1 2016 Singapore property... Read more »

All regions outperforming prime London property

All regions outperforming prime London property

Every region across the UK outperformed the prime property market in London as it experienced its worst annual growth rate for six years. Summary: Prime property in London suffered a 0.3% price drop in the first quarter of 2016 Neighbourhoods such as Knightsbridge saw values fall by 7%, as new tax legislation deters investors from… Read more »

Transparent solar panels the future of property development?

Transparent solar panels the future of property development?

The development of transparent solar panels could revolutionise energy-saving methods and have countless applications in architecture and property development. Summary: A team of researchers in the US have developed a fully transparent solar panel The development could be used efficiently as an alternative option to a standard glass window Glass towers, predominantly found in city… Read more »

UK property market sentiment at strongest level since 2014

UK property market sentiment at strongest level since 2014

Sentiment within the UK property market has hit an 18-month high, with a quarter of homeowners believing the value of their home increased in the last month.   Summary: UK homeowners confidence in the nation’s property market has hit an 18-month high February’s reading in the House Price Sentiment Index was the highest recorded since… Read more »