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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 »

Student accommodation to hit £45bn of total value in 2017

Student accommodation to hit £45bn of total value in 2017

The popularity of student accommodation looks set to continue as the asset class remains attractive during market uncertainty, leading to an increase in overseas investor activity. Summary: Student accommodation has proven its worth as an asset that can withstand uncertain market conditions The sector has grown by 37% since 2014, with student accommodation predicted to… Read more »

Overseas investor interest in UK property spikes by 45% in Q4

Overseas investor interest in UK property spikes by 45% in Q4

The sterling’s fall following the vote for Brexit has seen interest from overseas investors increase as they take advantage of ‘discounts’ on UK property. Summary: Overseas investors are taking advantage of the window of opportunity that has been created due to the sterling’s fall against the dollar and euro, respectively Investors typically target London, but… Read more »

UK property prices rising at their fastest pace since March

UK property prices rising at their fastest pace since March

Recent research adds further evidence to the UK property market’s ‘business as usual’ performance following the EU referendum result. Summary: Residential property prices in the UK have increased by 6% year-on-year, boosting the average cost to almost £220,000 Price growth may slow in the coming months, but the market’s fundamentals remain strong and the outlook… Read more »

£30 billion worth of demand in the UK’s build-to-rent sector

£30 billion worth of demand in the UK’s build-to-rent sector

A significant undersupply coupled with government backing has highlighted the requirement and value of the build-to-rent sector in the UK. Summary: Experts predict there is pent-up demand worth £30 billion for purpose-built rental accommodation The lack of new supply coming to market will boost development and investment activity over the short and medium term The… Read more »

‘Never been a better time’ to invest in UK property

“Never been a better time” to invest in UK property

Leading housing expert states that stable prices and an increase in demand for property has given investors an invaluable opportunity. Summary: Stable property prices across the UK offer investors a window of opportunity The undersupply of purpose-built property across the nation looks set to increase as demand is expected to increase Investors should focus on… Read more »

68% of property investors believe Manchester ‘the best place to invest’

68% of property investors believe Manchester ‘the best place to invest’

As the Northern Powerhouse’s potential continues to attract property investors, Manchester’s transport links, business hubs and education pool make the city ‘the best place’ for investment. Summary: Property investors recognised Manchester as the most attractive opportunity in the Northern Powerhouse A large education pool and transport links were highlighted as reasons for the city’s popularity… Read more »

UK property prices to rise 28.5% by 2022

UK property prices to rise 28.5% by 2022

Despite a short-term slowdown expected, fundamentals and the resilient nature of the UK property will continue to push prices upwards. Summary: The latest market forecast predicts that, despite a momentary slowdown, UK property prices will continue to rise after the vote for Brexit Figures reveal the ‘resilience’ of the UK housing market and that unchanged… Read more »