Category: Affinity Living

Property makes more money than shares over the past 10 years

Property makes more money than shares over the past 10 years

The number of people investing in property looks set to increase after latest research reveals it’s the most lucrative investment. Summary Property named as most lucrative form of investment Property investment generated a 175% return over the last decade Growing build-to-rent sector expected to attract even more investors in 2017   It’s official, property has… Read more »

Confirmed: A generation shunning home ownership in favour of renting?

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As home ownership levels in England fall to their lowest levels in 30 years, research reveals a generation who are choosing to rent.   Summary 49% of under 25s say they don’t want a mortgage and that renting suites their lifestyle As ownership rates fall, the number of private renters doubles Private rented sector now… Read more »

UK housing: 4 reasons build-to-rent is the future of rented living

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Buy-to-let may have failed an entire generation, but here’s why build-to-rent is the product tenants want – and the asset investors need, too. A new sector for a market that’s been demanding and waiting for it for too long. Buy-to-let failed an entire generation, a product that could not evolve with the needs of the… Read more »

Circle Square joins forces with Manchester Literature Festival

Circle Square joins forces with Manchester Literature Festival

Circle Square is proud to announce its partnership with the 11th edition of the Manchester Literature Festival. A joint venture by Select Property Group (SPG) and Bruntwood, the city’s newest neighbourhood on Oxford Road will mark the event by creating a pop up library where more than 400 books, signed by some of the authors,… Read more »

Video: Changing tenants. A changing UK property market.

Video: Changing tenants. A changing UK property market.

Our latest video outlines how shifting generational attitudes towards ownership are driving a revolution in Britain’s private rented sector. What’s happening with the UK property market? Homeownership levels have fallen to a 30-year low, while the demand for rental accommodation has risen by 17,500 each month for the last decade. Of course, the rising cost… Read more »

New generation of tenant values experiences over materialism

New generation of tenant values experiences over materialism

As the UK’s ‘coolest’ brands list for 2016 is revealed, consumers are turning to brands that create memories – and these attitudes are changing UK property. Summary: Apple, Netflix and even Glastonbury are among the top 20 coolest brands in the UK Brands such as Ray-Ban and Chanel fall, as more consumers begin to choose… Read more »

UK build-to-rent revolution underway?

UK build-to-rent revolution underway? 60,000 purpose built rental units are now in the pipeline in the UK, as more investors begin to identify the future growth potential of the sector. Summary: More than 60,000 build-to-rent units are now in the pipeline for delivery in the UK The UK’s private rented sector is currently at record size, with changing generational... Read more »

Build-to-rent takes step to change British property market

Build-to-rent takes step to change British property market Michael Green has been appointed the first Chief Executive of the build-to-rent-centric UK Apartment Association. Summary: Build-to-rent association has appointed a new Chief Executive The emergent sector is expected to redefine the UK’s private rented provision and be worth £50 billion in just four years’ time Build-to-rent apartments offer long-term, aspirational tenants accommodation that is... Read more »