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Is build-to-rent property the no.1 investment for a post-Brexit UK?

Is build-to-rent property the no.1 investment for a post-Brexit UK? Purpose-built rental product was already quickly becoming an investment must-have. But has a vote for Brexit underlined both its investment strength and importance? The UK is currently in the midst of a property revolution. Homeownership levels are at their lowest for 30 years. Demand for rented accommodation has increased by 17,500 every month over the... Read more »

Has Brexit just created a huge UK investment opportunity?

Has Brexit just created a huge UK investment opportunity? Amid much of the immediate uncertainty created by Britain's vote to leave the EU, has there ever been a more opportune moment to invest in UK real estate? Historic. Momentous. Significant. It may have only swung on a narrow margin, but the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) represented a landmark moment in... Read more »

Is London property losing its investment allure?

Is London property losing its investment allure? Property in the UK capital has been the most highly sought after in Britain for a generation. But is buying in London now losing some of its appeal? UK bricks and mortar is one of the most in-demand investments in the world right now. Chinese equities are currently the epitome of volatility. The once reliable... Read more »

Why Manchester? Why’s it now the UK’s first choice investment city?

Why Manchester? Why’s it now the UK’s first choice investment city? How hard is it to get a yield at the moment? NS&I Direct Isas have been cut to 1%. Imminent retirees have saved for years to be offered an annuity that yields 3% – that’s in exchange for all their capital. The FTSE still averages dividends of 4% – although this week came with fresh... Read more »

In a world of fluctuating numbers, what is the enduring value of property?

In a world of fluctuating numbers, what is the enduring value of property? Given the ongoing global economic uncertainty, is property investment still a numbers game? This past week the biggest number of the lot was announced. £153 trillion. It’s the total value of all the property in the world. Placed in some sort of everyday context that’s more than 36 times the value of all the gold... Read more »

Sharjah’s rental market nearly reaches 2007 peak

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The rental market in Sharjah is steadily improving as the UAE economy continues to grow. Summary: Sharjah’s property market has shown improvements this year One bedroom apartments now rent for up to AED 41,000 per year People priced out of Dubai are heading to Sharjah for cheaper rents The property lettings market in Sharjah, the… Read more »

Buy-to-let loans reach 4-yr high

The Property Investor Show to highlight buy-to-let market

Buy-to-let mortgages totalled £16.4 billion in 2012, which is the highest level for four years. Summary: Mortgages reached £16.4 billion last year This is £1 in every £7 for total mortgage lending The amount borrowed by landlords in 2012 was the highest in four years The amount of money being lent to buy-to-let investors has… Read more »