Archive for 2014

Will nationwide minimum space standards resolve the housing crisis?

Will nationwide minimum space standards resolve the housing crisis?

A Royal Institute of British Architects campaign are set to introduce a minimum space standards for new-build homes might have won government support but it has not impressed homebuilders.

The Department for Communities and Local Government recently completed a consultation on housing standards, setting out the government’s vision for a single national space standard including bedroom sizes, ceiling heights and storage.

The UK has the smallest homes in Western Europe, according to RIBA. The royal institute is keen to promote the concept ...

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Landlords should invest in the South East if they want strong returns

Landlords should invest in the South East if they want strong returns

There may be some envy in other parts of the country regarding the success London’s had when it comes to house prices. After all, over the last decade or so, people have seen incredible returns on their investments – particularly those who purchased property in Central/Prime London.

However, there are benefits for homeowners living outside of the UK capital – in two words: the ripple effect. And the South East has recently been on the positive end of this boom, with property there ...

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House Prices in London Vs the Rest of the UK

House Prices in London Vs the Rest of the UK

London house prices have recently doubles in comparison to the rest of the UK’s. The asking price in London is over £400,000 with Russians, Indians and Italians being the highest non-British buyers – a staggering 4 out of 10 homes over 1M were bought by foreign buyers.

Here is an infographic that covers it all in more depth:

Uk Housing Market and Prices

Source: http://www.webuyanyhouse.co.uk/house-prices-london.html

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Will the dreaded Mansion Tax affect London house prices?

Will the dreaded Mansion Tax affect London house prices?

It’s enough to spark fear into the hearts of asset-rich cash-poor middle class Londoners. Yes, it’s the Mansion Tax – the ultimate penalty for those who’ve benefited from soaring London property prices and whose houses (or flats) have been pushed up into the millions. Plans have been floated by the Labour Chancellor Ed Balls – and they’ve been backed by Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg. The idea is that properties worth more than £2 million will be subject to the ...

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Buying or Renting? Home Ownership Trends around the World

Buying or Renting? Home Ownership Trends around the World

Home ownership rates vary drastically around the world. For example, Germany has what some may consider a low rate at 53%, while it’s a different story in Spain with around 80% of people living in owner-occupied housing. So, why is this the case? Why are some people buying and some people renting around the world?

In the infographic below, we compare home ownership rates around the world and ask who is buying? Furthermore, we take Germany as ...

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House prices: What can we expect in the next few years?

House prices: What can we expect in the next few years?

The UK’s property market has always been a little volatile.  But in more recent years buyers haven’t really been facing a gamble when choosing to invest in property – property has been seen as a pretty safe bet.  The only real question people have needed to ask is “how much more will my house be worth in five years time?” Some experts claim this boom can’t continue and as prices have continued to rise year on year, many people have ...

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Is it really true that an increase in interest rates would stop house prices rising?

Is it really true that an increase in interest rates would stop house prices rising?

We keep hearing that interest rates are going to rise soon and that somehow this is going to stop the seemingly never-ending increase in house prices. As interest rates have been at an all-time low for five years, it’s been believed that this has been one of the key factors which has led to the property price boom. Recently, the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney’s been dropping quite a lot of hints that interest rates will rise ...

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Why Invest In Spanish Property?

Why Invest In Spanish Property?

At Altavista Property, we aim to provide potential clients with the information they require to make an informed decision upon whether or not to invest in Spanish property. Bearing these goals in mind, we have decided to produce this Spanish property infographic in an attempt to provide research and statistics explaining in the simplest terms why the Spanish market offers such fantastic investment opportunities.
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The Most Expensive Real Estate Markets in the World

The Most Expensive Real Estate Markets in the World

The global luxury real estate market is booming. For cities like Hong Kong, New York and London, you can expect to pay anything from $4,000-$11,000 per square foot for property.

This infographic  shows the most expensive real estate markets in the world and provides interesting data on these booming markets. For example, find out the average price per square foot, the average property size and learn how property prices have changed over time in some of the most expensive real estate ...

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London Property Bubble Set to Deflate

London Property Bubble Set to Deflate

London house prices have rocketed in the past year, and the average house price in the city now sits at around £460,000. This is bad news for the rest of Britain, and the EU commision last week attempted to intervene, telling cabinet ministers that there needs to be a policy rethink in the housing market.

The fevered market is partially driven by a shortage of homes, however, more important is the demand stoked by schemes like Help-to-Buy, low interest rates and ...

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