Archive for 2015

First-time buyer guide to property investment

First-time buyer guide to property investment

Ready for your first property investment? Experience Invest provides helpful tips for those looking to buy.

Top property investment tips for first-time buyers…

  • Pick a reputable agent
    It is just as important for the agent to understand your requirements as it is for you to understand the opportunity presented to you.

An agent should be able to answer any questions you may have and provide you with background information about the investment opportunity. Investors should take their time to collect ...

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Where to invest now for the largest house price growth

Where to invest now for the largest house price growth

A new report from Jones Lang LaSalle has demonstrated that the average price of a property in England, Scotland and Wales will increase by 22.8% over the next 5 years.

The experts at JLL predict that the average house could rise in value by 5% in 2016.

Adam Challis, Head of Residential Research for JLL commented: “The whole housing market could potentially be more active. However, continued high moving costs despite lower stamp duty burdens for most, will provide some brake on ...

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Experience Invest reviews the state of the UK’s student property market

Experience Invest reviews the state of the UK’s student property market

In the latest version of the quarterly UK Student Accommodation Investment Guide, Experience Invest reviews the state of the market and provides the latest news, videos and updates about the sector.

UK’s best performing asset class

With student numbers reaching an all-time high in the 4 weeks after A-level results day, the UK’s student housing market is set to benefit from the rising number of people attending university courses.

Record breaking figures have also been recorded in the student property investment market. The ...

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Where to invest in London property

Where to invest in London property

With international investors continuing to place London property at the top of their wish-list, we look at three boroughs that will offer better-than-average returns.

London offers domestic and international property hunters a wide choice of homes and commercial premises, but not all of the capital’s boroughs are equal when it comes to price growth or yields. For example, properties for sale in Bloomsbury command higher prices than homes in outlying districts because competition for the limited amount of central ...

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UK rental growth shows far higher rents than 1 year ago

UK rental growth shows far higher rents than 1 year ago

The UK has seen a slight slowing in the rate at which rental prices have been growing in the last three months, but they continue heading in the right direction for investors and are far higher than they were a year ago. 

Private rented sector investors have seen the market go from strength to strength over the past few years, and the past 12 months has been no different. The HomeLet Rental Index shows that in the year to the end ...

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Manchester is the UK’s no.1 location to live

Manchester is the UK’s no.1 location to live

Manchester has gone through something of a transition period in the last few years, with the movement to the north-west of many media companies having galvanised the city and made it a more popular place to live than ever before.

And now, it has been named as the number one location to live in the whole of the UK, according to the Global Liveability Survey, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit. It ranked the top cities in the world based on ...

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The north-west London property market

The north-west London property market

A £2.5bn regeneration scheme around Wembley Stadium that will see up to 4,850 new homes built promises to give the already buoyant north-west London property market a further boost. 

Residential property values in Wembley have a current average asking price of around £345,000 but just one Tube stop can make a big difference to values.

It is an eight-minute Tube ride between Wembley Park and Finchley Road on the Metropolitan line. But the average house price differs by £1m.

At Finchley Road, house ...

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House prices up 50%

House prices up 50%

It’s election time and there are lots of statistics floating around about different situations from five years ago.

Well, here’s another one for you from West End estate agents, LDG: London house prices have surged by nearly 50% or £195,420 since 2010 – in more evidence of the enormous housing crisis in the UK.

Data from Rightmove shows that the average asking price across the UK soared by £4381 and hit a record of £286,133 in April, driven by ...

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Record Investment Levels In UK Commercial Property

Record Investment Levels In UK Commercial Property

The commercial property market, which was one of the surprise stars of the investment world in 2014, thanks to the fantastic returns it offered buyers, has kicked on from the exceptional end it had last year. Strong investment levels in the first three months of 2015 indicate that the confidence investors have in commercial stock has remained high.

According to the latest findings published recently by DTZ, the first quarter of 2015 saw the level of commercial property investment hitting £13.6 billion. ...

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Buy-To-Let Outpacing All Other Asset Classes

Buy-To-Let Outpacing All Other Asset Classes

The buy-to-let market has shown its strength in the last 18 years, according to a new report, which shows that the purchasing of homes for the express purpose of letting them out to a tenant has produced average returns that outpace all other asset classes.

Specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay said that in the last 18 years, every £1,000 invested in the buy-to-let market with a 75 per cent loan to value mortgage has grown impressively. It said that if this money ...

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