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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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Bank of England give property buyers positive signals

Bank of England give property buyers positive signals

A month is a long time in the property industry.Back in January the Centre for Business and Economic Research said that house prices will fall in the UK this year. The forecaster said that prices will fall 0.6% in 2015 with London seeing the first marked falls in more than five years. It also said that prices will fall by 3.3% after gains of 16.8% in 2014.

The CBER claimed that the threat of higher interest rates, the uncertainty of the ...

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Is there a house price ‘bubble’ in London?

Is there a house price ‘bubble’ in London?

Booming house prices in London have led to growing concerns that a dangerous ‘bubble’ is forming that’s set to pop any time soon.

While house prices can certainly go up as well as down, talk of a property price bubble at this stage is premature. That’s not to say that prices won’t stabilise, or perhaps even drop a little at some stage, but the long-term picture looks positive for property investors.

Let’s take a look at what Paramount Investment think ...

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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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