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Have you been priced out of London’s property market?

Have you been priced out of London’s property market?

A new map released by property portal Emoov has charted the average price of buying a property near all 280 London Underground stops.

Good transport links and living close to a tube stop are at the top of buyers and renters wish list however, the convenience of living close to one appears to come with a hefty price tag.

The most expensive

Zone 1 is by far the most expensive place for property. The average price of a home in ...

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Will buy-to-let still be king in 2016?

Will buy-to-let still be king in 2016?

Buy-to-let property has been a favourable choice for investors who wish to generate an income from real estate.

However, investors may turn their back on property in light of new tax changes to the sector.

Changes to UK buy-to-let

In 2015, Chancellor George Osborne announced two changes that rocked the UK’s buy-to-let sector.

The first was a reduction to the amount of tax relief landlords can claim. Currently landlords can claim up to 45% but in a move which will be introduced over ...

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Rental prices to rise by over a quarter in 10 years

Rental prices to rise by over a quarter in 10 years

Rental prices are set to climb by more than a quarter across the course of the next ten years

Investors in the UK are increasingly looking for reasons to put their money into the rental market, especially now as it becomes more expensive and more difficult to purchase suitable homes to let than ever before. However, according to the latest study, there are real reasons to be positive at the moment, with the long-term outlook – the real staple of the ...

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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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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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