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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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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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