Posts Tagged 'Property Market'

Landlord Tips: 6 Things Landlords Skip When Budgeting

Landlord Tips: 6 Things Landlords Skip When Budgeting

If you are in the buy to let business or a landlord, you must be aware that buying a property as an investment is something completely different from buying a property as a house you plan to live in, especially in London. Keep in mind that this is all about figures and so many landlords argue there is no emotional element necessary in their decision to invest in properties.

Yet, some landlords, such as residential buyers continue to make the mistake ...

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Why property values in central London will hold firm

Why property values in central London will hold firm

Fears that property values in the West End of London are on the verge of collapse are false. 

While values in upmarket Kensington High Street have dropped 11.8% to reduce the average value of a home in this exclusive neighbourhood to  a fraction under £1.8m, values in east and west Soho and nearby Regent Street have climbed between 24.4% and 30% in the 12 months to April 2016

In fact, the average price of a studio flat in Soho now stands at ...

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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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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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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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London Homeowners Set to Become Millionaires if Boom Continues

London Homeowners Set to Become Millionaires if Boom Continues

The average property owned in London is set to be worth well over a million pounds in  five years if London property prices continue to rise at the current rate, research from online estate agent, eMoov.co.uk has revealed.

Recently released figures show that London property prices have soared by over 17 per cent in the past year, raising the already high average house price to a value of nearly £460,000, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Research by eMoov shows that ...

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The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

Many people complain about the London housing market, claiming that the soaring prices are locking first -time buyers out the market, or that it’s a bubble being inflated by Help to Buy, a government-backed loan scheme for those who can’t afford a home at market price. There are questions being asked about the way the housing market’s going – with much of the focus on the UK capital and its booming property market.

However, recent research has shown that price rises ...

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Will new mortgage rules affect house prices?

Will new mortgage rules affect house prices?

New rules have been introduced into the UK to ensure that borrowers can afford their mortgage. This is a bid to make sure prices don’t fall in the future if homeowners become overstretched. While it’s highly unlikely house prices would massively fall in popular parts of the UK in the long-term, 2008 is still on the minds of regulators who want to avoid any potential slumps.

The Mortgage Market Review will stop interest-only and self-certified mortgages and prevent banks from relying ...

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Commercial Property to offer double digit returns 2014

Commercial Property to offer double digit returns 2014

Commercial property is set to deliver double-digit returns for investors in 2014, according to data from the IPD UK Commercial Property Index. A strong consensus of analysts and fund managers found that a lack of building projects during the recession has led to demand for office and retail space as the green shoots of recovery show.

As well as this, commercial property in the UK has had a lot of interest from overseas investors for pension funds in Asia and Europe. ...

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What’s the average house price increase over the last 20 years in the UK?

What’s the average house price increase over the last 20 years in the UK?

In the UK, we are just as obsessed with talking about house prices as we are with talking about the weather! And no wonder, the UK is unusual to the rest of Europe in that we tend to buy our homes rather than rent them. So, house prices are a huge talking point.

On the one hand, when prices go up, for those homeowners sitting on a nice bit of equity, it is great news. On the other, for people looking ...

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