Category: Blog

Property prices soar despite pessimism

Despite predictions that property prices would drop due to Brexit, house prices hit a record high in February, soaring £12,000 over the past 12 months. According to data compiled by the Office for National Statistics and the Land Registry, property values jumped 5.8% year-on-year. “House prices today prove unshakeable, as home buyers are now paying...

On April 12, 2017 by The Team

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UK house prices accelerated in February, but experts warn it won’t last

Figures published by Nationwide recently showed a growth of 0.6 per cent between January and February, working out an average of £600. In annual terms, prices were 4.5 per cent higher, a stronger rise than January’s 4.3 per cent which was the weakest increase since November 2015. Nationwide economist Robert Gardner said Britain’s economy was...

On March 1, 2017 by The Team

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China’s interest in UK real estate continues to boom despite ambassador’s warnings to take precaution

When the UK voted to leave the EU, this brought immediate uncertainty surrounding the UK as a safe haven for investment, and many investors held off to see that happened next. However, the Chinese market saw potential and decided ‘now’ is the best time to start building a new financial district in London. Property experts...

On February 8, 2017 by The Team

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5 top tips to maximise profitability of your house

Are you waiting for Spring to arrive to sell your house but getting itchy feet to put it on the market now? Give the kiss of life to your property and maximise your profit. Here are some of our tips for a profitable renovation.   Get in the professionals If you are handy with your...

On January 25, 2017 by The Team

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Retail footfall falls for British Land as sales increase

Despite all the negative news following the Brexit vote, British Land – the UK’s second-largest property company has said that demand remained strong for its properties at the end of December, while asset values showed signs of recovery. According to its report released this Tuesday, their buildings have an occupancy rate of 97% with a...

On January 19, 2017 by The Team

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Britain property market ends 2016 on a positive note

Despite all the bad news last year with Brexit, stamp duty changes and tenant fees ban, Britain actually ended the controversial year with a 4.5% house price growth by the end of the year, which was at the same level as 2015. Furthermore, data published by lender Nationwide revealed that month on month prices increased...

On January 11, 2017 by The Team

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Zoopla values the UK housing market

The property listings website – Zoopla – says it has come up with the total value of the UK’s housing market – totaling at an incredible £8.17tb. Despite all the bad news surrounding the housing market this year, this number is 7.35% higher compared to last year, which reflects growth in house prices during 2016....

On December 21, 2016 by The Team

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2017 UK property forecast

Another year is coming to an end, and our property market has seen many ups and downs. Throughout 2016 the headline rate of UK house prices growth has slowed down, due to the drop in property prices in London as affordability issues for first-time buyers and tax hikes on expensive and investment property subdue demand...

On December 15, 2016 by The Team

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The UK’s property winners and losers

Home services marketplace Plentific.com has released a report with a look at how the UK’s housing prices have behaved in the last year. And with experts predicting a flat lining of housing market prices, canny house hunters are looking to invest their money in the UK’s property hotspots. Aylesbury is at the top of the...

On November 30, 2016 by The Team

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Aviva Investors to re-open property trust

According to reports, Aviva Investors is to re-open its property trust – five month after trading was suspended, following the fallout from the Brexit vote. Aviva was the only property trust to remain closed following the raft of suspensions this July as spooked investors closed its £1.5bn property trust. However, it is has now confirmed...

On November 23, 2016 by The Team

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