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  • London regeneration - Royal Docks: the East End’s latest hotspot? October 16, 2019
    Property Investor Today recently visited the Royal Docks to witness first-hand its dramatic facelift. One of London’s most successful regeneration projects of recent years has been the transformation of the Royal Docks from a barren industrial wasteland into a thriving, well-connected community. The area, an important trading post for Britain during the...
  • Canning Town receives boost with launch of major new development October 16, 2019
    A major new East End development is launching this Saturday (October 19), providing almost 1,000 ‘high-quality’ new homes to Canning Town. At the weekend launch, visitors will be able to explore the two-bedroom show apartment, offering up a taste of what living at Brunel Street Works will be like. The development is...
  • UK market sees seasonal slowdown in September October 16, 2019
    There was a marginal increase in the number of properties coming onto the market in September, but a decline in properties ‘sold’. That is according to Agency Express’ property activity index, which revealed new listings ‘for sale’ sat at 0.1% while figures for properties ‘sold’ rested at -2.6%. However, yearly comparisons show...
  • Overseas properties – what’s hot and where? October 16, 2019
    Jana Korpova-Harris, director at the Luxury Property Show, which returns to Olympia London on October 31 and November 1, offers her insight into the hottest areas in the world to buy property. Despite continued Brexit uncertainty and increasing pressure on the pound, the overseas property market has remained steady in 2019....
  • UK rents continue to grow as housing market slows October 16, 2019
    In September, the average rental price for a new tenancy in the UK was £967 per calendar month, up by 2.5% last year, according to HomeLet’s rental index for the month. Rents in London increased by 3.3% last month than on the same month of 2018, with the average rent in...
  • Bulk buyers flock to Central London before Brexit October 14, 2019
    Central London has seen a 55% increase in demand from family offices, real estate funds and large investors looking to bulk-buy residential apartments in the second half of 2019, according to London property buying agency Ludgrove. Fraser Slater, chief executive officer of the agency, says as the prime central London (PCL)...
  • Brexit will deter overseas buyers, UK property investors fear October 14, 2019
    An independent survey of more than 1,000 UK-based property investors has found that 55% are concerned Brexit will push away international purchasers from buying UK property. This, in turn, would weaken the market, the research commissioned by Butterfield Mortgages Limited (BML) claimed. The survey also revealed that 82% believe foreign buyers play...
  • The cost of living near London’s 342 outstanding schools revealed October 14, 2019
    The average London property price near an ‘outstanding’ state primary school is £693,849, according to research from Portico. Schools rated as ‘outstanding’ – the highest Ofsted grade – are highly sought-after, and homes near these top-rated schools usually come at a premium. The London estate agent revealed that there are 342 outstanding...
  • Londoners buying prime country properties at eight-year high October 14, 2019
    The number of Londoners purchasing country properties costing £2 million and above between January and June was at its highest level for any corresponding period since 2011. This is according to Knight Frank's latest Prime Country House Index, which also shows that the agency recorded an 8% rise in transactions for...
  • Investment hotspots - the best new-build developments in the Costa del Sol October 14, 2019
    Despite Brexit, Spain has reclaimed its status as a hotspot for British buyers, with the Costa del Sol a firm favourite. Last year, 30% of homes on Costa del Sol were purchased by foreign buyers, with 16% of the purchases made by British buyers. Following nearly a decade when practically no residential...
  • French Alps: Latest ski investment hotspots revealed October 11, 2019
    As the number of luxury new-build chalets and apartments has risen at some of the most sought-after ski resorts in the French Alps, so has the level of enquiries from international investors. After analysing data and insights over the last twelve months, Home Hunts can confirm that the four most popular...
  • It’s great up North…for property developers October 11, 2019
    Almost two thirds (65%) of developers plan to increase their investment activity in the North substantially over the next two years, setting the region up to become the next hotspot for UK property development. In a national study commissioned by finance specialist Together, 57% of developers earmarked the North East as...
  • Majority of over-65s in the market for bungalows October 11, 2019
    Some 60% of over-65s would consider moving to a bungalow, according to research by McCarthy & Stone. This number – equivalent to 7.2 million people – represents a 6% increase in demand in the last year, showing the growing appeal of low-storey housing in later life. Some 65% (or 8 million)...
  • Property developer blames the South for 2019 house sales slump October 11, 2019
    The South was mostly to blame for the slump in UK property market sales following the aborted March Brexit deadline, new analysis by property developer Southern Grove has found. Detailed analysis from the latest Land Registry data shows that while UK residential sales volumes began to collapse on an annual basis...
  • Here comes the 2019 Novice Auctioneer of the Year… October 11, 2019
    The NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year was awarded to up-and-coming property auctioneer David Henwood of Clive Emson Auctioneers. Henward takes the coveted ‘Auctioneer of the Year’ title from last year’s winner Debs Latham, of property auctioneers SDL Auctions. Along with the highly-regarded title, Henward also receives the Clive Emson Rosebowl,...
  • Property management firm launches emergency fund for carbon-hungry properties October 9, 2019
    Newton Property, one of Scotland’s largest property factors, has announced an emergency building eco-improvements fund up to £100,000 per eligible property. Newton says its fund, which will be made available for any blocks of flats factored by the company, is in response to the climate emergency and climate strike protests which...
  • UK rents not affected by tenant fees ban, study suggests October 9, 2019
    The cost of renting a room in the UK remains steady, up just 1% on last year to an average monthly rent of £600. That is according to SpareRoom’s Q3 2019 Rental Index – a comprehensive overview of how the rental market is performing across the country based on nearly 300,000...
  • Developer wins approval for £25m Cambridge PBSA scheme October 9, 2019
    Future Generation has secured planning permission for a £25 million student scheme in Cambridge. The developer – a PBSA arm of developer Southern Grove – consulted officers, local councillors and residents over the past 18 months before receiving approval for the 154-bed project, named ‘Barnwell Gate’. Most of the accommodation will consist...
  • Strong sales for Auction House London October 9, 2019
    There was a packed auction room with many lots attracting fierce bidding at Auction House London’s recent sale. One highlight included a two-bedroom first floor flat in Neasden, London, NW10. The lot, which is in need of refurbishment and has just 37 years left on the lease, started with a guide...
  • Bargain Black Country homes to go under the hammer this month October 7, 2019
    A Black Country family home with a guide price of just £5,000-plus is set to attract keen bidding at Bond Wolfe Auctions’ next sale. Located at 65 Lowry Close in Willenhall, the three-bedroomed, end-terraced house has gas-fired central heating and UPVC double glazing. It stands back from the road behind a...

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