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  • Is increased portal choice benefitting property investors? August 16, 2019
    Increased choice of property portals provides estate agents with the opportunity to reach a wider audience of potential buyers local, nationally and internationally, according to free-to-list site Residential People. For investors looking to sell a property, having access to a wider audience of prospective purchasers could help to achieve a quicker...
  • Regeneration areas – when is the right time to invest? August 16, 2019
    In recent weeks, we have been running a series on London’s regeneration hotspots – but how do you know when to invest in a regeneration area? Knowing when and where to invest can have significant financial implications, for good and ill. Simon Clarke, director of independent property service Acentus Real Estate,...
  • South of Mallorca continues to attract eager buyers August 16, 2019
    With its close proximity to the International Airport, fast transport links and good sports facilities, Palma, the capital of Mallorca, has put the southern corner of the island on the radar of potential buyers in the last couple of years. Llucmajor, the capital of the Palma de Mallorca region, is the largest...
  • Europe’s only dedicated luxury property event set to return to Olympia August 16, 2019
    The Luxury Property Show is returning to Olympia London on October 31 and November 1, with a brand-new look and a host of premium visitor experiences. Attendees will have the chance to discover some of the most exclusive properties for sale around the world at the event, with high-value properties on...
  • Fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages continue to fall August 16, 2019
    Research from online mortgage broker Property Master has shown the majority of fixed rate buy-to-let rates are continuing to fall due to lenders competing for landlord business. The news comes after the broker’s findings from the previous month, which revealed a downward pressure on fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage rates. According to Property...
  • The rise of gazumping – what do London investors need to know? August 16, 2019
    Instances of gazumping have been few and far between in Central London for the past five years.  However, a shortage of housing stock in the Prime Central London market and the emergence of more competitive prices has ignited a very real trend for gazumping.  This is something that our team at INHOUS...
  • London regeneration – the transformation of the capital’s final industrial quarter August 14, 2019
    Following our piece on the ongoing works at Battersea Power Station and its environs, Property Investor Today this time explores the transformation of nearby Nine Elms. Sandwiched between Battersea Park and Vauxhall, Nine Elms is central London’s last remaining industrial district and the final part of the South Bank to undergo...
  • New events offer top tips on how to be a holiday let landlord August 14, 2019
    Mulberry Cottages has announced the expansion this autumn of its free ‘Holiday Let Masterclasses’ for prospective buyers across the South of England. With the holiday let market in England currently thriving – according to Visit Britain, there were a total of two million self-catering rental stays across England between January and...
  • Buying via limited company proving more popular among landlords August 14, 2019
    More than half (55%) of landlords plan to use limited companies for purchases compared to 24% of landlords who intend to buy as an individual, new research from Precise Mortgages has found. The research underlines the ongoing transformation in the buy-to-let (BTL) market and the increase in landlords using limited companies...
  • Landwood marks success at latest auction August 14, 2019
    Landwood Property Auctions witnessed a record-breaking sale in July. The Manchester-based auctioneer offered 49 properties – a rise of 800% on the number of transactions that were completed in January. Overall, sales since the company’s launch have now surpassed the £14 million mark. In July alone, the value of these sales – including...
  • Why is Belfast a great place to invest in property? August 14, 2019
    Decades ago, Belfast was regularly in the news for the wrong reasons. That, however, was then and ever since Belfast has been quietly rebuilding itself and moving on from its troubled past. Now it’s one of the buzziest and vibrant cities in the UK and its robust growth looks set...
  • 'Redefining the Malaga skyline' - new development set to woo luxury investors August 9, 2019
    A new development on the Costa Del Sol is aiming to become the 'most desirable residential destination in Spain' and possibly 'in the world'. Picasso Towers, an ultra-high-end development in Malaga, will consist of three residential apartment blocks and aims to set a 'new level of luxury' for the city. The blocks are being...
  • Department store in Reading set to be transformed into luxury apartments August 9, 2019
    Jacksons, a once renowned department store in the heart of Reading town centre, is undergoing a major renovation that will see part of it transformed into 33 luxury apartments. This is hoped to coincide with the opening of the new Crossrail station – set for the end of this year...
  • Holiday home buyers can achieve better value and growth next door August 9, 2019
    Retirees and families priced out of the UK’s holiday home hotspots can find much better value for money and potential for price growth if they look at neighbouring towns and villages, according to new research by Placebuzz. The property listings website analysed prices over the last five years in five of...
  • Are fully-affordable towers really the future for London? August 9, 2019
    Following the recent turning in for planning approval of Ealing’s first 100% affordable residential tower, the Mayor of London has been challenged to open a new era in housebuilding. Developer Southern Grove is behind ‘55 West’ – which would be Ealing’s tallest building – and claims it is a model of...
  • Auction House London storms home with its latest sale August 9, 2019
    Sales continue to go from strength to strength for Auction House London, with 80% of the lots listed being sold. The auction – which took place at the London Marriott Regents Park Hotel on 31 July – saw average sales of 71.2%. One highlight is a three-bedroom semi-detached home in Wembley. The...
  • House price growth in southern cities continues to slow, Zoopla research reveals August 7, 2019
    The June Zoopla UK Cities House Price Index has revealed that average house price growth across southern cities is running at its lowest recorded level since January 2012. In the year to June 2019, house prices rose by just 0.7% in these markets – the direct result of weaker demand for...
  • Innovative student housing portfolio presents opportunity for private investors August 7, 2019
    Connection Capital is giving private investors the chance to participate in a £10 million fundraise for a company that owns and is expanding a portfolio of good quality student houses. Student Tribe, which purchases shared student houses and refurbishes them where necessary, was established in 2016 by chief executive officer, Calum...
  • London prime properties snapped up by American and Asian buyers August 7, 2019
    Dollar-led buyers are snapping up prime London properties as sterling sinks to a 28-month low, according to The London Resolution. The company – which specialises in residential property acquisition for high-net-worth (HNW) and ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) owner-occupiers and investors – found the London prime property market has shifted noticeably since the Brexit...
  • Canary Wharf Group’s most popular development tops out at 215 metres August 7, 2019
    Canary Wharf Group has achieved the topping out of its landmark residential development One Park Drive. Designed by Swiss architect Herzog & de Meuron, One Park Drive has now reached its full height of 215 metres above ground, making it the tallest residential building in Wood Wharf. The development is home...

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