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Friday News #070 – Is Fear Stopping You Investing In Property?

Friday News #070 - 14th August 2020 Whether you’re considering adding to your portfolio or taking advantage of the current temporary stamp duty cut to reorganise your assets – now is a good time for investors to take action. So far 2020 has presented us with a number of unexpected scenarios yet the UK property market has held strong and prices are now rising. Time is of the essence to make the...

Friday News #069 – Hong Kong residents snap up property in northern England

Friday News #069 - 7th August 2020 The North West of England has long been one of our top investment hotspots – it has all the credentials, is already well-established yet offers huge potential for future growth. It’s of little surprise to us that overseas investors are focusing their attentions on northern England; strong rental yields and comparatively good value for money are key driving...

Friday News #068 – Buy-to-let landlords abandoning London for better returns in the North

Friday News #068 - 31st July 2020 The UK property market is set to defy the doomsayers once more, those who forecast collapse and incited panic during the darkest weeks of lockdown are to be proven wrong – there’s no disaster on the horizon, the outlook is quite the opposite and we’re excited for what the future holds for our investors.   Prices are rising, steadily, and whilst there was...

Friday News #067 – Expat buy-to-let enquiries surge following stamp duty changes:

Friday News #067 24th July 2020 The UK property market continues to build momentum as sources report prices increasing to reflect the surge in demand – buy-to-let property investors are rightfully taking advantage of the current opportunity in increasing numbers. Here’s what we’ve seen in the news this week: UK housing market: post-lockdown house prices surge in 'mini-boom' as stamp duty...

Friday News #066 – ‘It’s gone bonkers’

Friday News #066 - 17th July 2020 Keen to make the most of the current climate, the stamp duty holiday and low interest rates, investors are returning to the market recognising the present opportunity. Where and what you buy remains to be of crucial importance for success. We have some excellent opportunities for those wanting to capitalise on this unique combination of factors.   Here’s what...

Friday News #065 – Stamp duty holiday: How will it work?

Friday News #065 - 10th July 2020 On Wednesday the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a property’s value, coming into effect immediately running until March 2021 and applicable to all property sales. Investors and second home purchasers will still have to pay the additional surcharge but also benefit from the tax holiday. With the saving currently...

Friday News #064 – New-build market bouncing back quicker than second-hand market

Friday News #064 - 3rd July 2020 New data has revealed a slight dip in UK average property prices compared to June 2019 – but does the figure being widely used by the media provide a true picture of the property market across the UK? Diving deeper into the house price index released by the Nationwide, from which the number was taken, which you can read here, the picture is not as bleak when broken...

Friday News #063 – House prices predicted to rise over the next three months as market ‘accelerates’

Friday News #063 - 26th June 2020 A sustained high level of demand from buyers is driving property prices upwards in many areas of the UK whilst the number of completed transactions lags behind as the market plays catch-up following lockdown. Five-year forecasts from industry leaders remain unchanged despite the pandemic disruption. As successful investors tend to purchase property with a long...

Friday News #062 – June lettings activity matching 2019 levels

Friday News #062 - 19th June 2020 Estate agents are overwhelmed, asking prices are increasing and discounts are diminishing – the UK property market is showing no signs of slowing down. Where you invest remains to be the key - recently released data has highlighted the resilience of the property market outside of London, further adding to the appeal of many prime investment locations across the...

Friday News #061 – Buy-to-let market sees ‘early signs of recovery’

Friday News #061 - 12th June 2020 With a long term view investors are happily snapping up properties in prime investment locations across the UK – there are some excellent opportunities currently available. The lettings market has returned with a bang; agents are reporting record-breaking activity. Though renters and buyers are now being much more particular about the type of property they want to...

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