Posts Categorized: Sourcing

Optimistic property prediction

Latest research from Barclays Bank gives an optimistic property prediction of the housing market over the next five years. The bank is predicting that prices across the UK will rise by 6.1 per cent by the end of 2021 – with significantly higher increases in some locations. The research uses factors including rental trends, employment levels… Read more »

House prices to rise by £52,000 by 2021

House Prices to Rise This week saw the release of some interesting predictions of relevance to any potential property investors hesitating about whether to enter the market at the current time.  The Centre for Economic and Business Research (“CEBR”) has surprised some in the industry by predicting that house prices are set to rise with the… Read more »

Generation Rent

Once upon a time the archetypical image of a tenant was a twenty something sharing a flat with his/her friends but it appears that Generation Rent now includes a significantly older profile. The recently published English Housing Survey has found that out of a total rental population of 4.53million households there are now 1.038million in… Read more »

Crossrail is Nearing Reality

  Crossrail is nearing reality – the project is now 80% complete! Although the full route won’t open until late next year an early indication that Crossrail is nearing reality will occur this May when the first trains will be run along the part of the route between Liverpool Street (Main Line) and Shenfield. Many… Read more »

Trend in Property Capital Growth is Still Rising

Property Capital Growth 2016 The Official Statistic released by the Government in January show that the trend in property capital growth is still rising – up 6.7% on an annual basis. Many property investors have become concerned that the capital growth element of their buy to let property investment is coming under threat after several years… Read more »

Which way for rents?

  As many landlords and tenants ponder which way for rents, up down or unchanged, we look back at what happened last year and forward to what might happen this. Rents for residential properties – what happened in 2016 and what are the prospects for 2017? Rents in 2016 Based on the latest rental price… Read more »

Harder Buy to let lending rules

New buy to let lending restrictions The government this week handed new powers to the Bank of England to regulate mortgage lending in the buy to let sector effectively ensuring harder buy to let lending rules. Because of the new powers the Bank’s financial policy committee, the guardians of financial stability, will now be able… Read more »

Landlords Investing in Travel

Why for Landlords Investing in travel makes sense. There is strong evidence that landlords investing in travel routes are seeing higher than average growth in both rental income and capital growth. The Crossrail experience bears this out with property prices booming along the route and tenants already queuing to get on board even though services… Read more »

Property investment for retirement

Property investment for retirement This month’s survey by the Office for National Statistics reveals that property investment for retirement is the most popular form of investment.   45% of respondents said that property was the best investment for retirement, a rise from 40 per cent in 2010.   This is almost twice as many as the 25% who… Read more »