Posts Tagged: property investments

Investing retirement cash funds

For those many people who have been lucky enough to have either retired or will soon be retiring with a good value pension there is a dilemma about investing retirement cash funds. Typically, up to a quarter of the overall pension entitlement can be commuted for a tax-free cash sum.  For some this will be used to pay off outstanding… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Crossrail 2 Property Hot Spots

In this, our third article, we look at further Crossrail 2 Property Hot Spots (our previous two articles can be found at Background The first Crossrail route (now known as the Elizabeth Line) which is due for completion in just a couple of years, has had a profound impact on property prices having already added… Read more »