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UK Property Prices Up As April’s Stamp Duty Hike Approaches

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A surge in buy-to-let investors looking to swerve the new three per cent stamp duty surcharge from April is pushing house prices up, findings suggest. Increased interest from buy-to-let investors pushing prices up Number of homes coming up for sale increased last month, RICS says Property prices and rental costs expected to rise over next…

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How To Make Florida Villa Investment Worthwhile?

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In 2015, prices in Central Florida grew by 11.6% and the good news is that they are predicted to do even better this year. There is a problem Many investors that we have spoken to over the years have been concerned about the unpredictability of holiday rental markets. You know the drill… you invest in…

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I Wish I Had Invested…

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That’s what Ronald and Joyce Brown said, after missing out on the outstanding student opportunity – The Cube. We launched The Cube in 2013 and, after several discussions, the Browns were about to reserve a unit. For some strange reason, however, procrastination (what I call ‘the dream breaker’!) got hold of them; when they finally…

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Which UK’s Skyscrapers Are The Most Valuable?

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The Shard is the most valuable skyscraper in the UK, valued at £1.5bn. This is followed by the HSBC Tower in Canary Wharf, at £990m, and comes from a survey of more than 600,000 buildings across the country.   Towers higher than St. Paul’s that have the highest value: The Shard – £1.49bn HSBC Tower –…

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Property Market Cycles And The UK

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Timing your entry and exit in a property market is a key element in becoming a successful investor. The eagle-eyed property investor is always looking to invest either at the end of a recession, the bottom, or the recovery stage, whilst looking to realise profits by selling (or through the release of equity) during the…

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A Quick Overview Of Birmingham Property Market

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Birmingham has been reinvented in the past two decades, following a long spell of decline as car makers and other manufacturing industries closed. Birmingham may not be as famous around the world as Manchester or Liverpool, but it is the UK’s second city in terms of population. It has also just been included on a…

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UK House Prices Have Risen 300% In The Last 20 Years

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The average value of a home in Britain was just £66,110 in 1995, but has climbed to £262,847, according to the research by estate agents Savills. It means prices have risen £200,000 or the equivalent of £10,000 a year. There are significant regional variations, with the top five areas seeing values increase a massive 538…

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Liverpool – Top Of The League For Rental Yields

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Liverpool, home of the Beatles, has recently emerged as one of the best places to invest in buy-to-let property. The city’s world-famous football teams, Liverpool and Everton, may not finish top of the premier league table anymore but, when it comes to buy-to-let, the city is riding high. One of the positive effects of the…

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UK House Prices Jump By 10% In 2015, Reaching Record High

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Last year UK house prices grew a further 10% – fuelled by limited supply and increased mortgage availability. Should the market continue at this rate over the medium to long term, compounded growth would mean that your property investments could potentially double in value within just 8 years. You can find more details on the…

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Student Housing – An Increasingly Popular Investment

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“Student housing has become an increasingly popular investment in recent years. The sector has ballooned from a fringe investment 10 years ago to being a global market worth $200bn today.” – Financial Times Becoming a student is a good long-term investment in the future and so is property investment. Put the two together – and…

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7 Important Tips On Investing In UK Property

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  1. Avoid bad tenants The most important part of your investment will be the type of tenant you are able to attract to rent your property. A bad tenant is someone who thinks they can get away without paying their rent without good reason; they might even cause damage to your property. It may…

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Quick Overview Of UK Due Diligence

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It is almost impossible to have a conversation with anyone who is looking to invest in property without hearing the words ‘due diligence’. But what exactly do they mean? When you purchase a property it is important to make sure every aspect of the investment is covered. Areas to look at, in the UK, include:…

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Manchester: UK’s Top Buy-To-Let City

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Manchester used to be well known for urban decay, high unemployment and bleak city streets offering little hope for its inhabitants. This was the case as recently as the 1980s and early 1990s. Much has changed since then, with the arrival of investment on a massive scale, the massive commercial growth of its two Premier…

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Buying Off-Plan: Should I Or Should I Not?

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When property prices are rising, there is often a surge in the number of people willing to put down a deposit on a property they’ve seen illustrated on paper plans or in a brochure. With property prices rising once again in the UK, buying off-plan is an ideal way to secure an investment early, at…

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Who Should Be Investing In London Property?

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“Europe’s Safe Haven Capital” London is a property market that operates in an entirely different universe to the rest of the UK. When we look at micro markets, London is an excellent example that defies even the harshest of economic conditions: it just keeps on growing. Increased interest from foreign investors in prime London property,…

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Everything You Should Know About UK Hotel Room Investments

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Some investors enjoy being hands-on, while others prefer to put in the least work possible for maximum profit. Hotel room investment has its origins in the US and works just like any normal buy-to-let investment – except the investor buys a room to let out to the hotel’s guests. If the hotel is popular, then…

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Is Self-Management Of Your Investment Portfolio Really Worth The Hassle?

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Many people start out as hands-on property investors. If they have the time and skills required, then this can be a great way to build a profitable property portfolio over time. As the portfolio grows, most people will end up having to give up the day job – and quite possibly a large part of…

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UK House Prices Leap By 9.7%

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The upward pressure on prices is likely to continue in the coming months, Halifax said, amid strengthening demand for homes and a lack of properties for buyers to choose from. House prices leapt by 9.7 per cent year-on-year in October to reach a record high of £205,240 on average, Halifax has reported. The year-on-year growth accelerated…

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Top 10 UK Property Investment Questions

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1. Why should I invest in UK properties? The UK is in the middle of a buy-to-let boom as property prices have risen beyond the reach of many people who would normally buy. This means the supply of tenants is rising quickly. Property prices are still below their peak value in many locations, which means…

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UK Property Investment Opportunities Don’t End On London

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Like most countries in the world, the opportunities to invest in property in the UK start in the capital. The cycle of growth starts in London and ripples out to the rest of the country. This has happened as regularly as clockwork since as far back as anyone can remember. Then something happened that disturbed…

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