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Brits moving abroad still opt for Spain for cheap property

Three-quarters of a million Brits now live in EU countries outside of the UK and Ireland, and more than a third of these have chosen Spain as their home away from home. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have found that Spain is still the main destination for British citizens living abroad, particularly [...]

Build a property portfolio with just £50,000: The how-to guide

It is obvious to all investors that there are clearly issues with attempting to build a property portfolio with £50,000, says Haaris Ahmed, founder of property crowdfunding platform UOWN. “When buying an investment property the average amount required for a mortgage is 25%, and using the average for UK houses prices, this equates to £60,000 [...]

By | 2018-05-01T11:08:46+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Commercial, Industry News, Residential|0 Comments

House prices tick upwards in sluggish property market

House prices across England and Wales rose a bit more quickly this month after touching a seven-month low in March but they are still expected slow this year, reflecting weak economic growth and possibly higher interest rates, mortgage lender Nationwide said. House prices rose 2.6% in the year to April compared with a rise of 2.1% [...]

By | 2018-04-27T09:12:23+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Commercial, Industry News, Residential, Uncategorized|0 Comments

UK optimistic about Brexit deal for financial services

The British government and senior finance executives said they are increasingly confident Europe will offer financial companies generous market access after Brexit, boosting London’s hopes of retaining its status as a top global financial centre. Since Britain voted to leave the EU 22 months ago, some of the world’s most powerful finance companies in London [...]

By | 2018-04-23T16:42:37+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Commercial, Industry News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 10: London boroughs where property demand is highest

While property demand has dipped in the capital, those selling in Bexley are faring better than most, according to online estate agent Emoov. It has been deemed the hottest spot for property demand in London at present in Emoov's national hotspots index for the first quarter. The index considers homebuyer demand levels based on the balance [...]

By | 2018-04-23T16:52:35+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Concepts, Industry News, Residential, Uncategorized|0 Comments

UK house prices are going up, despite Brexit uncertainty and possible interest rate rises

Homeowners across the UK have had an average of £7,500 added to the value of their property over the past year, and experts expect house prices to continue to rise in the country's more affordable areas. The national average sold house price is now £225,000, which is 4.4% higher than a year ago, according to the latest [...]

By | 2018-04-20T15:14:41+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Commercial, Industry News, Residential, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dubai’s gamble on bitcoin property sales

Dubai is pioneering the use of bitcoin in the real world, with the property sector leading the way.  In September 2017, the Aston Plaza & Residences development in Dubai Science Park began offering units in exchange for bitcoin. They started from around 30, 50 and 70 bitcoin (each bitcoin was worth around $4,940 at the time). The project’s developer, British [...]

By | 2018-04-09T22:11:18+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Commercial, Industry News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

UK joins the race to top Green Finance

The Government's green finance advisers have put forward a ten-point list of investment guidelines which they believe would accelerate the UK's global low-carbon leadership credentials. The Green Finance Taskforce’s report claims that “unprecedented levels of investment” will be required for the UK “to lead the world in cutting emissions while driving growth”. Among its recommendations, [...]

By | 2018-04-06T15:06:32+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Commercial, Industry News, Residential, Uncategorized|0 Comments