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UK Cities outside London attracting Middle East investors

For the first time, in 2019, properties in regional cities in the UK such as Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow attracted greater investment from the Middle East than Central London according to CBRE, the Global Real Estate Adviser. While £650m was committed to invest in Central London, this was outdone by more than 35% ...
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Which UK cities are expecting property growth in 2020?

A recent study by Insurance Provider Simply Business has asked Landlords in which UK cities they expect the Buy to Let market to be the most robust in 2020. The initial outlook for the UK property market in 2020 has been positive as a result of increased certainty and stability in the market due to ...
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What do the early signs say about UK property in 2020?

With suggestions from industry experts at the end of 2019 that the Conservative election victory would see a strong and growing UK property market in 2020, we take a look at what the early signals have shown. According to research by property website Rightmove, house prices in the UK increased at the quickest rate since ...
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How will UK election result affect house prices in 2020?

Rightmove, the UK property website, expects to see an average increase in house prices of 2% in 2020, although northern cities are expected to experience higher rates of growth while London begins to bottom out. Miles Shipside of Rightmove explained that “London is finally showing tentative signs of bottoming out and we expect a more ...
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Where are Property Investors in the Middle East targeting for returns?

In recent years outbound investment from Sovereign Wealth in the Middle East has reduced, however private capital and small institutions continue to invest abroad.  According to property consultants Knight Frank, more than two thirds of capital from GCC countries is invested in the UK Property market despite the current confusion over the political landscape. The ...
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Which UK Cities are Property Investors buying in?

There is good news for those looking to invest in UK Property as attractive opportunities continue to emerge in various UK Cities where potential for growth meets high yields and strong rental demand. Despite difficult conditions for property investors over the last few years, the market offers encouragement and positivity for those looking to expand ...
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Is now the right time to invest in UK Property?

With the Economy subdued, the outcome of Brexit still uncertain and the value of the pound falling, can the UK property market still be attractive to Investors? To many, the answer is a resounding Yes, as many factors come together to create favourable conditions for those residing in the UAE, foreign investors and expats alike ...
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Rental Rates in the UK rise at their fastest for two years

Latest figures show that rental rates on residential property in the UK are increasing at their quickest in more than two years, resulting in average yields for property investors rising to 4.5%, the highest average since 2017.  The Buy to Let Britain report produced by Kent Reliance states that landlords expect a continued uplift as ...
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Which UK Cities experienced the strongest growth in the last year?

Property values in The UK’s major cities saw a rise of 2.1% in the year to May 2019. The UK property market is often considered to have many different markets within one, such is the variation of performance from one city to the next. While prices rose by 2.1% on average, there is a great ...
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UK house prices for April show biggest jump for two years

House prices in the UK grew at their quickest annual rate since 2017 according to latest reports from Halifax.  The findings showed that house prices increased by 5% in the three months to April 2019 in comparison to the three months leading up to April 2018.  The UK property market has not seen such growth ...
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