Damp is number one turn off for UK house hunters

Posted by on 04/04/2015 at 6:45 pm
A bit of Dump?

  Published by Property Wire on Friday, 03 April 2015   Damp, poor maintenance and a lack of parking top the list of UK house hunters’ biggest turn-offs, according to new research which is published as the spring house season begins. Damp patches staining walls and ceilings are the biggest problem for potential home buyers […]

UK commercial property rental value reaches highest growth since 2007

Posted by on 12/03/2015 at 11:19 am

  Published by Property Wire on Wednesday, 11 February 2015   UK commercial property markets have recorded their highest rental value growth since the third quarter of 2007, a new report from real estate firm CBRE shows. Of 1,022 locations monitored, some 16% showed an increase in rental value but prime yields fell by an […]

Is buy-to-let regulation the answer to the housing crisis?

Posted by on 03/03/2015 at 4:50 pm

  Published by The Economic Voice on Monday, 02 March 2015 by Ben Gosling   In October 2014, the Bank of England requested the power to place limits on both buy-to-let and residential mortgage lending. By using so-called ‘powers of direction’, the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) hoped to be able to direct financial sector […]

Property crowdfunding is a good idea — in theory

Posted by on 02/03/2015 at 5:19 pm

  Published by Financial Times on Friday, 27 February 2015 by Merryn Somerset Webb   Who would want to buy a house in the UK at the moment? Look at the prices and you’d think the answer would be absolutely nobody. In London …

Invest in Buy-to-Let Without a Mortgage

Posted by on 01/03/2015 at 4:28 pm

  Published by Love Money on Monday, 23 February 2015 by John Fitzsimons   Crowdfunding site offers new way to invest in property. CrowdLords is a new crowdfunding site, offering people the chance to invest in property, whether as a landlord or simply as a hands-off investor. Let’s take a closer look at how it […]

Buy-to-let valuations grow against the market in January

Posted by on 12/02/2015 at 11:41 am

  Published by Mortgage Finance Gazette on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 by Vanya Damyanova   Buy-to-let was the sector to stand out in January marking a rise against the general housing market decline, the latest Connells data shows. While overall property valuations fell by 4 per cent on the month and by 23 per cent […]

Research reveals the UK’s property black spots where prices are falling

Posted by on 01/11/2014 at 11:22 pm
House Prices

  Published by PropertyWire on Wednesday, 29 October 2014   Property buyers, sellers and investors are usually eager to hear about the latest real estate hot spots but now new research reveals the UK’s property investment black spots. Property prices in some of the worst performing areas are falling by more than 7% per year […]

Higher property taxes will cool the housing market

Posted by on 31/10/2014 at 10:47 pm

  Published by MoneyWeek on Monday, 27 October 2014 Merryn Somerset Webb   I have a friend who has been trying to sell a central London flat for eight months. Another has had a large house on the market for six months. They can’t understand why these one-time money machines aren’t selling. What happened to […]