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Rising UK Property Prices Making Homes Unaffordable

May 20th, 2018|International Investor News, Mortgages and Finance, UK Property Market Update|

[sgmb id="1"]Rising UK Property Prices Making Homes Unaffordable UK Property Prices increase over 3 times the rate of wage growth in the last 3 years, the rising property prices across the country, making UK property unnafordable across the UK. House prices are 6 times the average salary across Britain Average London Property Price is 11 [...]

Is Now Thе Right Time For International Buyers To Invest Іn Thе UK Рrореrtу Mаrkеt

April 3rd, 2018|International Investor News, Property Market Commentary, UK Property Market Update|

Is Now Thе Right Time For International Buyers To Invest Іn Thе UK Рrореrtу Mаrkеt Frоm thе bеgіnnіng of thе уеаr, thе Brexit роll hаd trіggеrеd unсеrtаіntу іn thе market and the ѕhосk rеѕult еnѕurеd thаt the fееlіng wіll lіngеr іntо 2017. Here іѕ a rоund-uр of thе ѕtаtе оf thе British property mаrkеt іn [...]

Why Invest in Birmingham?

March 29th, 2018|Commentary, Guide, International Investor News|

Why Invest in Birmingham? Are you thinking of Investing in the UK property market and not sure what locations to consider? We look at the key question,  Why Invest in Birmingham? And why Birmingham should be on your list of areas to consider for your buy-to-let property investment. As the largest metropolitan borough in Europe, [...]

Brexit Effects on UK Property Market

September 10th, 2017|Commentary, International Investor News|

Brexit Effects on UK Property Market. The UK’s vote to leave the European Union came as a shock to many. Brexit has had a large impact on international markets immediately after the result was announced with the pound falling to a 31 year low against the dollar. The initial reactions and opinions show a mixed [...]

Election Result Creates Opportunity for Overseas Property Investors

September 10th, 2017|International Investor News, Property Market Commentary|

The UK General Election Result Creates Opportunity for Overseas Property Investors. Election Result Creates Opportunity for Overseas Property Investors, as the uncertainty of a Hung Parliament has weekend the Pound. Overseas investors who are buying in dollar pegged currencies such as in the UAE have increased buyer. James Roberts, Knight Frank's chief economist, said property [...]

Asian Investors Continue to Invest in UK Property Market

September 10th, 2017|Commentary, International Investor News|

Asian Investors Continue to Invest in UK Property Market Despite the ongoing Brexit negotiations, Asian investors are still focused on buying up a large volume of London’s property market, according to research by real estate consultancy firm Cushman & Wakefield. With past demand being predominately from the Middle East, the demand for residential and commercial [...]

UK Property Investment From China

July 6th, 2017|International Investor News, Property Market Analysis, Uncategorised|

UK Property Investment From China There has been a constant interest in UK property investment from China. The market has been attracting investment from international buyers in the droves. It is reported that international buyers, largely from the Asia and the Middle East are accounting for up to 85% of sales in new build developments in popular London hot-spots. China have shown a large appetite for global property over recent years, which has not stopped. Here we look into the likely activity and demand from China over the course of 2016. The Chinese stock market over recent months has been immensely volatile. With the Shanghai Stock Exchange closing after experiencing significant price drops in a trading day. This has been a cause for concern for Asian investors and global investors with large exposure. It has raised the question regarding China’s economy and its ability to withstand such shocks. With the Yuan dropping against a basket of currencies and government measures to control the flow of capital out of the country The question remains will the demand for property from China continue. China’s appetite for high yielding property The market driver behind the majority of buyers from China is for investment. Historically, we have seen an emphasis from this region on capital growth being the main investor focus. Furthermore, moving into 2016, it seems investors are also showing a large appetite for high yielding property assets. Due to the sharp increase in London property prices since the global crisis, the rental yields have decreased. The yields achievable in the Northern cities; Manchester and Liverpool, add to the attraction of buying in the ‘Northern Powerhouse’. The yields are far higher, additionally it is now being viewed that due to the developing infrastructure and investment. Moreover, there is also a greater opportunity for capital appreciation. Key Developments attracting Investment from China Developments in infrastructure are luring UK Property Investment from China. Key developments such as HS2, which will link Manchester Piccadilly and London in 1 hour, the extension to Manchester’s tram system and the £1bn airport transformation, demonstrate the long term growth potential of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’. Additionally, the rise in Stamp Duty Land Tax introduced earlier this year, has meant that expensive London properties weaken the appeal. The additional 3% payable for buy to let investors acts in some degree as a deterrent from expensive London property. Consequently, this has steered UK Property Investment from China to the North of England. China’s confidence in the UK property market The confidence in the North of England as a location UK Property Investment from China market is rising, as now Manchester is not just receiving investment from property buyers, it is also coming from property builders. The Beijing Engineering Construction Group are developing Manchester’s Airport City, a whopping £800m site. Set to be a hub for Chinese businesses, where street names will be in both English and Mandarin. China’s President Xi Jinping, conducted a site visit last year to the Manchester’s Airport city, this show of backing from such an influential figure has boosted Chinese investor confidence in Manchester. Cultural ties between China and the UK Liverpool Chinatown is the first Chinatown established in Europe and it is estimated that there now are around 10,000 Chinese residents in the surrounding area. The rate of this population is set to grow in Liverpool and in Manchester due to the strong cultural ties and the established universities. There is a growing number of international students coming from from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other parts of Southeast Asia. Manchester is highly accessible to Asia, with Manchester having direct flights to both Hong Kong and Beijing. Buyers in the UK and China have a common denominator in their view of property as an asset class. Both countries widely view investment into property as one of the best long term investment options available. With capital controls set to loosen and the critical shortage of homes available in the UK, UK property investment from China is set to continue. […]

Weak Pound Means it’s time to Invest in UK Property

July 3rd, 2017|Advice, International Investor News|

Weak Pound Means it’s time to Invest in UK Property Since June 23rd, when the UK decided they would exit the European Union; there has been a strong weakening of the Great British Pound. The falling pound was accelerated by Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement that Article 50 would be invoked in March 2017. Therefore [...]

An exit vote could spike International investment in UK property.

November 13th, 2016|International Investor News, Property Market Commentary|

An exit vote could spike international investment in UK property. An exit vote could spike international investment in UK property Overseas property investors primarily from the Middle East and Asia, are readying to flood into the UK property market if the UK public vote to leave the UK. It is anticipated that the international property [...]