Direct Property News

September 21, 2016

Asking prices in UK up again after two months of decline, latest index shows

Asking prices in the UK increased by 0.7% or £2,277 in September after falling 2% in the previous two months, according to the latest index figures to be published. This took the average asking price to £306,499 and up 4% year on year, the data from Rightmove shows. But in London prices increased by 1.9% or £11,565 recovering some ground after four consecutive monthly falls. This month’s data is broadly positive with seven out of 10 regions recording either a monthly rise in new seller asking prices or a standstill, compared to eight out of 10 price falls last month.
September 22, 2016

The psyche of successful property investor

Looking back in hindsight it is often quite easy to spot a “successful” property investment but achieving the same result in real-time is not as easy. While many property investors will have you believe they have nerves of steel and they don’t feel the adrenaline pumping round their body when signing a massive deal, do not always believe them. However, there is a psyche which is very common across all successful property investors which is made up of a number of characteristics we can all associate with.
September 26, 2016

UK property market remains peachy three months after the Brexit vote

Analysis of the UK housing market by national estate agent, Jackson-Stops & Staff, reveals that the UK housing market remains alive and active. Number of properties on the market in the UK has increased since the vote but the proportion sold (subject to contract) has decreased – but only by 2.5% Asking prices of all UK properties for sale down by only 2% (from £297,508 in mid-June to £291,547 today) In London asking prices are only down 3% since mid-June Just 7% of properties in London priced above £2 million are under agreed offerThe analysis, which is based on a daily sample of over 500,000 actual properties for sale in the UK over the last 3 […]
September 27, 2016

Now is a ‘great time’ to invest in UK property, says LSLi director

It is now a ‘great time’ to invest in the UK housing market despite a new report showing that house price growth continued the trend of the past few months in August with a further moderation in both the annual and quarterly rates of increase, according to Adrian Gill, executive director of estate agency at LSLi. The annual rate of house price growth across 20 of the largest UK cities slowed to 8.2% in August, from 9.5% in July, taking the average to £239,400, according to the latest Hometrack UK Cities Index.
September 28, 2016

Manchester’s best buy-to-let postcodes

Manchester already tops the list of best buy-to-let location in the UK, but where exactly should savvy investors turn their attention to within this exciting new star on the property horizon. Manchester is the rock of the Northern Powerhouse and its biggest achievement. It’s living proof of how an unfortunate area can be turned into a sought after location when it gets the help it deserves. And if you, like most smart property investors, are mainly focused on rental yield when choosing a new investment it’s time to have a closer look at the Mancunian way of doing property.
September 29, 2016

The rising age of Generation Rent

Currently, there are 4.5 million private renters across the UK, a number which will increase to 6 million over the next couple of years. Letting agents Your Move tried to find out more about those living in rented accommodation and asked 2,873 tenants across the UK about their renting lifestyles. The study, conducted on behalf of Your Move’s sister company LSL Corporate Client Department Ltd, revealed that 40% of private tenants across the UK are aged 46 years and older.