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October 6, 2016
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Manchester leads way in property investment

The insights come from the Global Real Estate Outlook from property investment firm IP Global, a biannual report which identifies and analyses the best-performing cities for property investment. Property in Manchester is seeing an ongoing investment surge from both overseas and domestic buyers according to a new report from property investment firm IP Global. The insights come from the Global Real Estate Outlook from property investment firm IP Global, a biannual report which identifies and analyses the best-performing cities for property investment.
October 5, 2016
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London mayor launches unprecedented inquiry into foreign property ownership

http://www.theguardian.comLondon mayor Sadiq Khan is to launch the UK’s most comprehensive inquiry into the impact of foreign investment flooding London’s housing market, amid growing fears about the scale of gentrification and rising housing costs in the capital. Khan said there are “real concerns” about the surge in the number of homes being bought by overseas investors, adding that the inquiry would map the scale of the problem for the first time.
October 3, 2016
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The UK’s house prices: 12 months and 5 indicators

The British property market has had an eventful year. From stamp duty changes to a new era of independence, every political decision has some kind of effect on a country’s property market. With the calm slowly returning after the Brexit storm, it’s time to look at some numbers and see how the country’s property prices have actually behaved during a very eventful year.
September 30, 2016
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New asking prices bounce up – especially for first-time buyers

Properties coming to market appear to be in a post-Brexit vote bounce, Rightmove has claimed. The portal’s September house price index found that the asking price of property coming to market rebounded by 0.7% in the month, up £2,277 to £306,499 following a 3% drop in the previous two months.
September 29, 2016
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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.
September 28, 2016
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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.
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