Direct Property News

October 7, 2016

Buy to let boom continues according to new survey

According to the latest report from mortgage industy tech supplier, IRESS, the buy to let sector continues to go from strength to strength, seeing a 49% increase in buy to let compared with it’s 2015 Survey. The survey provides insight across many aspects of the mortgage market and application processing. Now in its fifth year, the 2016 survey analysed the responses of 18 lenders, with a combined share of gross mortgage lending of 68% in 2015, equating to £152bn of loans. Among the survey participants, the buy to let sector saw by far the largest year-on-year growth at 49%, while mortgages to first time buyers saw just a 0.7% increase and residential loans to home movers […]
October 7, 2016

5.5 million believe they will never own a home

The latest research from comparethemarket.com has revealed that over 5.5 million Brits believe that they will never be able to own a home. The survey of over 2,200 adults who have never owned a home, found that 33% of respondents believe that at no point in their lives will they own a property. This figure rises to 65% amongst 45 – 54 year olds, suggesting that a large cross section of British people have given up on the hope of home ownership.
October 6, 2016

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

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

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

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.
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