Direct Property News

June 7, 2016


Number of rental properties managed per branch rose month-on-month from March, but is down overall from April 2015 Rent costs expected to rise Landlords selling up BTL properties following stamp duty deadline on 1st April
May 31, 2016

Foreign investors flock to Manchester

According to the latest EY UK Attractiveness Survey, the north west recorded 98 foreign direct investment projects last year, the largest number recorded in a decade, with 54 of those schemes coming to Manchester. Manchester is leading the way in the region for attracting foreign direct investment, making it the most successful city outside of London for FDI projects.
May 23, 2016

House prices set to rocket by 2030

The average house price in Greater Manchester set to reach record heights by 2030. Research by housing search engine eMoov has found that by 2030 first time buyers will find it even more difficult to get their foot on the housing ladder, with the average home in Greater Manchester on course to reach £316,920.
May 18, 2016

UK property market boosted by buy to let rush in march, official figures show

UK house prices increased by 9% in the year to March 2016, up from 7.6% in the year to February 2016, according to the latest official figures. House price annual inflation was 10.1% in England, 2.1% in Wales, 6.4% in Northern Ireland but fell by 6.1% in Scotland, taking the average price to £292,000, the data from the Office of National Statistics shows.
May 13, 2016

Why Build-to-Rent is the Way to Go

As landlords are forecast to slightly turn away from the rental market due to rising prices, the build-to-rent sector is about the swoop in and save the day – and the UK’s property market. Earlier this year, voices became louder saying build-to-rent was the single biggest sector in the future of British property. The bright star on a cold winter’s night, build-to-rent was going to be flooded with nationwide investment due to the simple fact that is side-stepped the stamp duty surcharge, making it cheaper for investors and offering tenants exactly what they wanted and needed. Millions of pounds were committed to the sector by a variety of companies and everything look good. That was until […]
May 13, 2016

The 21 Cities Where Prime Property Prices Exploded the Most

Property prices in London have exploded over the last few years but there are a number of cities that are experiencing such a massive surge in growth that they make prices in Britain’s capital look paltry. In fact, there are some cities across the globe where prices have rocketed by over 25% in the last 12 months, according to Knight Frank‘s latest Prime Global Cities Index report. This is the case for prime residential properties — which refers to the top 5% of the wider housing market in each city. Four of the top cities recorded double digit price growth, which Knight Frank put down to low supply, combined with record-low interest rates. Prime prices in […]
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