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PROPERTY IS A GOOD INVESTMENT BUT MAKE SURE YOU CAN AFFORD IT

Given the current economic uncertainty and the budget speech delivered in parliament regarding the need to optimize spend, you might find yourself asking the question, is investing in property still viable. The housing market has seen exponential growth over the past few years and as of late many anticipated the property bubble to burst. While […]

£1.9bn spent on regional UK property by GCC & Asian buyers in 2016

New research reveals that international buyers doubled their spend on regional UK property last year, with more non-London investment expected. Summary: Middle and Far Eastern investors continue to spend heavily on UK real estate, particularly in key investment cities outside of London Savills estimates that £1.9bn was spent on regional UK property, almost doubling the […]

Proposal for new Chinese investment rules – Is UK property investment still attractive?

Reports suggest that China proposes to impose greater monitoring of large outbound investments and potentially block state-owned enterprises from purchasing overseas property with a value of more than US$1bn in a single transaction. Additionally, permission may be required for the transfer of funds over US$5m. The previous threshold was US$50m. It is likely that more […]

Property’s currency appeal

As the dollar-pegged dirham emerges stronger, the UAE property market is being impacted in various ways A stronger UAE dirham is good news for those sending money, as well as those shopping for property, in their home countries. For foreign investors looking for attractive options in the UAE property market, this translates into more expensive […]

Key stats about property transactions revealed

JLL has just revealed key stats about property transactions in the UK, take a look: In the final quarter of 2016 the number of transactions increased by 36% compared with Q3 The number of domestic buyers increased while the weak pound spurred a number of international purchasers back into the market. On average prices fell […]

London real estate has potential to flourish, post-Brexit

London real estate has potential to flourish, post-Brexit According to Knight Frank’s ‘The London Report – 2017’, the central London property market has witnessed significant capital inflows since the Brexit referendum, despite an initial pause for breath. For London real estate, the R According to Knight Frank’s ‘The London Report – 2017’, the central London […]

Real estate is top investment choice for Chinese wealthy

Real estate is top investment choice for Chinese wealthy Real estate is the top investment choice for wealthy Chinese, says the leading research specialist, the Hurun Report Inc. Property has overtaken equity as the most popular investment option, partly due to the booming housing market and poor stock performance in China last year. Equities dropped […]

Prime London housing market showing post-Brexit signs of life

Prime London housing market showing post-Brexit signs of life Number of homes under offer in Chelsea and Belgravia at highest since Brexit vote House price cuts and the fall in the value of the pound are breathing life back into the prime London property market, with the number of homes under offer at its highest […]