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    Is Now the Time for Landlords to Invest?

    House prices hit recent low If you’re looking to expand your portfolio, there’s some good news on the horizon. New research from Nationwide has revealed that March saw a 3.1% drop in house prices, compared to the same period in 2022.  In addition to the annual drop, there was a drop of 0.8% from the …


      Property Prices Falling: Is now the time to invest?

      So, is now the right time to invest in property, or should you wait for prices to fall? According to Rightmove, the average asking price is up 0.4% to £369,968. In London, the average has risen to £692,828. Yet property expert Tim Bannister says that while the market remains ‘hot’ right now, it is ‘moving …


        The Housing Slowdown is Finally In Sight

        Latest data shows that UK housing market is slowing down New data shows that the UK housing market has started to slow down after prices hit a record for six months in a row. According to the latest Property Transaction data released by HMRC: Residential transactions in the UK were 96,290 in June This is …


          The Pound Plummets: Record Number of Homes Sold to International Buyers

          A record number of London homes have been sold to international buyers as the value of the pound drops. A record number of super-rich home buyers purchased luxury properties in London during the first half of 2022. In total, 61 top-end properties in the capital, worth more than £10 million each, were sold between January …


            Property Prices: Fastest Rise in 18 Years

            Halifax reveals that property prices are rising at the fastest rate in 18 years. Demand has continued to outstrip the number of properties on the market causing UK house prices to rise at the fastest annual rate in 18 years last month.  One of the country’s biggest mortgage lenders and part of Lloyds Banking Group, …


              Cost-of-Living Squeeze Could Push UK into ‘Mild Recession’

              The latest round of price hikes and issues announced as part of the UK’s cost-of-living crisis, could push the country into a mild recession, according to financial experts. Issues with petrol prices, food safety, rail strikes, and inflation are all putting the UK under great strain this week.  Key events being reported on include: UK …


                Expected Fall in House Prices Creates Opportunities for Landlords

                A fall in house prices is expected, which may provide a fresh opportunity for landlords. As we head towards the second half of 2022, Rightmove is predicting a likely fall in house prices.  The portal’s latest monthly snapshot showed another record high for the average asking price, but Rightmove is warning that after a very …


                  Inflation Takes its Toll – But Housing Market ‘Rebalancing’

                  The stock of homes is beginning to increase, showing clear signs that the frenzied housing market is beginning to slow. The housing market hit a fever pitch while we enjoyed the stamp duty holiday during  the pandemic, but the current cost-of-living crisis and rising mortgage rates are starting to impact the housing market. Nationwide released …


                    Rising Number of Properties Being Sold ‘Off Market’

                    The number of properties being sold ‘off market’ has increased in recent years, especially in the capital, according to a leading UK estate agent. Selling off market has often been used more in prime parts of the country, such as central London.  Keeping prices private and concerns over pricing are the primary motivation for most …

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