Predicted Property Hotspots

These property hotspot areas have come from The Barclays UK Property Predictor. This provides a three-to-five-year forecast of property hotspots, revealing the areas across the UK where house prices and rental incomes are expected to see the biggest rises. The UK is still a prime location for property investors. The Property Predictor uses factors including rental trends, employment levels and commuter behaviour as well as current house prices to create an index of future property trends. It could be a great way for you to choose the location of your next property investment.  After all, a hotspot could be right around the corner from you!LONDONThe capital is one of the most desirable places to live, not just in the UK, but in the world. It is also one of the most expensive with the average property value of more than £500,000.The largest upwards increase in average house prices is expected to...
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Student Property Hotspots of 2016

The market has proven itself to be of significant demand in the last five years, where does the market look to be heading in 2016? More than £6 billion was invested in student property in 2015 which demonstrates that over the last 3 years we are on somewhat of an upward curve. So much so, expectations for 2016 are set for student property to attract upwards of £8 billion in investment funds. The market grown from being a small sub sector to one of dominance with the market doubling in size from 2014 to 2015. It is estimated that upwards of 85% of second year undergraduates are now look for a quality purpose-built student property that meets their needs. Demand is also extremely high and this is quite possibly the main attraction for investors. CBRE statistics show that student property has occupancy rates of some 99%. With sky high occupancy...
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Slough named one of Britain's unlikely property hotspots

Interesting infographic about how Slough is set to become one of Britain's unlikeliest hotspots!  The crossrail link is set to increase prices by 50%.  
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Demand for London property increases

  Research by leading online estate agent eMoov.co.uk has found that demand for London property has increased for the first time this year, having declined steadily since June 2014. Demand across London’s boroughs has climbed by 7% since March, although it is still down -15% since this time last year. Founder and CEO of eMoov.co.uk, Russell Quirk, commented: “It doesn’t surprise me that despite the market cooling in some of the capitals more prestigious boroughs, house prices in London have continued to rise. It’s long been accepted that London is one of the most expensive cities to live in the world, let alone the UK, but now that the average house price has tipped above the half a million mark, it really highlights how out of control the property market has become here. The main factor in price growth is always demand and our latest Property Hotspots Index found that...
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Q2 Property Hotspots Index for 2015

Demand for property increases by +9% across the UK in the last three months London commuter zones (Including Watford, Reading, Aylesbury and Guildford) dominate top 10 hottest spots Increased demand in North Tyneside (62%), Sunderland & Dudley (32%), South Lanarkshire (29%) and North Lanarkshire (26%) The North accounts for 60% of the nation’s top 10 coldest spots The first supply vs demand snapshot of the UK post-election property market is showing a buyer appetite for property across the nation up by +9% in just three months, according to research released by online estate agent eMoov.co.uk, in their latest Property Hotspots Index, Q2 2015. The research conducted by eMoov.co.uk, records the change in supply and demand for the most populated locations across the UK, by monitoring the total number of properties sold in comparison to those on sale. In the last three months since their Q1 Index was released, eMoovs  research has recorded...
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The London Underground Hotspots - Mind the Gap!

According to a study by online Estate Agent eMoov this property guide shows a huge disparity between homes in Londons wealthiest and poorest areas.
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Why Invest in Central Europe?

For many UK based property investors, buying abroad means two things rather than one. The location of the property is half of the reason many of us choose to invest overseas. The second, of course, is the expected return for the investment. In many cases, the decision to invest is made when the two elements combine. Put another way, many British investors opt for a second home in the sun which provides a bolt-hole and a growth opportunity
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