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5 trends shaping UK Build to Rent in 2018

Greater customer service focus will serve differing customer demographics Housing as a subscription will see rental accommodation viewed in a new way Smart technology to enhance service delivery like never

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The UK property market in 2018 – what does the future hold?

Investors to focus on commercial instead of residential opportunities Properties of the World opening new estate agency as part of future-proofing strategy High returns and capital growth will remain key

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UK rents fell in November

That was according to Landbay’s National Rent Review, which found that annual rental growth fell by 0.83% in London, weighing down otherwise resilient rental growth elsewhere (1.27%). John Goodall, chief

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  Millennials make up 54% of people investing small amounts in property crowdfunding People aged 18-30 outstrip all other age groups for using online investment websites Top reasons for investing

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The golden visa effect: how the sale of citizenship influences European real estate markets

The global economic crisis, which hit Europe 2008, affected real estate markets across the continent. Since then, certain countries have tried to stimulate their economies and increase investment flows using

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Manchester is the best city to be a landlord

Hull was the most improved city for landlords compared to three months ago after seeing increased investment in the area, resulting in higher yields. Other cities which have become more

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Pension freedoms as a source to buy-to-let investment

In an environment of low interest rates, which have affected many pensioners’ annuities, the term ‘pension pot landlords’ has been coined to describe an increasing number of people looking to

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House price and rental growth predictions to 2022

In London, prices are forecast to fall by 0.5% in 2018, but cumulative price growth over the next five years is positive at 13.1%. Knight Frank’s outlook review report said:


Manchester-Beijing route drives inward property investment right on time for Christmas

Hainan Airlines’ new direct flights to China generated hundreds of millions for northern England’s economy (Steer Davies Gleave) Chinese investment in Manchester property rose by 54% (Steer Davies Gleave) 22,000

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The Best Countries For Retirement

Spain, Portugal and Malta are usually among the top countries for retirement according to various reports and rankings. Although Greece is rarely included in such lists, it has a number