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New tram routes boost house prices

Property prices along tram routes in Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh grew by an average of 12% in their first two years of opening. In Manchester, the residential area served by

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Today is an exciting day for Property Partner !

Today is an exciting day for Property Partner, as they are announcing massive advances to its trading platform which is aimed at revolutionising the liquidity available to investors wanting to

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Manchester and Birmingham see house price surge

Prices rose by 8.8% and 8.0% in the year to Manchester and Birmingham (pictured) respectively after strong quarterly rises of 3.4% and 3.5%. House prices now average £153,600 in Manchester

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Investors target specialist property

Specialist property is being recognised by investors as a source of long-term secure income. Around £70.4bn has been transacted in specialist property assets since 2007 and its popularity is set

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Buy-to-let lenders favouring percentage-based fees

Flat fees have long been popular as a way for lenders to maintain profitability while still offering competitive rates, while other products instead carry a variable fee based on the

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Salford has best rental yields in the UK

In Salford, whose Media City (pictured) is occupied by the BBC and ITV, landlords made 7.08% in the year to March 2017. Other strong performing cities are Leeds, (5.96%) Manchester

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Limited company buy-to-let product count soars

There are currently 266 products, up from 198 in the fourth quarter of 2016. David Whittaker, chief executive of Mortgages for Business, said: “With the changing face of the buy-to-let

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Buy-to-let LTVs falling

In the first quarter of 2016 the typical LTV fell by 2% to 35%, while this trend has gone on for some time since average gearing stood at 42% in

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Northern landlords getting the best returns

In the North landlords made an annual yield of 7.0% in the second half of 2016 despite monthly rents of just £513. Other strong areas were Northern Ireland (6.5%) and

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Eight tax changes investors should watch out for

As another tax year fast approaches here are eight changes you should be aware of when it comes to saving tax in 2017/2018. Corporate bond funds change to paying gross