03 08 2020Read article
Since Birmingham was confirmed as the host of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in December 2017, the city has welcomed great financial investment and witnessed exponential growth, regeneration and development.
The CWG is set to be the biggest event ever hosted by the West Midlands region with more than [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world as we know it. This unprecedented series of events has had a dramatic impact on the economy and while the headlines have been all doom and gloom, this shifting economic landscape has actually created new and unexpected investment opportunities for those savvy enough to find them.
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world as we know it. This unprecedented series of ev[...]
Investors have welcomed the news of a stamp duty holiday announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak in his recent summer statement. The threshold at which stamp duty kicks in was increased from £125,00 to £500,000 – the changes came into effect in England and Northern Ireland on the 8th July and will continue until the end of March 2021. So, what does this mean for investors?
These changes are set to benefit buy to let investors, second home purchases and portfolio lan[...]
All of the most substantial investment portfolios have one thing in common – they have been built around the concept of resilience. Market fluctuations are par for the course with any investment interest, and the COVID-19 situation has emphasised the importance of creating a balanced portfolio through diversification including assets that can hold their strength during more extreme periods.
The pandemic has caused many individuals to reassess their portfolio from both risk tolerance [...]
The UK property market has long held appeal to overseas investors thanks to a range of evergreen features that make it a smart and reliable choice. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the landscape has changed slightly but the appeal of the UK as a property investment prospect stands firm.
North and South First, we must acknowledge the fundamentals that long ago established the U[...]
We are still very much in the heat of the coronavirus pandemic but now that the restrictions are slowly starting to ease, people are beginning to consider what the post-lockdown world will look like. We already know that the property market all but shut down once lockdown hit with a knock-on impact on property prices which is expected to last for the rest of 2020.
However, last week brought extremely positive news as the decision was made to reopen the prop[...]
Whenever any society faces a time of economic uncertainty, people will question whether they should pursue their investment interests or bide their time and keep a close eye on the market.
The UK property market has already demonstrated its resilience during months of Brexit negotia[...]
Towards the latter part of 2019, the UK rental market was influenced by a busy political landscape as the UK saw a much-anticipated General Election, along with protracted negotiations and a final decision on Brexit. Against this tumultuous backdrop, we are pleased to say that the rental market firmly demonstrated its resilience, with UK rental growth up +2.6% annually to £886 PCM in Q4 2019 – the highest rate in three years.
When we look at the market on Q4 2019 from a supply-demand perspective, we can see that this r[...]
As Europe’s largest infrastructure scheme, HS2 is an ambitious and far-reaching project designed to transform the face of rail travel throughout the UK and connect 30 million people. Expected to carry 300,000 passengers every day between London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and beyond, the high-speed trains represent a hugely significant economic regeneration project that will create millions of jobs, homes and opportunities through increased local, regional and national connectivity. Yet since it first hit the headlines, HS2 has been plagued by rumours of delays and controversy. So, what exactly is happening with the project?
Overtime and Over Budget As things stand, the first phase of the project, between London an[...]
Following an intense political period at the end of 2019 that culminated in a Conservative victory at the General Election, there is a sense of relief among the UK public as a decision regarding Brexit has finally been made. From a property-investment standpoint, we have seen reduced uncertainty and increased confidence. In this blog post, we look at what to expect in 2020, to help you stay informed and use real-time knowledge to support your ongoing investment goals.
Property Growth Spurt No longer are homeowners delaying a potential move due to politic[...]
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