August 1, 2021

UK: Pandemic uncertainty pushes more tenants towards long-term tenancies

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Research from build to rent specialists, Ascend Properties, has further highlighted the important role of the sector in meeting the needs of the modern-day tenant, as an overwhelming majority say they want longer-term tenancies.  The survey of over a thousand UK tenants commissioned by Ascend found that 93% of those asked think that tenancies longer than […]

UK: Industry reacts as Nationwide House Price Index shows yet another month of double-digit annual house price growth

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From James Lockett The latest index shows that while house prices stuttered slightly month on month (-0.5%), the annual rate of growth continues to hit double figures at 10.5%. “It’s probably fair to say that while an extension was welcomed, the stamp duty holiday is starting to linger over the market like a bad smell.  For […]

UK: Industry reacts to the latest Halifax House Price Index

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By James Lockett Matthew Cooper, Founder & Managing Director of Yes Homebuyers commented: “Cracks are starting to appear across the UK property market and the unsustainable rates of house price growth seen since the introduction of the stamp duty holiday are starting to give way to negative movement.  This is hardly surprising given the quick-fix nature […]

UK: Build to rent is leading the pet rental revolution

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By James Lockett Research from build to rent specialists, Ascend Properties, has revealed which lifestyle features the build to rent market is currently catering for most to appeal to the modern-day resident, based on an analysis of current stock available on the market.  Pet rentals have been a hot topic in recent times and despite the […]

Scottish new-build market is thriving after strong performance throughout pandemic year

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By James Lockett Research by the new-build snagging and defect management experts, HouseScan, shows that the Scottish new-build market has enjoyed steady and reliable price growth throughout the past pandemic year, with South Ayrshire and nearby Glasgow leading the way.  Since the start of 2020, the Scottish new-build market has put in an impressive performance, with new-build […]

UK: Rental incomes climb by as much as 68% since the last financial downturn

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Research from Build to Rent specialists, Ascend Properties, has revealed which areas of the English rental market have performed the strongest since the 2008/09 recession where the growth in average rental income is concerned.  Ascend analysed rental market values during the last property market crash and found that the average rent in England fell from £699 […]

Portugal’s pandemic proof property investment hotspots for citizenship via investment

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Research by Astons, the international experts on real estate, residency and citizenship through investment, has taken a look at the Portuguese property market and how it has fared during the pandemic as it remains a popular choice for citizenship and residency investment.  Since the first reported case of Covid in March 2020, property prices across Portugal […]

UK: Delays and higher house prices see homebuyers fall out of love with the stamp duty holiday

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By James Lockett Research by estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, has revealed that the shine is starting to come off the stamp duty holiday for disgruntled homebuyers who are experiencing long delays and higher house prices as a result of the initiative.  85% of those asked said that the current market bottleneck caused […]

Cayman: Disaster Preparedness

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Earlier this month Derek Haines, CEO of Haines Disaster Consultancy (HDC), spent a morning training in Disaster Management, Business Continuity and a Disaster related Exercise with Gary Callaghan, Managing Director of Barents Re Reinsurance Company and his staff at their Cayman Headquarters in South Sound.  Barents Re is an A rated, niche and specialty global […]

London beats the commuter belt for pandemic property sales but trails on price appreciation

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From Propaganda PR Astons, the international experts on real estate, residency and citizenship through investment, has found that London has trailed behind the commuter belt where pandemic property price appreciation is concerned. However, the capital has held its own in terms of the number of homes sold, suggesting that the demise of the London market […]