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IPIN Live - Archived News for November 2011

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Wednesday30Nov2011

With rents in the UK rising and an increasing number of investors hoping to capitalise on the Buy to Let (BTL) market, where are some of the best locations for landlords to achieve a good return on their investment...

Wednesday30Nov2011

We hear a lot about the first rung of the property ladder, or rather "how difficult next to nigh on impossible" it is for first time buyers to make that first step on the ladder - so much so that we forget that it is a first rung...

Tuesday29Nov2011

Fuelled by a convergence of ironies and unique circumstance the London property market is experiencing an unprecedented rental boom and a completely illogical performance across the other metrics. ..

Monday28Nov2011

With the price of renting rising for tenants and a lack of mortgage finance keeping many first-time buyers off the property ladder, the buy to let (BTL) market in the UK has been going from strength to strength....

Monday28Nov2011

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) recently came out in support of introducing more measures to help first-time buyers (FTBs) get on the property ladder in the UK...

Thursday24Nov2011

Earlier this month, chief executive of Land Securities Francis Salway announced that the firm intends to go ahead with its Walkie Talkie office building development in London's financial district - despite the current economic climate and no letting deal with a major tenant....

Thursday24Nov2011

The Confederation of British Industry has come out and said that first time buyers should be given access to their pension pots to fund the deposit on a mortgage. In a new study published last week titled Unfreezing the Housing Market, states that UK housing sales have plummeted despite the fact that there are 5 million people "languishing on waiting lists".

Thursday24Nov2011

Land sales in China have plummeted as the governments curbing measures not only put the brakes on the market but sent it hurtling into reverse.

Wednesday23Nov2011

Property values in Australia have fallen for five consecutive quarters, data from Australian Property Monitors (APM) shows.

Tuesday22Nov2011

The London riots this summer certainly grabbed plenty of headlines, but has the civil unrest had a lasting impact on the city's property market? According to the director of Housenetwork Graham Lock, there hasn't been any lasting damage....

Monday21Nov2011

Developers and investors who are keen to enter the student accommodation market may want to turn their attention towards renovating unused buildings for the purpose.

Friday18Nov2011

Although the average price of buying a home in the UK may have fallen, with figures published by the Land Registry in September recording an annual drop of 2.6 per cent, there are some towns and cities in the country that have bucked the trend....

Friday18Nov2011

According to a consensus of data from larger agents including Knight Frank and Savills, foreign buyers currently make around 50% of property purchases in London...

Thursday17Nov2011

A recent Knight Frank report looking at the prospects for a range of districts in London singled out numerous areas that can expect to see property price growth of over 50 per cent by 2016...

Thursday17Nov2011

Banks have cooled lending on student accommodation, because of fears that the increasing student tuition fees could have a hampering effect on the sector...

Wednesday16Nov2011

North East Finance (NEF) is an organisation that was established to provide support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the north-east of England...

Wednesday16Nov2011

York council wants to override the UK legislation by imposing what is called an Article 4 Direction, which basically gives the council the right to order planning permission be sought to change occupational use...

Tuesday15Nov2011

Investment volumes in commercial property in the north-west of England increased significantly during the third quarter (Q3) of 2011, compared to the previous three-month period...

Tuesday15Nov2011

Foreign buyers have become a dominant force in the London property market, pushing up demand and pushing up prices. Over the last 12 months Chinese buyers have become known...

Monday14Nov2011

In October, the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) compiled by Markit and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) hit its highest level for five months - but what was behind the unexpected rise?...

Friday11Nov2011

When the latest figures from the Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the construction sector were released at the start of this month, an unexpected improvement in the sector was recorded....

Thursday10Nov2011

A ban on pets in rented properties is not uncommon, but with an increasing number of people entering the rental market, is it time for landlords to reconsider?

Thursday10Nov2011

The UK buy to let sector is continuing to present itself as one of the best areas of investment, as a set of circumstances align perfectly to create a near-perfect environment for investment - of course with the proper research and due diligence...

Wednesday09Nov2011

An increasing number of Chinese investors have been targeting real estate markets overseas, with hotels among the sectors that this demographic is interested in. According to head of hotels at Christie + Co Jeremy Hill, this can only benefit the industry....

Wednesday09Nov2011

The UK rental market has exploded into a ferocious boom. Whereas price growth has been limited to London in the last few months, the rental boom is happening countrywide...

Tuesday08Nov2011

With properties in London seeing rents rise at a significant pace during 2011, investors, landlords and tenants may be wondering whether the growth in the market can continue at such a rate in 2012...

Tuesday08Nov2011

As the Indian property market more wriggles and squirms than crashes and burns, more and more Indian investors are pouring their investments into London property...

Monday07Nov2011

With rents in London hitting new highs and displaying annual growth of 5.8 per cent, according to the most recent Buy to Let index from LSL Property Services, investors may be wondering what exactly is pushing the market ever higher....

Monday07Nov2011

During the boom, many of the buyers that caused scintillation in the Dubai property market were from the EU, but now not only Dubai, but the UAE and wider gulf region is wishing that the loss of such buyers were its only exposure to the EU's sovereign debt crisis...

Friday04Nov2011

There have been significant increases in London rents over the past two years, with Knight Frank figures indicating that since 2009, the price of renting a home in the capital has increased by 27 per cent....

Friday04Nov2011

Right now, Chinese homeowners are protesting in Shanghai because of falling property prices, in a sign that the government's cooling measures are finally having the desired effect...

Thursday03Nov2011

Investors targeting US capital markets are less inclined towards risk in their portfolio than they were earlier in the year...

Thursday03Nov2011

There has been an increase in the number of real estate assets being brought to market in commercial sectors across Europe...

Wednesday02Nov2011

New figures released by the Land Registry show that the average value of a residential property in England and Wales fell during September. A month-on-month fall of 0.3 per cent was recorded...

Tuesday01Nov2011

Although London's property market has attracted a great deal of interest from overseas investors in recent months, it appears that the West End is a hotspot for British buyers...

Tuesday01Nov2011

Real estate located outside London may offer good value for money, particularly when compared to the capital, where prices continue to climb...

Tuesday01Nov2011

Property values in prime locations in London are expected to rise further over the coming years...