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Displaying 57 news articles, stories and information about Wales .

Investment Artificially Inflating London’s Property Market

Price growth is continuing at a steady pace throughout the UK's property markets despite weakening wage growth.....

Monday 25 May 2015

UK Elections 2015: Is London's Property Bubble about to Burst?

As it draws closer to the UK's elections, foreign exchange markets have displayed more volatility than seen since the US had its 'fiscal cliff' moment.....

Wednesday 06 May 2015

Trying to Follow London's Corrupt Money Trail

Even before London’s property boom the city as well as other areas of Britain have been considered safe investments for overseas buyers and developers.....

Monday 27 Apr 2015

UK Property Boosted by Help-to-Buy Say Government

The last week has seen a number of positive highlights for the UK property market. For example, the latest Help-to-Buy figures reveal that nearly 53,000....

Wednesday 01 Oct 2014

UK Attracts Record Foreign Direct Investment in 2014

The UK has attracted the most inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s, creating the highest number of new jobs....

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014

Edinburgh Hotels Perform Well on Back of Events

It is estimated that the Six Nations Rugby Championship period will see some £30 million injected into the Edinburgh economy within the space of just over a month...

Thursday 06 Mar 2014

UK Property Price Hits GBP 250,000 For First Time

The mean price of homes across the UK has now topped GBP 250,000 for the first time in history, according to the latest official figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)...

Monday 24 Feb 2014

UK Homes Selling at Fastest Post-Recession Pace

The amount of time that UK homes spend on the market is at its lowest since the financial downturn, new data released has shown, as the supply and demand imbalance continues to push competition between buyers across the country...

Friday 21 Feb 2014

Improvements Widespread in 2013 for English Property

The improvements in the property market in England were widespread throughout the whole of 2013, according to new reports released by the Land Registry...

Wednesday 05 Feb 2014

Landlords Must Keep Track as Rental Arrears Start to Build

Landlords in the UK are increasingly having to make sure they keep track of the financial state of their tenants, as the number of people who are falling into severe arrears with their rental payments rose...

Monday 27 Jan 2014

Property Prices To See Strongest Growth In South-East

Property prices are set to grow by up to eight per cent in the UK in 2014 according to numerous commentators, but it will be the south-east of England where the best increases will be seen...

Friday 10 Jan 2014

Perceptions of Growth at Record High

Perceptions of house price growth are now at their highest level on record, according to Knight Frank. Households in every region now expect the price of their property to rise over the next 12 months...

Thursday 24 Oct 2013

Record High for UK House Prices

House prices in the UK have now hit a record high, according to figures from the Office for National statistics. In August, the House Price Index surpassed its previous January 2008 peak by 0.3 per cent...

Friday 18 Oct 2013

Five Year High for Property Prices

Residential property prices in England and Wales have reached a five-year high, according to the latest index from Home.co.uk. Average asking prices now stand four per cent greater than this time in 2012...

Wednesday 17 Jul 2013

A Shake-Up (or more of a jiggle) for PRS Regulation in the UK

Last week was a big week for the UK's growing and increasingly vital private rented sector, or rather the regulation, or lack thereof. The Scottish government published a review of its strategy for the PRS...

Monday 03 Jun 2013

UK Housing More Affordable For Key Workers

More areas across the UK have become more affordable for property investment in the past 12 months, according to new research. Figures from the Halifax found that almost two-fifths of towns in the UK are now affordable for home purchase, compared to just four per cent in 2008.

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Is the UK No Longer a Nation of Homeowners?

It seems the UK is no longer a nation of homeowners, with new figures showing more and more people are being forced to rent. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) noted a slump in homeownership for the first time since 1918...

Wednesday 24 Apr 2013

Should Happiness Factor into Property Investment?

Property investment has long been thought to be a numbers game, but it may pay to put facts and figures on the backburner in favour of a happiness rating...

Thursday 04 Apr 2013

UK Rental Boom Down but Maybe Not Out

The UK rental market has felt a bit of a change lately. The typical seasonal slowdown running into December has continued on into this year, with February experiencing the 4th consecutive monthly decline in rents...

Monday 25 Mar 2013

Latest Figures Show Brightening on UK Housing Horizon

The latest report into UK housing seems to be a breath of fresh air in a more-than-beleaguered market. According to the National Association of Estate Agents 314 potential buyers registered with estate agents...

Friday 01 Mar 2013

Investors Enjoying Fun on the Farm

Property investors are making hay while the sun shines - often literally - in the farming sector, with new statics showing the price of rural land hit a record high in the second half of 2012...

Friday 22 Feb 2013

UK House Prices at Record Highs?

Yesterday the Telegraph had a headline House Prices hit 'five year high' and you think wow. However, anyone who knows the industry and reads into the report finds out it is a load of sensationalist rubbish...

Tuesday 19 Feb 2013

Crumbling Home-Ownership Continues to Boost UK Buy to Let

According to the latest figures from LSL Property Services, the proportion of households who own their home has dropped to its lowest level since 1987 at 65.3%. Unsurprisingly the firm also reports that the rental sector continues to grow from strength to strength...

Thursday 14 Feb 2013

What Makes the Perfect Residential Property Investment?

According to a new study by Banner Homes, people actually define the perfect house as being just two miles from a supermarket, ten miles from the coast and within walking distance from the pub - meaning that if you want to have tenants clamouring for your property, you need to focus on location, location, location...

Wednesday 06 Feb 2013

Wales Commercial Property Market Increases

Wales is proving to be one of the best places for commercial property, with the sector apparently full of vigour and energy. In the third quarter of 2013, it has been revealed that the value of commercial property in the country increased by an astonishing 143 per cent...

Thursday 03 Jan 2013

Home Ownership Continues to Fall in England and Wales

Home ownership in England and Wales is dropping drastically. This is no longer something that economists suspect, or that analysts quip about in articles about generation rent, it is a cold hard fact as shown by official UK census data.

Friday 21 Dec 2012

UK Rents are Growing - But Just How High?

According to LSL Property Services rents in England and Wales hit a new high of £741 in September, but according to Move With Us rents ended (September) Q3 at £970. A big difference, especially given that both measure asking rents...

Monday 22 Oct 2012

UK House Prices Slide in Q3

The value of homes in the majority of the UK's regions fell in the third quarter of this year. This is according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index, which revealed prices were down by...

Wednesday 03 Oct 2012

Sentiment Towards Property Values Picks Up

There has been an increase in positivity towards property values recently, according to recent findings. The Knight Frank/Markit House Price Sentiment Index revealed that the outlook for house prices has improved...

Monday 24 Sep 2012

UK Rents Hitting the High Notes Once Again

London might be seeing the biggest rental increases, but in terms of yields it is the opposite end of the country that is doing the business. In August average yields in the North West hit...

Monday 24 Sep 2012

Rural Properties Performing Better than Urban Real Estate

Rural property values have been performing well since the beginning of the financial crisis, and have fared better than their urban counterparts...

Friday 21 Sep 2012

Residential Sales in Wales and England Rise in August

Residential sales in England and Wales increased in August, according to the latest LSL/Acadametrics index. Residential prices were up 2.6 per cent compared to last year...

Tuesday 18 Sep 2012

UK Commercial Rents Still Falling Says IPD

Commercial property rents in the UK have now fallen for the entire second quarter according to the latest data from IPD. The firm's latest report says commercial property rents across all sectors...

Tuesday 18 Sep 2012

UK Landlords Remain Confident in the Market

In the past six months, 44% of landlords have seen a rise in tenant demand, while just 1% have seen a decrease in demand. Investors expect this growth to continue...

Thursday 13 Sep 2012

Homelet Rental Index Says Growth Mainly in London – LSL Disagrees

UK rents increased by 2.8% in July compared to June according to the latest index by Homelet. The average monthly rent in the UK in July was £789 per month...

Wednesday 29 Aug 2012

Rents Up for UK Residential Properties

Tenants renting UK housing have experienced rental increases in the past year, according to new figures published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

Tuesday 14 Aug 2012

UK Rents Slowing but Still Opportunities Abound

Just when life couldn't get any rosier for buy to let landlords in the UK, the picture has gone and shifted. According to the latest LSL buy to let index, rental growth in many areas has slowed...

Tuesday 03 Jul 2012

Investment in UK Regions ''Steady''

UK regions outside central London are still attracting attention from investors, accounting for almost half (48 per cent) of total investment volumes in the country last year...

Thursday 28 Jun 2012

UK House Prices Expected To Grow From 2013

House prices across the UK are expected to increase from next year onwards, according to new estimates. Data from BNP Paribas suggested that around 6.7 per cent growth would occur in 2013...

Wednesday 27 Jun 2012

House Prices Still Falling In England And Wales

House prices in England and Wales continued to fall in April, dropping by 0.3 per cent compared with the previous month and by one per cent since the same time last year. Figures from the Land Registry...

Thursday 31 May 2012

Average UK Rents Increase

The average cost of renting a UK property increased by five per cent in March, compared to the same month a year earlier...

Monday 23 Apr 2012

EU Crisis and the UK Property Market

With the worsening sovereign debt crisis in Europe threatening the stability of the whole continent and the UK struggling to tackle its own massive national debt - the UK property market has no option but to wake up and smell the coffee...

Wednesday 11 Apr 2012

Is 2012 a Good Year for Residential Property Investment?

This year is expected to provide opportunities for residential property investment, with housing markets in the majority of English and Welsh regions described as "quite attractive" in a new report....

Friday 24 Feb 2012

UK House Prices Down in January

Household sentiment about the value of properties in the UK slipped in January compared to December, a new survey has revealed. The Knight Frank/Markit January House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) found that around 19 per cent of those questioned believed their home was worth less in January in comparison with the previous month....

Wednesday 25 Jan 2012

House Prices Rise in Most UK Regions

Many UK regions saw rises in house prices during 2011, according to a new report. Figures from Nationwide show values rose by 0.3 per cent on average across the board in the fourth quarter and by 1.1 per cent to GBP 163,822 for the year as a whole....

Wednesday 04 Jan 2012

What's Happening to Rental Amounts in Your Area?

The latest HomeLet Rental Index has revealed that average rents across the UK fell in October compared to the previous month, although this was not the case for every region...

Tuesday 29 Nov 2011

Buy to Let Market News – Continued Growth in BTL Market

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...

Thursday 10 Nov 2011

UK Rents at Record High

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...

Wednesday 09 Nov 2011

Indian Property Investor Numbers Are on the Rise

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...

Tuesday 08 Nov 2011

Average UK Rents Fall In September

The HomeLet Rental Index for September has recorded a drop in average monthly rents across the UK, although the researchers noted that the amount tenants pay is still 4.5 per cent higher than a year ago....

Tuesday 18 Oct 2011

England And Wales House Prices Fall

The value of residential real estate in England and Wales has dropped by 2.6 per cent since July this year, the latest figures released by the Land Registry show...

Friday 30 Sep 2011

'Varied Picture' For UK Rents

Although average rents in the UK increased during July, there are some areas of the country that registered a decline in the amount tenants have to pay for their homes...

Friday 16 Sep 2011

UK House Prices 'Flat'

There has been no change in the value of residential property in the UK between May and June of this year, the latest data from the Land Registry shows...

Monday 01 Aug 2011

Govt Stats Reveal May Property Price Falls

New figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government have shown that the average UK house price dropped in May...

Friday 15 Jul 2011

UK House Prices 'Unchanged'

The latest house price index from Nationwide has revealed that residential property values in the UK were unchanged in June compared to May this year...

Monday 04 Jul 2011

UK Holiday Home Property Offers Attractive Yields

Holiday home investment is an area which has been growing in popularity over the past few years. The onset of the economic crisis and subsequent rise of the staycation meant that the UK's tourism sector enjoyed a welcome boost...

Wednesday 01 Jun 2011

UK Commercial Property Market Recovery 'Patchy'

There has been a decline in the demand for commercial property in the UK, new figures have shown. In particular, the office sector has seen the largest falls during the third quarter of 2010, the latest Commercial Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) shows....

Monday 08 Nov 2010