DOES YOUR PORTFOLIO NEED A NEW YEAR MAKEOVER?
If it’s been a while since you looked at your investment portfolio, now could be a good time to stage a review. A regular assessment of your investments will help ensure that you know whether they are on track to meet your financial objectives. The New Year presents the perfect opportunity to take stock. It’s never a good idea to adopt a buy-and-forget approach to managing your wealth, as you could end up with a portfolio that no longer reflects your investment goals and risk tolerance.
For full briefing click here. Your Wealth Winter 2017-18
Commercial property sales forecast to exceed £50bn in 2018
Research conducted by Colliers International, has projected commercial property sales in the UK to exceed £50bn this year and challenge last year’s total of £55bn. Whilst the industrial sector will follow its recent upward path, so too will retailers seeking warehouse space for their burgeoning online sales.The rapid expansion in London of We Work, the office space outsourcer, is projected to result in an additional 3.5 million square feet of space.
For full briefing click here.Property Market Review January 2018
ECONOMIC GROWTH STRONGER THAN EXPECTED
The UK economy showed signs of resilience during the final quarter of 2017 recording a higher than expected rate of growth, although Brexit concerns still weigh on economic prospects.
For full briefing click here. Economic Review January 2018
UK house prices increased 5.1% to November 2017.
In their recent UK Residential Market Survey, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) reports that UK house prices increased 5.1% in the year to November 2017, a 0.3% decrease on October figures. Estate agents report that stock levels remained stable and new buyer enquiries stabilised, and for the 23rd consecutive month the net balance for new instructions remained negative in November.
For full briefing click here. Residential Property Review – January 2018