ARE THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE REALLY FREE?
Fashion designer Coco Chanel is reputed to have said “The best things in life are free. The second-best things are very, very expensive”.
Many of life’s most exciting and memorable experiences can come with a hefty price tag attached. Recent research2 has calculated that going to university, buying a house, getting married, having two children, then retiring, could on average add up to more than £560,000 over the course of a lifetime.
For full briefing click here. Your Wealth Spring 2019
Prime London property investment rises by 28% in Q1 2019
London’s West End and the City welcomed investment of £3.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, which eclipsed the £2.5 billion investment seen in the same quarter of 2018, according to data released by Savills.
For full briefing click here. Property Market Review April 2019
STOCKPILING BOOSTS UK ECONOMY
The UK economy grew more strongly than expected in February as ‘pre-Bexit’ stockpiling provided a boost to the monthly rate of economic growth. Official gross domestic product (GDP) data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the economy expanded by 0.2% in February.
For full briefing click here. Economic Review April 2019
‘Last-time buyer’ numbers increase in home purchases
Whilst first-time buyers make up just over 50% of residential home purchases currently, a further 30% of purchases, account for approximately 200,000 homes, are being made by buyers aged 55 or older.
For full briefing click here. Residential Property Review April 2019