HOW GOAL-BASED INVESTING HELPS PEOPLE OF ALL AGES PLAN THEIR WEALTH
What do your want your wealth to achieve for you? Most of us will have a variety of financial goals that we are keen to pursue at different points in our lives. These can often include major life events such as putting down a deposit on a property, paying for school fees, a trip of a lifetime or being able to retire at a particular age.
For full briefing click here. Your Money Summer 2019
Subdued Q1 for Scottish commercial property
During the first three months of the year, commercial property sales in Scotland totalled £763m, this is a decrease of 21% (£203m), when compared to Q1 2018. The research from the Scottish Property Federation (SPF), has identified that the fall can primarily be attributed to fewer high value transactions, with £5m plus sales down almost a third.
For full briefing click here. Property Market Review June 2019
WHICH SEASON IS BEST FOR SELLING YOUR HOME?
The answer to this is that it depends on a range of factors, but there are some seasonal
trends that can help you decide when to sell.
Estate agents report that typically once the warmer weather arrives and the evenings are lighter for longer, people are more likely to think about moving home, especially if they have school-age children and want to arrange their move around the summer holidays.
For full briefing click here. Your Home Finance Summer 2019
BANK CUTS GROWTH FORECAST
The Bank of England (BoE) has reduced its growth forecast for the UK economy amid growing concerns over global trade tensions and fears of a no-deal Brexit.
In its latest policy statement, the BoE said it now expects economic growth to be flat during the second quarter of this year, a downgrade from the 0.2% quarterly growth rate it predicted in May. This reduction partly reflects an anticipated hangover from the rapid level of stockpiling that was witnessed in the run-up to the original Brexit deadline in March.
For full briefing click here. Economic Review June 2019
Increase in second home ownership
According to think tank, the Resolution Foundation, the number of British people who own overseas property, buy-to-let or second homes has doubled since 2001, with wealth from owning a second property having risen to almost £1tn.
For full briefing click here. Residential Property Review June 2019