Residential Property Review February 2019

January sees increase in residential property listings

The start of 2019 has seen a strong revival in the number of properties being listed for sale on the market, according to an index compiled by online estate agents, HouseSimple.

This index analyses the numbers of new properties listed by estate agents each month, across more than 100 major cities and towns across the UK. The data revealed that new property listings in the UK increased by 64% in January compared with December 2018, from 31,825 to 52,207.

For full briefing click here. Residential Property Review February 2019

Property Market Review January 2019

Workspace, co-working and serviced office demand remains strong

In Savills latest ‘Commercial Outlook – Six Trends for 2019,’ they reveal that London was one of the most popular destinations for cross-border commercial property investment between 2016 and 2018. They add that customer experience is the driving factor and landlords who look after their tenants are thriving, in relation to both short-term or long- term rentals.

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Your Home Finance Winter 2019

HOW THE BANK OF MUM AND DAD CAN HELP FIRST-TIME BUYERS

With property prices out of sync with wages, high rents and living costs rising, it comes as little surprise that first-time buyers are finding it hard to afford the deposit for a home. Unsurprisingly, many find they need to turn to the Bank of Mum and Dad for some additional financial help. The challenge facing parents wishing to lend or gift money to their children is to decide quite how best to do this.

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Residential Property Review January 2019

Residential market activity declines

In their latest ‘UK Residential Market Survey’, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors have reported weaker market activity, with both supply and demand retreating into negative territory. Their data suggests this trend will continue into the first quarter of 2019. However, they also believe that a “more stable trend is expected to emerge further out.

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Your Money Winter 2019

DOES YOUR MONEY NEED A NEW YEAR WORKOUT?

We can all be guilty of letting our finances go, especially over the Christmas season. So now is a good time to take a long look at the state of your wealth and review the plans you have in place for the future. Regard us as your personal trainer, here to help you get your money in shape.

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Property Market Review December 2018

Investor demand remains strong

The latest review from property adviser, GVA, indicates that mainland European investors appear to remain risk-averse to the UK commercial property market, as a result of the continuing uncertainty surrounding the Brexit negotiations. In contrast, other global investors, particularly those from the Far East and China, remain bullish, with demand from these regions strengthening in 2018. At the same time, UK based investors appear to have returned to the market this year and now account for approximately 12% more acquisitions compared to last year.

For full briefing click here. Property Market Review December 2018