Current Birmingham property overview

Current Birmingham property overview

There is more than enough evidence to suggest Birmingham is a city worthy of investment. There is considerable infrastructure development taking place in the city, there are exciting events lined up for the next decade, and this is a young city with a significant proportion of residents being under 30 years old. These aspects combine […]

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High Speed Rail and potential impact on Birmingham property market

If you are looking to invest in the property market or you are keen to know where best to buy your next home, it is advisable to be aware of significant developments. Transport links and improvements have long impacted on the property market, and there is no doubt that high-speed rail connections transform a local […]

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After Brexit: Brits to Apply for ETIAS To Travel in Europe

With Brexit affecting how Brits travel to Europe, the EU has confirmed travellers don’t need a visa, but they will pay 7 euros every 3 years for an ETIAS, a document of the European Travel Information and Authorisation System. ETIAS, expected to launch in 2021 via the electronic application, will not just apply to British […]

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Conditions in London in 2018 could suit long-term foreign investors

The negative growth and drop in asking prices seen in London’s luxury property market in 2017 could favour foreign investors buying there in 2018 for the mid to long term, in particular those using dollars or euros, said Spot Blue in January. Analysts forecast that Sterling has little chance of recovery against key currencies, at […]

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Worst over for London’s prime market, as prices and falling interest begin to stabilise?

Signs point to a rebound in the depressed Prime Central London (PCL) market in 2017, with agents recording rises in transactions as well as stabilising prices during recent months. Transactions across the PCL market were 27 per cent down in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, according to Strutt […]

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Weak Sterling driving interest in London, as foreigners find their favourite spots

International interest in the London property is expected to be driven by the weak pound during 2017, countering any negative sentiment about Brexit, according to leading estate agents in the UK capital. London is regarded as stable and resilient, and estate agents are finding that cash-rich buyers from Europe, the USA and Asia are opting […]

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Leading UK property expo attracting strong international interest

The UK’s largest domestic exhibition and conference for property professionals, MIPIM UK, has announced that the attendance of international investors and financial institutions is to be higher than ever at this year's event. AustralianSuper, Fosun Property Holdings, GIC Real Estate, PGGM, Qatar Investment Authority and Teacher Retirement System of Texas are among the investment heavyweights […]

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Why the Brexit backlash could be a blessing for London’s luxury property market

Financial markets reacted sharply immediately after the UK voted for Brexit, with the pound touching 30 year lows and global equity markets initially crashing up to 10 per cent, although there could be a silver lining for the Prime Central London property market. Cast your mind back to 2008 in the wake of the Lehman […]

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Property sales in PCL London slowing, but lettings market remains strong

Uncertainties in the global economic outlook combined with recent changes to tax rules are unsettling the London housing market, says agents in the capital, adding, however, that the weakening Pound should make it more attractive to foreign investors. According to research firm LonRes, the volume of transactions in Knightsbridge & Belgravia is down by 28 […]

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Weak Sterling and rocky global markets drive foreign interest in London in 2016

Weak Sterling and rocky global markets drive foreign interest in London in 2016 Sterling’s fall in value since the start of 2016 has made investing in the UK more attractive to wealthy foreigners, according to property firms in London, who report notable interest from dollar-based investors in the Middle East. The safe haven status of […]

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