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  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, September 30 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , , ,

    A new survey of UK house builders has shown Simon Morris that the UK needs a greater supply of residential property to overcome the nation’s housing crisis. Housing crisis It’s hard to deny that the UK housing market is recording impressive growth volumes at present. The Office for National Statistics’ July 2015 House Price Index found that the UK’s average house price grew 5.2% in the year to July 2015. In August 2015, UK residential property sales exceeded 100,000 units per month for...

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, September 29 th, 2015 · 2 Comments · In , ,

    As commercial property development reaches new heights, a recent study has shown Simon Morris that confidence levels in UK commercial property rose throughout August 2015. Robust sector  It’s become clear to Simon Morris that the UK economy is going from strength to strength right now. Evidence from the BBC’s GDP tracker indicates that the UK’s economy expanded 2.6% in 2014, an expansion which has driven the country’s commercial sector to new highs. This has spurred a rise of...

  • By Simon Morris On Monday, September 28 th, 2015 · no Comments · In

    With the threat of an interest rate hike hanging over our heads, is this a good time to release a lump sum pension to invest in buy-to-let? Simon Morris recently considered the evidence to ascertain whether investors should take out a pension to invest in the buy-to-let residential property sector. Taking advantage of pension reform  Research from Association of British Insurers shows that nearly a quarter of a million payments worth £1.8 billion were made to customers from pension pots from...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, September 25 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    Homes in the same postcode as ambitious London property development Nine Elms are largely being sold for less than their initial asking prices, Simon Morris recently learned. London Property Development  It has long been clear that investors believe that London property development has the ability to generate significant return on investment. This is why, as was previously reported here on the Simon Morris blog, buyers are rushing to purchase land to develop in London. As the UK’s most...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, September 23 rd, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New data has indicated that average UK house price growth took a slight dip in July 2015, leading Simon Morris to discuss whether UK residential property is still a good opportunity for investors. Growing market  A wide array of evidence seems to suggest that the UK’s residential property market has recovered from the economic crash in 2007/2008 that drove it to historic lows. Consistent figures indicate that the market is growing again, and that average UK house prices are expanding...

  • By Simon Morris On Monday, September 21 st, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New reports have shown Simon Morris that a major London property development in the central district of the city has recently secured one of the most successful businesses in the world as a tenant. Major property hotspot  The central district of London is arguably one of the most lucrative property markets in the UK, if not the world. Areas within central London, such as Tottenham Court Road, benefit from the district’s prominence as the base of the city’s thriving economy. City AM...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, September 17 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New research from Halifax has shown Simon Morris that UK residential property continues to offer investors significant year-on-year returns, as the market goes from strength to strength. Investment opportunity  The UK’s residential property market has recorded impressive growth as the country’s economy has recovered from the global recession. The Office for National Statistics’ July 2015 House Price Index suggests that the average UK house price expanded 5.2% in the year to July 2015....

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, September 16 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    A teenage millionaire has explained, Simon Morris recently learned, why he chose the up and coming area of Croydon when he decided to invest in London property development. Regeneration of Croydon Croydon was once your typical East End neighbourhood. It was dated, run-down and written off as a no hoper by property developers. However, the regeneration trend that has revitalised other areas of the UK capital, such as King’s Cross, has spread to Croydon, turning it into one of the East End’s...

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, September 15 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have suggested to Simon Morris that the UK’s industrial property sector earned impressive returns for investors in August 2015. Commercial property With the economic recovery providing new opportunities for businesses across the country, the UK’s commercial property market has recorded impressive growth rates in 2015. Figures from the FTSE All Share Index illustrated that the IPD UK quarterly property index, which measures total returns of direct UK commercial property...

  • By Simon Morris On Monday, September 14 th, 2015 · no Comments · In

    Simon Morris recently read an article in the South China Morning Post which shows that London property development firms are looking to attract Chinese investors. London vs. China  London property development has become a lucrative investment option for investors. According to the Financial Times, the average London house price rose 8.3% over the previous year. Meanwhile, recent DTZ research predicted that London is set to record the highest office rental growth in Europe. Furthermore as Simon...

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