Category : Property Investment

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, November 17 th, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    A recent study has indicated to Simon Morris the commercial property investment in the North East of England increased significantly in the third quarter of 2015. UK market The revitalisation of the UK’s economy has lifted its commercial property market to new heights. Its office, industrial, retail and alternative sub-sectors have attracted increased volumes of investment throughout the first three quarters of this year. Carter Jonas’ recent analysis of PropertyData statistics  suggests...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, October 30 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    A recent survey showed that most UK landlords aren’t planning to use pensions to invest in buy-to-let property. Simon Morris explains that investors must consider all their options before pursuing this strategy. Landlord plans Research from the Association of British Insurers indicates that £1.3 billion has been paid to customers as lump sums in the first three months since pension reforms went into effect. Evidence shows that buy-to-let landlords have earned returns of almost 1,400% since...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, October 21 st, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    Independent property adviser Simon Morris has released a new guide that’s designed to explain the hidden cost of using pensions to fund buy-to-let investments. The guide The new guide is called ‘The Hidden Cost of Buy-to-Let Investments for Pensioners.’ The property expert used it to examine whether people can remove their pension and invest the money into buy-to-let residential property in order to generate retirement revenue. Simon explained that there are a number of hidden costs...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, October 14 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , , ,

    New evidence has indicated to Simon Morris that extensive London property development schemes have turned the UK capital’s prime property market into the most successful in the world. London property development  London’s attracting more property development investors than ever before. At the moment developers are rushing to snap up land in the UK capital. With the announcement of the new London Riverside development deal, 99% of Greater London Authority land has been sold for...

  • By Simon Morris On Monday, October 12 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have indicated to property expert Simon Morris that house prices in England and Wales rose throughout September 2015. UK prices  It has become clear to experts such as Simon Morris that the UK housing market has been consistently racking up impressive growth volumes throughout 2015. The Office for National Statistics’ July 2015 House Price Index suggested that UK house prices advanced 5.2% in the 12 months to July 2015. When you remove London and the South East from the equation,...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, October 08 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have shown Simon Morris that student housing investment volumes are set to triple by the close of 2015, as investors come to realise the benefits of this lucrative asset class. Growing population  The UK’s student population has recorded impressive growth volumes in the past few decades. Figures quoted by the Economist show that the UK’s undergraduate population expanded 45%, to 1.8 million, from 1994 to 2012. London’s full-time student population is set to grow 50% in the...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, October 07 th, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    A recent news story involving the sale of three London lock ups has shown Simon Morris that investors are snapping up ‘Cinderella’ properties, so they can sell them on to London property developers. London market London boasts one of the most profitable housing markets in the UK. According to the BBC, new figures from the Land Registry show the average London house price rose 1.7% in the year to the end of August 2015. It’s still possible to buy a London house for under £500,000, but...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, October 01 st, 2015 · one Comment · In , , ,

    With new reports indicating that Stamp Duty is causing problems at the higher end of the London residential property market, Simon Morris asks how stamp duty has impacted London property development. Introducing Stamp Duty  Buyers are now required to pay a minimum rate of 2% in Stamp Duty Land Tax when they buy a residential property that’s worth more than £125,000. Many investment experts have expressed concern that this would hit the strongest residential property market in the UK:...

  • 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 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...

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