Real Estate

Are London property prices falling?

What goes up, must come down? Maybe. Maybe not.London property prices have gone up for a long, long time now. Few property markets in the world have generated the sustained levels of investment returns that London real estate has over the past two decades or more.If you invested in London property back at the turn of the millennium when the average house price was £200,000 you'd be sitting on a return of...

Elizabeth line opening

The Elizabeth Line opening: How will this impact the London property market?

The Elizabeth Line, which is one of Europe’s biggest transport infrastructure schemes, is finally set to open in London on 24 May 2022. The aim of this railway line is to connect east and west London, in addition to the commuter towns to the east and west of the capital. Revolutionising travel across London This new railway is the most significant investment to London transport in decades and is set to...

top developers in London

Top developers in London

As an overseas investor looking to acquire UK property, you'll want to take time to familiarise yourself with the top developers in London, often thought of as the more established and prestigious real estate developers. Investors can garner great confidence in the future success of any acquisition by assessing the track record and heritage of a developer. As an expert in London real estate, we've...

Buying property in the UK after Brexit

Buying property in the UK after Brexit

Brexit is a unique scenario that impacts every aspect of the UK economy. Is buying property in the UK after Brexit still safe? How does it affect investment options?Generally speaking, UK property is a stable, safe and high-performing asset class.Over the last few decades, investors have enjoyed both high yields and high, sustained capital growth while other markets have been less resilient to...

Can offshore companies buy and own UK property?

UK property is a world-renowned asset class, with investors from all over the world seeking to acquire real estate in the country. But can offshore companies buy and own UK property? It's a popular option for investors from other nations. Let's take a more detailed look.Part of the appeal of UK property is the sustained history of outperforming other asset classes through high capital appreciation and...

Can foreigners buy property in the UK?

Because of the strong performance of the property market in recent years, more and more foreign investors are interested in investing in UK rental property. So, can foreigners buy property in the UK? There are no legal restrictions on foreigners buying property in the UK, regardless of if you are a resident or not. You also don’t need a visa for foreign investment in UK residential property. But there...

Investing in UK rental property: Is buy-to-let still worth it?

What's the difference between a buy to let and a property investment in the UK? Although similar it's not quite an issue of semantics. In fact, a buy to let is a singular type of property investment and it has been both popular and profitable in the UK for a few decades now. Basically, a buy to let is a property you buy with the aid of a buy to let mortgage. So, what's a buy to let mortgage? It's simply a...

London property prices in 2022

London property prices hit an all-time high in late 2021. Its history of performance is well known and its place as one of the world's prized real estate markets is assured.But what about the current market?As we head into a post-pandemic market in 2022 and beyond, can you still secure assets capable of outperforming virtually every other real estate market in the world?Where can you find the best future...

Why buy off-plan properties?

There are numerous benefits to buying new-build properties, and there are even more benefits when purchasing these properties off-plan. Buying off-plan involves committing to purchasing a home prior to the development being built. This could be any time before construction has started or right before it’s finished.Amenities, energy efficiency and warrantiesFor starters, purchasing a new-build can be less...

[2022 Guide] What is UK Help to Buy scheme?

New Help to Buy scheme announced The Government has announced a new Help to Buy scheme to run from April 2021. It is restricted to first-time buyers and includes regional property price caps to ensure the scheme reaches people who need it most. There are no changes to the current Help to Buy equity loan scheme which runs to March 2021. The new scheme will run from April 2021 to March 2023. As with the...

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