Luxury property slowdown offers good value for savvy buyers

Luxury property slowdown offers good value for savvy buyers

With Brexit looming and still no sign of a finished deal, luxury property developers are feeling the pinch. The upper end of the property market has long priced out normal buyers, with high-class units selling for eye-wateringly high sums, particularly in London. But, with the number of unsold off-plan homes under construction in the capital sitting at record levels, could there be bargains on the horizon for savvy buyers?
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What are the rental rules in the UK if you’re letting out your home?

Letting out a UK rental property can be a sound investment. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, rents could increase 15% in the next five years. So, whether you’re renting out your old home while moving abroad, or you’re already overseas but want to buy again back home as an investment, this could be a great income source for you. However, there have been a number of changes to rental rules recently – and the rules aren’t the same nationwide. Here are the main rental rules in the UK to be aware of.
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Where are the best places to live in Cornwall?

As Poldark‘s fourth series comes to an end, we’ve had another few weeks of our small screens being graced by the stunning scenery of Cornwall. This largely rural region enjoys some of the sunniest weather in the UK, but with relatively lower prices than the Southeast. Here are some of the most popular places for buying a house in Cornwall.
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Top 10 UK tech hubs for international home-buyers

The UK’s digital sector is growing twice as fast as the wider economy.  Furthermore, between just 2014 and 2017, employment in the sector grew by 13%. It’s clear that there are plenty opportunities out there for digital specialists looking to move to the UK. Plenty of well paid opportunities, that is: on average, the average advertised digital salary is 44% higher than a non-digital one. If you’re looking for where to find a tech job in the UK, look no further. We’ve put together a list of the top ten digital hubs with a great quality of life right across the country.
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Five great reasons to invest in the UK (despite Brexit!)

The latest house price data shows that British property prices are on the rise, along with the economy. Yet to hear the press, the UK has gone from being a global powerhouse to a total embarrassment in the course of just two years since the Brexit vote. So who would invest in property in the UK right now?
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Why buy property in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland?

With a Welshman winning the Tour de France last week, the son of a Scotswoman in the White House and Northern Ireland scuppering a smooth Brexit, the three smaller nations of the United Kingdom have been in the news recently. If you’e wondering where to buy property in the UK, they will certainly be of interest to you. 
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Key data for UK property investors

The UK isn’t short of data on the property market. Indeed it might be a case of TMI – too much information – when you consider that at least ten different organisations produce house price indexes. But two official stats are a good place to start when collecting data for UK property investment.
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Where is the next Crossrail?

With lack of space and millions of people on the move each day, transport is a vexed issue for many British people trying to get to work on time. For investors, property near transport hubs seem to offer good returns. For home buyers, they offer exciting new developments that are great for commuting. Here are a few infrastructure projects to consider.
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What type of property should you buy in the UK?

Before you call a British estate agent, you’d better bone up your estate agent terminology. Read our guide to types of property in the UK and you won’t get your semi mixed up with your maisonette. Even more importantly, what is the average price for each property type?
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Returning to the UK and buying property

While many UK buyers are heading to the continent before Brexit to ensure they don’t miss out on their European Union rights, many others are heading the other way. The weakened pound means that while Brits heading south are counting the cost, those coming home are cashing in! If you’re returning to the UK and buying property, you’ll benefit from a great exchange rate and a buyers’ market.
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Moving to London made easy

International buyers have flocked to the UK property market in recent years. According to figures compiled by estate agents Savills, London has been the number one destination for cross-border investors in residential property over the past decade. And this trend shows no signs of letting up, with overseas investors snapping up 3,600 of London’s 28,000 newly built homes between 2014 and 2016.
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