Five great reasons to invest in the UK (despite Brexit!)

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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Investing with friends and family

For first time investors, getting into the property market can be stressful. Yet the rewards, and our fascination with property, make it awfully tempting! Property investing with friends or family can be a real confidence builder and a great way to start your property investment career. 
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Eight great places to buy a holiday home in the UK

The British love a holiday home! Although we may associate them with buying “a place in the sun”, there is a lively second homes market within the UK too. For buyers from abroad, a holiday home in the UK offers the chance to enjoy Britain’s most beautiful towns, villages and coasts yourself, or to rent your property out. Or maybe a bit of both. So here are eight amazing places to start your search for a holiday home in the UK.
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Buying a home in the UK? Your need to knows

Where do I start? When you come to do the research prior to buying a home in the UK, a better question might be, “Where do I stop?” There is so much information out there! This includes dozens of house price indexes, thousands of websites and hundreds of forums and blogs. For detailed information, a good start will be Rightmove, the biggest property portal in the UK. This is also the place to start looking for property. Virtually every estate agency in the country will put its properties on Rightmove – it’s the first question vendors ask. The website has plenty of tools to help you assess the
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Should you get a building survey done in the UK?

Buying a home overseas is one of the biggest purchases most of us will ever make. At a time when you’re spending a considerable sum of money, forking out for a building survey – which isn’t mandatory in the UK – might seem like another expense you could do without.
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