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Is Digbeth the hottest new place to live in the UK?

Birmingham’s famous Custard Factory has been sold and has brought positive signs of change for the area, according to Jonathan Stephens, MD of Surrenden Invest.
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Why Digbeth is the best new place to live in the UK

With the sale of the Custard Factory and the imminent arrival of the HS2, Digbeth is set to change a lot over the next ten years.
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What does the 2017 general election mean for UK property?

Today, the UK House of Commons backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap general election this June…
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Property professionals welcome UK general election move

The first reactions are coming in from international property professionals to today’s surprise announcement of a snap UK general election in June.
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UK general election unlikely to impact property markets

The decision by British Prime Minister Theresa May to announce a surprise general election in a few weeks’ time is unlikely to have an impact on the property markets.
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5 places tipped to be buy-to-let property investment in 2017

If you’re a landlord looking to build a buy-to-let property portfolio it might be worth looking at these places in the New Year…
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Buy-to-let properties – in pictures

From a quaint Kent cottage to a shiny flat on Liverpool’s World Heritage Site waterfront, these investments could yield a return…
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How Manchester’s revival is leading the Northern Powerhouse

The Northern Powerhouse has been busy at Cottonopolis: £800 million invested in Airport City, £235 million for the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials…
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More Chinese buyers flying in to see Manchester property

Jonathan Stephens, Managing Director of Surrenden Invest, says with more direct flights from China to Manchester, buyers are flying in at short notice to inspect properties…
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As the government gives the go-ahead to expand Heathrow, should it have approved Gatwick too?

There is a simple but solid economic argument that a runway at Gatwick should be approved alongside one at Heathrow. Increased capacity at both airports would offer greater connectivity for passengers…
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Manchester property market remains resilient

Manchester continues to lead the Northern Powerhouse as the strength of its housing market builds. As one of the UK’s thriving second cities…
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The North heads South to MIPIM en masse to corner new real estate business opportunities

Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, will be among those attending, along with a strong contingent of his peers from the North of England….
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Where to buy in 2017? Follow May’s Metro Mayors!

2016 is a landmark year in terms of the UK’s devolution agenda. The Cities and Local Government Devolution Act received Royal Assent and came into force…
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Inexperienced investors turn to property as a safe haven investment

With buy-to-let returns continuing to beat all other mainstream investments, including commercial property, UK government bonds and cash, while remaining a highly popular alternative to the volatility investors often risk…
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Manchester: The place to be for property investors

Manchester is “the place to be”, say property experts, as the UK city continues to see its economy, employment and house prices grow…
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Avoid new ‘Green Tax’ with energy efficient B2L investments in Manchester’s city centre

The UK buy-to-let landscape altered significantly during the first half of 2016, however, the industry has shown few signs of faltering…
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Manchester sets its sights on the world: NEW direct flights from the city announced

After being declared the UK’s best city to live in, it’s now been announced Manchester will be opening up to more international tourists with the introduction of new direct flights…
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City Living in Manchester!

The undeniable centre of the Northern Powerhouse effect, Manchester is witnessing a huge influx of businesses moving into the city from southern climes…
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Five Effects of Brexit on the UK Property Market

Whichever way you voted, the chances are that you were surprised by the result and/or voting figures of the EU referendum last week…
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Brexit: What’s next for UK property market?

On 23 June Britain faced its biggest decision for decades. We took to the polls to vote if Britain should leave or remain in the EU…
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The Boom and Gloom

Politicians need to save face A new government could apply measures to support the ailing housing market…
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Revealed: the UK regions tipped for growth

Residential property prices across many parts of the UK look set to cool over the next few months amid ‘Brexit’ uncertainty…
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Wilburn Street Basin brought back to life

The new Rivergate House development is due for completion this year and is helping to bring on area of the city back to life…
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Royal windfall for investors Don’t miss the train, says Deborah Stone

WITH the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations under way many new home owners are counting down the months before the railtrack named in her honour – the Elizabeth line – finally opens for business….
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On Location

London is impossibly expensive for some investors – so where else should they look, asks Kate Chapman of AB Property Marketing…
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First time lucky: hotspots for first-time buyers

With prices soaring, generation rent is looking ever further from city centres in an attempt to get a foothold on the ladder…
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Five Startup ‘Must Haves’ For Powerful Public Relations

Whether it’s to shout about a new product launch, a milestone funding round, key appointment, or high profile exit, it is likely that at some stage of its journey a startup will be looking for some PR…
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UK BTL consultancy inquiries rise by half since Stamp Duty rise news

Many UK rental sector experts fear that April’s stamp duty hike is set to produce a downturn in the buy-to-let sector…
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Property professionals welcome lower CGT in UK budget

International property professionals have welcomed the lowering of Capital Gains Tax in today’s UK budget – even though it has a sting in the tail for landlords…
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Properties with social appeal

Apartment blocks with all kinds of swish communal trimmings – such as roof-top gardens, swimming pools, gyms and hanging-out areas – have long been associated with prime developments aimed at wealthy buyers from overseas…
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Something to mull over: Christmas markets add sparkle to city living.

BRITAIN’S market towns are more popular than ever, not least because they have a more family-friendly atmosphere than cities and enjoy less pollution and traffic…
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From Swamp to Swank: The Evolution of the Mayfair Property Market.

Mayfair has long been the playground of the rich, the royal and the renowned. So, it’s no wonder that it is the most expensive square on the Monopoly board…
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London property prices rise almost £5 an hour as Ilford emerges as new city hotspot

With London prices rising, Ilford seems a key location for future growth. It’s one of the areas included in London Mayor Boris Johnson’s recently released ‘City in the East’…
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House prices rise by £5 an hour in London as the number of affordable homes for sale halves in a year

House prices are rising by as much as £5 an hour in some parts of Britain while the number of affordable homes has almost halved in a year, research reveals…
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Why London property isn’t in a bubble

Surges in London property prices have spurred calls the city is a bubble waiting to pop, but investors are still positive on the market. A key reason for the optimism is the limited supply of new homes…
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Power to the people: The emergence of the Northern Powerhouse

THE great Northern Powerhouse has a certain ring to it, with Manchester already appointing itself capital of the North while its rival Liverpool contents itself with being capital of style…
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Manchester will need to build more houses…

A detailed report of the Manchester 2025 vision projects a prosperous future for the city at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse….
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London property prices are rising $7.50 every hour

House prices in the U.K.’s capital city are rising by £5 ($7.54) every hour on average, according to analysis by property experts…
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London an Paris Remain Top Of European Property League Tables

While the current trend may be to look further afield for property investment opportunities, a reputable European report seems to suggest otherwise…
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Buy-to-let it be in Liverpool

This summer Liverpool welcomed global TV crews to help celebrate the 175th anniversary of Cunard’s first regular transatlantic crossings from the Pier Head, while The Beatles…
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Manchester ‘set to lead UK property market for 10 years’

With the population in and around Manchester set to double over the next 10 years, the area is set to be the leading UK property destination, it is claimed…
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