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Birmingham is forecast to see the strongest house price and rental value growth over the next five years, compared to the rest of UK cities, with year on year growth expected from 2022-2025. That’s according to JLL’s UK Residential Forecast Report, ‘Home is… for everything’, which says UK house prices are forecast to dip towards... Read more »

Even on the brink of Brexit, 2021 is proving an interesting year for the UK property market as opportunities abound. The Greater London market has cooled but other regions of the UK have seen an increase in investment interest, according to the latest research by Rightmove. “It is expected that in areas in the North,... Read more »

This is according to Verismart, following recently analysed data of the private rental and home-owner sectors in the UK. For some, renting is not a choice. As more would-be homeowners are priced out of the market, renting is fast becoming the norm in the UK. For others, renting offers a more cost effective, less stressful... Read more »

As UK property once again becomes a popular investment class, after the doldrums of Covid 19, many South African investors are looking at how to finance their purchase in the best possible way. Anthony Doyle, director of UK based Propwealth, takes a look at some traditional, and more creative ways, to raise a mortgage as... Read more »

Property in the UK offers an opportunity to build wealth and benefit from monthly cash returns in sterling. While setting up a company as a hedging strategy helps guard against the uncertain economic climate in South Africa. Why South Africans are taking their businesses to the UK It’s all about stability, along with one of... Read more »

An “unexpected mini-boom” has pushed average asking prices in the property market to a record high, according to the latest monthly figures from Rightmove. New housing market figures for July 2020 have provided further encouragement for property investors prioritising capital growth, with an “unexpected mini-boom” pushing prices to a record high. The Rightmove House Price... Read more »

9th July 2020

Rental Demand Surges

Newly released figures from Knight Frank have revealed that activity in the lettings market has rebounded in the four weeks since the property market re-opened on 13th May. According to the data, the number of valuation appraisals for lettings properties in the week ending 6th June was the highest number on record and 19% above... Read more »

As the UK property market sets its sights on recovery from Covid-19, Savills has made some predictions about what the coming years could bring, including strong house price growth in north-west England. Covid-19 came out of nowhere and caused major disruption to every sector of the UK economy – the housing market included – during... Read more »

The recent volatility of the Rand has led many people to seek offshore investments, which offer both stability and foreign currency returns. Understandably, many South Africans either believe it is too expensive, or impossible to invest in property assets offshore. As investing offshore can be daunting for many, the most important aspects are to understand... Read more »

As the United Kingdom property market starts to recover post Brexit, investors and developers are looking at creative ways, both to receive the highest possible yield and to finance their properties for the next decade. Propwealth, a UK-based property company run by South Africans, highlights three affordable options that are proving very popular with local... Read more »

It will soon be easier to move up to R10 million out of South Africa without intense scrutiny from the SA Revenue Service (Sars). Finance minister Tito Mboweni said “financial emigration” will be phased out by March 2021. Rather than prohibiting all foreign exchange transactions except for a list of those allowed – as has been... Read more »

With the resurgence in residential property investing in the United Kingdom, many South Africans are opting to move their offshore allowances into this asset class.There are many ways to buy property in the UK, and now with people’s inboxes becoming inundated with offers from agents selling their wares to overseas investors, it’s useful to know... Read more »

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