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UK Property Investment

Can The UK Beat Off The Upcoming Global Recession!

Video Transcription: Hi guys. So can the UK beat off the global recession that’s coming at some point in the future? I mean, I’m saying I think it’s probably May, June 2021 after Trump loses interest, wins a second term. I just don’t think he’s going to be beaten. I think there’s too many people that […]

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Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income In The UK…Will It Work?

Video Transcription: Hey guys, so universal basic income in the U.K. Will it work? It’s an interesting topic. It’s becoming quite topical now because one of the presidential democratic presidential guys, Andrew Yang in the U.S. has raised this as a possibility and one of his platforms that he’s working from. I think the interesting thing […]

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Global Recession

3 Things to Prepare for Global Recession

Video Transcription: So these are the top three things that I think you need to do to prepare for the coming recession, and we’re talking about global recession here. I’ve predicted it to be in sort of the middle of May, June of 2021. The reason I’ve done that is because I think Trump is going […]

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Buy-to-let financing gets cheaper in the UK

Cheaper buy-to-let mortgages equal better cash flow and bigger profits Property investors who worry about cash flow have received another boost recently. In an already competitive buy-to-let mortgage market, Leeds Building Society has announced a refreshed 70% loan-to-value range. It claims its new two-year fixed rate deal is the lowest on the buy-to-let market. It […]

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Buy-to-let investors are looking forward to a bright future

Total returns continue to make property investment the number one asset Recent research from two respected sources concludes that buy-to-let property investors can look forward to a bright future. Competition from tenants is increasing, rents are rising, and landlords selling in 2017 made an average of 69% total return after just 8.5 years of ownership. […]

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All positive on property investment – prices, rents, and demand all up

Proof positive that the potential for UK property investment is growing This time last year, house prices in UK cities were rising at an average of 3.7% annually. The latest Hometrack analysis shows that this rate of price growth has increased by a third, to 5.5% over the last year.

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Squeeze on buy-to-let profits appears to be ending

House prices and rents are growing The latest property news reads well for investors. Property price growth has stabilised, as have average rental yields, while rental prices are rising. No one is now forecasting a Brexit-induced crash in property price. The news flow indicates that the squeeze on buy-to-let profits may be coming to an […]

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Where are house prices rising fastest in the UK?

Identifying the best places to invest in property UK The latest house price index – this one from Hometrack – confirms what readers of the Gladfish blog and newsletter have known for some time: London and the South have been usurped by northern cities for house price growth. In this article, we’ll look at how […]

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Is digital connectivity your trump card when you decide where to invest?

Why broadband speed should be added to your infrastructure checklist High-speed broadband should be a feature on every property investor’s wish list. Even as recently as a couple of years ago, when we first highlighted broadband as the hidden advantage for London off-plan property investors, it was clear that a lack of high-speed connectivity could […]

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