Top 7 stories this week in housing and property investment: 22 June
Welcome to our weekly update giving you the key stories, breaking news and topical analysis from the past week up to today, 22 June 2018.
This week we put the spotlight on Leeds as the next up-and-coming area in the north, while the list of top locations for property investors is also revealed in the latest research. The battle between new-builds and existing properties continues but new property sales are rising, and we also look at the relatively new issue of “gazundering” being faced by some home sellers. Here are seven top stories you might have missed this week…
1. Good jobs, low living costs and high yields: this city is one to beat
Leeds has been hailed as the best city in the UK to be a graduate, and it’s awash with opportunities for property investors and buy-to-let landlords too. To read the full article, click here.
2. Brits still prefer period properties – can new-builds win us over?
Finding a home with bags of character is still a top priority for the majority of UK homebuyer hopefuls, but could they be overlooking all the added benefits that come with investing in a new-build? To read the full article, click here.
3. What is gazundering and why is it making a comeback?
While most property purchases go ahead without a hitch, there has been a rise in the number of sellers being “gazundered” by opportunistic buyers. To read the full article, click here.
4. Are property investments more reliable than pensions to fund retirement?
Over-50s are set to cash in on the last 20 years of soaring house prices with many expecting to rely on income from their properties when they hit retirement. To read the full article, click here.
5. New-build sales are on the rise in these areas across the UK
New housing developments continue to spring up across the country, but certain cities are definitely leading the way while others are lagging behind. To read the full article, click here.
6. Location is key for best rental yields for buy-to-let landlords
Landlords and buy-to-let investors looking to achieve the highest rental returns need to look at a variety of factors, but one of the most influential elements is location. To read the full article, click here.
7. New guidance for HMO landlords revealed by government
Ahead of a major overhaul that will affect owners of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) from 1 October this year, the government has published more detailed guidance which landlords should be aware of. To read the full article, click here.
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