How To Avoid Risks and Scams When Investing in Property in Dubai

Since property investment in the UAE was opened up to foreigners in the 2000’s, Dubai has been a popular choice for foreign investors. There are good reasons for this: the city is a thriving economic hub in the region, which is not showing signs of changing anytime soon, unlike the UK housing market which continues to suffer thanks to Brexit uncertainty. It is also one of the best places for lifestyle in the Middle East. Perhaps best of all, buy...

Isle of Dogs crowned best place to live in London

The Isle of Dogs has been crowned as the Best Place to Live in London in this year’s Sunday Times list. The unheralded corner of Docklands took the prize because of its transport links - a short walk from Canary Wharf and 15 minutes to the City - riverside location and affordable prices for Zone 2. An average property here costs £526,160, compared with £636,215 for the capital as a whole. Elsewhere, Salisbury was named the Best Place to Live...

Market insights: Property Investment in Pakistan

Purchasing a home (whether a house or an apartment) is widely considered a secure and profitable form of investment. And in Pakistan’s case, there is more truth to this statement than meets the eye. A distinctive feature of the country’s real estate sector is that it hits record highs and lows over a relatively short period of a few years. At times of bullish trends in the market, the sector attains unprecedented growth levels of over 10%. In sharp contrast,...

Preparing Your Home For Sale in the UK

With Brexit on the horizon until 30 June, some are wondering if now is a good time to buy a home. Buyers and sellers fear that they may have to make decisions after that date. Others want to move sooner due to personal reasons. Selling a home may be harder, but it's still a good time for buyers to strike a deal. With so much uncertainty surrounding Brexit, there are reports that buyers are sellers are delaying their decisions until...

Brexit impasse continues to challenge London housing market

Brexit uncertainty continued to subdue the London housing market in March, according to the RICS UK Residential Market Survey, March 2019.  Looking ahead, the lack of momentum is likely to persist for a while longer, although respondents still envisage modest improvements in activity twelve months ahead. In March, enquiries from new buyers saw the seventh negative reading in a row, with 16% of respondents seeing a fall rather than a rise in buyer demand in London. Significantly, demand fell across...

London’s Lower Prices Still High for Low-Income Home Buyers

It is no secret that low-income families have a hard time purchasing residential property in London. Prices in the nation’s capital have always been higher than most other regions of the UK, but never more out of reach than during the peak years between 2012 and 2016. Even with current prices that are down by as much as 25% over 2018, London's prices are still high for low-income buyers. This is not to say that low-income families should not look....

One in four Brits believe home ownership era is coming to an end

One in four Brits believe the ownership era is coming to an end, a study found. A poll of 2,000 UK adults found more than 40 per cent believe they’ll never own their own home. And it also emerged currently less than half the nation own cars outright. The results of the study display the current trend for renting almost anything, instead of shelling out on permanent purchases. As the sharing economy continues to gain popularity, one in ten adults...

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