Manchester on Instagram: A celebration of everything that is great about our city


Manchester on Instagram: A celebration of everything that is great about our city

There are some fantastic photos by readers that have been posted to our Manchester Evening News instagram account Above:Images of Manchester by @lawyerdea and @robwalkerphotography Manchester must be one of the most photogenic cities in the world. From the cool, New York-style back streets of the Northern Quarter, to the dramatic skyline and picturesque parks,…

UAE expats look to UK property


UAE expats look to UK property

Expats in the UAE and Qatar are piling into the British property market in order to beat the UK’s stamp duty surcharge, but many will face hurdles, experts have revealed. The observation comes ahead of the introduction this April of a three per cent stamp duty surcharge on UK properties for buy-to-let investors and second…

UK needs 1 million extra rental properties


UK needs 1 million extra rental properties

The ongoing expansion of the private rented sector has left the UK needing over 250,000 new properties per year to keep up with demand. Summary: Demand continues to far outstrip supply in the UK private rented sector, with a quarter of a million new properties needed every year The 400,000 new homes planned by the…

House prices: how much does it cost to live near your Tube stop?


House prices: how much does it cost to live near your Tube stop?

Despite frustration at delays and despair at the prospect of strikes, the Tube remains a vital part of every Londoner’s life. And it is crucial when buying a house, too. Accordingly, eMoov has revealed the average property price at every one of the 280 Tube stops on the network (excluding the DLR and the Overground). Just one stop…

UK housing supply halves in 10 years


UK housing supply halves in 10 years

The availability of housing stock on the UK market has almost halved in a decade, with house prices set to rise during 2016 as demand remains high. Summary: The amount of available property on the UK market has fallen by almost 50% in 10 years There is an average of 37 properties on sale per…

Better year for property sales


Better year for property sales

The number of property sales in Cyprus during December rose 13 per cent compared with the numbers sold in December 2014 according to official statistics published by the Department of Lands and Surveys. PROPERTY sale transactions in 2015 recorded only their second year-on-year increase since 2010, growing by 9 per cent to reach 4,952 compared…

UK property values expected to increase in 2016


UK property values expected to increase in 2016

Above:A fifth of UK homeowners have seen the value of their property already increase in 2016. As Knight Frank release its House Price Sentiment Index, homeowners in the UK are confident the value of their property will increase in 2016. Summary: A fifth of UK homeowners have seen the value of their property already increase…

UK housing activity up by 29% in 2015


UK housing activity up by 29% in 2015

The number of housing valuations increased by nearly 30% between December 2014 and December 2015, demonstrating high buyer confidence and growing demand. Summary: Activity in the UK housing market grew in 2015, with property valuations leaping by 29% Properties in the private rented sector experienced the biggest increase, with 86% more valuations in 2015 Annual…

U.K. Property Shows No Sign of Cooling After Year of Price Gain


U.K. Property Shows No Sign of Cooling After Year of Price Gain

Summary: Growth puts 300,000-pound average price in sight for 2016 Prime London market suffers after 2015 property-tax changes U.K. house prices rose for a 12th straight month in December and may hit an average 300,000 pounds ($433,000) this year if the current rate of growth continues, according to LSL Property Services Plc and Acadata. Average…

Manchester tops regional property league with £8.2bn of investment in the past decade


Manchester tops regional property league with £8.2bn of investment in the past decade

Above:Spinningfields, Manchester Manchester has been revealed as the city outside of London, which has attracted the highest level of commercial property investment over the past 10 years, securing an impressive £8.2bn. A new report published today by global property advisor CBRE, Core Cities, Core Strengths, shows that Manchester secured £8.2bn of commercial property investment in…