UK Proposal for Public Foreign Ownership Register



According to an article in natlawreview.com, the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has put forward a proposal for a public register showing beneficial ownership of foreign entities or companies that buy or who already own property in the UK.

UK Set to Strengthen Investment and Trade Links with Middle East



According to an article in World Property Journal.com, a delegation of UK developers and investors is due to visit the Middle East, attending events designed to reinforce trade links between the two regions. Last year investment from the Middle East into the UK reached AED 15.1 billion.

BrickVest Report Shows UK Commercial Real Estate Still Preferred



An article in property reporter.co.uk reveals that the latest report from BrickVest has shown commercial real estate in the UK is still sought after, in spite of a small fall in popularity since Brexit.

Brexit Unlikely to Affect UK House Sales Confidence



According to an article in PropertyWire, even though confidence in the UK housing market has reached its lowest point in three years, consumers still think the recent referendum result will have little impact on buying and selling property. This is according to the latest index from the Halifax, the Housing Market Confidence Tracker. The index […]

The Effect of Brexit on the US Housing Market



Last week’s referendum in the UK could prove to be good for the real estate market in the United States, at least in the short term. Volatility in the stock market earlier this year resulted in liquidity being transferred into the real estate market. Additionally, more land is being developed and credit conditions and lending […]

Buying Real Estate Post-Brexit



A few days after the referendum and the reality is beginning to sink in. An article by Lief Simon of Live and Invest Overseas talks about the consequences of the vote. With the exit predicted to take at least two years, when it is actually implemented, both sides can be expected to lose out financially. […]

UK Real Estate Market Sees Strongest December Since 2008



According to the latest figures published by property experts Rightmove, the UK real estate market has seen its strongest December since 2008.

Fewer Quality Homes being Sold in the UK



According to an article in The Telegraph, analysts think the number of large family homes being sold in the United Kingdom has slumped due to an increase in stamp duty costs. Estate agents are estimating that the number of quality homes being sold in certain parts of the country has fallen by between 20% and […]

London Agent Posts Record Profits



Knight Frank, a London-based real estate consultancy recently posted record profits for the past year. This is mainly due to investors who are looking for better value outside London as well as the completion of a number of high profile deals. Pre-tax profits for the firm increased by 19% to £162 million, while sales increased […]

UK Mortgage Borrowing Increased in August



In August, mortgage borrowing in the UK increased by the greatest amount since the beginning of the financial crisis and according to the article in the Financial Times is just the latest sign that the real estate market is starting to heat up. Last month net lending increased by £3.4 billion which is the largest […]

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