One killer stat shows why London’s property market is so insane

The average price of a London property jumped 9.2% last year to a huge £481,820, according to the Land Registry. But what’s behind the insane rise in prices? A lot has been made of the influx of foreign money, with David Cameron saying on Tuesday he was worried about London’s housing market becoming a haven for dodgy[…]

REVEALED: The 10 most affordable commuter towns for London

BUYERS can save hundreds of thousands of pounds off the price of a home by shunning London and locating just an hour’s commute from the capital, new research has revealed. Crawley, Newbury, Colchester and Chatham are among the towns where average prices are up to £450,000 cheaper than a property in central London, found Lloyds[…]

Investors using buy-to-let for many different reasons

In the 10 years from 2005 the number of outstanding buy-to-let mortgages as a percentage of the whole mortgage market has almost doubled from 7.7% to 15% now. Among this army, the proportion of part-time or “amateur” landlords – those who supplement their day job with rental income – has reached its highest-ever level according[…]

15 years UK house price boom

Mr Property predicts 15 year UK house price boom as US and Chinese investors pile into marketIB Times | May 28, 2015 A man known as “Mr Property” has said that the UK is in the middle of a 15-year property boom with “no sign” of bust. Mike Hussey, chief executive of property developer Almacanter,[…]