Buy to Let student property

Buy-to-let student property gains momentum with investors, says CBRE

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Buy to let student property Trends in the UK Buy-to-let student property market have offered a number of reasons for investors to be cheerful this year, according to CBRE’s newly-launched Student Accommodation Index. The real estate services firm highlighted a number of positive trends in research covering the year to September 2018. During this period, capital values increased by 6.5 per cent year-on-year. This marks a big improvement from the annual growth of 4.5 per cent recorded in the 12 months to September last year. For investors, this is clearly a positive pattern, as is the recent increase in rents, which showed a three per cent gross increase and 3.4 per cent net growth in the latest surveyed period. On a national level, annual total returns were 12.3 per cent during the year to September 2018. Buy-to-let student property is now a readily available asset class that offers investors reliable rental returns. CBRE’s research also examined regional trends, with locations outside central London delivering total returns of 10.5 per cent and capital growth of 4.5 per cent. Other findings showed that small (fewer than 250 beds) and medium (250-500 beds) properties provided capital growth of 5.8 per cent and 6.2 per cent respectively, fuelling total returns of 11.6 per cent and 12.2 per cent respectively. Jo Winchester, head of student accommodation at CBRE, said: “This first published Student Accommodation Index demonstrates the continued strong performance of the sector, which has outperformed the CBRE Monthly Index over the last eight years. “UK student accommodation is now firmly established as a mainstream investment sector.” For investors looking for the best place to invest in student accommodation, Experience Invest is currently offering a number of opportunities for investors interested in this lucrative asset class, such as Opto Student Newcastle and Aura Student Liverpool. […]

BoE raises interest rates - what could this mean for property investment?

BoE raises interest rates – what could this mean for property investment?

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  The decision of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to raise the base rate by 0.25 per cent this month may not seem like a very drastic move, but in its historical context the decision has been widely seen as highly significant. Although it is true that the cut from 0.5 per cent to 0.25 per cent during the panic that followed the 2016 EU referendum was reversed a few months later, the increase to 0.75 per cent has a wider significance. It has been described as the first “real increase” since 2007, with the MPC’s minutes hinting that this is the start of a process, albeit probably a slow one, of moving the base rate back towards something that might be considered historically normal. Interest rates and inflation Here Experience Invest looks at how the change in interest rates may impact property investors. In its minutes, the MPC revealed that the vote was unanimous and signalled its intention to take further action to curb inflation. It said: “The Committee also judges that, were the economy to continue to develop broadly in line with its Inflation Report projections, an ongoing tightening of monetary policy over the forecast period would be appropriate to return inflation sustainably to the two per cent target at a conventional horizon. “Any future increases in bank rate are likely to be at a gradual pace and to a limited extent.” Investors thinking about how the increased cost of mortgages might impact them need to weigh up two key facts. Firstly, the clearly stated intention of the MPC is to bring the base rate upwards, essentially acknowledging that normalisation is required to prevent inflation from continuing to exceed the target rate. However, the pace is bound to be slow, not just because the MPC […]

Halifax reveals faster property market growth

Halifax reveals faster property market growth

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  UK property prices grew by 3.3 per cent year-on-year in the three months to July, according to new data published by Halifax. This represented a significant jump from the three months to June, when the year-on-year increase was only 1.8 per cent.   A key reason for this increase was a 1.4 per cent month-on-month jump in prices in July.   The bank’s latest House Price Index showed that the typical UK home now costs a record £230,280.   As well as the year-on-year increase picking up, the quarter-on-quarter price rise also grew by 1.3 per cent on the February to April period.   Halifax managing director Russell Galley said: “While the quarterly and annual rates of house price growth have improved, housing activity remains soft.   “Despite the recent modest improvement in mortgage approvals, the latest survey data for new buyer enquiries and agreed sales suggest that approvals will remain broadly flat until the end of the year.”   He added that one factor that should help underpin sales and prices is the jobs market, with employment numbers at a record high and the number out of work at its lowest rate since 1975. This means job security is particularly high at present, notwithstanding fears of what might elapse after Brexit.   Another factor Mr Galley considered is that of the recent Bank of England base rate rise. It might be suggested that this would impact on the market by deterring those who will have to pay more for their mortgages. However, he said: “We do not anticipate that this will have a significant effect on either mortgage affordability or transaction volumes.”   If the base rate rise has little impact, this may be due to the slow speed of change. While the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy […]

Experience Invest returning to Cityscape Global, Dubai

Experience Invest returning to Cityscape Global, Dubai

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  The Cityscape Global industry exhibition will once again be the focus of the real estate investment world later this year, as it returns to the World Trade Centre in Dubai from October 2nd to 4th.   Experience Invest will be returning for our second consecutive appearance at the show, and we will have plenty of exciting information and opportunities to share with fellow attendees. So you know what to expect, here is a video from last year’s show in Dubai.         Highlights from Experience Invest   There will be a lot for delegates to look forward to at Cityscape Global 2018, including the latest updates on industry developments, exclusive offers and opportunities to network and make new contacts. If you would like to keep up-to-date with the latest updates and announcements about the Cityscape Global show, visit the  Experience Invest Facebook page.   Experience Invest will be exhibiting at stand 4F30, where visitors will be able to see a new 3D model of the Imperial Square development in Luton, as well as iPads displaying product information and video screens showing company and development details.   The exhibition will provide a platform for the phase two launch of the Infinity Waters apartment complex in Liverpool, as well as phase three of Aura Student Liverpool and the Opto Student Newcastle project. A selection of highly desirable one bedroom apartments in Imperial Square – a residential, London commuter belt development – have also been held back for release at the show.   One of the strongest incentives for investors to attend the show is that they will have first pick of the units available in the new phase launches. This will include the best river and city view apartments at Infinity Waters and a great selection of one-bedroom apartments at Imperial […]

Liverpool tops list of UK buy-to-let hotspots

Liverpool tops list of UK buy-to-let hotspots

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Property investors looking to gain healthy returns from the UK buy-to-let market should look beyond London to some of the country’s most popular university cities, research has indicated. Comparison website TotallyMoney released a report highlighting the attractive yields available in some of the UK’s regional locations, with Liverpool offering the biggest returns of all. One of the key drivers of this trend is the strong demand coming from the student market. A dependable market Highlighting the opportunities available to investors who are willing to look beyond London and south-east England, the report showed that university cities such as Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Newcastle offer potential rental yields up to seven times higher than those available in the capital. This is the result of consistent, reliable demand from students, combined with relatively low house prices. Looking at specific locations, the study put Liverpool’s L7 postcode at the top of the list for typical rental yields, while the city’s L6 postcode was ranked second and L1 area was seventh. Middlesbrough and Newcastle-upon-Tyne also featured in the top ten. All of these destinations share the characteristic of being close to higher education institutions and offering lifestyle benefits for students. TotallyMoney’s head of brand and content, Joe Gardiner, said: “With students flocking to university cities year after year and looking for a place to live, it’s no surprise the student market is a dependable one for landlords. “Since so many students are looking for accommodation, landlords may use this as an opportunity to drum up competition between them.” Attractive opportunities Liverpool in particular is currently offering a number of enticing opportunities for investors, such as Aura Student Liverpool, a complex of apartments situated in the Knowledge Quarter. This is the closest new-build student development to the University of Liverpool. Features including fully furnished studio accommodation, […]

Experience Invest reviews

Experience Invest Reviews

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Experience Invest Reviews This page showcases the latest Experience Invest reviews from UK and overseas investors who have purchased an off plan, buy-to-let property through the London-based real estate company. Client testimonials and reviews of Experience Invest help to create a picture of the specialist service that the company provides. From sourcing high yielding UK properties to the purchase process behind buying a UK property, from receiving monthly construction updates to income payments upon completion, the experienced team is there every step of the way. Established in 2004, Experience Invest is one of the leading companies in its field. Altogether, the company has sold over 10,000 units to clients based in 65 countries across the world. A testament to the company’s specialist service, many clients purchase multiple properties through the company. What’s more, lots of investors are so pleased with their UK property investments, they refer friends and family who often end up buying an income generating property investment. As all property investment opportunities promoted by Experience Invest are exclusive, clients are able to access the best pricing and best units. Existing investors are also provided with pre-launch information about all new products before they are marketed to the general public, allowing them to gain exclusive access to the best deals and pricing. Please read the following Experience Invest reviews for an insight into how the company operates. ‘Very confident service business that I can trust.’ “The service was excellent – When I came across Experience Invest, It was over the phone and I’m working overseas. So when I was visiting London I had made an appointment to meet Jan Lukaszczyk. I’m glad I did as he was professional and someone who knew how to handle my questions with giving me the facts. I have bought and will be buying […]

Experience Invest

Experience Invest

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Experience Invest is a London-based property specialist that provides high yielding property investments to UK and overseas clients. Established in 2004, the Company operates out of its head office in London Victoria where clients are invited to arrange one-on-one meetings to discuss their individual investment requirements. The Company recently expanded its office to include a representative in the north east of England who is able to provide support in Liverpool and Manchester. From viewings of completed properties to site visits, the team has a full support network to ensure that investors are happy with their property purchase. Operating in the UK’s best performing asset classes, Experience Invest creates industry-leading products that allow individual investors to enter opportunities in the student property, hotel, commercial, Build to Rent and off plan property sectors. The Company’s strict due diligence process means that opportunities are only sourced in UK towns and cities that have a proven demand for the type of accommodation on offer. This foresight into the UK’s property market has allowed investors to profit from the country’s lucrative real estate market. In a time where ongoing Brexit negotiations have caused economic uncertainty, investors buying through Experience Invest can safeguard their returns for period of 3 to 5 years and can take comfort in knowing exactly how much their property will generate. Working with well established developers who have a stable track record in designing, constructing and delivering developments on time and on budget, investors can own a property that has been engineered to provide the maximum rental returns and strong potential capital gains. Each fully managed property investment has been created to provide buyers with a passive rental income. As each opportunity is exclusive to Experience Invest, clients can benefit from special offers that include off plan discounts, favourable payment plans and […]

Student specific property proves profitable for investors

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Student numbers continue to climb in the UK with the latest figures from UCAS showing that, in total, 530,000 students were offered a place on a university course in 2017. For the first time ever, applications from international students surpassed 100,000, meaning that the popularity of securing a university education is as strong as ever. With more than 1.7 million students in full-time higher education in the UK, only 1 in 3 are currently able to reside in student specific property. In a market that is structurally undersupplied, the widespread rise in demand has led many students secure a room in a privately-operated student development over university halls of residence. Despite wanting separate living quarters, there is a significant demand for properties with communal spaces where students can socialise. Developments which offer good entertainment, breakout study areas, an onsite gym and comfortable, communal living spaces are a must. Students are aware of the cost of living and like to factor in the total cost of living – not just the rent. Student specific property developments that offer additional extras, such as free gym memberships, cinema rooms and communal activities, represents a saving elsewhere. International appeal of student developments Growing global student mobility has strengthened the need for high quality options that offers a safe and fully managed living space. Developments with on-site management, 24/7 CCTV and secure access are key to attracting overseas students. As the market has matured, high expectations of students have meant that they are willing to pay a premium for the best amenities and onsite services. As the market matures, international students have emerged as the main target for high-end rooms in student specific property. Student specific property appeals to investors Student property is widely regarded as the UK’s best performing asset class. The sector appeals […]

Luton “a top destination for entrepreneurial investors”

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Luton has been named among the UK’s best destinations for entrepreneurial activities, with investors now flocking to the area. According to the fifth annual UK Vitality Index report from property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), Luton now stands 15th in the UK for its support of entrepreneurial endeavours – a stunning rise through the rankings from 30th position last year. LSH cited the considerable rise in new businesses opening across the Bedfordshire town as a significant indicator of the growing appetite for investment in Luton. At the same time, the ongoing expansion of Luton Airport is further helping to bolster investor confidence in the local area. Overall, the £110 million expansion of the airport is predicted to create an additional 10,000 jobs for Luton by the end of the decade, with a 50 per cent increase in capacity for the facility and an associated uplift in travellers passing through the area to boost the local economy. LSH also stated its belief that Luton is now showing the first signs of a positive response to being granted official Enterprise Zone status in 2015. This combination of factors is therefore helping to drive positive investor sentiment around Luton at present. Lloyd Spencer, head of office for LSH Milton Keynes and Luton, told Insider Media: “It’s great news to see Luton ranking in The Vitality Index’s Most Entrepreneurial list … and is testament to the inward investment that it is attracting, as well as the commitment to improving the local economy.” Achieving first position in LSH’s rankings this year was Cambridge, but arguably one of the headline-grabbing features of the report has been the growth in entrepreneurial activities across the north of England. Manchester in particular has fared extremely well during recent months, now rising to third in the overall LSH rankings due […]

Experience Invest Blog: UK residential property represents significant investor potential

UK residential property represents significant investor potential

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  In the latest Experience Invest blog post, we report on the news that new figures have highlighted a considerable uptick in the value of the UK’s housing stock during recent months and years, showcasing the considerable scope for investor gains that the country continues to provide. Data analysed by UK estate agent Savills and reported by the Financial Times has revealed the overall value of UK housing has risen by more than one-third during the last decade, and now stands in excess of £7.14 trillion. Last year was the first time since records began that total housing value in the UK breached the £7 trillion mark. It also means that, for the first time ever, the combined value of property within the nation’s residential housing sector is now ten times that of the government’s total income. These are certainly some impressive statistics and highlight the fact that significant gains continue to be witnessed for investors in UK residential property. Across the nation, Savills’ data showed that London has led the way in terms of major value increases during recent years, but that said, significant rises have been witnessed in other areas of the UK, most notably in the north-west of England, Scotland and both the West and East Midlands. Despite a slow start to the last ten years – as the impact of the global economic downturn saw UK housing values fall between 2008 and 2012 – from 2013 onwards the UK has registered six consecutive years of strong value growth, with 80 per cent of the total value increase coming from existing housing stock. Furthermore, Savills predicts this is a trend that is unlikely to end anytime soon. A combination of factors, including ongoing constraint in the supply of new homes in many parts of the country and […]