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Experience Invest Launches High Yielding Property Investment Aura, Liverpool

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Experience Invest has launched its latest high yielding opportunity in Liverpool’s flourishing Knowledge Quarter. Aura Student is a great opportunity to invest in Liverpool’s thriving Knowledge Quarter and receive a regular passive income of 8.5% NET per annum, assured for 5 years. Aura will become one of the most desirable places for students to live in Liverpool’s city centre. The very high specification of the building, as well as the interior design of the rooms and communal areas, will be second to none. Watch video and see inside Aura Liverpool Student Accommodation.   Student property in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter Aura is a 2 min walk from the Royal University Hospital, a 3 min walk from Liverpool Hope University and a 4 min walk from the University of Liverpool. The Knowledge Quarter is the city’s hub of education. It is an area which is undergoing a bold, £1 billion transformation aimed at improving education facilities, transportation and the local economy. With 57,000 students, Liverpool has one of the largest student populations in the UK. A 20.2% increase in applications to study at the University of Liverpool for the 2016 academic year and a 22% over-subscribed rate shows the demand from students who wish to study in Liverpool is very strong. It is also thought that the city’s knowledge economy will expand by 15% by 2020 (Liverpool Mayoral Student Accommodation Review, September 2015). The current shortfall of 21,900 manged bed spaces within the Liverpool postal district’s higher education market makes now a great time to invest in Liverpool student property. Invest in Experience Invest Aura Fully managed by urbanbubble, Aura is a hands-off investment opportunity which will generate a regular rental income. For more information about Experience Invest Aura contact us on +44 (0)207 834 1113 or email info@experienceinvest.com for more information […]

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Luton emerges as a UK property hotspot

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The latest data from Halifax has shown that Luton property prices increased by 19.4% in 2016, outpacing gains across the rest of the country. On average, properties in the town increased by £48,000 throughout the course of 2016. When compared to the national average of 7.5%, Luton property prices increased at an accelerated rate over the past 12 months. “Most of the areas that have seen the biggest house price rises during 2016 are either within close commuting distance of the capital or in outer London. Demand in these areas has risen as substantial property price rises in central London over the last few years have caused increasing numbers of people to seek property in more affordable areas,” Martin Ellis, Housing Economist with the Halifax. Commuter hotspot The town’s popularity as a London commuter hotspot has helped propel Luton property prices. High house prices in London has created and exodus of people who now see the value of choosing to live elsewhere instead. As Luton is just 22 minutes by train from Central London, commuters do not have to travel far to get more for their money. And it is not just commuters who are flocking to this commuter belt town. The University of Bedfordshire, which is ranked 64th in the UK by the Times Higher Education World University rankings, has seen a rise in students studying at its Luton campus. The town centre campus has witnessed an influx of private student developments pop up, as students increasingly understand the value of privately operated digs over HMOs.   New completed development in Luton The latest Experience Invest completed development is in Luton’s town centre. Chapel Street comprises 87 en-suite and studio apartments which have been specifically designed for the student market. Investors are receiving rental returns from this fully managed […]

Experience Invest invites you on a virtual walkthrough of a new buy-to-let project in Manchester

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Experience Invest has just released a new walkthrough video of its latest buy-to-let project in Manchester. The Residence is a new £70 million Build-to-Rent project which overlooks the River Irwell in Manchester. The construction will see 300 apartments build across two landmark towers. Offering stunning river views and overlooking Manchester’s vibrant city centre, The Residence will contain large one bed, two bed and three bed apartments. Follow the link to see inside The Residence Manchester which is exclusive to Experience Invest. Limited number of units Due to the high demand for Build-to-Rent apartments in Manchester, the development is now 70% sold out. Apartments are available with a 16% exclusive investor discount and, due to the location’s prime location, investors will be able to capitalise rising property prices and the continued regeneration and expansion of Manchester’s city centre. According to the experts at Jones Lang LaSalle, property prices in Manchester could rise by 26.4% over the next four years. Investors entering The Residence with a 16% discount will secure strong capital growth potential in the mid-to long-term. Upon completion, investors will receive 7% NET per annum which will assure for 3 years. Throughout the construction period 3% interest will be paid on all deposited funds. UK’s no.1 location for buy-to-let returns In a time where the UK’s government has actively put plans into place to discourage buy-to-let investment to enable first-time buyers to get onto the market, The Residence will provide assured rental returns for 3 years. Rental returns which are higher than comparable properties in the local area and in London. According to HSBC, Manchester is the UK’s best location for buy-to-let return. Due to Manchester’s on-going regeneration and its status within the Northern Powerhouse, rents are predicted to rise by 26.3% between 2016 and 2020 (JLL). Click the icon […]

Experience Invest celebrates its 3rd year of student property success in Luton

Experience Invest celebrates its 3rd year of student property success in Luton

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Welcome back to the Experience Invest Blog where we provide readers with topical property news and interesting analysis of the UK’s real estate market including sectors like student property, buy-to-let and commercial assets. Today we take a trip down memory lane and look back at one of our most successful student property investments, London Park House. Located in the heart of Luton – which is just 22 mins away from Central London by train – the development is in a desirable area for the town’s students. London Park House is just a short walk from the University of Bedfordshire’s Luton campus and students can stroll into the town’s centre which is home to a large mall, supermarkets and an entertainment complex which includes a large cinema. This September, Experience Invest will celebrate the development’s third anniversary since first opening its doors to students. “We have been incredibly happy with how students have responded to the building. The students have enjoyed using all of the on-site facilities which include the gym, the cinema room and the communal lounges,” a representative from the site’s management company, Opto Living explains. “We have reached 100% occupancy level and overall student satisfaction has been high.” With all bills included in the price, many students in Luton are opting for this style of accommodation over HMOs or university operated halls of residence. New student property opening soon! To answer to the demand from student who wish to stay in high end, purpose-built student rooms in Luton, Opto Living will open a new development for the 2016/2017 academic year. “Chapel Street will allow students who have missed out on London Park House to stay in new-build accommodation in Luton and be a part of team Opto,” the spokesperson continued. “Both developments have been designed with students in […]

Could these passive income ideas earn you money?

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Welcome back to the Experience Invest blog where we discuss what has been going on in the UK’s property market. Today we will be looking at passive income ideas. What is a ‘passive income’? A true passive income means no regular work, just a regular income. This means that instead of working a 9 until 5 job every Monday to Friday, a person could receive an income without leaving their home. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? However, it is achievable. Many people aspire to generate a passive income so they can walk down the desirable path of financial freedom. For our latest blog post, the Experience Invest team has been thinking about other passive income ideas. From mobile apps to vending machines, from selling items on eBay to selling stock photos, we have come up with a range of passive income ideas. However, if setting up an online business or becoming an affiliate marketing machine isn’t quite what you are looking for, you may be happy to hear that there is still money to be made from the UK’s property market. Check out our inforgraphic for some passive income ideas (feel free to share it if you like it)… Can you generate a passive income from property? With the recent Stamp Duty Tax changes on second properties and buy-to-let investment now in place, landlords and investors may have had to consider the performance of their property portfolio. As purpose-built student property is exempt from the new stamp duty levy, many investors have looked towards this market to boost their income. Download our new Q2 2016 Student Accommodation Investment Guide to find out more information about how you can generate a passive income from property. The property experts in the Experience Invest team have been featured in wide […]

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UK House Price Sentiment Hits Highest Point Since 2014

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You’re reached the Experience Invest blog. Here, we bring you regular updates on the latest British residential and commercial property market news. Recent figures have shown us that UK house price sentiment hit its highest point since 2014 in February this year. Demand and supply The Telegraph reports that figures from Halifax bank suggest that average UK house prices hit a 17-month high in the year to January 2016. During this period, average British residential property values increased by 9.7% – the highest rate of annual growth since July 2014, when they rose by over 10%. Explaining these figures, Halifax housing economist Martin Ellis said: “The imbalance between supply and demand continues to exert significant upward pressure on house prices… This situation looks set to persist over the coming months.” In other words, demand is increasing for a low supply of UK residential properties and the latest House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Knight Frank and Markit Economics, shows that this has lifted UK house price sentiment to an 18-month high. Rising sentiment A recent report shows that 23.2% of the 1,500 British households surveyed for the latest HPSI said they believe that the value of their home increased in the past month. This resulted in a HPSI reading of 59.6 points; any reading above 50 points indicates that UK households think British residential property prices are increasing. This is the 35th consecutive HPSI that read above 50 points, suggesting that continually rising average UK house prices have fuelled positive sentiment in the country’s property market. Furthermore, the February Index’s reading was the highest since October 2014, indicating that British households perceive that the value of their home has risen to its strongest point in over a year. Commenting on the release of the February 2016 HPSI, Head of UK […]

House and Rent Prices Expected to Soar in UK Over the Next Decade: Experience Invest

Average House Prices Approach £300,000

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Welcome, you’re arrived at the Experience Invest blog. We work hard to keep you abreast of the latest UK residential and commercial property market news and analysis. New figures have indicated to us that average English and Welsh house prices are fast approaching £300,000. Renters market  Figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that the current average UK house price is £290,000. Meanwhile, the Town and Country Planning Association has stated that Britain needs to build 240,000 new homes every year until 2031 to meet current demand for residential property. High demand, coupled with low supply, has forced many first time buyers in the UK to rent while waiting to get onto the property ladder. Newspaper The Independent reports that research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents shows first time UK buyers have already spent an average of £52,900 on rent, as of 2016. On average, London buyers now spend £68,300 on rent before purchasing a residential property and 20% of UK tenants don’t believe they’ll ever get onto the property ladder. Rising house prices A new study from online real estate firm Rightmove suggests that average house prices will soon hit £300,000. According to the research, the average price of a house in England and Wales rose by 2.9% to £299,287 in February 2016 – the highest increase since October 2015. Commenting on these figures Rightmove director Miles Shipside said: “The new year’s market has hit the ground running in many locations, continuing last year’s momentum and resulting in the price of property coming to the market hitting a new high.” However, the research found that there was a 5% rise in the number of new residential properties on the market when compared to the same period last year and the supply of units for first time […]

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Stamp Duty Changes Leads to Fall in Super Prime London Property Sales

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Hello, you’ve reached the Experience Invest blog, where we make it our mission to bring you all the latest UK property news. New figures have shown us that changes in stamp duty rates led to a fall in ‘super prime’ London property sales last year. Stamp duty Under UK law, you must pay a tax called ‘stamp duty’ if you buy a property or land over a certain price threshold in England. New stamp duty rates came into effect in December 2014. At present you must pay the tax on residential properties worth at least £125,000 and on non-residential land and properties worth a minimum of £150,000. Property Wire reports that a new study from UK property agent Knight Frank has shown that the change in stamp duty rate led to a fall in super prime London property sales in 2015. Knight Frank defined ‘super prime’ property as units worth at least £10 million and the sale of these properties in London dropped by a third last year. Super prime sales According to Knight Frank, the stamp duty changes increased the transaction tax on a £10 million property from £700,000 to £1.1 million – a rise of 4%. Consequently, the number of super prime transactions completed by Knight Frank fell by 14% over the same period as the stamp duty increased. Meanwhile, the report found that price growth in London’s super prime property market remains subdued, following a pronounced slowdown in recent years. Average super prime property prices in the UK capital expanded by 0.5% in the year to December 2015. But Knight Frank noted that a third of all new builds in London last year were for projects worth more than £10 million – up from a fifth in 2012. Absorbing the shock Explaining these figures, Knight Frank suggested […]

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Buy-to-Let Rents Show Robust Growth in January 2016

Posted Posted in Buy-to-Let, Experience Invest, UK Housing

You’ve arrived at the Experience Invest blog. We work hard to bring you all the latest British residential and commercial property news you need to know. New figures indicate that UK buy-to-let rents showed robust growth in January 2016. Investor returns ‘Buy-to-let refers to the practise of purchasing a residential property and then letting it out to tenants in order to earn rental profit. The Guardian reports that a study conducted by economists at the Wriglesworth Consultancy showed that buy-to-let returns rose by almost 1,400% from 1996, the year specialist buy-to-let mortgages were introduced, to the end of 2014. Rental growth The Latest HomeLet Rental Index suggests that buy-to-let returns remained strong for investors heading into 2016. Property news portal Introducer Today wrote that the Index suggested that UK rents (excluding Greater London) increased by 5.5% in the last year, while Greater London rents rose by 6.2% during the same period. The Index showed that UK rental growth remained strong in the three months to January 2016. During this period, rents rose in 11 out of 12 UK regions when compared with the same period the year before. Excluding Greater London, the average UK rent now sits at £740 per month. Strong demand Commenting on the release of the Index Martin Totty, CEO of Barbon Insurance Group, which owns HomeLet, said: “There is still strong demand for rental properties, driven mainly by the impact of the long term structural imbalance in supply and demand of property.” Meanwhile, the average rent for a new tenancy in Greater London is now £1,510. The Index suggested that rent prices for new tenancies in the UK capital rose at their slowest rate for two years over the past 12 months. Continuing, Totty added: “In recent years, the capital has seen much faster rates of increase […]

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UK Commercial Property Sees Record Year

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Hello and welcome back to the Experience Invest blog, where we bring you the latest UK property sector news. A record amount of money flowed into the UK’s commercial property sector in 2015. Booming market The latest survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows that confidence is strong in all UK commercial property sectors. Property Wire reported that compared to the previous quarter, 43% more surveyors saw a rise in demand for industrial space in the final quarter of 2015. Meanwhile, 29% said the same of UK office space while 26% more saw increased demand for retail property in the final three months of last year. As such, 35% more chartered surveyors questioned projections that rents will rise across all UK commercial property sectors in the first quarter of 2016. This may be because new data from Lambert Smith Hampton found that UK commercial property returns measured 13% in 2015, although the firm added that as capital growth slows, this should fall to 9% this year. Funds flowing Financial news site The Wall Street Journal reported that the Lambert Smith Hampton study also found that a record £63.4 billion of investment flowed into UK commercial property in 2015. This is a rise of 4% on the year before and this record commercial property inflow was boosted by a 23% investment increase in the final three months of the year. Alternative commercial property was the most successful asset class in 2015. Last year it saw £14.8 billion in investment, a 4% increase on 2014. Out of this total, £8.2 billion was invested in hotel and leisure assets, while £4.6 billion was devoted to Britain’s student accommodation sector. Also, foreign investment in the UK’s commercial property market rose by 9% in 2015, meaning international buyers now account for 50% […]