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North South divide continues – with North house prices increasing while prices dip in the South and Midlands

The year so far has exceeded expectations, with sellers pricing their properties more competitively. This month, average new seller asking prices have dropped by 1.7% (-£6,088) to £362,143. As Christmas approaches, sellers are adopting a more realistic approach to pricing in order to attract buyers. This drop in prices, the largest in five years, indicates

By |2023-11-28T13:38:49+00:00November 28th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Landlords still expanding portfolios despite higher costs

Landlords in the UK are still expanding their property portfolios, despite facing higher costs due to inflation and interest rates, according to research conducted by Shawbrook. The study surveyed over 1,000 residential landlords in the UK and found that 88% of portfolio landlords, those with five or more rental properties, had added to their portfolios

By |2023-11-20T22:30:27+00:00November 20th, 2023|HMO's, Property Development|0 Comments

Good news for show visitors….

We are pleased to report that the London Underground strike scheduled for Friday 6th October has been called off. Visitors planning to travel to ExCeL London by rail can do so without having to vary their route. Business as usual - see you all on the 6/7th October at London ExCel   Thanks

By |2023-10-04T07:05:40+00:00October 4th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The UK’s leading propery experts all under one room

One of the highlights of the Property Investor Show is the talks and seminar programme. These sessions are led by property gurus, industry experts, successful investors, and professional advisors, who have attained remarkable success in the property sector. Whether you're interested in residential buy-to-let properties, commercial real estate, auction or overseas markets, there will be

By |2023-09-27T09:44:33+00:00September 27th, 2023|Exhibitors, Property Development|1 Comment

3 weeks and counting…

The next Property Investor show is set to be a bumper show with arguably our best ever range of free talks and seminars designed to complement the range of exhibitors we will have at the show. Show highlights include a wide range of 100 plus exhibitors to cover every facet of your property investor need

By |2023-09-14T09:04:23+00:00September 14th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Buying at Auction – some hints and tips

Buying investment property at auction can be an exhilarating experience. Whether you are an experienced investor or someone looking to venture into the real estate market, auctions can offer unique opportunities for finding deals and maximizing profits. Here are a few things to consider before diving into the auction process. Firstly, it’s crucial to do

By |2023-10-27T08:44:24+00:00September 8th, 2023|Auction, Exhibitors, Property Investment, The Show, Visitors|0 Comments

Does the biggest price drop since 2009 represent an opportunity for Property Investors?

The Nationwide  building society said the recent drop represented a fall of £14,600 on a typical home in the UK since house prices peaked in August 2022. It said higher borrowing costs for buyers had led to a slowdown in activity in the housing market. Mortgage approvals are also about 20% below pre-Covid levels. Since

21 years and going stronger than ever

Blimey well what a show that was. With 5673 visitors through the door over 2 days at Property Investor Show April 2023, both the show and seminars were packed to the rafters. Standing room only for most talks! The show was held in London ExCel and its impact was felt throughout the industry as key

By |2023-08-24T10:02:29+00:00August 24th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

5 reasons not to miss the Property Investor Show 2023

To make things easier for you, we've put together 5 reasons not to miss The Property Investor Show on 6/7 October 2023 at London ExcEl Expert Advice and Education The Property Investor Show offers a plethora of educational opportunities through its seminars, workshops, and panel discussions. Renowned industry experts use their insights and knowledge to

By |2023-08-14T16:07:32+00:00August 14th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Record house price dip price drop could mean good news Property Investors and first time buyers.

UK house prices dropped at their fastest annual pace for 14 years in July, according to Nationwide. The building society said prices had dropped by 3.8% - the biggest decline since July 2009. Nationwide said mortgage interest rates remained high, making affordability a challenge for house-buyers. Mortgage costs hit the highest level for 15 years

By |2023-10-27T08:50:03+00:00August 1st, 2023|Exhibitors, Property Investment, The Show|0 Comments

Rental yield hotspot revealed…

Rising rental yields signal a period of opportunity for property investors, according to new research. Research from property investment platform, Sourced Franchise, reveals that UK rental yields have seen a marginal increase in the past year. The latest data shows that the current average yield in the UK is 5.2%, marking a 0.4% increase since this time

By |2023-10-27T08:50:51+00:00July 31st, 2023|Exhibitors, Mortgage rates, Property Investment|0 Comments

Visionary Property Educators Shape the Future of Property Education at Highly Successful Summit

Visionary Property Educators Shape the Future of Property Education at Highly Successful Summit The inaugural Property Educator Summit, held on Friday, 14th July 2023 at The Biltmore in Mayfair, London, exceeded all expectations, bringing together property educators from across the UK for a day of collaboration, learning, and networking. This exclusive event, limited to 40

HMO’s – why they still offer the best long term opportunity for Property Investors

With a cost of living crisis, interest rates increasing, stress tests becoming more stringent, and inflation skyrocketing, one of the best property strategies for investors to focus on  in 2023 is around increasing cashflow, and that strategy is HMO’s according to Premier Property. By implementing the HMO Strategy you are able to increase cashflow significantly,

Rents hit new high as landlords deal with ‘queues of prospective tenants’

Tenants are feeling the squeeze as new rents outside of London have hit a new record high of £1,231 – that’s 33% or £300 more than pre-pandemic 2019. Renters in London are now forking out £2,567 for a new tenancy with rents 28% or £559 higher than in 2019. Data from Rightmove also reveals that

Paul Shamplina asks – Can I Still Afford To Be A Landlord?

A year ago, many landlords’ primary concern was what would be included in the Government’s long-awaited Renters (Reform) Bill. Today, with the Bank of England having raised interest rates by a further 0.5% to 5%, legislation pales into insignificance as landlords understandably ask the question, can I still afford to be a landlord? The answer to

By |2023-07-12T12:46:52+00:00July 12th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

HPI June data price drop could mean new opportunities for Property Investors.

According to Rightmove's latest House Price research data average new seller asking prices fell by £82 in June 2023 to £372,812. This is the first monthly drop in new asking prices this year, and the first at this time of year since 2017. On average over the previous ten years we have seen an increase


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