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Brexit bounce: Expert explains why pound could be among world’s STRONGEST currencies

THE BRITISH POUND could be among the world’s strongest currencies if we can get a Brexit deal through the House of Commons, Richard Buxton, head of UK equities at Merian Global Investors told Express.co.uk. In the run-up to the EU referendum, many predicted that the decision to leave Brussels would have triggered instant recession. However, ...

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Will house prices rise after Brexit? Yes, especially if you live up north

The prediction for what house prices will do after Brexit? Experts say they are set to rise in the next five years, most dramatically in the North of England Will house prices rise after Brexit? Even a month ago, the more appropriate question seemed to be: will house prices crash after Brexit? And yet, despite ...

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House prices set to overtake rest of UK in next five years

House price growth in Scotland is poised to outstrip the rest of Britain over the next five years, a report says. Buyers in Edinburgh and Glasgow who pay over the odds for homes in a competitive market are a big driver behind the rising costs. By 2024 the average Scottish home will cost 20 per cent more ...

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Cash or mortgage: what’s the best investment strategy for buy-to-let landlords?

They say cash is king, but when it comes to investing in property, is it better to take a mortgage or to buy a home outright? Those investing in property to fund their retirement or to generate additional income have seen their returns squeezed in recent times as favourable tax breaks have been withdrawn. This has made ...

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Scottish house prices projected to rise by nearly 20%

The average house price is predicted to be  £35,000 higher in five years as “Brexit and election-related angst” subsides, according to a report. Savills expects average house prices across the UK to lift from £231,000 in 2019 to £266,000 in 2024 – with the north outperforming those in the south. There are also signs the prime ...

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Property sells fastest in Scotland, new study shows

Property in the UK is taking almost two weeks longer to sell than last year, now at an average of 114 days nationwide, a new study shows. Homes in Oxford, one of the least affordable cities in the UK, take the longest to sell, staying on the market for an average of nearly five months ...

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Overseas Investors cashing in on UK property

Investors from Hong Kong and Singapore are cashing in on the opportunities provided by a drop in the value of the British pound and increasing rents in the UK buy-to-let market.  Grant Property, leading UK based property investment company, reports a surge of buyers from Hong Kong and Singapore as new and existing investors add to ...

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Bristol University students housed across border in Wales

Students from the University of Bristol who could not find accommodation have been housed in Wales. The university - in England - said 200 people got places through clearing and 25 of them were housed across the border. A further 40 were given places to stay 16 miles away in Langford, Somerset. A spokesman said they ...

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Scotland’s property market reaches 11-year high ahead of Brexit

Scotland’s property market has soared to an 11-year high ahead of Brexit, research indicates. Property transactions worth more than £8 billion were recorded between January and June this year, the best for this six-month period since 2008, according to Aberdein Considine’s quarterly property monitor. Glasgow's most affluent suburbs were among the areas ...

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Britons indulge in surprise pre-Brexit house buying spree

Buyers looking to complete deals before 31 October, says property site Rightmove The number of house sales is up 6.1% compared to last August as buyers and sellers rush to complete. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA British house hunters have launched a surprise August buying spree before the scheduled Brexit date, with new ...