Will Mailbox Reit, a new property fund with a single investment, deliver?
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Will Mailbox Reit, a new property fund with a single investment, deliver?

Mailbox Reit, a new real-estate investment trust set to float on a new property exchange, contains just one building. David Stevenson assesses its pro…
20 Oct 2020
Properties for sale with unusual outbuildings
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Properties for sale with unusual outbuildings

From a Victorian house in Northumberland with a double-turreted tree house in the gardens, to a Georgian-style house in Surrey, with a Palladian-pilla…
16 Oct 2020
Why the world is going through a property price boom
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Why the world is going through a property price boom

Massive monetary stimulus from central banks and governments stepping in with fiscal support have driven house prices higher around the world.
9 Oct 2020
V-shaped bounce in UK housing
Property

V-shaped bounce in UK housing

UK house prices rose 5% in the year to September, the biggest gain in four years.
9 Oct 2020
Properties for sale with stables
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Properties for sale with stables

From a Grade II-listed house in Worcestershire with equestrian centre, to a timber-framed house in Essex with Loddon stables and a manège, eight of th…
9 Oct 2020
House prices are rising across the globe, not just in the UK
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House prices are rising across the globe, not just in the UK

Despite everything, UK house prices are still rising. It’s tempting to think this is a uniquely British phenomenon, but it’s a global trend. John Step…
6 Oct 2020
Properties for sale for around £400,000
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Properties for sale for around £400,000

From a one-bedroom flat in London’s East End, to a Grade II-listed cottage in the Cotswolds, and an award-winning clifftop development in Devon, eight…
2 Oct 2020

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How the stamp duty holiday is pushing up house prices
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How the stamp duty holiday is pushing up house prices

Stamp duty is an awful tax and should be replaced by something better. But its temporary removal is driving up house prices, says Merryn Somerset Webb…
25 Sep 2020
Properties for sale in national parks
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Properties for sale in national parks

With a Grade II-listed former castle in Northumberland, a 16th-century manor house in Dartmoor and a farm estate with 292 acres in the Lake District, …
25 Sep 2020
Commercial property: a bet on going back to normal
Property

Commercial property: a bet on going back to normal

Markets are saying that where we work has changed – and that makes an attractive contrarian investment. Cris Heaton picks the best bets in the commerc…
22 Sep 2020
Two funds that will help ensure a brighter outlook for care homes
Investment trusts

Two funds that will help ensure a brighter outlook for care homes

Two listed real-estate investment trusts in the care-home sector look attractively valued and offer a decent income too, says Max King.
15 Sep 2020
The stamp-duty stampede
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The stamp-duty stampede

There has been a surge in people wanting to move house before the stamp duty holiday ends next year.
11 Sep 2020
Properties with workshops
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Properties with workshops

From a Victorian house in Northumberland with a converted stable block, to a Georgian house in Ross-on-Wye with a workshop on the ground floor of the …
11 Sep 2020
What happens to UK house prices once the urban exodus ends?
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What happens to UK house prices once the urban exodus ends?

Cash-rich buyers are leaving cities to snap up homes with gardens in the country, driving up house prices across the UK. But, asks John Stepek, what h…
10 Sep 2020
Offices are empty – but they’re not doomed
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Offices are empty – but they’re not doomed

The sudden shift to working from home has left some 75% of office buildings empty. But reports of the commercial property sector's death may be premat…
4 Sep 2020
Properties for around £600,000
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Properties for around £600,000

From an 1890s former Methodist chapel in Burton-on-Trent to a restored farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside, eight of the best properties not he market…
4 Sep 2020
How on earth can UK house prices be at record highs right now?
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How on earth can UK house prices be at record highs right now?

Despite the pandemic, a surge in unemployment and a collapse in business activity, UK house prices are higher than they’ve ever been. John Stepek expl…
3 Sep 2020
Four social housing investment trusts in the spotlight
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Four social housing investment trusts in the spotlight

Affordable homes are a hot political topic. That bodes well for the sector’s investment trusts. David Stevenson picks four.
1 Sep 2020
Houses for sale near beaches
Houses for sale

Houses for sale near beaches

From a beachfront resort on Mahoe Bay in the British Virgin Islands, to a cottage on the seafront in Truro, Cornwall, just a short walk from Tavern Be…
28 Aug 2020
Houses for sale for around £1m
Houses for sale

Houses for sale for around £1m

From a Grade II-listed, 18th-century coach house and stable block in Richmond, North Yorkshire, to a property in a Gothic Revival-style terrace in the…
21 Aug 2020
Properties for sale with swimming pools
Houses for sale

Properties for sale with swimming pools

From a 19th-century former rectory with a salt-water pool in Devon to a Georgian manor with a swimming pond in County Durham, eight of the best proper…
17 Aug 2020
Three real-estate investment trusts built on solid foundations
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Three real-estate investment trusts built on solid foundations

With interest rates set to remain at rock bottom, investors will come to prize reliable income streams, particularly those backed by physical assets, …
17 Aug 2020