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Has designer student accommodation been outsmarted?

Has designer student accommodation been outsmarted?

July 26th, 2017 | Property News

Arthur takes a look at the upward trend of investment in smaller, multiple bedroom flats (HMO’s) in contrast to luxury student designer studio flats.  These smaller sized HMO’s have higher return on investment and are popular amongst student’s due to their lower rental cost. Analysts say there is increasing appetite for affordable housing and less…

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Having a look at the Scottish property market

Having a look at the Scottish property market

July 25th, 2017 | Property News, Property Manager, Property Owner

Given the political turmoil that has occurred across the British Isles over the last few years, investment into these areas has become questionable. Is it worth your money to invest in areas with a high degree of political instability that could have adverse effects on the price of your property? Having a deeper understanding of…

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Social Housing: What issues are currently being faced?

Social Housing: What issues are currently being faced?

July 24th, 2017 | Property News, Social Housing

It seems like the terms ‘generation rent’ and ‘housing crisis’ have slowly fallen out of fashion but this does not mean that the issue has gone away. Extreme pressure is being put on the current housing stock, in particular the social housing sector. The first issue that is facing the social housing network is a…

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Spain’s recovering property market

Spain’s recovering property market

July 18th, 2017 | Property News

Arthur takes a brief look at Spain’s recovering property market… Spain has always been a popular destination with Brits looking to buy property abroad. Since the late 1960s and early 1970s when the country was opened up to tourists, property has been key on the Spanish agenda. However, the property boom really began when the…

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Ireland’s booming property market

Ireland’s booming property market

July 17th, 2017 | Property News

Arthur takes a look at Ireland’s booming property market as prices continue to soar month on month. Ireland’s house prices have risen more in the first half of 2017 than the entirety of 2016. In the year to May, house price increases were nearing 12pc, according to a recent article by Irish Times. North Dublin has…

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Property asking prices drop in England and Wales, London hit hardest

Property asking prices drop in England and Wales, London hit hardest

July 17th, 2017 | Property News, Property Manager, Property Owner

The Conservative government took another hit as statistics showed that the average asking price of a house in England and Wales. The drop in asking prices was the first recorded since June 2009, with properties dropping an average of0.4%. In real terms, owners have seen their property decrease in value of just over £1000 according…

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Seeking a sea change? Coastal property prices soar

Seeking a sea change? Coastal property prices soar

July 7th, 2017 | Property News, Property Owner

Arthur takes a look at the soaring prices of seaside properties as demand continues to grow.  There has been a reported 25% increase in this particular market segment in the last decade, equivalent to £382 per month.  So is this your time to invest? Has our heatwave inspired you to take a breath of sea…

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What does the Queen’s speech mean for the housing sector?

What does the Queen’s speech mean for the housing sector?

June 24th, 2017 | Property News

Arthur takes a look at what the Queen’s speech means for the UK’s property market. This past Wednesday, 21st June 2017, the Queen gave her speech in the Houses of Parliament in an attempt to outline the British government’s proposals for the coming session. The uncertainty prevailing since the General Election has meant that this…

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Keep your home cool in this summer’s hot weather!

Keep your home cool in this summer’s hot weather!

June 21st, 2017 | Property News

We have to admit it, us Brits aren’t great at coping with hot weather. The recent heat wave, and promise of more heat in the coming summer months, has led us at Arthur to seek out the 10 best solutions to keeping cool in your home! 1. Open up windows and prop open doors Air flow is…

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Who is the new Housing Minister?

Who is the new Housing Minister?

June 21st, 2017 | Property News

Arthur takes a look at Theresa May’s newly appointed Housing Minister Alok Sharma MP. The property sector will be hoping that Alok Sharma will be able to bring some semblance of strength and stability to the property market, after his recent appointment as housing minister in Theresa May’s government. Sharma was appointed after Gavin Barwell lost…

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General Election Uncertainty for Property Market

General Election Uncertainty for Property Market

June 13th, 2017 | Property News, Property Manager, Property Owner

After Theresa May ‘shot herself in the foot’ somewhat by calling the general election, Arthur investigates what effect this will have on a fragile property market. The housing market is like a young child, it loves security. Therefore, the promises of ‘strong and stable’ government, via a large Conservative majority after the General Election, was…

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Successful Mortgage Applications rise, but is it a good thing?

Successful Mortgage Applications rise, but is it a good thing?

June 2nd, 2017 | Property News, Property Owner

Arthur takes a look at the changing face of mortgage applications and whether or not the increase in loans is actually as good as it seems. Whilst mortgages are not the most fun topic of conversation, they are a linchpin of the property market and for most of society are the only way they will ever…

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2017 Arthur roadmap

2017 Arthur roadmap

May 30th, 2017 | Software Updates

Great news to report for 2017 developments We are really excited to announce that we have just raised £1m enabling us to double our development team and ‘supercharge’ our output! All your customer suggestions (well the good ones…) have been taken on board and  you will now see big and essential changes coming down the line.  The emphasis is on usability and to…

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The ‘supermarket effect’: property price depends on proximity

The ‘supermarket effect’: property price depends on proximity

May 29th, 2017 | Property News

Arthur takes a brief look at the ‘supermarket effect’ on property prices in England and Wales, and why, nowadays, supermarket proximity has become a unique selling point. When it comes to supermarkets, we can’t deny that everyone has their preferences. Whether you’re a Waitrose lover, a Marks & Spencer loyalist, a Sainsbury’s shopper, or a bargain hunter…

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Fraudsters are targeting landlords and homeowners: are you ready to protect your property?

Fraudsters are targeting landlords and homeowners: are you ready to protect your property?

May 23rd, 2017 | Letting Agent, Property Manager, Property Owner, Property Tenants

The reported value of rental frauds in 2016 matched a total amount of nearly £2.5 million and this trend is growing. But what should set the alarm ringing? Arthur takes a look at some of the most common property frauds and tips to safeguard your business. Some people are more vulnerable to property fraud than…

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