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2017: The year Chinese investors pumped £3.9 billion into London’s property market

December 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Chinese investors’ interest in the UK’s property market has continued to surge this year, as has tourism from China. In July 2017, the number of [...]

Landlords cashing in on the regional technology boom

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The UK is home to a large and economically powerful digital economy, and one which adds a massive £87 billion to the national economy. From [...]

Soaring number of British expats investing in UK’s rental market

November 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Research from a leading international mortgage broker has revealed that demand for expat buy-to-let mortgages has increased by a massive ninety per cent in the [...]

Properties in the north easier to sell than those in the south

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The north/south divide in the UK’s property market is well established and well documented, with higher priced properties populating the south while more affordable homes [...]

The most lucrative student property markets revealed

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Demand for purpose-built student accommodation in the UK is rising, as are the expectations of students who are no longer willing to accept sub-par accommodation [...]

North-west enjoys a house price surge of 6.5%

October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the rate of house price growth in the UK increased to five per cent in August [...]

Rents fall in south east but still on the rise in the north

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

In the summer months in the lead-up to September, a time when the rental market is typically strong, the rental value of properties outside London [...]

Where are Asian buyers investing their capital?

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

A ceramic dish from Imperial China has sold for an astounding £28 million in Hong Kong. The immensely rare brush washer bowl is approximately 1,000 [...]

Discover our latest property opportunities on Zoopla

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Zoopla is well-known for providing prospective property buyers with the information they need to really get a feel for a property’s value – beyond [...]

Japanese princess chooses to make Leeds her student home

October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Japanese princess chooses to make Leeds her student home The quality of higher education in the UK draws students from across the globe, many of [...]

Could bitcoin be the future of property transactions?

September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

A £250 million luxury development has been launched in Dubai and the owners are accepting payments in the virtual currency bitcoin. This is the first [...]

Landlords look forward to strong returns from London’s Zone 3

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

According to new research, landlords believe properties in East London along the Central Line will offer the best rental returns in the coming months. Notably, [...]

Stamp Duty increase failing to open up market for first-time-buyers

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Recent HMRC figures reveal that the Stamp Duty change made by the Government in April 2016 is bringing in twice the amount of money from [...]

Investment in London’s buy-to-let market plummets as landlords look to Manchester

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Investment in London from landlords has plummeted in the last year, due in part to political uncertainty, inflated house prices and tax hikes. Conversely, investment [...]

£15 million to be pumped into the North’s cultural scene

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

It has been announced that £15 million of funding is to be provided to towns and cities in the north of England to help boost [...]

Landlords call for a U-turn on buy-to-let tax reforms

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The income of landlords across the UK has taken a hit recently, as a result of governmental changes to tax relief on buy-to-let mortgages. And [...]

Leeds’ regional economy overtaking that of London and southern cities

August 1st, 2017|0 Comments

New research conducted by Irwin Mitchell has revealed that Leeds’ economy has grown faster than London’s since the Northern Powerhouse initiative was launched. The city [...]

£30 million investment to bring 154-acre garden in Salford back to life

July 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Residents and property owners in Salford and Greater Manchester are watching the region go from strength to strength as local investment and regeneration continues to [...]

Manchester’s economy soars as direct flights to China take to the skies

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Manchester’s economy is thriving as a result of increased tourism, investment and enterprise, due largely to the launch of daily flights from Manchester Airport to [...]

40 Northern Powerhouse companies recognised in International Track 200

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

The UK Government has made it a key commitment to support business growth across the Northern Powerhouse through investment in transport, infrastructure, enterprise, science, culture [...]

Tenants’ Fee Bill announced in Queen’s Speech

June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The Queen’s Speech has revealed that the Conservatives’ plan to ban lettings fees for tenants is going to be put into motion. Presently, renters are [...]

Asking prices on the rise in the North and the Midlands

June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Asking prices for housing in England have grown year-on-year by 2.8 per cent to an average of £305,885, according to the latest index. However, this [...]

24% of all households to be renting from private sector by 2021

June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Almost a quarter of all UK households will be renting from the private rental sector by 2021, according to predictions from Knight Frank. It is [...]

Manchester enjoying 8.4% house price growth

June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Manchester is showing the steepest rise in house price growth in the UK, while cities such as London, Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford are experiencing significant [...]

General Election result: May refuses to be hung out to dry

June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The votes have been counted and the results are in; the UK has a hung parliament. The public must now sit back and wait for [...]

Liverpool & Nottingham top of the league for rental returns

June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

The top ten locations for rental yields have been announced, with Liverpool, Nottingham and Coventry coming out on top. According to research conducted by Private [...]

Student accommodation attracting domestic & overseas investors

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

It appears that the result of the EU referendum has had little impact on the level of investment in the purpose-built student accommodation market, despite [...]

HSBC in Birmingham: The draw of England’s second city

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

We recently wrote an article about the tide of businesses that are flying north for the winter; moving staff out of London and setting up [...]

London-based landlords shunning England’s capital in favour of the North

May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

More London-based property investors are buying homes to let outside of the capital than ever before, it has been revealed. A staggering 50 per cent [...]

Overseas investors remain confident in UK property market

May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Fears that uncertainty following the vote to leave the European Union would stunt overseas investment in the UK have proven unfounded with respect to Asia’s [...]

Property prices and supply fall

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The latest market data shows that both the number of properties available on the market and the price of property in regions like London and [...]

Developer makes the finals of the North West Property Awards

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

A market-leading developer we work with to deliver luxury apartments in the heart of Manchester was shortlisted for a prestigious North West Property Award in [...]

UK rental market: Rates fall in London but soar in the North

May 10th, 2017|0 Comments

The Homelet Rental Index has revealed that the average rental price in London has fallen by 1.2 per cent since April 2016, marking the first [...]

Renaker and Gower & Mae partner to deliver luxury Manchester apartments

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Gower & Mae has joined forces with the esteemed construction company, Renaker, to deliver a brand-new residential complex located by the historic River Irwell Basin, [...]

University of Huddersfield comes top for teaching qualifications in UK

January 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The University of Huddersfield has become the top of all universities In the UK for the best-qualified staff. New research released by the Higher Education [...]

UK facing a critical shortage of homes to rent, says Rics

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

The UK is facing a “critical rental shortage” which requires a building programme to focus on providing for tenants, surveyors’ body has said. By 2025 [...]

  • Manchester

Manchester site visits & new development opportunities

September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Our sourcing team have been busy in recent months acquiring developments for our clients. Another visit to the heart of 'The Northern Powerhouse' has proved [...]

Completion of projects in the UK

September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

We travel to all developments we currently present to our client network. Recently we visited Manchester, Sheffield, Huddersfield and Liverpool to view some of our [...]

The fall of the pound increases tourism

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

After the Brexit vote in June the UK has seen inbound flights increased as the sharp fall in the pound has attracted more people to [...]

Sheffield viewing trip

July 18th, 2016|0 Comments

At Gower & Mae, we are always travelling across the UK viewing properties that we work on to make sure they are progressing in line with [...]

  • Brexit, Is it all Doom and Gloom?

Next steps for investors after Brexit

June 24th, 2016|0 Comments

In times of change and uncertainty, you can either let it impact you and take no action or make decisions to ensure that you can [...]

We are coming to a town near you

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Gower & Mae are celebrating their 5th year as a leading company in the property investment market, we are proud to be working with so [...]

  • Under-performing assets

Have you under-performing assets?

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Have you under-performing assets ? Almost every investor we help and speak to owns a financial asset that is underperforming. The key differential between those [...]

Gower & Mae property site visits 2016

February 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Gower & Mae – Coming to a city near you soon! With us fast approaching the end of February, our team has already travelled a number [...]

Financial market turmoil, oil prices, Donald Trump and property management

February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Financial market turmoil, Oil Prices, Donald Trump and Property Management: but what is on the minds of property investors? Let’s face it, the world is [...]

Download our Income Producing Guide

January 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Gower & Mae identify and offer a selection of property assets on behalf of its private client networks and developer contacts. We offer investment opportunities [...]

Best locations in London to invest? Crossrail is making its mark on property prices.

January 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Looking to London for that new property investment? As property prices in London continue to rise where are the best locations to invest? Eastern Zone [...]

What our crystal ball is saying about UK property prices!

December 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Firstly, for those that might have been alarmed by this articles title, we’d like to state for the record, we don’t have a crystal ball [...]

Manchester’s ongoing property price rise – hype or reality?

December 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

In 2012 Gower & Mae helped to raise development capital for what was to become a revolutionary new, deluxe purpose built student property in the [...]

Bubble in the housing market? “Maybe” says Governor

November 26th, 2015|0 Comments

A possible bubble in the UK residential housing market “maybe” says Governor of the Bank of England? Why do landlords purchase residential property? Income from [...]

Going the extra mile!

October 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Q3 is over and as I type this it seems like we are clinging on to the last few mild days of the year! After [...]

UK specialist property investment to exceed £12 billion by end of 2015

August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Strong buyer demand for specialist UK property is surpassing initial annual forecasts, particularly in the student property sector. Knight Frank originally predicted that £10 billion [...]

Revealed: Top 10 in-demand Tube stops for house buyers

August 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Living next to a London Underground station adds an extra £42,0001 to the value of a home, but which stops are in the highest demand [...]

20 first time buyers chase each property that comes onto market

July 29th, 2015|0 Comments

For every property that becomes available on London’s property market, there are 201 first time buyers scrambling to get their hands on the keys. The [...]

UK Top 20 Cities House Price Index

July 28th, 2015|0 Comments

House prices in the UK’s biggest cities are rapidly rising, bringing the UK growth rate to 6.3%1 in the last six months alone, with experts [...]

RICS predict fastest commercial rent increase since records began

July 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Demand from businesses for commercial property in the UK rose for the eleventh consecutive month, whilst available space fell for the ninth successive period, the [...]

524,306 homeowners in the UK are now ‘property millionaires’

July 15th, 2015|0 Comments

As a result of rising house prices, the number of property millionaires in the UK has reached a record high. According to Zoopla’s Property Rich [...]

Gower & Mae ‘Team News’ – Q2, 2015

July 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

In arguably our most eventful calendar quarter, we’d like to share with you the highlights and achievements of our team; NEW Gower & Mae international offices [...]

Homeownership in the UK: 1980-Now

July 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

The UK housing market comprises of 27.8 million1 residential properties. It’s a market that is susceptible to economic, political and social shifts, and there have [...]

Will Schengen Visa waiver bring more UAE investors to the UK?

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

United Arab Emirates (UAE) citizens are now able to enter Europe without having to apply for a visa in advance following the implementation of the [...]

More Features

What does the property market have in store for us in 2018?

January 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

As we wave goodbye to 2017 and look to the year ahead, let’s explore how the UK’s property market is likely to evolve in 2018. [...]

Overcoming the challenges of the student/landlord relationship

December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

The relationship between landlords and tenants can be fraught with challenges. From landlords who fail to maintain acceptable standards of accommodation to tenants who don’t [...]

Private sector plugging the gaps in elderly healthcare

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

In the last decade, the healthcare sector has become one of the most sought-after asset classes among property investors. As life expectancy in the UK [...]

What should property buyers expect from the Autumn Budget?

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Autumn Budget will be disclosed on Wednesday 22 November. What could it have in store for property buyers and landlords? Issues in the UK’s [...]

Why Manchester’ private rental market has never looked better

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

The property market in Manchester, the UK’s ‘second city’ and the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, has been booming in recent years as a result [...]

International appeal of UK’s purpose-built student accommodation

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

With such a high demand for purpose-built student accommodation (PSBA) as regulations on the homes of multiple occupancy (HMOs) have become more stringent, blocks of [...]

Greatest ways to add value to your property

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Greatest ways to add value to your property If you want to get the best return for your investment in property, whether through rental income [...]

The biggest challenges in today’s property market, according to experts

September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The biggest challenges in today’s property market, according to experts According to ten out of the 14 economists who were surveyed by Bloomberg News, political [...]

Suburbanisation: The best of both worlds?

September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Suburbanisation is the outward growth of urban developments, often expanding to the point where they engulf surrounding towns and villages. This results in larger urban [...]

Nottingham the most affordable city for first-time buyers

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

It is no secret that the property markets in the North of the UK and the Midlands are far easier to crack than those in [...]

Top tips for cracking the buy-to-let market

August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

As taking the first step onto the property ladder is proving increasingly difficult for most people, the rental market here in the UK is booming. [...]

Will the UK bid farewell to leasehold new-builds?

August 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The number of new-build homes being sold with leaseholds more than doubled between 1996 and 2015, rising from 22 per cent to 43 per cent. [...]

Manchester’s metro mayor on transport & housing

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

As part of the Northern Powerhouse drive, metro mayors for northern regions have been elected and given powers that have been devolved from central Government. [...]

The DUP: Who are they & where do they stand on housing?

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

After many months of wondering how the General Election would play out, a deal has finally been done – the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will [...]

Chinese property buyers mean business

June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Chinese property buyers have a tremendous impact on the market here in the UK, and this impact is only increasing as their interest in what [...]

Property market scores as Huddersfield joins Premier League

June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

We all know that properties near a mainline train station, good schools and even a Waitrose can command a higher sale price than properties that [...]

One Love Manchester: 10 reasons to love this city

June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Manchester was alive with music and emotion at the One Love Manchester benefit concert on Sunday 4 June – a gathering of musical stars, headed [...]

Different types of property investor: Which one are you?

June 5th, 2017|0 Comments

People buy property for many different reasons: as their main home; a second home from which to make a supplementary income; to add to their [...]

General Election housing manifestos: Make your decision & cast your vote

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The countdown to the UK General Election is on! Next week, on 8 June, the public will march to their local polling stations to cast [...]

Chester: An historic university home for modern consumer students

May 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The University of Chester has been making history since 1839 when it was founded by the nineteenth-century prime ministers William Gladstone and the Earl of [...]

There’s something about Manchester

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

  It was recently announced that the private banking firm Brown Shipley has integrated seven new advisers, 12 support staff and £540 million assets under [...]

Top 3 things to consider when investing in property

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

There are so many things to think about when choosing where to invest your money, whether you’re an individual looking to make a healthy return [...]

Join the Band of Merry Men (and women) investing in Nottingham

May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The soaring property prices of cities like Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds have been well documented, but these certainly aren’t the only cities within the Northern [...]

Sting sets his sights on under-construction apartment

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, have put their luxurious penthouse apartment at 15 Central Park West, Manhattan on the market for £56 million. The [...]

Snap General Election reminds investors to diversify

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The political campaign trails are in full swing, ahead of the General Election which Theresa May unexpectedly announced on 18 April 2017. The key [...]

The leading UK property asset class?

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

The ongoing rise of the specialist property class purpose built student housing has shown strong growth in the 2015/16 academic year. Purpose built student property [...]

Why invest in Manchester?

August 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Investment into the UK is at a high with the drop in value of the pound. Where are property investors looking to increase their portfolio [...]