Britain, A Nation of Renters?

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Home ownership across England was at its peak in April 2003, when 71% of households owned their homes, but the figure fell to 64% by February this year, according to a new report by the Resolution Foundation thinktank. The report also shows a big slump in home ownership in Greater Manchester and cities in Yorkshire and the West Midlands. This figure is the lowest since 1986, when home ownership levels were on the way up as a result of policies introduced by the Thatcher administration. Today, the UK is populated by a generation of renters, with the number of UK households renting property having risen from 2.3 million in 2001 to 5.4 million in 2014 according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics). Here are 5 reasons why buy-to-let or rental property will remain crucial in the UK for some time to come:   Reason #1: It’s about 20%

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Construction Update | One Wolstenholme Square

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One Wolstenholme Square This is a construction update notice. We at Cornerstone International Properties are glad to inform you that the One Wolstenholme Square project is on track for commencement of construction this June 2016. We are also pleased to present to our buyers and investors the latest site update as attached here as a digital publication. For a detailed breakdown of progress up to May 2016, kindly click on the image below.   You may click on the right facing arrow in the slideshow to turn the pages. To enlarge the report you may double-click on any image or page. Thank you! Cornerstone International Properties is the exclusive marketing agent of the One Wolstenholme Square project in Malaysia. For more information, kindly call us at 03-2162 2260. 

Construction Update | Parliament Place

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We are pleased to present our buyers and investors the latest construction update for Parliament Place, Liverpool, attached below. The construction of Parliament Place is on track for a 2016 completion. For a detailed breakdown of progress up to May 2016, kindly click on the image below. Click on the right facing arrow to turn the page. You may enlarge the report by double-clicking on the image. Thank you! Cornerstone International Properties is the exclusive marketing agent of the Parliament Place project in Malaysia. For more information, kindly call us at 03-2162 2260. 

Construction Update | Queensland Place

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The construction of Queensland Place is on track for completion in 2016. We are pleased to present to our buyers and investors the latest construction update, attached below. For a detailed breakdown of construction up to May 2016, kindly click on the image below. Click on the right facing arrow to turn the page. You may enlarge the report by double-clicking on the image. Thank you! Cornerstone International Properties is the exclusive marketing agent of the Queensland Place project in Malaysia. For more information, kindly call us at 03-2162 2260. 

Keeping A Close Watch on Perth Property

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Property in Melbourne and Sydney often hog  the limelight, but savvy and seasoned investors are keeping a close watch on the West Australian city of Perth.   West Australian property is proving its broad appeal, with new figures from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) revealing a total of 2043 approvals for foreign buyers, an increase of almost 30% from the 1572 in the previous financial year. To recap, Victoria topped the list with 16,775 approvals, followed by NSW with 12,349 and Queensland with 5023, with a big number of approvals for overseas buyers from the Chinese. The Numbers are Looking Good In the not too distant past, news had circulated of the mining slump adversely affecting Perth’s economy and softening the housing market. However, sales volume data up to March 2016 show signs of a bounce in consumer confidence. It appears that the property market is close to or

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Progress Updates | VITA Student Projects

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  Buyers of VITA Student Projects will be pleased to know that the construction of the building is on track. For a detailed update on construction works up to February 2016, kindly click on the image below. Once you have done that, you may enlarge the page by double-clicking on the image.   For our clients who purchased VITA York, here is a drone video recording detailing the construction site and what has been done so far: Cornerstone International Properties is the exclusive marketing agent for Select Property projects (VITA Newcastle, VITA Glasgow, VITA York & Affinity Living Riverside) in Malaysia. VITA Student is a 5-star ranked student accommodation project in the UK, with projects in top student cities in the UK including Bristol, Exeter, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow & York. VITA Student is developed by Select Property Group. For more details on Select Property Group projects, contact 016-228 9150 or 016-228 8691.  

Manchester: Best Property Investment Yields

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In Part 1 of our Manchester series, we discuss the facts & figures that make Manchester THE top city for investment in the UK. The numbers don’t lie. Photo credit: Select Property Group The investment landscape in the UK is changing. The focus has moved from London as the go-to destination for investment and the UK’s largest economic gains, to Manchester. With the highest yields and critical undersupply of housing in the Northern Powerhouse on the back of significant investments by the government, Manchester’s growth is just beginning. Today, Manchester is at the top of the league in annual rental increases in the UK and, with a rapidly expanding population comprising greatly of the youngest demographics in the country, Manchester is the best place for property investment. In fact, property advisor JLL has predicted that house prices in Manchester will increase by 26.4% in the next 5 years, with 5.5% growth

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Construction Update | Parliament Place

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Buyers of Parliament Place will be pleased to know that the construction of the building is on track. For a detailed breakdown of construction up to February 2016, kindly click on the image below. Once you have done that, you may enlarge the report by double-clicking on the image.

Construction Update | Queensland Place

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Buyers of Queensland Place will be pleased to know that the construction of the building is on track. For a detailed update on construction works up to February 2016, kindly click on the image below. Once you have done that, you may enlarge the page by double-clicking on the image.

MELBOURNE PROPERTY: CBD OR FRINGE

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    MELBOURNE PROPERTY: CBD VS FRINGE Among all the states in Australia, statistics show that Victoria will have the largest population in the future, driven by massive and rapid growth in Melbourne city (source: CBRE). The Australia Bureau of Statistics projects that Melbourne will overtake Sydney as Australia’s biggest city in 2053. It’s easy to understand why – spurred by a highly diversified economy and world-class education and tourism, Melbourne has been named Most Liveable City five times consecutively since 2011. Smart investors looking to net significant rental income from the growing population have been investing their money in various suburbs across this beautiful city. The key question is, where is the best place to invest in Melbourne?   MELBOURNE CBD: SMART INVESTORS STAY AWAY Melbourne CBD is an amazing place – organized, pretty, artistic and with amazing walkability scores – and we love it! From an investment point

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