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What will higher interest rates mean for property investors?

By brettalegrewood

What now, now that interest rates look like they’re rising? In my last article, I discussed how higher interest rates might impact the different assets you hold in your investment portfolio. In that article, I briefly explained how central banks use interest rates to attempt to control inflation and economic growth. I also touched on […]

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What will higher interest rates mean for investors?

By brettalegrewood

What now, now that interest rates look like they’re rising? The BoE recently dropped its biggest hint yet that it could raise interest rates by the end of the year, and perhaps as soon as November. It would appear to signal the end of super low rates and the beginning of the return to normality. […]

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House prices are rising in 8 out of 10 UK locations

By brettalegrewood

Where are house prices rising by more than 10%? It’s easy to become convinced that house price growth is slow (or even falling) in the UK. The media continue to post negative headlines whenever they can. But research released by LSL/Acadata last week shows how foolhardy it can be to rely on headlines and the […]

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Could residential property boost your investment returns in the low interest rate environment?

By brettalegrewood

Should you reweight your investment portfolio? Increasing numbers of economists are coming around to my point of view – interest rates in the UK are unlikely to rise before 2019. It means that your investment portfolio could come under increasing pressure to make worthwhile income. Especially with inflation rising (it’s currently at 2.6%), traditional income-producing […]

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