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Student accommodation in Sheffield contributes to local economy

If students in Sheffield chose purpose-built accommodation instead of traditional house shares, property specialists Savills estimate a massive 3,971 houses could return to family use.  This would significantly ease the city’s shortage for family homes, and in turn, play its part in easing the housing crisis.
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London property capital growth boosted by growing population

London population growth boosts the property market. We investigate London areas of high capital growth. Which are good areas for London property investment? How to make a good property investment by looking at supply and demand? Inward migration and increasing student applications can boost the property markets outside...
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How Student compares with Buy-to-Let Property?

With some excellent mortgage rates as low 3.99% fixed for 5 years, it seems like a good time to be purchasing residential property. London house prices are not the only ones to benefit from the growing investor confidence as the average UK House Price has grown by 9.1%...
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Uniplaces continues UK expansion

Uniplaces, the international booking platform for student accommodation, has partnered with two major companies that own and manage student accommodation, iQ Student Accommodation and Fresh Student Living – adding over 1,500 new rooms to Uniplaces’ booking platform. Launched in London in 2013, Uniplaces provides international and domestic students...
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Student property outperforms all sectors of UK property market

The private student accommodation sector is set to continue as the investment vehicle of choice for savvy property investors, reinforced by a recently released report by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) announcing that total capital investment into the sector more than doubled in 2012 to over £2.7billion.

The UK property market has witnessed the birth of a number of so called "alternative" investments since the market crashed, as investors searched for different avenues to recoup their capital in replacement of the traditional bricks and mortar.

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Drop in student applications to hit landlords?

Landlord Assist, the nationwide landlord services firm, is urging student landlords to keep a close eye on university admissions in their area following news that university applications for 2013 have dropped by six per cent (%) with less than a month to go before the deadline.

Data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) showed there were 265,784 university applications by UK-based candidates up to 17 December, down by 6.3% compared to the same period last year.

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Investment in student accommodation soars to record £2bn

A record £2billion has been invested in student accommodation in the UK in the first three quarters of 2012 – an increase of 145% on that invested in the first nine months of 2011, research from CBRE has revealed.

As well as rising investment, CBRE has pinpointed a number of changing trends in this sector. Investors are now deploying more capital outside of London than within it, as over half of total investment in 2012 to date has been in the regions other than London.

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