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27 February 2018

Optimism: Economic Growth Projections 2018

There is plenty of optimism surrounding the global economy. The Eurozone’s surprise recovery in 2017 has created confidence for the year ahead, and even Mr Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), signed off the year with a more optimistic outlook. In fact, the IMF think economic growth in the Eurozone will reach 2.2% this year, its [...]

21 February 2018

Three key residential developments in York are nominated for top awards by RICS

THE Residential category of this years Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Yorkshire and Humber Awards is dominated by projects from York and North Yorkshire. Three of the city’s newest housing schemes have been shortlisted for prestigious industry accolades – including the overall Project of the Year title. The annual awards recognise [...]

15 February 2018

Purpose-built rental development given planning permission in York

THE city’s first purpose-built rented accommodation block has been given planning permission. Lendlease and Evans Property Group were given the green-light to go ahead with their plans for 196 one and two bedroom apartments by City of York Council this month. The development will be the last chapter the major Hungate regeneration scheme, and [...]

13 February 2018

Total rent bill rises £1.8 billion in 2017 – Lettings Index January 2018

Rising rents & more households renting means 2017 was a record year for total rent. Rents grew by 2.4% year-on-year, growing fastest in London/ Midlands /South West. The North sees healthy growth of 2.1% in Jan 2018, compared to previous Jan 2017. The amount of rent paid by millennials (born 1977 – 1995) falls 2%. Generation Z (<23 years old) [...]