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Eurozone Crisis and UK Land Values – What Might Happen?

While the UK population swells, very little is being added to the country’s housing inventory due to economic uncertainty. It is a mixed picture with emergent ideas.

Demographic Trends Pushing Land, Housing Values Up

Land and housing values are affected by certain demographic trends. Housing values are affected by many factors: the economy, the availability of financing, building, population growth and variables of age and ethnicity. For those considering making an alternative investment in strategic land, it is worth understanding the housing shortage in the UK.

Can the UK Housing Crisis Be Eased With “Hard Money” Loans?

The housing crisis in England and Wales is one where too few homes are being built because would-be buyers can’t get loans. “Hard money” loans as a solution considered.

Natural Gas In Eagle Ford Promises To Provide Massive Returns For Investors

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has proven to be one of the most successful ways of retrieving natural gas reserves within shale. Nine of every ten natural gas wells in the United States use fracking to access the deposits. Several shale plays in the Unites States are currently producing natural gas at an unprecedented rate. Of these, the Eagle Ford shale play is considered one of the most promising.

Be a Land Investor, Not a Real Estate Speculator

The data analytics company Hometrack showed an interesting and perhaps alarming trend (depending on how you look at it) in home sales in May 2013. While the sales agreements for the month were up 8.2 per cent, new homes being built were only up 2.8 per cent. Does this outsized demand level not only push prices upward, but up into a real estate bubble once again?

What Are the Current Prospects for Investing in the Private Rental Sector?

Rental residential property has ascended to a level of importance among real estate investors due to a growing share of to-let housing properties. The numbers that show the relationship between available housing and the growing population of the United Kingdom are nothing less than dramatic. The country’s population will increase from 63 million today to 70 million by 2021, according to the Office of National Statistics (September 2012), a stunning 11 per cent growth rate that exceeds the 7 per cent growth measure for the decennial ending in 2011.

There Are Hopeful Indicators for Investors in the National Planning Policy Framework

How does the UK Government’s National Planning Policy Framework favourably affect land investing? The new rules from the NPPF, published in 2012, provide a kinder, gentler approach to growth. Cooperative efforts to satisfy environmental goals are recommended.

The Land Development Two-Step: Why Investors Profit By Selling to Homebuilders, Not Homebuyers

This is an exceptional time to develop raw land for residential and commercial use in the UK. With a growing population, a housing shortage reaching crisis proportions and recession-devalued land, all the key factors favour the investor-builder.

The Importance of Property Surveys In Joint Ventures

Land investments are subject to an apples-to-oranges dilemma in establishing pricing. But the industry has survey methods that investors depend upon.

Strategic Land Investments Can Be Smart – Or Rife With “Red Flag” Problems

A sucker is born every minute. But some of the scams in land investments are so obvious that the would-be investor taken in by them must be a sucker without web access.

Like All Investments, Land Development Has Inherent Challenges

Yes, there are things that can go wrong for land investors. But experienced land specialists understand risks and mitigate them as best they can.

Is “Ready to Build” Land Available to Meet the UK’s Critical Supply-Demand Housing Equation?

As land investors and homebuilders have split their tasks in the development process, it may actually speed up housing construction. To be sure, the opportunity exists.

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