Author: ListingsWestport

Give up, boss tells fed‑up landlords. Buy my shares instead

Give up, boss tells fed‑up landlords. Buy my shares instead

Build-to-rent is the future, says the chief executive of Grainger The head of Britain’s biggest residential rental company has told amateur landlords to give up and buy shares in her company instead, because the traditional rental sector’s days are numbered. Helen Gordon, the chief executive of Grainger, a build-to-rent developer that has 8,431 flats across […]

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Christmas comes early for UK builders as the sector shrugs off political turmoil

Christmas comes early for UK builders as the sector shrugs off political turmoil

The building trade is shrugging off political turmoil and wobbling economic sentiment to grow much faster than analysts were expecting. Today the Purchasing Managers’ Index for November came in at 53.4 — better than the market expected and beating the figures for October. This was dubbed “an early and unexpected Christmas present”, for the sector […]

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Inside the property market in Birmingham, England’s booming second city​ – what is its secret?​

Inside the property market in Birmingham, England’s booming second city​ – what is its secret?​

Telly Savalas’s 1981 promotional video about Birmingham has become cult viewing. In it, the Kojak actor ardently extols the beauty of the multi-lane highways, ring roads and traffic control centres in his “kinda town”. The bright future promised for the UK’s second city has taken a few decades to reach full dazzle, but now its […]

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