The Property Investor’s Blog recently shared an excerpt chapter from Anna’s new book, Strategic Property Investing: What works and what doesn’t in a complex UK residential property market.
To read the full chapter on the blog, click here.
Thisismoney.co.uk has reported that ‘property prices were stable in March, but with market activity falling drastically thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, it remains to be seen if they hold up. February 2020 saw a record high for house prices at an average of £240,461 according to lender Halifax.’
Anna Clare Harper was asked to give her thoughts on how the coronavirus outbreak has impacted the UK housing market for this article – click here to read in full
Anna recently delivered her first TEDx talk in which she was privileged to explore the question ‘Can Socially Responsible Investing solve the UK housing crisis?’.
Since studying Land Economy at Cambridge University, the social and financial consequences of investing have influenced her career. She’s been privileged to be involved with £100m’s worth of deals and strategies, most recently as Co-Founder of the UK property fund, Anglo Residential which focuses on rental housing, via working as a Strategy Consultant at Deloitte, working with High Net Worth Investors on individual projects and writing the book, Strategic Property Investing.
This talk shares the ideas she has developed, with highlights including:
- What the housing crisis really is, and why it is more than just a housing problem
- What investors really want, and how Socially Responsible Investing provides a solution – with Environmental Social and Governance investing amounting to c. 25% of professionally managed assets worldwide
- How building new homes and headline-grabbing policies like Help to Buy won’t solve the housing crisis
- The 5 things needed for Socially Responsible Property Investing to solve housing and investor problems
The latest figures released by Nationwide have shown that life is returning back to the market post-Brexit with annual house price growth edging up to 2.3%, the strongest rate for 18 months.
In this article by Property Reporter, Anna Clare Harper, co-founder of property fund Anglo Residential, comments: “Strong house price growth suggests a rebound in confidence, reflecting the ‘Boris Bounce’ and increased certainty around Brexit. House prices at their highest level in 18 months is a reflector and determinant of wealth and confidence. House prices are a vital statistic for the health of our economy because property is one of the largest contributors to household wealth, just behind pensions at circa £5.1 trillion in the year to March 2018.”
Full the full article click here: https://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/property/ouse-price-growth-at-strongest-rate-for-18-months.html
Anna was recently quoted on BBC News’ house prices report. The slowest property price growth last year was in the highest value region outside london – the South East. Good news for those looking to get on the housing ladder there! The house price index data also indicate who is buying… more families, and fewer sideline landlords.
Full article can be found here: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51559340
I was privileged to join some of the UK property industry’s leading commentators contributing to PSI’s ‘Expert Property Market Forecasts’ for 2020. Worth a read if you want to find out what I and some brilliant UK housing experts from RICS, Rightmove, Zoopla, Savills and Knight Frank think 2020 may have in store for the residential property market.
Link to full article here: https://www.psinvestors.co.uk/blog/property-expert-market-forecasts-2020/
House prices are up this month, according to the HalifaxHouse Price Index, reflecting the Boris bounce and a release both of pent-up demand and supply (see comment for my thoughts in Property Reporter).
And there were 222,570 fewer landlords in the private rental sector in 2019 than in 2017 following recent regulatory changes. There’s now 2.58 million landlords in Great Britain, the lowest level in 7 years, according to Hamptons International.
There’s mixed views on whether this is good news or bad news – what do you think?
To read the full article visit https://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/property/annual-house-price-growth-climbs-to-41-says-halifax.html