Retirement: Buy to let or a pension, which is best?

InterrogationsBuy to let investing has boomed over the past few years, indeed research from Knight Frank shows that more than 10 million people now live in private rented accommodation. At the same time the pensions landscape has changed; returns are lower, many ‘gold plated’ Final Salary pensions have closed and the State Pension age is rising. So, as more people look to improve their retirement incomes, how does buy to let investing stack up against a pension? What at the ...

House prices set to rise by 12% over next two years?

English HomesAn estate agent has predicted house prices will jump by 12% over the next two years on the back of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme and the improving economy. Knight Frank’s figures predict house prices will rise by 7% in 2014, followed by a more modest, yet still large by recent standards, rise of 5% in 2015. The figures are in stock contrast to previous predictions by the estate agent, which suggested house prices would fall by 2% in ...