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House Price Rises: Is now the right time to invest?

According to a recent article in The Telegraph, house prices have risen by '9.7pc in the year to February'. This has supposedly been driven by a number of different aspects in the housing markets, which in turn has led many to question whether or not this is the right time to invest in property. In this post, we take a closer look at what these reasons are for the aforementioned price increases and look at what options there are available for those looking to buy. A lack of housing One main reason for the rises – as the Telegraph piece alludes to -...

Sale – Another Lot of Workspace Group

Early this week I wrote about the sale of part of our holding in Workspace Group - our London-based provider of space to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the capital. I must admit, I told a little porky in that piece. Due to the fact that I tend to do most of my trading in little clusters - three sales and two buys at a time type thing - I write about transactions in advance and then set them free on the inter-web at pre-determined intervals. If I didn't follow this methodology you'd get a wave of posts in a...

Purchase – Workspace Group

We're dipping a toe in the London commercial property leasing market with the second of our buys from last week, taking up 4,300 shares in Workspace Group (WKP.L). Quite a few years ago after doing a little homework I'd earmarked Workspace Group as a company to watch and placed it in a 'to-watch' portfolio. At the time the share price was consistently testing new highs all the way up to five quid. Then one day in 2007, all that changed...