Infrastructure and Real Estate

UK HPI rose in August by 2.9%. Should you buy these 3 housing stocks?

 UK HPI rose in August by 2.9%. Should you buy these 3 housing stocks?

Highlights The UK house price index data for August 2021 showed a 2.9% month-on-month rise in prices, while the average house price in the UK stood at £264,244. The demand for new homes remains strong post the Covid-19 pandemic as man...

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Savills (SVS) & Grainger (GRI): 2 build to rent stocks to buy now

Savills (SVS) & Grainger (GRI): 2 build to rent stocks to buy now

UK housing prices and rents are surging due to a demand and supply imbalance, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The number of new house agreements declined for the third consecutive month in September 2021, and 15% of prope...

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Are these 3 housebuilder stocks a good buy for income investors?

Are these 3 housebuilder stocks a good buy for income investors?

House prices in the UK reached a record-high (since February 2007) in September 2021 due to the end of the stamp duty holiday scheme. According to data by Halifax house price index, housing prices in the country rose by 1.7% in last month, increasi...

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Kier (KIE) & Balfour Beatty (BBY): Are these stocks good to hold?

Kier (KIE) & Balfour Beatty (BBY): Are these stocks good to hold?

Highlights  The construction sector reported a decline in sub-contractor availability in September, according to a IHS Markit & CIPS survey. The construction PMI index declined to 52.6 in September, down from 55.2 in August. We review...

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Taylor Wimpey (TW.) & Barratt (BDEV): 2 stocks to buy and hold

Taylor Wimpey (TW.) & Barratt (BDEV): 2 stocks to buy and hold

Average housing prices in the UK rose by £44 per day in the six months to August, according to Zoopla Index. Housing prices in the UK rose by £30 per day over the six-month period from July 2020 to January 2021. In August, the average h...

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Powerhouse (PHE) & Ceres (CWR): 2 AIM clean energy stocks to buy

Powerhouse (PHE) & Ceres (CWR): 2 AIM clean energy stocks to buy

Highlights  Powerhouse Energy’s partner Hydrogen Utopia International (HUI), with exclusive rights over the DMG technology in Greece, Poland, and Hungary, closed a £2.2 million fundraiser on 9 September 2021.  Ceres comple...

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Redrow (RDW), Bellway (BWY) & Countryside (CSP): 3 housing stocks to buy

Redrow (RDW), Bellway (BWY) & Countryside (CSP): 3 housing stocks to buy

Housing transactions in the UK reported a surprise surge in August 2021, despite no stamp duty holiday. As per data announced by the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the seasonally adjusted residential transaction was at 98,300 in August, which is 32...

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UK property prices hit all-time high, 5 LSE stocks to buy now

UK property prices hit all-time high, 5 LSE stocks to buy now

Highlights  According to Rightmove, the national average price of properties in the UK market has hit an all-time high in September. Prices increase by 0.3% or £1,09 to hit a record high of £338,462 in September. Real esta...

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Vistry (VTY) & Redrow (RDW): 2 dividend stocks to cash in on housing boom

Vistry (VTY) & Redrow (RDW): 2 dividend stocks to cash in on housing boom

Highlights  Vistry Group’s total completions during H1 2021 was 5,351, representing an increase of 76% year-on-year compared to 3,034 in H1 2020. For the year ended 27 June 2021, Redrow’s revenues reached £1.94 bill...

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Rising rentals: Buy these 3 FTSE build-to-rent dividend stocks

Rising rentals: Buy these 3 FTSE build-to-rent dividend stocks

Private house rentals in the outskirts of London are growing at the fastest pace in 13 years. According to the property portal Zoopla, average rents in the country outside the capital city increased by 5% in the last 12 months to the end of July an...

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4 dividend-paying FTSE construction stocks to buy now

4 dividend-paying FTSE construction stocks to buy now

In August 2021, growth in the UK’s construction and housebuilding sector was impacted by the severe supply chain disruptions caused by HGV driver shortages, which resulted in sharp rise in costs. CIPS UK Construction PMI® Total Activity I...

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