Citylets Q1 2013 Report

The 25th issue of the quarterly report from Citylets shows that in the first quarter of 2013 average monthly rents in Scotland rose by 1.7% over the year to £675. While this slight increase in rents did not match the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation (2.8%), landlords will be relieved that there was …

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Private Renting v Home Ownership as an Infographic

In last week’s blog we touched on the latest inflation data published by Office of National Statistics (ONS). They are well known for publishing an enormous array of statistical data on almost any topic and while most of it is rather dry they have begun presenting summaries of this data as ‘infographics’. From their summary …

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Average monthly rents are not keeping pace with inflation at national level

Earlier this week it was announced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation remained at 2.8 per cent in March, the same as it had been in February. Rises in inflation for audio-visual equipment and books, newspapers and stationery were offset by downward trends in furniture and furnishings, …

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Citylets Remains Best Performing Scottish Regional 1

Citylets attracted over 1 million visitors in the 1st quarter of 2013, up 19% on 2012 and more than the entire annual audience reach for 2007. The figure, which excludes additional users from our Android and iPhone Apps, represents over 300% growth in the last 6 years. We believe it is essential for Scotland to …

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Time to bring a reality check to the Rent v Buy stories

As the housing market continues to flat line there are ever more headlines appearing in the mainstream media that suggest buying can be more affordable than renting.  Most articles seem to be based upon overly simplistic views of the costs  and ignore integral components of any move; house deposits, stamp duty, conveyancing costs.  Some recent …

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Scales Tip Towards Mobile Browsing

A significant shift in browsing habits has seen a huge 160% year on year rise in mobile web traffic (including tablet) to Citylets.co.uk and a slight dip in desktop browsing for the first time. Mobile now accounts for around 30% of all web visitors to Citylets. Whilst overall traffic in 2013 to date is 20% …

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