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Phoenix Place – JUN 2017

On behalf of the Developer, we present the latest updates from the construction site of Phoenix Place in Liverpool, UK. The update is as at June 2017. Kindly click on the image below to read, enlarge & read the report.

About Phoenix Place 

Phoenix Place offers the ultimate in contemporary purpose built student accommodation in Liverpool. Sited on Iliad Street, these studio and en-suite apartments are within walking distance of all of main university establishments and Liverpool City Centre, built as part of ongoing regional development in the area. The amenities within the immediate vicinityof Phoenix Place offer everything students need to make the most of student life. These include a fully equipped sports centre, gymnasium and swimming pool, the historic Greatie market and a large Sainsbury’s supermarket (due to open in 2017).

And whilst there’s plenty to do and see nearby, for those who wish to travel further afield, there is also easy access to the main routes out of Liverpool via road and public transport. This includes the Lime Street Train Station and the National Bus Depot which are less than a mile away.

Phoenix Place Investment Highlights

  • Price from £49,950
  • 9% nett yield
  • 5 years rental assurance
  • Fully managed
  • Fully furnished studio & en-suite apartments
  • Walking & cycling distances to main universities, city centre & amenities

Phoenix Place Location Highlights

  • John Moores Byrom Street Campus – 9 mins walk
  • Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus – 11 mins walk
  • Lime Street Train Station – 16 mins walk
  • Sainsbury Supermarket (due to open in 2017) – 8 mins walk
  • University of Liverpool – 7 mins cycling
  • Liverpool Town Hall – 8 mins cycling
  • Royal Liverpool University Hospital – 7 mins cycling

Phoenix Place Project Highlights

  • Secure fob access
  • CCTV & 24-hour security
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Dedicated communal areas for each cluster
  • Attached bathrooms


CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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Falkner Place – MAY 2017

On behalf of the developer, we present the latest updates fom the construction site of Falkner Place in Liverpool, UK. The update is as at end May 2017. Kindly click on the image below to read, enlarge and flip the report.

Falkner Place is a new Georgian-inspired residential property investment located in the Georgian Quarter of Liverpool. This impressive project will see 109 residential apartments built, ranging from studios, 1-bed, 1-bed duplex and 2-bed duplex units.

The city centre suburb is an incredibly stylish part of Liverpool and it is home to one of the UK’s largest collections of terraced Georgian townhouses and Grade II listed buildings outside of London. The development itself is set against a leafy backdrop and it is surrounded by streets lined with stunning period properties which have been renovated back to their former glory. The Georgian Quarter has a wealth of history and has housed famous residents over the years.

Falkner Place at the Georgian Quarter is just a short walk from Liverpool’s city centre and its main attractions, hospitals and universities. Residents will be well-positioned to capitalise on the continued regeneration of Liverpool’s city centre and its surrounding area.

Falkner Place Highlights 

  • From £89,950
  • 7% nett yield
  • 3 years rental assurance
  • Prestigious address
  • Walking distance to universities & hospital
  • Great transport links
  • 10mins to the city centre
  • Impressive on-site facilities


CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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London Spring Place (Opto House) Block C – MAY 2017

On behalf of the developer, we present updates from the construction site of Opto House (London Spring Place) Block C in Luton, UK. These updates from the developer are as at end May 2017. Kindly click on the image below to read, flip and enlarge the report.

Construction at Block C are reported to be on target for a Q4 completion according to the developer.

London Spring Place Highlights 

London Spring Place is a brand new, purpose-built student accommodation development comprising fully-managed en-suite rooms and self-contained studio suites across three blocks. En-suites are arranged in clusters of 6 with access to a communal living area and kitchen. Self-contained studio suites will contain en-suite bathrooms and a fully functional kitchenette.Beautifully furnished with a wide range of amenities and facilities, London Spring Place is one of the most ideal student accommodations in the region. It is located within walking distance to the University of Bedfordshire, the shopping mall, and the train station with easy and convenient access to central London in 22 minutes!

Investment Highlights

  • 8% NET p.a. assured for 5 years
  • No bad debt as parental guarantor in place
  • 24,000 students but less than 5,000 available purpose-built beds
  • 250-year leasehold
  • 3% interest paid on deposited funds
  • Established Developer with exemplary track record
  • Target completion date September 2017

    Specifications
  • En-suite and studio suites
  • 24 hour CCTV security and controlled building access
  • Communal courtyard
  • Fully equipped state-of-the-art gym
  • Cinema room
  • Onsite management team & manned reception
  • Lounge area with LCD TVs
  • Study and meeting rooms
  • Visitor parking
  • Games room with pool table & gaming stations
  • Onsite laundry
  • Outdoor leisure and sports facilities to include beach volleyball, basketball, table tennis &
    an outdoor cinema


CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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One Wolstenholme Square – MAY 2017

On behalf of the developer, we present the latest updates from the construction site of One Wolstenholme Square in Liverpool, UK. The update is as at end May 2017. To read, flip and enlarge the update, kindly click on the image below.

A recap of One Wolstenholme Square and Liverpool as follows:

The Epicentre of History & Culture

Imagine being at the centre of a quaint and cultural city bustling with life and steeped in history…Welcome to One Wolstenholme Square, the latest £40 million development in the most desirable postcode in Liverpool.

Located five minutes away from the city’s attractions and top university campuses, One Wolstenholme Square comprises a selection of studio and one-bedroom residential apartments with a panoramic view of the Liverpool skyline and the remarkable World Heritage Waterfront.

Liverpool is one largest economies in the UK, and home to half a million people, some of the UK’s top universities, football clubs (Liverpool FC & Everton FC), a staggering student population of over 53,000 and, of course, The Beatles!

Investment Highlights

  • Prime location, prime rental market right in the city centre
  • 8% nett yield guaranteed for 3 years
  • Demand for housing from more than 53,000 students
  • Projected return of 9% nett after year 3
  • Thriving rental market
  • Rental returns outpace London (source: HSBC)
  • Exit to property market

Project Highlights

  • Fully furnished
  • Fully managed by professional management company
  • Large studio and 1-bedroom apartments
  • Located in the city centre
  • Walking distance to One Liverpool, Albert Dock, Mersey River, convenience stores and F&B outlets.


CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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Oxygen Towers – JUN 2017

On behalf of the developer, we present updates from the construction site of Oxygen Towers in Piccadilly, Mancester. To read, enlarge or flip, kindly click on the image below.

About Oxygen Towers

Oxygen is a 31 storey neighbourhood located in Manchester’s emerging Piccadilly Basin district. A short walk to the bustling bohemian Northern Quarter and regenerated Piccadilly hub, this new luxury development combines the highest build quality with 5 star hotel-standard leisure facilities and breathtaking views of a rising global destination.

Home to 12 luxury family townhouses at ground level, 345 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments above and basement car parking below, Oxygen sets a new benchmark in 5 star city living. Every apartment and townhouse is finished to exceptionally high standards.

Full height windows flood the space with natural daylight and balconies offer panoramic views over the city and the Peak District National Park beyond. At the heart of the building is a vibrant social hub which offers residents a wealth of luxury leisure amenities featuring a gymnasium, spa and shared outdoor spaces including a garden terrace of stepped allotments on the south corner of the building.

Specifications & Highlights

  • 345 stylish 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments and 12 luxury family townhouses
  • 3 distinct towers are connected by visible lift and stair cores
  • Managed by Urban Bubble and Let by JLL
  • Fully equipped gym, steam room, 3 oxygenated swimming pools and Jacuzzi
  • Spectacular sky garden and communal pavilion
  • 24-hour concierge facilities
  • Valet Parking
  • Business centre and flexible work space offered to residents for hire
  • Cinema room and community hall
  • Building’s south facing tiered allotments offer a place to grow and nurture a shared garden
  • Street level with space for a shop and café on the ground floor
  • Underground parking and stores for residents
  • 6% rental yields
  • Prices starting from £220,000


CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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London Spring Place (Opto House) Block B – MAY 2017

On behalf of the developer, we present the latest updates from the construction site of Opto House (London Spring Place) Block B in Luton, UK. These updates are from the developer as at end May 2017. To read, flip and enlarge the report, kindly click on the image below.

Works that have progressed at Opto House (London Spring Place) are in line with a September 2017 completion.

London Spring Place Highlights 

London Spring Place is a brand new, purpose-built student accommodation development comprising fully-managed en-suite rooms and self-contained studio suites across three blocks. En-suites are arranged in clusters of 6 with access to a communal living area and kitchen. Self-contained studio suites will contain en-suite bathrooms and a fully functional kitchenette.Beautifully furnished with a wide range of amenities and facilities, London Spring Place is one of the most ideal student accommodations in the region. It is located within walking distance to the University of Bedfordshire, the shopping mall, and the train station with easy and convenient access to central London in 22 minutes!

Investment Highlights

  • 8% NET p.a. assured for 5 years
  • No bad debt as parental guarantor in place
  • 24,000 students but less than 5,000 available purpose-built beds
  • 250-year leasehold
  • 3% interest paid on deposited funds
  • Established Developer with exemplary track record
  • Target completion date September 2017

    Specifications
  • En-suite and studio suites
  • 24 hour CCTV security and controlled building access
  • Communal courtyard
  • Fully equipped state-of-the-art gym
  • Cinema room
  • Onsite management team & manned reception
  • Lounge area with LCD TVs
  • Study and meeting rooms
  • Visitor parking
  • Games room with pool table & gaming stations
  • Onsite laundry
  • Outdoor leisure and sports facilities to include beach volleyball, basketball, table tennis &
    an outdoor cinema


CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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Last Chance: Save ~A$20K Before Stamp Duty Increase on Melbourne Property

Stamp duty will be increasing in Melbourne again. This increase is caused by the removal of the off-plan stamp duty concession on Melbourne property, which will affect all buyers. THIS WEEK COULD PROVE THE LAST CHANCE FOR YOU TO SAVE ~$A20K in stamp duty on Melbourne property.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE STAMP DUTY INCREASE? WATCH THIS VIDEO:

This video follows articles that we had written and published on our website previously regarding this change from as far back as 2 months ago.

To read our article on the new stamp duty increase, please click HERE.

To read about Vacant Residential Property Tax (VRPT), please click HERE.

These articles and video are our way of sharing knowledge with our clients and friends.

CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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Luma – Settlement Update

On behalf of the developer, we would like to introduce the settlement team for LUMA, Windsor, and also provide updates on procedures leading up to completion and settlement. For queries on settlement, kindly contact the settlement team – contact details are found in the document below. 

Kindly click below to navigate or enlarge the document which provides important information on settlement.

The Settlement Team for LUMA are Natalie Hanrahan and Tania Buttigieg. If you have any queries regarding your apartment leading up to settlement, please do not hesitate to contact Natalie or Tania at settlements@lumawindsor.com.au

Please write to settlements@lumawindsor.com.auto to confirm your current email address and phone number, to ensure that you are receiving important communication leading up to settlement. Natalie or Tania should be in contact with you over the next few weeks to personally introduce themselves and answer any questions you may have regarding the process ahead.

This document also provides updates from the construction site of LUMA. The developer records that construction is on track to allow settlements to occur mid-August.

As well as the achievement of the milestone of the site crane being decommissioned, the following major constructions phases are progressing as follows:

  • Kitchen joinery is approximately 20% complete.
  • Plastering and painting is approximately 30% complete.
  • Electrical, plumbing and mechanical installation is well underway with the rough-in phase approximately 65% complete.
  • Glazing and balustrade installation is approximately 70% complete.

About LUMA

A true work of art, Luma is the latest in Australian contemporary living. Bold, bright and inspired by the culturally eclectic locale of Windsor, Luma features 91 luxurious 1- and 2- bedroom apartments. The project boasts a distinctive facade, lush landscaping and a sculptured roof garden, and tastefully nished apartment units. Luma is located in Windsor, between St Kilda and Prahran and within the popular Chapel Street precinct. Windsor is a bustling cultural district close to the CBD, Albert Park Lake and St Kilda Road, and home to the Arts Centre Melbourne, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

 

Investment Highlights 

  • 6% rental guarantee
  • Highly sought-after area
  • Centrally-located in Windsor, within Chapel Street precinct and between Prahran & St Kilda
  • Walking distance to Prahran Train Station & Windsor Train Station
  • Minutes drive to Melbourne CBD
  • Minutes from Albert Park Lake & St Kilda Beach


CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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The Waitrose Effect on UK House Prices

A Waitrose outlet. Image credit: http://themarketinglessons.com/swot-analysis-for-waitrose/

Imagine adding almost £40,000 (!!!) to your house price value just by living in close proximity with Waitrose, Marks & Spencer or Sainsbury’s.

Not convinced? Take it up with Lloyds Bank, whom we credit for the term ‘Waitrose Effect’.

The bank released a research which revealed that properties within easy reach of local supermarkets have an added premium of  £21,512 on average compared to those in nearby areas.

Waitrose Effect: How much is living near a supermarket worth? Source: Lloyds Bank

Living near Waitrose commands the highest premium, at more than £36,000 to the value of your property.

Marks & Spencers comes in second at £29,992 additional premium, followed by Sainsbury’s (£26.081), Tesco (£22,072) and Iceland (£20,034).

In its initial release in 2016, the research showed that property in the same postal district as Waitrose command the highest premium compared to other areas in the same town in 7 out of 10 regions of England and Wales. The largest premium is in the North West: average house prices in an area with a Waitrose is £73,629 (39%) higher than in surrounding areas.

Living near Waitrose commands the highest premium, at more than £36,000 to the value of your property.

However, if your property is located within easy reach of all four supermarkets, then you’ve got a big win at an average premium of 9%. In 2016, Chiswick in West London commanded the highest average house price premium compared with surrounding areas, at £476,738. According to Lloyds Bank, the average house price in Chiswick (which has a Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer) is £961,564 — almost double the price for Hounslow.

Property located close to budget supermarkets get a premium hike, too. House prices of homes close to an Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons or Asda have grown by an average of 11% since 2014.

Homes located near a Lidl valued at £6,416 more on average than those in the surrounding area. Conversely, however, properties near an Aldi are £2,902 less expensive on average than those in surrounding areas.

Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/2s6xlQm


CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260

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London Spring Place (Opto House) Block B – APR 2017

On behalf of the developer, we bring updates as at end April 2017 from the construction site of Opto House (London Spring Place) Block B. To view the updates and see the latest photos taken from site, kindly click on the image below.

The Opto House (London Spring Place) project is reported to be completed by Sept 2017. Works that have progressed are as follows:

  • Delivery of bathroom pods & furniture
  • Water, gas & power mains already connectedc
  • Brickwork, railings, gate and tarmac to public footpath complete
  • Sub-station now commissioned and power on

Opto House (London Spring Place) Highlights 

Opto House (London Spring Place) is a brand new, purpose-built student accommodation development comprising fully-managed en-suite rooms and self-contained studio suites across three blocks. En-suites are arranged in clusters of 6 with access to a communal living area and kitchen. Self-contained studio suites will contain en-suite bathrooms and a fully functional kitchenette.Beautifully furnished with a wide range of amenities and facilities, Opto House (London Spring Place) is one of the most ideal student accommodations in the region. It is located within walking distance to the University of Bedfordshire, the shopping mall, and the train station with easy and convenient access to central London in 22 minutes!

Investment Highlights

  • 8% NET p.a. assured for 5 years
  • No bad debt as parental guarantor in place
  • 24,000 students but less than 5,000 available purpose-built beds
  • 250-year leasehold
  • 3% interest paid on deposited funds
  • Established Developer with exemplary track record
  • Target completion date September 2017

    Specifications
  • En-suite and studio suites
  • 24 hour CCTV security and controlled building access
  • Communal courtyard
  • Fully equipped state-of-the-art gym
  • Cinema room
  • Onsite management team & manned reception
  • Lounge area with LCD TVs
  • Study and meeting rooms
  • Visitor parking
  • Games room with pool table & gaming stations
  • Onsite laundry
  • Outdoor leisure and sports facilities to include beach volleyball, basketball, table tennis &
    an outdoor cinema


CSI Prop proudly promotes international investment property with high yields at low risk. Our portfolio comprises residential and purpose-built student property in cities across the United Kingdom (London, Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, York, Glasgow, Scotland; Sheffield, etc); Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane) and Thailand (Bangkok). Our projects are concentrated in high-growth areas with great educational, infrastructural and job growth potentials. We aspire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their investment goals through strong market research backed by third party experts and due diligence. 

Disclaimer: CSI Prop does not provide tax & legal advice and accepts no liability. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified tax or legal advisor for a thorough review.

Need advice or clarification? Call us for more information and/or to find out about our projects! Hotline: 03-2162 2260