Thinking of buying an investment property? Some simple rules

Before buying an investment property it is a good idea to carry out some research and stick to some basic rules  if we look at the most popular way of buying an investment property buy to let then this is … Continued

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Buy To Let Costs Give True Buy To Let Yields

With many still looking at buy to let as the best option for investing funds including pensioners exploring the new pension rules it is essential that any potential property investor looks at buy to let costs as this can greatly … Continued

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Are “Granlords” investing pension money in property changing the market ?

The property industry is reporting increases in enquiries from the over 60s age group with many looking at the possibilities of buying property as an option for investing pension money. With many agents feeling the affects of the Mortgage review … Continued

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Is Buy To Let The Main Reason To Buy Property?

We have made mention before that currently the Mortgage review has affected those applying for residential properties only and that buy to let purchasers investing in property do not necessarily have the same restrictions. The “ help to Buy “ … Continued

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Grey Pound Investment Property Boom

Investment Property Consults when considering investment property opportunities, have the yield that the property will produce at the top of the list of priorities. This is at odds of previous philosophy of many property companies that properties are to be … Continued

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New Mortgage Deals, Good News For Buy To Let Investors?

Whilst much had been made of the difficulties in homeowners obtaining mortgages the banks appear to have recently had a change in heart and are offering improved ranges of buy to let mortgages for the buy to let investor. This … Continued

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Which Road should the UK Property Investor take North or South ?

Any UK property investor before investing in a property should first establish their motivation, as this will help determine where in the UK they should be investing. For the UK property investor is it as simple as choosing between North … Continued

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Buy To let Properties, Who Is Your Target Tenant In 2014?

To maximise yields and return on investment, any property investor looking at buy to let properties should bear in mind the tenant that they are hoping to attract. Many headlines have been devoted to the young people being priced out … Continued

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Buy to Let Property Lucky Seven

The MMR has had a dramatic effect in the ability for residential buyers to obtain mortgages and some estate agencies advise it has impacted in the number of new buyers reporting a fall of 20% in new buyer registrations between … Continued

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Student Reforms, A Good Result For Student Property Investment

UCAS published their final suite of figures for university places on the 29th August, 15 days after A level results day. It is interesting to look at these results and see what the effect of the changes introduced by George … Continued

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Has The Property Investor Been Helped By Recent Government Initiatives

The property market in the UK has seen the introduction of a number of different government initiative more in recent times the help to buy scheme and more recently the Mortgage Market Review. It is interesting to review how these … Continued

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Does Buying off Plan Property Add Up for Property Investors?

The effect of the recent recession on new homes builders has been well documented, but signs are that the concept of buying a home ‘off-plan’ has made a comeback. The Government-backed mortgage scheme or help to buy scheme has two … Continued

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Can Buy To Let & Investment Property Work As A Pension?

In the 2014 budget the chancellor announced changes regarding pension flexibility and the Finance Bill 2014. Individuals reaching retirement age can now benefit from greater access to their pension funds the first of the fundamental reforms announced. From April 2015, … Continued

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UK Sees A Record Number Of Tourists

On the 14th August The Office for National Statistics ( ONS ) issued its Statistical Bulletin regarding Overseas Travel and Tourism, detailing provisional results for June 2014. There were a number of key points the first being “Visits to the … Continued

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What Is An Armchair Property Investor ?

When contemplating buying property as an investment as well as considering the features of the property, it is also essential that the management of the property is taken into account. The property investor also needs to acknowledge how involved they … Continued

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Buy To Let, Expats Invest To Keep In Touch With UK Property

A group of overseas investors who have an understanding of the property in the UK are the expat community . Many are looking at buy to let as a way of keeping a foothold in UK property market. The motivation … Continued

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UK Rental Prices Rising

Before buying an investment property research is essential. In a market with concerns about pricing levels, then yields and return on investment become the priority for those considering property as way of saving for the future or as an alternative … Continued

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Mortgages for buying an investment property not affected

In June the bank of England released  recommendations to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regarding loan to income ratios for mortgages “The PRA and the FCA should ensure that mortgage lenders do not extend … Continued

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Buy to let comes of age

2014 saw the 18th anniversary of the first buy to let mortgage which was launched in the UK in 1996. A report by a major UK lender in this specialist area advises that buy to let landlords have: “… made £12,000 … Continued

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Is this a good time to invest in commercial property?

A number of property funds are predicting double digit returns and forecasting a prosperous future for this sector of UK property investment. In the last few years both the institutional funds and individual commercial assets have performed well providing good … Continued

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Housing shortages in 2014 are comparable to the levels in the 1950s

Recent news headlines have indicated that housing shortages in 2014 are comparable to the levels in the 1950s. There is also opinion that the government’s previous target of 240,000 new homes a year to meet the rising population is unrealistic … Continued

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Are there good opportunities for property investment outside London?

There is constant media speculation that the London Property market is overheated at the moment and pricing has led it to be outside the comfort level  of many investors and so people are looking at property investment outside London but within … Continued

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