Who doesn’t love the idea of owning a brand new home that no one else has ever lived in? With a few older properties being little more than money pits, people are looking to avoid the endless problems a Victorian home can bring. No longer wooed by the charm of a home with history, many home buyers are looking to the new build industry for their next property.
It seems Chinese-based property developers are increasingly looking to London as the next development spot to invest in. According to Property Week, the latest firm to show significant interest in the city, is Country Garden, a Chinese-based property developer who has recently completed major works in Malaysia.
Right now, London is a hub of investment, cranes and building work. And, while much of that work is on offices and commercial property in the city centre, there is also hard work afoot in the north London suburb of Enfield.
House prices have been in the news a lot lately, and many landlords who bought properties a decade ago have done very well because prices have continued to rise over the years.
If you’re thinking of letting out a property, you probably have a list of things to get to grips with – and perhaps a list of worries too! It’s natural to feel anxious when embarking on a new venture, and letting out property is both investment and business, so there’s plenty to do.
Thanks to government programmes, low unemployment and cuts to mortgage interest tax relief, there has been a notable surge in first-time home buying, but that means there has also been a precipitous drop in buy-to-let purchases. What does this mean to landlords with an eye towards expanding their portfolios?
Despite the spectre of Brexit looming ever closer, there are a few very bright spots in the UK’s housing market, and one of the newest comes from a surprising area: Hull.
If you're looking to make a sound investment that allows you to get your foot on the property ladder without the worry of monthly mortgage repayments, buy-to-let is an excellent option. Providing you purchase a property in a high-yield area, you will see a solid return on your investment and be able to pay your mortgage without losing a chunk of your pay packet every month. However, as well as its benefits, buy-to-let has a range of cons you must tackle when you become a landlord in 2017.
If you're thinking about investing in property, there are two main paths to go down: buy to let (BTL) and buy to sell (BTS).
This has to be the most important question when planning a buy-to-let purchase. Are you looking for an investment with the greatest potential for growth in value in the future, or a property which you can be sure will bring in a good level of rent each month? Of course, in an ideal world, it would be possible to have both!
In recent years, student property in the UK has been lacking - with the supply of good quality student homes particularly limited. More recently, however, Universities have received higher student fees. But, most of the funding has been used to improve the courses, teaching and facilities on offer rather than to improve and increase student accommodation.
Landlords invest in property for two main reasons:
Bangor is a tiny city in North Wales – one of the smallest in Great Britain. What it lacks in size however, it more than makes up for in stunning countryside and proximity to other similarly stunning areas of the North Wales coastline.
Birmingham regularly fights for the title of Britain’s second city against fierce rival, Manchester. In its favour, Birmingham is centrally located, and has fast and frequent transport links to both the North and the South.
As the British people look towards a future where they are no longer EU citizens, some are wondering whether this will put them in an awkward place regarding their European housing or property investments.
The types of property available in the capital vary hugely, and trends in rental yields vary with location. If you’re considering buy-to-let in London, deciding where to buy can be a really tough call. When you’re considering location options, try to keep these four key issues in mind:
Some of the best places to make money on investment properties nationally aren't in London – here we take a look at a few of your other options.