Best Places For Property under £65k

Yahoo Finance have reported that property investment portal One and Only Pro have came up with an algorithm to identify the cheapest properties most likely to increase in value in England and Wales on buy to lets priced under £65,000. The research shows the regions in the two countries that […]

What is the ‘Six Month Rule’, and why do we have it?

Put simply, the ‘Six Month Rule’ says that if you buy a property you can’t finance or refinance within six months of purchase. Or, if you finance or refinance a property, you can’t then refinance within 6 months of financing or refinancing. So, as an example, if you buy a […]

Things to consider when buying a second home for investment purposes

Buying an investment property is very different from buying a family home or a holiday home. Here are some points to consider before parting with your cash. Are you buying for capital growth or income? Buying for capital growth essentially means using a property as a bricks-and-mortar savings account with […]

A window of buy to let opportunity – but for how long?

Political and economic uncertainty have affected the housing market for several months now, but Mark Carney has warned of possible change, that could affect buy to let mortgages in the not-so distant future. Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited, argues that the present […]

Competitive Manchester Seeing Less Residential Buyers

Thanks, in no small part, to the Northern Powerhouse initiative, Manchester has undergone and economic transformation which has not only benefited existing residents of the city, but attracted people to it, especially highly-skilled millennials from the south of England. This has, naturally, increased the demand for housing and, hence, Manchester’s […]

How to spot up and coming buy-to-let investment hotspots

While the fishing community has long been famous for its tales of “the one that got away”, there are doubtless many property investors looking at current property hotspots and thinking “I should have seen that coming.” In an attempt to prevent investors from having to think that in future, here […]

Brokers hold the key to unlocking credit for UK property investors

35% of UK landlords rely on brokers to guide their financial choices, while 41% admit they lack knowledge of the options available to them New research by Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has explored the vital role of financial brokers in assisting property investors in the UK. The bridging lender commissioned independent research […]

Interest Rates at an all-time Low, but it’s not all bad news for Landlords

In the wake of base rate increases, a silver lining has been created for UK landlords as interest rates plummet in the slow and volatile buy-to-let market. When it comes to tax reforms, it tends to be all doom and gloom for both investors and landlords alike, and it usually […]

Should you ever consider liquidating your property portfolio?

Many investors are solidly committed to the principle of diversification and this can result in them opting to sell perfectly healthy investments purely to keep their portfolio appropriately balanced. Some investors also like to try out different investment classes and niches, just to keep their life interesting and hence may […]