Tag: Property investment

Bank of England proposals could require a third of new landlords to put down larger deposits

  The Bank of England have recently outlined a new proposal to impose stricter lending criteria for buy-to-let investors. If agreed, these extra powers could see new buy-to-let landlords having to put down a 40% deposit in order to secure … Continue reading

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Industry News, Letting, Mortgages Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

House prices rising at fastest pace for three years

Property prices across England and Wales have climbed at their fastest pace for three years in June, indicating that the UK could be tipped for a housing market boom.

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House prices rise at fastest pace for 3 years

The UK’s housing market is going from strength to strength, according to the latest figures, with property prices rising at their fastest pace last month since June 2010.

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House prices pick up in May

Property prices in the UK climbed up by 0.4% in May, according to the latest figures, bringing the average cost of a home in England and Wales to £167,912.

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Buy to let – What to consider

With buy to let lending taking up an increasing share of the mortgage market, up from 12.9% in the last quarter of 2012 to 13.4% in the first quarter of 2013, it seems that more and more buyers are keen … Continue reading

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Smaller properties produce the best BTL yields

One and two-bedroom properties provide the highest rental returns for investors with average yields of 6.8% and 6.4% respectively, according to data from Countrywide, the UK’s largest lettings agent.

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London Property – The Ultimate Investment?

Have a few thousand sitting in the bank? ISA maxed out already? With interest rates low is it better to consider an alternative investment in London property?

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Buying, Buying Property, For Sale, House Prices, Interesting Properties, Landlords Advice Tags: , , 1 Comment

Growth in house prices outpaces rise in wages

Would-be homeowners in the UK are struggling to keep pace with the housing market, as a recent study has revealed that the last decade has seen property prices rise at three times the rate of wage increases.

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Posted by: WarrenWilson Categories: Buying, Estate Agents, For Sale, Selling Tags: , , , 4 Comments