Location, Location Location! Does it really matter?
With the territory comes excellent house prices. If you have a property in a dream location by the sea or in a lovely suburb, your market value will rarely drop. It could look like a dungeon on the outside but if you place it in the centre of London, there will still be a high demand. The importance of a good location can not be overestimated. It can improve your chances of landing that ideal job, because it literally opens doors to greater opportunities
Sustainable House – Things to consider for long or short term renters
So, what makes a house sustainable you ask? Essentially, environmental sustainability refers to the ‘avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance’, so saving on resources by making wise choices at home can make a world of difference.
Here’s why landlord’s should make the most of the student market
Renting to students is one of the best yields for you because they tend to rent the whole year which can give you reassurance and they’re always a reliable source of income. Students tend to start looking for properties to move in for the second and third year after January, so if you can market the right way then, you’ll stand a good chance of beating the competition to hand over the keys!
Bizarrely wonderful, Britain’s most unusual homes
There’s something brilliant about being unique. We all aspire to it in some sense, whether it’s dressing with the most expensive brands, posting a picture of a place you have been, or just showing off an extravagant hair cut. Properties are no different. You can travel to Spain and see ‘Pueblo Blanco’, with only white houses in sight. Brazilians paint their homes ‘favelas’ all sorts of colours to brighten up an impoverished neigbourhood.
Helping hand for the property ladder with the government’s Help to Buy Scheme
The government has created the following Help to Buy schemes; including Help to Buy ISA for first-time buyers, Help to Buy: Shared Ownership, London Help to Buy and Help to Buy: Equity Loan to help those in need to assist with the first steps towards your investment. For every £200 a month saved, the government adds £50, up to a maximum of £3,000, boosting your ISA savings.
Cautious buyers/sellers – the house market’s New Normal
While less are buying properties ( 86,630 in July – a 12% decrease compared to last year), prices have steadily increased in value by the shortest margin, according to recent reports from one of the UK’s biggest lenders. The Halifax, part of Lloyds Banking Group, said that prices rose by 0.1% in June to August, compared with the previous three months. Brexit remains a curious subject and the public know little of the outcome, doubts will remain – even if the UK doesn’t. Will the property sector drastically change when Britain does leave the EU? Whether you’re a first time buyer, looking to swap homes or own multiple properties as a landlord, transactions will always take place. You just have to decide whether you can afford the mortgage payments consistently.