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Buy-to-let financing gets cheaper in the UK

Cheaper buy-to-let mortgages equal better cash flow and bigger profits Property investors who worry about cash flow have received another boost recently. In an already competitive buy-to-let mortgage market, Leeds Building Society has announced a refreshed 70% loan-to-value range. It claims its new two-year fixed rate deal is the lowest on the buy-to-let market. It […]

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Buy-to-let investors are looking forward to a bright future

Total returns continue to make property investment the number one asset Recent research from two respected sources concludes that buy-to-let property investors can look forward to a bright future. Competition from tenants is increasing, rents are rising, and landlords selling in 2017 made an average of 69% total return after just 8.5 years of ownership. […]

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Squeeze on buy-to-let profits appears to be ending

House prices and rents are growing The latest property news reads well for investors. Property price growth has stabilised, as have average rental yields, while rental prices are rising. No one is now forecasting a Brexit-induced crash in property price. The news flow indicates that the squeeze on buy-to-let profits may be coming to an […]

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Where are house prices rising fastest in the UK?

Identifying the best places to invest in property UK The latest house price index – this one from Hometrack – confirms what readers of the Gladfish blog and newsletter have known for some time: London and the South have been usurped by northern cities for house price growth. In this article, we’ll look at how […]

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Is digital connectivity your trump card when you decide where to invest?

Why broadband speed should be added to your infrastructure checklist High-speed broadband should be a feature on every property investor’s wish list. Even as recently as a couple of years ago, when we first highlighted broadband as the hidden advantage for London off-plan property investors, it was clear that a lack of high-speed connectivity could […]

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As London rents edge higher, UK property investors receive record rental income

Is now the time to consider renewed investment in London? Recently released rental market statistics show that average rental prices in the UK have reached record levels, and increased across every region for the first time in almost two years. Other reports confirm that rental prices in London have become more affordable over the last […]

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RICS survey points to a better 2018 for property investors

More sales, higher prices, and higher rents could be on the way this year After a sluggish 2017, the outlook for property investment in 2018 is much rosier, though the pickup is likely to be gradual at first, speeding up as the year progresses. It is the conclusion from the latest survey by the Royal […]

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