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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 could signal a price war, with other lenders cutting rates to attract buy-to-let financing business. Great news for property investors. Read More

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. And it looks like there is better yet to come. Read More
Buy To Let Profits

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 end. Read More

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 property prices are faring in the UK’s key cities, and shed light on why we believe the Midlands and the North of England could outperform the rest of the UK in the months and years to come. Read More
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