London and UK Property Investment Blog

Could this overlooked UK city produce turbo-charged profits?

[fa icon="calendar'] December 5, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

It’s time to ignore the experts who got it so wrong and invest in London

Hey, I want to let you into a secret. There’s a city in the UK that looks ripe for property investors to plunder. Yet it has been largely overlooked, and average house prices there have stagnated over the last 12 months. What makes me confident about the potential to profit from long-term property investment in this ‘forgotten’ city? Here are just a few of the reasons:

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Is London house price growth set to bounce?

[fa icon="calendar'] November 30, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Reasons savvy investors are looking at London property again

According to Hometrack, London’s house prices declined by 0.3% in the year to August 2018. While Brexit has been trumpeted as the main driver of slowing house price growth in the capital, the small reverse in average house price is in stark contrast to pre-EU Referendum predictions of a hit of 30% or more.

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Why your best investment strategy could be buying off-market, off-plan property

[fa icon="calendar'] August 7, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

6 reasons to invest in the off-market, off-plan advantage

When you invest in property, there are several things that could give you an edge and help ensure that your investment property performs as you expect, propelling you to your financial objectives. Previously, I’ve written about why an off-plan property is a great investment strategy for all lifestyle goals. In this article, you’ll learn why buying off-plan property off-market could provide you with even better returns.

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How will HS2 really affect property prices and investment potential?

[fa icon="calendar'] July 27, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

It’s a major infrastructure, but is it a major profit opportunity?

One of the questions we get asked often is how HS2 is likely to affect property prices. The short answer is that it should be positive, and we’re already seeing evidence that it will be. The full answer is much more detailed.

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In Manchester, it is raining profits in property investment

[fa icon="calendar'] July 26, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

A modern economy and growing population are driving investment returns

Ask anyone in the North of England about Manchester, and the first thing they are likely to say is that it always rains in the city. The English do like discussing the weather. However, there’s a rather different and far more pleasant downpouring in Manchester: money.

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

[fa icon="calendar'] June 12, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

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.

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Get your tax return in or face huge financial penalties

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Urgent advice on buy-to-let tax

Tax. It’s one of the dirtiest words I know. But, as Benjamin Franklin famously said, along with death it is the only certainty in life. I hate it. I don’t know too many people who love it if any. But it’s not only the amount I have to pay that gets my back up. It’s the paperwork you must do to be told you owe buy-to-let tax.

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Why do you need a large deposit for residential investment property?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 14, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Your deposit is your investment capital

Residential property investment is a unique asset:

  • Unlike stocks, shares, and bonds, it is a tangible asset: it’s real. You can see it, touch it, feel it.
  • Unlike precious metals, you can get an income from it.
  • Unlike fine wines, vintage cars, and postage stamps, opening or damage can be repaired to maintain (and even enhance) value.
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Three factors that affect off-plan property prices

[fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Key knowledge to help you negotiate the best investment price

We recently received an email from a property investor asking how off-plan and new build property is priced by developers. Specifically, the investor wanted to know why similar properties could be priced so differently in different areas, and how much leeway this might offer, if any, in negotiations on price with the developer.

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Why all investors must care about ROI

[fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

How to work out if you should invest in property

In a recent article, I explained how to keep it simple with the property investment lifestyle ROI method. Today, I’m going to discuss the financial ROI of property investment, and why you must keep it high on the list of your investment considerations.

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