What does a house price growth slowdown mean for property investors?
According to the UK House Price Index from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK property prices are rising at their slowest rate since 2013. And a forecast from PwC says that house price inflation will remain at around its current level through to 2025. Sounds gloomy, but what does it really mean for property investors?
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.
Age and experience are shown as key to making good investment choices
If I asked you what is better as an investment – cryptocurrencies or property – your answer may depend upon your age: