Property Investment news: Lender eases deposit requirements

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Property Investment News: this week

This week in property investment news AdamPosen from theMPC suggested capital gains tax and stamp duty should increase in line with inflation. The government wants to put an end to housing boom and bust, is this the way to go?

Average house prices went up for the seventh consecutive month but many economists predicts a drop in 2010. Is this a cause for concern or is this the nature of supple and demand?

We take a look at the annual percentage change in house prices and how this has changed between 2006 and 2009. Remember the overall picture may not be as bad as it seems as we take a closer look at the different regions.

Shocking stats from LV show that over 1 million Brits at 50+ plan to cash in their properties for extra retirement income. Perhaps if they’d consider building a property portfolio they’d be able to live off their buy to let without having to sell their homes.

Finally, competition is returning in the mortgage market and it’s good property news for residential buyers as lenders ease deposit requirements. But what about the buy to let investors?

As always if you have any questions or want a chat about current opportunities call the team on +44 (0)207 923 6100

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Brett Alegre-Wood

About the Author

Brett has over 20 years experience in all facets of property, he owns various companies centred around property and is the driving force behind the education and training at Gladfish. His companies have sold over £850 million in UK and London property and he manages over 1200 properties through his estate agency chain. Today he shares his time between UK, Australia and Singapore. He is married to Arlene and together they have 4 kids.