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Buy-to-let financing gets cheaper in the UK

By Neelam Springer

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

By brettalegrewood

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

By brettalegrewood

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?

By brettalegrewood

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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Why property investment news can be a pantomime

By brettalegrewood

How do you know what investment news to believe today? It’s hard for property investors to know what to make of UK property news these days. There is so much spin put on data releases and so much news that contradicts. We’re told that demand is down and supply up. Then we’re told that supply […]

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RICS survey points to a better 2018 for property investors

By brettalegrewood

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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