The Pluses of Buying in Affordable Areas – Are you one of the millions of people who know the power of the London property market, want a piece of the action, but are priced out and can’t afford to buy anything there? I know the feeling!
The End of No Fault Evictions: Good or Bad? – Are you a landlord and worried about the plans of the government (announced 15th April 2019) to end the right of landlords to evict a tenant at the end of their tenancy? Are you a tenant thinking the changes are unqualified good news for you? As ever, the picture is not black and white…
If you thought the property market was due for a Brexit crash or at least another year of prices going nowhere, you would have got an almighty shock when the Halifax House Price Index for February 2019 was released recently.
Should you buy before or after the Brexit house price bounce? There is growing talk of “a Brexit house price bounce” – a jump in house prices, starting in London, once the outcome of Brexit is clearer.
The property pain for hard-pressed Londoners trying to sell is not letting up one bit thanks to the uncertainty of Brexit, high stamp duty charges and “stretched affordability”.
They often say one person’s misfortune is another person’s gain. Over the coming years, that is increasingly going to be the case for small and not so small shops up and down the country.
Things are looking really bad for London house prices… but are things as bad as they seem?
At the very time when fewer and fewer people are able to afford home ownership, the future for tenants seems far from bright… in fact it seems very worrying.
Anyone who thinks there is a bright future for buy to let (BTL) has issues with reality recognition. But is it really RIP for the investment of choice for the small guy over the last twenty odd years?
Despite numerous obstacles, including rising unaffordability in many parts of the country , the number of first time buyers continues to grow. But can this good news story continue?