If property is a part of your life – whether as an investor, landlord or tenant – it is important to keep your eyes peeled for changes in the law or trends which may have an impact on you – for good or for bad.
Are you selling your home and buying somewhere else but worried about the whole process not going smoothly? You are certainly not alone. Moving home is one of the most stressful things most of us face.
So you are where you are in your property journey and want to go further, higher, faster… but you’re stuck and just can’t go forward. You feel like you are treading water and going backwards, at the same time! This blog will tell you why you are stuck and how you can get going again…fast.
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.
It is not just sensible to buy a property with someone else, it is smart and can save you a ton of money, time and effort in many cases. When it comes to property buying, two is often better than one.
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?
Rightmove house price index for December 2018 shows that asking prices are still falling at a significant rate – down 1.5%, equivalent to a drop of £4,496 for the average property. The fall the previous month was 1.7%, giving a drop of 3.2% (or £9,719) over two months, the biggest two month fall since the same time of year in 2012.
If you are looking for a property bargain, buying a probate property is one of the best ways to do so. But there can be costly practical drawbacks to buying this type of property…
There are several less well-known but cost-effective ways to become a homeowner. One of them is a “home and business combo” – more commonly known as semi-commercial property.
You heard the one about the people who own a property but are living in rental accommodation? Why are they paying good rent to a landlord?