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Property investment strategy: how you can use the 18-year property cycle

Choosing the best investment is all about trying to predict the future. Could the theory of the “18-year property cycle” help investors make the right decision? From experienced property investors to novice first-timers, the end goal of any investment is largely the same – achieving the best returns through healthy capital gains ...

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Property investment returns highest in university cities

The top seven university cities offering the most lucrative property investment returns are all located in the north of England or the Midlands. Property investment opportunities are strongest around UK university cities due to the high rental demand and large numbers of young professionals and graduates, but the latest research indicates ...

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Over 50s Are Fastest Growing Buy To Let Age Group

Silver renters are quickly becoming an important market for buy to let landlords as the fastest growing age group in the sector. The over 50s comprise 15% of all private renters – up from 12% of the market in 2012, says a new report from letting agents Hamptons International. In the ...

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Landbay announces £1bn funding to support buy-to-let lending

Buy-to-let lender fintech Landbay has today announced a £1 billion funding agreement with a leading financial institution to finance mortgages on its platform. The financing will support Landbay’s plans to significantly grow its buy-to-let lending over the next two years. Today’s announcement comes at a time of rapid growth for Landbay, which ...

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BEVERLEY BROWN SCOTLAND’S VOICE OF PROPERTY ROUNDS UP THE WEEK’S

MANY parents have taken the buy-to-let route to save costs as their offspring attend university. But according to Grant Property, which lets to students, corporate investors are also being drawn to the sector, attracted by high rental yields and stability. Managing director John Moran goes as far as saying “not even ...

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Growing number of English landlords investing in Scotland’s BTL sector

There has been a notable rise in the number of English landlords investing in Scotland’s buy-to-let sector thanks to cheaper property prices north of the border, along with tax reliefs and higher yields, according to Touchstone. Research by the property training firm found that 78% of its clients believe the best ...

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Glasgow dominates Scottish rental market

The latest data and analysis from Your Move Scotland has revealed that between April and May, landlords in Glasgow saw rents rise faster than anywhere else. According to the data, prices in Glasgow and the Clyde increased by 1.9% month-on-month, well ahead of the 0.2% average across Scotland. On a yearly ...

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Fixed rate buy to let mortgage rates fall unexpectedly

There has been an across the board fall in fixed rate buy to let mortgage deals which comes amidst signs that the mortgage market was beginning to expect an interest rate rise. Recent remarks by the Governor of the Bank of England that the UK leaving the European Union without reaching ...

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Buy-to-let choice for first-time landlords’ hits record high

Despite several changes in the buy-to-let market, 73% of prospective investors considered property to be the best, least volatile long-term investment, according to a recent study by Benham and Reeves. The study of 5,000 buy investors also highlighted that 83% were unlikely to sell their property over the next year. This presents ...

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A guide to HMOs: what property investors need to know in 2019

HMOs, or houses in multiple occupation, can be a great investment option for buy-to-let landlords, although running one comes with its own set of rules and requirements compared to a standard rental.   Renting property in the UK is nothing new but buy-to-let landlords and investors looking to rent out their properties ...