Picking the cherry

A recent Hometrack survey shows that 373,000 property transactions have been stalled as a consequence of the current lockdown, worth about £82bn

Sow & Reap

Interesting times.  Currently, we are being fed information regarding something we cannot see or have a grip off.  Therefore, we are lapping up all we are fed.  Even the official narrative does not make sense, even within its own narrative.

The deal I wrote about in Pinner, several weeks ago, predictably attracted many enquiries from people interested in investing; for three reasons: location, price point and development potential. 

Currently, we are negotiating on a property on behalf of a client. The property includes a commercial unit on the ground floor, and has been on the market for the best part of a year; and yes, this time COVID19 can be blamed for the lack of...

This week I went to see a cluster of commercial properties in East London.  On the face of it the yield appeared very attractive, in addition I was told there was development potential.  It consists of 3 shops and 1 three bedroom flat.  The three...

Recently, I went to view a parade of shops in South London. Although it’s nice enough to own a string of shops, there was nothing intrinsically juicy about the deal. The yield is circa 5%. Yes, there could be some asset management opportunities...

This weekend I went to see a commercial site in Wimbledon. The owner had applied for planning, not just on his site, but across the whole parade.Oddly enough one can apply for planning on land one does not own.  

Over the weekend I went to see a shop and uppers in a location that is considered set to rise.  The journey took about an hour, but one has to follow the money.  Being nearby is not on the criteria for a good investment. 

In the Allsop’s commercial auction there are a load of properties occupied by Santander, all on short leases, with little prospect of renewal.  

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