Buying & Selling Money

Currently, many 5 year fixed BTL rates are below 2%; but this week they are expected to increase. They still represent excellent value, together with security. Rarely do these two attributes go together, but you have them now.

Letting the tail wag the dog

Admittedly this is not the way to do a deal. We should not use a symptomatic reason tooverride the main objective. In property terms we should not use the tax situation or stampduty to govern a property deal. The deal must stand on its own legs.

There are serious concerns about where the property prices will go in the coming years. House prices in London have fallen for the fifth quarter in a row, this is as a consequence of a combination of high prices, stamp duty increases, and the...

Recently, I went to view a property close to Hyde Park, in close proximity to Queensway. It is a freehold, and seemed like a probate deal, from the look...

We are on the verge of closing a deal in Battersea. The property is a freehold house, which requires modernisation. The property is surprisingly small, given the quoted resale price of £1.2M. But there again, I don’t know the market on the other...

We have just exchanged on one probate property and completed on another. The question we need to ask ourselves is what to do with each property. Do we sell them on or do we keep them? 

There are only two ways to make money in property. One is in the increase in price, where you make the bulk of the money; and the other is on the yield. The general principle is, as you get closer to central London the growth is skewed more...

There are three types of motivated sellers in the market. The distressed, the divorced, and the dead. People in these categories must sell, due to their circumstances. They do not have the luxury of choice.

Finally, we exchanged on a small deal in South East London. The property is a three bedroom semi, about 30 seconds away from the new Crossrail, which means it will take only 11 mins to reach Canary Wharf and 25 mins to reach Bond Street. This...



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