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A serviced apartment scheme in Bristol has made its mark on property investors in the city with owners of 18 apartments signing up since January 2012. Owners of apartments at Finzels Reach are promised guaranteed returns and a full management service on the new homes.
Country & Metropolitan Homes (C&M) is offering property investors the chance to benefit from a guaranteed 6% return on a sale and leaseback deal on the show house at Redhouse Park, its development of new homes in Milton Keynes.
Britain's economy might be flirting with a ‘triple dip' recession, but a growing number of landlords in the UK believe that now is a great time to invest in property and are looking to add to their property portfolios as a consequence.
Cheap mortgages, high rental yields, a growing supply-demand imbalance, low bank saving rates - there is an endless list of reasons to currently consider investing in property.
Are you looking to join the buy-to-let boom? Now could be the time to invest, as new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) show that there was a surge in buy-to-let lending in 2012. Lending to landlords accounted for 11.5% of all mortgage lending last year, up from 9.8% in 2011.
Both so-called ‘virgin' landlords and experienced investors are taking account of soaring rents and falling mortgage rates to benefit from property investments, as we see next.
With its strategic position, river views, quality specification and good potential rental returns, Taylor Wimpey's City Vizion scheme in Newport, South Wales has become a popular option for property investors. Annual rental yields of up to 7% have attracted the interest of buy-to-let investors looking to add to their portfolio with a high-quality new-build home.
Leading regional housebuilder Ward Homes is hosting a ‘Safe as Houses' investor event this Saturday 26th January to show people how a buy-to-let property makes a great investment. Taking place at the De Vere Village Hotel in Maidstone from 10.00am, the event will showcase some of the developer's new homes in Kent and have a number of guest speakers and experts on hand to explain the benefits of investing in one.
Property investors looking to expand their portfolio with a new-build property are being urged to consider a new development on the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales, where Natural Retreats is building 20 two- and three-bedroom holiday homes with superb sea views. Available on a 999-year lease, the homes are managed as part of Natural Retreats' network of high-quality holiday rental accommodation.
Property investors looking to expand their portfolio in the Midlands have a unique option to consider from Barratt Homes, where they can purchase the show home at Minstrel Park in Stratford-upon-Avon and then lease it back to Barratt for continued use as the show home, with a guaranteed rental yield of up to 6%.
With the Christmas and New Year holidays over, mortgage lenders are hoping to capitalise on the traditional January surge in interest in buying a home with some enticing new deals. Among them are Leeds Building Society and HSBC, who have unveiled a series of new products and rates for the start of 2013.