Posts Categorized: Sourcing

Crossrail 2 Property Hot Spots

In this, our third article, we look at further Crossrail 2 Property Hot Spots (our previous two articles can be found at https://sourceinvestments.com/insights/) Background The first Crossrail route (now known as the Elizabeth Line) which is due for completion in just a couple of years, has had a profound impact on property prices having already added… Read more »

Crossrail 2 stations

Crossrail 2 Crossrail 2 is a new proposed north-south rail line connecting existing National Rail networks in Surrey and Hertfordshire, with trains running through new tunnels beneath central London.  This is the second of three blogs on the impact of Crossrail 2 on the local property markets along the proposed route.  The first blog which gives… Read more »

Crossrail 2 an investment opportunity?

What is Crossrail 2? Crossrail 2 is a new proposed north-south rail line connecting existing National Rail networks in Surrey and Hertfordshire, with trains running through new tunnels beneath central London. There will be a 30-trains-per-hour service between Wimbledon in the South West and Tottenham Hale and New Southgate in the North East, with additional… Read more »

Government puts emphasis on rental sector

Government moves emphasis to rental sector Speaking at this week’s RESI conference Gavin Barwell, the new housing minister, has used his first major speech to shift Government policy away from what has been an almost single focus on home ownership and open up more investment into the rental sector. He also indicated that the Government… Read more »

Rental Shortage

   Rental Shortage The claim this week by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) that the UK is facing a critical rental shortage maybe good news for existing and prospective landlords. Rics estimates that at least 1.8 million more households will be looking to rent rather than buy a home by 2025. In the… Read more »

Buy to let advice

  For those thinking of investing in buy to let but not sure where to start; here is some buy to let advice.  Leveraging your borrowing The first question many potential investors ask when seeking buy to let advice is how much should I borrow? The great thing about buy-to-let borrowing is that it provides… Read more »

Maximising buy-to-let

  If you are currently wondering where to invest your savings for a decent return when even some experts are suggesting that stuffing your money under the mattress could be the best bet, then one option of maximising returns that you might consider is the purchase of a buy-to-let property. As a property investment consultancy operating in London… Read more »

How Much Buy-to-let Deposit Do I need?

  Deposit and Mortgage If you are thinking of purchasing a residential property and then renting it out, a popular way of financing the arrangement is with a deposit plus a “buy-to-let” mortgage (normally provided on an interest only basis). In theory it should be easier to secure such a mortgage because the rules governing the… Read more »

Investing in Buy-to-Let – top tips

Top Tips for Investing in Buy-to-Let Investing in Buy-to-let can be a fraught business for the unwary but equally with careful planning and diligent research it should also prove to be a very valuable investment.  In this article we set out some of our top tips for investing in a buy-to-let property – whether it… Read more »

Property Investing in a Post Brexit World

Brexit – What has happened to date? The UK property market has certainly been under the spotlight since the referendum confirmed the nation’s decision to exit the European Union (Brexit). The outcome of that Brexit vote has caused economic uncertainty, halted some transactions and left several questions yet to be answered about how the markets,… Read more »