Posts Tagged: property

House prices are rising: My honest appraisal

Savills have today projected house prices will be 4% higher at the end of this year than they were at the same time in 2019.  This alongside the news from Nationwide that there were nearly 85,000 mortgage approvals in August this year well above the monthly average of 66,000 prevailing in 2019. The housing market is… Read more »

Our guide to independent Sheffield

We explore cities for a living. We understand  that in order to get to know a place until you got to immerse yourself in it. A great perk of our job  is we get to travel around awesome cities. We meet local people and find out about what it is that makes their area stand… Read more »

How we maintained an 8.8% ROI during a Pandemic

Sheffield Fitzgerald Our Sheffield Fitzgerald development has been a high performing project. We offered it to our family of investors in Aug 2017 with a projected return of 8.5%. At the time of writing all our apartments are fully occupied (managed by us on our clients’ behalf) and our investors have received on average 8.8%*… Read more »

Buy-to-let on Airbnb?

  Is it financially better for landlords to invest in a buy-to-let property for short-term lets on Airbnb rather than to the traditional long term tenant? What is Airbnb? First things first what is Airbnb?  Airbnb is a privately owned and operated company (headquartered in San Francisco) that was set up in 2008 to allow… Read more »

Property Newsletter May 2016

Welcome to this month’s property newsletter from Source Investments which reviews current information relevant to both existing and prospective buy to let investors. Property Prices According to the Halifax monthly house price index, house prices have risen at their slowest rate since November with growth at 9.2 per cent in April compared with the same time… Read more »

Shift to rent to accelerate

Shift in Property Ownership There is a fundamental shift in property ownership occurring in London according to new analysis by PwC. The city is being transformed from ownership to rent with a significant shift from nearly two-thirds owner-occupiers to 60% of Londoners forecast to be renters in less than 10 years. In 2000, just under… Read more »

Changing Shape of Buy to Let

New legislation from April 2016 will potentially change the shape of buy to let as an investment opportunity. A “Hot” Market Buy to let has become one of the hottest investment areas with mortgages to landlords accounting for about 17% of all new lending in 2015, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, which is up from… Read more »

Crossrail – Maidenhead and Reading

Crossrail – Maidenhead and Reading In this blog we look at the case for investing in properties in Crossrail – Maidenhead and Reading. From 2018 a new 75 mile high-speed Crossrail route will open travelling through London and connecting Reading in the west to Shenfield in the east. The route will take in 40 stations… Read more »