The Opportunity To Turn Shops Into Homes

For some time now the UK has had a chronic shortage of homes. More recently, and especially since Covid, it has become apparent that there is too much retail space in many places. This has prompted many to suggest that more of our shops could be made into homes. We’ll overview the opportunity this might offer to those in the property industry here.

9 Covid Country Property Hotspots

Covid has changed many aspects of our lives, and where we want to live is very much one of them. Crowded cities and daily commuting seem to have moved out of favour and there seems to be a trend towards living in more rural locations.

The Opportunity In Short Term Lets

Most people would agree that standard buy to lets have, and are, becoming a more difficult environment to operate in. So the challenge is very much on to find other ways of making a living in property. One such opportunity is short term lets. Here we’ll look at the opportunity that short term lets might present to investors, landlords, agents and others.

Flexible Workspace The Next Big Story

One of the things that is exciting (or perhaps bewildering) about property is that new opportunities are emerging in the property market all the time. One of the newer developments in property is the acceleration in the availability and use of what is known as flexible workspace. Here we will look at what flexible workspace is, what it means for the market, and what opportunities it might present.

How the mortgage guarantee scheme will work

In last week’s Budget the Government announced the introduction of a 95% mortgage guarantee scheme. Here we’ll look at how it will work and what affect it might have on the market. First, why has the mortgage guarantee scheme been introduced?

Are Property Price Falls A Bad Thing

Many commentators are forecasting that property prices will fall this year.* It’s generally thought that falling property prices are a bad thing for everyone. But is a fall in house prices necessarily a bad thing? Here we’ll consider the situation.

Build To Rent Explained

In recent years a new type of rental property has begun to spread across the UK property rental market. Here we’ll look at build to rent and what it means for those involved. First there was buy to let. Landlords or private investors purchased property on the open market, either new build or existing, in order to rent to tenants. Some new build developers have largely built with this market in mind, or perhaps have built hybrid developments to be bought by landlords and owner occupiers.

Why All The Fuss About Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty has been in the news a lot recently, what with the Stamp Duty holiday, the resultant surge in house buying and the rush to complete before the holiday ends. But Stamp Duty has long been a controversial issue in the UK property market. So here we’ll look at why it is such an issue and what could happen with Stamp Duty in the future.

What Negative Rates Could Mean For The Market

Interest rates are always a key factor in how the property market performs. While low interest rates have been with us for some time the possibility that the Bank of England base rate could turn negative is now an extra factor to consider. In this post we will look at what a negative interest rate could mean for the property market and investment it in.

Need To Know About The First Time Buyer Market

First time buyers are a crucial element in the property market. They’re the only source of genuinely new demand in the system that helps keep the property market expanding. They’re the oil in the machinery that keeps everyone moving up the property ladder.

Progress Home Sale Before Stamp Duty Deadline

With this Stamp Duty holiday due to end on March 31st, all the parties involved in property transactions are under increasing pressure to complete before the deadline. Fortunately, there is much you can do to keep things moving forward, whatever stage you are in the conveyancing process.

Can You Sell A House On Social Media

It seems like everything can be sold with the help of social media today, from fashion and fast food to mobile phones and financial services.

Whats Going On In The London Property Market

London tends to be the barometer of the UK property market. What happens in London tends to happen in the rest of the country. When prices rise in London they tend to ripple out to the rest of the UK sooner or later.

Should You Consider Exiting Buy To Let

The feeling that buy to let has become a lot harder in recent years has prompted some to consider whether they should exit the buy to let market. Here we’ll look at the pros and cons of getting out – and staying in – and consider what you need to think about before making a decision.

How To Make A House More Saleable

Despite the turmoil caused by Covid house sellers have done pretty well over the last few months. Strong buyer interest, strong sales levels and rising property prices have made it very much a seller’s market.

Recent Posts

The Opportunity To Turn Shops Into Homes
9 Covid Country Property Hotspots
The Opportunity In Short Term Lets
Flexible Workspace The Next Big Story
How the mortgage guarantee scheme will work
Are Property Price Falls A Bad Thing
Build To Rent Explained
Why All The Fuss About Stamp Duty
What Negative Rates Could Mean For The Market
Need To Know About The First Time Buyer Market

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