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Brexit versus Recession

High end Estate Agents Knight Frank have produced some interesting statistics looking at how the UK’s property market has changed from a decade ago. From a 2008 gripped by the global financial crisis to a 2018 mired in the political quagmire of Brexit. During 2008 when the economic crisis and the collapse of financial markets

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Brexit Impact

Brexit uncertainty has impacted the housing market leading to negative house price growth particularly in London and the South East. In addition domestic issues related to lack of supply and affordability also continue to affect the market with stock levels and buyer interest declining further towards the end of 2018. However outside of the Capital

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Residential Property Investment in Birmingham | Source Investments

Investment in Birmingham

In their recently published research paper into the residential property market in Birmingham and the surrounding area, the estate agency Knight Frank highlight both a recent strength in the market and the potential for further growth to come. Their paper confirms that in the period since 2015, the annual growth rate of between 5% and

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Invest in the North

The next few months maybe the optimum time to invest in buy to let property in the North of England. Based on a report from the Estate Agent Savills the North-South divide in house prices will narrow in the next five years as property values in the north of England rise by a fifth. The

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Buy to Let Investment Remains a Good Deal

Buy to Let Outperforming Savings Rates The savings and investment company Kent Reliance claim that buy-to-let investment is still likely, in the long-term, to beat savings rates by a significant margin over the coming years, despite recent regulatory and taxation changes, new figures suggest. They have produced fresh data which shows that over the course

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Investing in JV Developments

New Investment Opportunities At Source our policy has always been to help investors find the best quality property investments with a primary focus on income producing investments. We continuously research the market and during our due diligence view several dozen developments and work with some of the best developers. By building and maintaining contacts with

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Setting up for buy to let success

When considering getting involved with buy to let property investment there is a temptation to start by diving online and finding a good-looking property. Finding a property is, in fact, way down the line of a whole list of prior activities that need to be completed when setting up for buy to let success. That

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Where best to buy in 2018

There are many issues for investors to consider when identifying where best to buy in the residential rental market. Budget For many this is probably the most crucial factor. Although there is still a good range of choice of competitive buy to let mortgages, lenders are demanding relatively high levels of deposit. Because prime buy

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Ask an Expert

Need Help? Our Ask an Expert service gives you the opportunity to pick the brains of Tom Jewell, Managing Director of Source Property Investments.  If you have any questions about property investment in 2018 take advantage of our Ask an Expert Service. Tom and his colleagues have already helped many investors maximise their property investments.  Their expertise

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The Autumn Budget and Housing

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Budget unveiled a range of measures to boost housing and devolution. Devolution The Chancellor confirmed a £1.7bn “Transforming Cities Fund”, with half the cash going to the metro mayors and the rest open to competition and announced further measures for more devolution to the West Midlands, alongside a deal for

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Tax pressures on Landlords

As tax pressures on landlords continue to increase many are looking for ways to reduce their liability. We are not accountants so we urge all landlords (or prospective landlords), whatever their situation to talk to their accountant – this article offers general information only. Section 24 Firstly, a reminder that the biggest tax pressures on

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Cost and Location drive tenant choice

Cost and Location are top of tenants requirements No surprise but cost and location are the two key factors that influence property choices for more than four out of five tenants when choosing a rental property according to a survey undertaken by Cover4LetProperty. The survey, which is undertaken twice a year by the company, revealed that

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Economies of scale in property investment

Economies of scale In this blog we explain how we help individual investors and portfolio landlords benefit from economies of scale with their property investments and how our nationwide letting service provides investors with their own portfolio manager as one point of contact. We have helped many investors leverage portfolios to get better deals, reduce

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Increase In Rents - Rent Control Economics | Source Investments

Increase in Rents

There are different drivers causing an increase in rents. Increased tax liabilities on landlords are causing many to put in place an increase in rents. A study by an insurance company has found that 32.5% of landlords are planning to increase their rent in the next 12 months to keep up with increased tax liabilities

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New Rules for Portfolio Landlords

Phase 1 of the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) changes to buy-to-let mortgage lending were introduced in January 2017 and introduced stricter affordability tests, including a stress test on interest rate rises, for buy-to-let landlords. Now, the industry is preparing for Phase 2 which is targeting new rules for Portfolio Landlords. (Portfolio landlords

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Property remains a viable investment

Despite the doom and gloom amongst some landlords about whether property remains a viable investment there remain several reasons why landlords can continue to generate wealth through property. Here are some of the main reasons why property remains a viable investment. Rents are predicted to continue to rise There are many variable predictions about the future

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New Website

New Website Launched

We have launched our new website at  https://source.investments/ Since our inception Source Property Investment has gone from strength to strength finding, buying and letting new properties for existing and first-time landlords. Our strategy of providing a personal service for a select group of investors remains unchanged. We are not aiming at the mass market but instead

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After the election now what?

What’s the impact of the election on the housing market and our financial prospects? Property The political uncertainty resulting from the election of a minority government might encourage more of us to put off any thought of moving for a few months.  This would add to a property slow down which has already led to

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