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Construction Work Starts at Cornwall’s Most Anticpiated Project

Construction work has finally commenced on properties at the long awaited Hayle Harbour project, one of Cornwall’s most exciting new coastal developments. Located at North Quay, Hayle, the harbour regeneration project has been on the cards for the last 10 years, so it’s encouraging to see the work finally in action. The first phase of

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Why You Should Invest in Northern Property in 2020

  Property investment in the North and the Midlands looks set to be on the increase this year, thanks in part to Boris Johnson’s resounding success in the December 2019 UK General Election. If you’re interested in making new investments this year, here’s the lowdown as to why you should consider a northern investment in

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Our Hard-Hitting Don’t’s for Property Investing in 2019

  When it comes to investing in property, there’s a lot of information out there online, in print and on TV. Some of the information is good and helpful, others less so and misleading. In fact, in our opinion, much of it creates a false impression of how to invest in property and what’s really

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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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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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