Category Archives: Market News

Can you feel the squeeze on Buy To Lets

As you are a buy-to-let investor, you'd be forgiven for feeling rather despondent following the Chancellor's recent crackdown. A stamp duty hike for buy-to-let purchases has already arrived - with a corresponding spike in sales beforehand - and mortgage interest relief for tax on rental income will start to be hacked back next April. Add…
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Where Are The Best Places to Buy a Rental Property?

If the tax changes haven't deterred you and you're still looking to invest in a buy-to-let property, where are the best locations? For those who have yield as their ultimate goal, a list of the most attractive buy-to-let locations have been revealed. There will be no surprise for most investors that these are in the…
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Number Of Sales Soared Ahead Of Stamp Duty Hike

Number Of Sales Soared Ahead Of Stamp Duty Hike We felt the volume, and lived the increased pressure for the whole of March, and now we have the confirmation that it was not simply a mirage nor was it a false sense of being overly busy! As according to data from LSL Property Services this…
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UK Company Sets Equity Crowdfunding Record for Eureeca – Crowdfund Insider

Homes Or Houses has made it into the news once again, breaking previous records for equity crowdfunding for Eureeca. Homes Or Houses managed to raise 151% of its goal in under 30 days with the Dubai-based equity crowdfunding Platform. Click the link below to read the full article. Dubai-based equity crowdfunding platform Eureeca has set…
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Cash or Finance?

Cash Or Finance - is this still the Question ? In an atmosphere of 'potential for rising interest rates', which can be confusing information at a time when Mortgage Lenders appear to be reducing rates. Should property investors still finance all purchases if they can? or purchase with cash where they can? CASH There is…
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UK Interest rates 24th January 2014

We covered the predictions for interest rates in the Uk a number of times last, ever since the Bank of England linked rates to unemployment levels. With the desired improvements in the economy and reduction in unemployment, we are very close to the 7% magic number, with recent unemployment figures showing further reduction to 7.1%.…
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