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Pension Less Lucrative Than Buy To Let Investment

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Despite the government’s recent tax hikes and tougher criteria for mortgage lending, over the long term, the right property investment can provide an enviable pension pot. There are plenty of reliable surveys that show that despite the property market being more risky than pensions, property is nevertheless, king. Though pensions will beat a portfolio of […]

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Manchester remains a top BTL hotspot

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According to recent research, Manchester is one of the top 10 places in the UK for rental growth with average yields of almost 9%. Peter Armistead, Director of Armistead Property comments: “It’s no surprise that both UK and international investors are queuing up to purchase BTL property.  Manchester beats London hands down on affordable property […]

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BTL investment at all-time low

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The majority of landlords are making a profit from their BTL portfolios despite the Government’s tax hikes, but BTL investment is at an all-time low, according to research from Armistead Property. However, 83% of landlords have found obtaining buy to-let finance more difficult in the past six months and just 16% of landlords intend to […]

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Asian Investors Buying up UK Property

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Asian investors are flocking to buy both residential and commercial UK property, despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the forthcoming General Election. Property investor Peter Armistead, of Armistead Property, comments on the trend: “There has always been a strong Chinese base in Manchester. Brexit hasn’t worried them at all. In fact, they see it as […]

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How to build a profitable Buy-to-Let portfolio

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Data from The Council of Mortgage Lenders advised that 57,400 mortgages, worth £6 billion, were advanced to buy-to-let investors in the fourth quarter of 2016, up 2% quarter-on-quarter but down 20% year-on-year. It appears that investors are returning to the buy-to-let market for a better return on their capital. 84% of landlords are making a […]

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Protecting profits !

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Since the Chancellor announced measures to curb buy-to-let in the 2015 Summer Budget, there has been a flurry of debate. Will this be the death of the buy-to-let market, or just a slowdown? Will it force landlords to sell, as they see their profits eroded by the new taxation changes? If only we had a […]

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Manchester – the best to invest

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Manchester has changed significantly and has become the largest economic and investment city in the North of England, over the past 20 years. More and more property investors are beginning to invest in the North according to HSBC, drawn by high yields – Manchester offers the highest rental yields (7.93%) of any city in the […]