Being a landlord: Is it worth it?

Being a landlord comes with many challenges that many property investors don’t realise until they encounter them. If you assume that becoming a landlord will mean just sitting back and waiting for the cash to flow in, you will be in for a…

Working with property management companies

Employing a letting agent can be a great way to ensure your properties are properly managed especially if you’re don’t have the time or the experience. There are two main types of letting agents that you can choose to work with. If you want…

UK housing market: what to expect in 2017

The changes to stamp duty and the UK’s exit from the European Union are expected to be the two most influential factors on the housing market in 2017. The introduction of stamp duty raised the upfront cost of buying a home at the top of the…

Where the property market headed next

Recent data has shown that while prices are still rising in the housing market, they are not rising as quickly as they were before. In the year to June, prices rose by an average of 9.7% but this has gone down in the year to July where they…

House prices: What to expect

In 2016, house prices in the rest of the UK grew by 4.5% while in London the same figure was 3.7%. This marked the first time since 2008 that the average growth in London was below that of the UK average according to the National Building…

Guide to home improvement loans

With the right improvements, your home can be a much better place for you and your family and its value can also increase when you eventually sell it. There are different kinds of improvement that you can try out. Increase the floor space…