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Having just finished our Foundations Course, one of the questions that a lot of investors struggle to get their head around is the concept of making money out of property that they don’t own. So in this article I wanted to talk about the concept of controlling an asset (in this case property but it could be something else) to make money from it.
France is close to home, has a steady rental market and is highly appealing to British buyers.
You have decided to go into property. You have chosen a strategy and an area and off you go. Soon you discover a fundamental property truth - no matter how much money you start with, whether it is £40,000, £400,000 or £4m, eventually you run out of money to fund your property projects.
With interest rates low, buy-to-let is still a sound property investment, especially when you compare it to stocks and savings.
If you’re good at DIY and relish a project, then refurbishment property could be a good investment area for you.
Following on from our post a couple of weeks’ ago on What do minimum energy efficiency standards mean to commercial landlords? we now look at the residential sector.
With uncertainty over Brexit and interest rates set to remain low, one of the key growth areas where you can still experience strong capital gains is property investment.
From 1st April 2018, minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for commercially rented properties come into force.
According to data from the Your Move Scottish buy-to-let index, the lettings market in Scotland got off to a strong start in 2017 with average rents at £571 per month with Edinburgh and the Lothians seeing substantial growth.
As mentioned in our last post, HS2, the planned high-speed railway linking London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester is having an impact on property prices in the Midlands.