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  • Is this a legal tax loop hole for 73,064 Birmingham City Landlords?
    In November 2015, George Osborne disclosed plans to restrain the buy-to-let (BTL) market, implying its growing attractiveness was leaving aspiring first time buyers contesting with landlords for the restricted number of properties on the market. One of things he brought in was that tax relief on BTL mortgages would be capped, starting in April 2017. Before April 2017, a private landlord could cla...
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  • What schemes are available to help me get a mortgage?
    Buying a home can be a difficult process and for many people, the process of getting a mortgage is the hardest aspect. There is a need to focus on your finances for a considerable period of time before you apply for a mortgage but even with this in mind, if you have a poor credit history, a mortgage lender may decline your application. However, there is assistance for people looking to buy propert...
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  • The top tourist areas to visit in our great city of Birmingham
    Birmingham has plenty going for it and no matter what you like or enjoy in life, you’ll find that there is plenty to see and do. While the area is home to many people and a place of work to even more individuals, Birmingham welcomes a considerable number of tourists. This means that there are many tourist areas to look out for, and these are some of the top tourist areas to visit in Birmingham.  ...
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  • Four unmissable tips for First Time Buyers
    Many first-time homebuyers throughout the UK may feel like the prospect of purchasing their own property is a lifetime away. After all, research has shown a quarter of British people over the age of 50 still have grown-up children living at home. In addition, the property markets in some areas of the country appear to be heavily against buyers. Needless to say, buying a home virtually anywhere in ...
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  • 73% of Birmingham City Centre Properties are Leasehold, what does that mean?
    There are 23.36 million properties in England and Wales with 64% being owner occupied and 36% being rented either from a private landlord, local authority or housing association. Over nine out of ten of those English and Welsh owner-occupied properties are a whole house or bungalow. Now, most people would assume they would be freehold – however, of those renting nearly half of rental properties, 4...
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  • Why are online estate agents only selling 52% of their listings?
    ‘Top High Street agents significantly out-perform onliners’ says HomeOwners’ Alliance. The consumer group has consistently promoted online agencies in the past, but has now published analysis stating that High Street Agents have a far higher success rate than online agents, selling 82.42% of homes listed with them compared to 51.98% among the onlines. The HomeOwners’ Alliance also revealed that in...
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  • 73% of Birmingham Properties are Leasehold
    There are 23.36 million properties in England and Wales with 64% being owner occupied and 36% being rented either from a private landlord, local authority or housing association. Over nine out of ten of those English and Welsh owner-occupied properties are a whole house or bungalow. Now, most people would assume they would be freehold – however, of those renting nearly half of rental properties, 4...
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  • 10 things guaranteed to put your buyer off
    In a competitive property market, sellers can’t afford to put any buyers off by offering an unappealing home, so it’s key to address any issues that could put any doubt in potential buyers. We’ve all seen and heard about horror stories like the photo above, so to make sure your house isn’t going to be in any hall of shame, we’ve picked out 10 things you need to avoid when selling your home: 1) Ba...
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  • A look at the Birmingham property market over the last 12 months
    With Birmingham being the second largest city in the United Kingdom after London, and with a population of 1,101,360; this is a city that is one of the busiest and most vibrant in the whole country. If you take a look at the metropolitan area figures for Birmingham, you’ll find that there is a population of 3.8 million which sees Birmingham listed in the Top 10 for most populated metropolitan area...
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  • A quick guide to tax changes for Landlords
    There have been many tax changes for landlords to be aware of in recent times but as of April 2017, there has been a notable change that may seriously impact on many landlord’s income and ability to turn a profit. As of the 6th of April 2017, changes have been implemented to the tax relief for finance costs, and by April 2020, this will be restricted to the basic rate for income tax,  » Read more...
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  • Birmingham Flats Outperform Property Market Average by 21%
    According to the Land Registry’s latest House Price Index for Birmingham and the surrounding locality, the value of apartments/flats are rising at a faster rate than terraced/town houses, semi-detached properties and even detached property. Values of apartments in Birmingham have increased by 9.62% over the past year, which is proportionally 21% more than the Birmingham average rise of 7.94%. The ...
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  • The £70 million Hanging Gardens of Birmingham
    Architects of Invention replicate one the seven wonders of the ancient world with this unique design for a residential development in Birmingham. Around 500 residential units measuring between 40 and 75 square metres will be accommodated within the geometric structure, which steps down towards the centre to reduce the building’s overall mass. The apartments will be spread throughout the two tower...
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  • What will the General Election do to 224,761 Birmingham Homeowners?
    In Birmingham, of the 416,130 households, 104,911 homes are owned without a mortgage and 119,850 homes are owned by a mortgage. Many homeowners have made contact with me asking what the General Election will do the Birmingham property market. The best way to tell the future is to look at the past. I have looked over the last five general elections and analysed in detail what happened to the proper...
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  • How has living in Birmingham City Centre Changed?
    There have been significant changes in the heart of Birmingham in recent years and over the past decade. Back in 2003, the Bullring development was a major level of work and it paid off, bringing a greater volume of footfall through the shopping district than had been predicted. This helped to make Birmingham one of the leading shopping hotspots in the whole of Europe, something the city took grea...
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  • The top 5 restaurants in Birmingham City Centre
    As you’d expect from a busy and thriving city centre, there are plenty of places to eat in Birmingham. However, we think these are 5 of the top restaurants in Birmingham city centre and no matter what you are in the mood for, there should be something that takes your interest here. Adam’s Found at 16 Waterloo Street, Adam’s is an ideal option for lunch or dinner. If you’re out for a special occas...
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  • Should the 96,637 home owning OAP’s of Birmingham be forced to downsize?
    This was a question posed to me on social media a few weeks ago, after an interesting discussion with some clients about our mature members of Birmingham society and the fact many retirees feel trapped in their homes. After working hard for many years and buying a home for themselves and their family, the children have subsequently flown the nest and now they are left to rattle round in a big hous...
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  • New price record and best sales since 2007 should mitigate pre-election jitters
    Rightmove’s latest report shows the average price of property coming to market has hit a record high. This month’s 1.1% (+£3,547) rise has pushed the national average to £313,655, exceeding the previous high of £310,471 set in June 2016. This has been driven by strong buyer demand, with the highest number of sales agreed at this time of year since 2007, before the credit crunch. While the run-up t...
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  • Why should you consider buying a property with sitting tenants?
    Research from Nottingham Building Society states that 21% of buy-to-let investors have to wait at least four months before finding their first tenants. This is a very worrying prospect for an investor needing to keep up with making mortgage payments. How does buying a property with sitting tenants help? Many investors do not consider the idea of buying a property with tenants in it; however, taki...
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  • Sell your home for £780 this April
    We are launching a new product for this month only. Sell your home through Love Your Postcode for only £780, on a no sale, no fee basis. Book an appointment online with your local Love Your Postcode expert this week to find out more about this amazing offer or free phone 0800 862 0870. Only 25 days left to get in touch. 21 DAY OFFER PROMISE Get an offer within 21 days or we sell your home for fre...
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  • Birmingham rents to rise quicker than its property prices in next 5 years
    The next five years will see an interesting change in the Birmingham property market. My recent research has concluded that the rent private tenants pay in Birmingham will rise faster than Birmingham property prices over the next five years, creating further issues to Birmingham’s growing multitude of renters. In fact, my examination of statistics forecasts that .. By 2022, Birmingham rents will ...
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  • What is the importance of block viewings?
    Selling your home is one of the most stressful things we go through in life. Not only do you have to organise your finances and pick a new place to call home, you also need to sell your existing home to make all of this possible. So what is a block viewing and why are they so important in helping you not only getting your house sold, but sold for the best price possible?  » Read more about: What ...
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  • ‘Flipping’ Heck – Birmingham Property Values Have Risen by £18.90 a Day
    Capital growth, rental income and flipping property. We talk through Investing in Birmingham Buy to let. Investing in Birmingham buy to let property is different from investing in the stock market or depositing your hard-earned cash in the Building Society. When you invest your money in the Building Society, this is considered by many as the safe option but the returns you can achieve are awfully...
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  • Should you still be investing in Birmingham Buy To Let?
    If I were a buy to let landlord in Birmingham today, I might feel a little bruised by the assault made on my wallet after being (and will continue to be) ransacked over the last 12 months by HM Treasury’s tax changes to buy to let. To add insult to insult to injury, Brexit has caused a tempering of the Birmingham property market with property prices not increasing by the levels we have seen in the...
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  • How will the Spring Budget impact the property market?
    The 2017 Spring Budget began with Chancellor Hammond saying that the British economy has shown a robust level of growth and that this growth has confounded the commentators who predicted doom and gloom in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. Introductory points raised about the economy include: A rise in employment rate while unemployment has fallen the fastest in Yorkshire and Wales Inflation is f...
  • What to expect from the Spring Budget 2017
    Most expectations are that this will be a reserved budget from Chancellor Phillip Hammond, in what could be the last important Spring Budget for a while. This is because Hammond has decided to move all major announcements to the Autumn Budget schedule, but there will still be a number of big announcements in this budget. Here is what to expect from the Spring Budget of 2017. A boost for education...
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  • How has technology affected estate agency?
    There will be an argument put forward that the estate agency industry hasn’t changed much over the years and in some regards, this is correct. The estate agent has the aim of bring people and properties together, offering guidance and support. The estate agent needs to provide a good standard of customer service, legal advice and marketing and negotiating skills on behalf of their clients. The ult...
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  • How has technology changed Estate agency?
    There will be an argument put forward that the estate agency industry hasn’t changed much over the years and in some regards, this is correct. The estate agent has the aim of bring people and properties together, offering guidance and support. The estate agent needs to provide a good standard of customer service, legal advice and marketing and negotiating skills on behalf of their clients. The ult...
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  • Renting families want longer tenancies
    Many people renting homes in the UK, especially families with children, would like to be offered longer tenancies to give them more security in their home, research has found. Some 39% of people living with their children in privately rented homes have a tenancy of six months or less and 59% say it is hard planning for the future knowing they could be asked to leave their home at short notice. Th...
  • Does it still pay to be a landlord in 2017?
    There have been a number of changes impacting on landlords in the past year or so, and it is right that people are questioning whether it still pays to be a landlord in 2017? With the government implementing changes and schemes designed at assisting first time buyers, many landlords feel that they are being penalised in their activities. It is vital that every individual examines their own circum...

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