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  • Can my spouse and I reduce tax on our property investment?
    How to increase your after-tax profit despite the UK property tax changes I was asked by a couple last year how they could reduce the tax they would pay on their property investment income. They were worried about whether property investment is worth it after the UK property tax changes. David is a higher rate taxpayer, and Debbie pays tax at the basic rate. I referred them to a tax...
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  • Invest in property now – here’s the data that proves prices will rise
    How do you know that property prices are going to rise where you invest? When you invest in property, wouldn’t it be good if you had a crystal ball to tell you if property prices are going to rise or fall where you are buying? I’m going to give you that crystal ball. In this article, you’ll learn how you can use three pieces of easily discoverable data to figure out whether prices a...
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  • How to stop property tax changes reducing buy-to-let investment profits
    Buy-to-let investment strategies you should be considering NOW New investment research by mydeposits.co.uk – a government authorised protection scheme for landlords, letting agents and tenants – has found that almost half of buy-to-let investors are planning changes to the way they hold property as a response to UK property tax changes imposed over the last 18 months. In this post,...
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  • House prices are rocketing in the UK as landlords increase portfolio size
    Proof that buy-to-let investment is very much alive and kicking We’ve been telling property investors to ignore the doomsayers since the vote for Brexit in June 2016. The latest investment news confirms just how wrong the economic ‘experts’ and property market observers have been. House prices are up, and investors are increasing the size of their property portfolios as their return...
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  • Could residential property boost your investment returns in the low interest rate environment?
    Should you reweight your investment portfolio? Increasing numbers of economists are coming around to my point of view – interest rates in the UK are unlikely to rise before 2019. It means that your investment portfolio could come under increasing pressure to make worthwhile income. Especially with inflation rising (it’s currently at 2.6%), traditional income-producing assets such as...
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  • How to assess investment opportunities against your buy-to-let
    Should you sell and reinvest in another investment asset? I was asked a question last week about property investment opportunities, and how to measure an existing property investment against other investment assets. Specifically, Greg asked this question: “A few years ago, having listened to your advice, I invested in an off-plan property in London. It’s increased in value tremendo...
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  • Why off-plan property is a great investment strategy for all lifestyle goals
    The benefits of off-plan property for income and growth investors Investing in off-plan property is a strategy that could help you achieve all your lifestyle goals, whatever they may be. Whether you want to create income to last your entire retirement, build a valuable estate for your loved ones, or create a passive income stream so you can take it a little easier, off-plan property...
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  • How much will your buy-to-let investment be worth in 10 years?
    Property prices and rents are up again – and could soar over the next decade Investment news over the last week has shown that the average house price in the UK continues to rise at around 4.5% annually – or 0.37% per month. Also, average rents have increased by 3.1% over the last year. We thought we’d follow eMoov’s lead, who have extrapolated the monthly house price rise to estima...
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  • Kidbrooke - Complete transformation with a bright future around the corner
    Kidbrooke lies in London’s Royal Borough of Greenwich, a popular destination for residents and visitors alike, where people from all over the world come to enjoy historic locations such as the Royal Observatory, the Queen’s House and the National Maritime Museum. Kidbrooke’s proximity to central London and its swift transport links make it a very desirable location for city workers an...
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  • Housing supply slumps as Bank of Mum and Dad funds kids’ rent payments
    Good news for property investors, combined with advice on rent collection Three items of investment news have caught our attention over the last week. The first two point to continued house price growth and the underpinning of rental prices by the Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD). The third underlines the importance of reviewing rent collection procedures.
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  • Salford - A City of economic growth and investment opportunity
      HSBC’s annual survey found that Manchester was Britain’s buy-to-let hotspot (This is Money 3.06.15) with average buy-to-let yields of 7.98%. Rental properties make up more than a quarter of Manchester’s housing stock and the largest proportion in Britain. Annual rents have risen 7% in the 12 months up to July 2016 in Salford according to Rightmove.
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  • How to invest in property with a partner and remain friends
    Overcoming the common problems faced by property investment partners Investing in property with a friend or partner is becoming increasingly popular. It allows you to pool resources and complementary skill sets. If you both commit equally financially, you could buy a larger property and double your potential profitability. However, there are also some risks of investing with a frien...
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  • Your 13-point off-plan property investment checklist
    Tick off all the boxes for off-plan investment success As investment strategies go, investing in off-plan property can be one of the most profitable, when it’s done well, and you know how to increase your off-plan investment profits. Here at Gladfish, we help you negotiate the minefield of buying off-plan. A progression team takes the stress out of off-plan investment, guiding you thr...
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  • Are lifetime mortgages on investment property sensible for retirees?
    Beware the remortgaging tax trap In the current environment of low-interest rates and poor returns on annuities, many retirees are turning to equity release to help fund their retirement. This strategy hasn’t been available to property investors for years, but a pensions company has now entered the market and is offering lifetime mortgages (as this type of equity release is also kno...
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  • 5 reasons why property investment is better than stocks for retirement
    If you want to retire early, here’s how property can help An investor recently asked me why I thought residential property investment was a better retirement vehicle than the stock market. He had been speaking to a financial advisor, who had advised him to put his £40,000 savings into a pension plan. A friend of his (and a successful Gladfish client) had suggested he give us a call ...
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  • 7 Common property investment mistakes and how to avoid them
    Tips to profit as a property investor from day one In property investment, there isn’t a mistake that hasn’t already been made. Most are made by beginner investors, who haven’t yet gained the experience to avoid them. It’s these mistakes that stop investors from continuing after their first investment and becoming property millionaires. In this article, I describe the most common p...
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  • Should property investors stop buying in apartment blocks?
    Exploding the high-rise myth post-Grenfell The Grenfell Tower tragedy has prompted a question from a property investor, which we’ll answer in this article. John’s question was simply, “Should I stop investing in apartments in apartment blocks?”
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  • Good news for property investors – housing starts are way short of demand
    Property price rise in London and UK cities are smashing inflation, too. Sometimes I get the feeling that the media are desperately trying to crash the UK property market. Two items of property investment news over the last few days highlight just how media headlines are deliberately misleading. Reporters seem hell-bent on putting a negative spin on their stories. In this investmen...
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  • Why London Property will Astound AGAIN!
    It'a amazing to hear people talking down London property just like they did before and during the financial crisis. 'London was overcooked', 'Don't buy London', 'Stay away or lose your shirt'. I have heard it all before and sure London isn't growing like it was but make no mistake London is still a world city, it's still the best fundamentals...
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  • Micro-apartments – the new trend in buy-to-let investment
    Could smaller properties be the key to profitable inner-city property portfolios? Generation rent looks set to underpin buy-to-let investment in the UK for decades to come. According to a survey carried out earlier this year, most don’t plan to buy. Almost half wouldn’t pay more than 30% of their monthly income on housing costs. So where is generation rent choosing to live, and why?...
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  • Where now for the best profits from UK property investment?
    Look at trends, value and fundamentals for clues to property hotspots Residential property investment in the UK is not as dead as a dodo, despite what you might read in the press. Focus has shifted, that’s all. After years of outperformance, London and the South East are no longer the top performing regions. Property prices are taking a breather there, while savvy property investors...
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  • Why positive cash flow investment property will help you retire early
    Positive cash flow properties benefit property portfolio builders Residential property investment is becoming increasingly popular with professionals seeking to protect their capital from inflation. And you don’t have to buy a property that will cost you to hold every month until you decide to sell it and pocket the capital gain. In this article, you’ll learn how to buy a positive ...
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  • Should I invest my pension lump sum in property?
    How to decide if property investment is best for your tax-free cash lump sum We recently had a client ask if he should invest his pension lump sum in property. While the advice for you might be different and is dependent upon your circumstances, this article should give you the information you need to consider before you spend or invest your tax-free lump sum.
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  • For higher property investment profits, consider high-tech towns
    Could Leeds and Manchester be the new Seattle for property investors? We recognised long ago the advantage of investing in property in locations that benefit from recognition as high-tech towns. ‘Internet hubs’, such as London, attract buyers who are willing to pay a premium for off-plan property that benefits from high-speed broadband access. New research shows that property invest...
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  • Investment news - Full steam ahead for investors in UK property
    House prices rise, rents rise, and buy-to-let mortgage rates fall If there were further proof needed that the UK is still the place to invest in property, last week’s investment news provided it: Investors who ignored the ‘expert’ predictions of a housing price crash post the Brexit vote will have made an average of £10,000 in the 12 months since. In London, there are signs th...
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  • Investment News - UK Budget 2016 - A Property Investor's Perspective
    Investment News, the 2016 Budget and what it means for property investors. Brett Alegre-Wood gives his opinion on the changes. Download a copy of his 2016 UK Tax Changes Ebook - it's targeted to help property investors understand the changes and what to do about them - https://www.ypc-group.com/ukpropertytax/ George Osbourne clearly played the game of give the bad news in Autumn last year so he...
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  • A Property Investor's take on the Autumn Statement 2015
    Property Investor's and the Autumn Statement, Brett discusses the impact the of the statement on property investors. Generally the economy is all good news and heading in the right direction, except for property investors who will now pay an extra 3% Stamp Duty. Call the team on +44 207 812 1255 or info@ypc-group.com you can also go to http://www.ypc-group.com. YPC Group is a leading UK Resea...

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