Investment Property News


Furnished or Unfurnished – Landlord View

27
Jan

One of the first questions landlords ask is whether to rent out their property furnished or unfurnished? There are of course pros and cons to both and differing target markets require different approaches.

The Positives of Unfurnished

  • Less initial set up cost to landlord and less responsibility.
  • Tenants may stay longer as they have made an investment in furniture and moving will be more costly.
  • If there is tenant demand then rental income may be equal to furnished.

The Positives of Furnished

  • Generally, there are more tenants looking for furnished property which means a higher rent and more applicants to choose from.
  • You, the landlord, only need buy the furniture once and will have made sure it is the right style and size for the property.
  • A nicely furnished property looks move inviting and homely than one devoid of furniture.

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2012 Prediction Reviewed 5 Years Later

18
Jan

Back in January 2012 we posted an article in which the CEBR (Centre for Economics and Business Research) forecast interest rates would remain at 0.5 per cent until 2016. As it turned out they were pretty accurate with rates dropping to 0.25 per cent in August 2016. Whilst they predicted rates would start to rise in 2016 it should be remembered that we have had a number of unforeseen political and economic changes since the summer of 2016.

A snippet of the article is below with the full article here.

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), a leading think tank with an excellent record for correctly forecasting economic performance has said that it believes interest rates will remain at 0.5 per cent until 2016.
The CEBR made the right call on a variety of forecasts for the economy in 2011, beating virtually all other analysts and winning all prizes from organisations that rank prediction success in the UK.
The organisation believes that the Bank of England will hold interest rates at their historic low of 0.5 per cent into 2016. If base rate did stay at that level until January 2016, it would make it an unprecedented 81 months of no change in base rate, the longest period of static rates since the 1940’s.


How to Maximise Your Property Investment

20
Dec

With an ever increasing number of TV programs dedicated to property sales the majority of home sellers are now aware of the influence presentation can have on sale prices and the time required to secure a sale. What is perhaps not so widely known, and demonstrated, is that the presentation of a rental property is equally as important.

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Foreign Investors Target Edinburgh

23
Nov

Following June’s EU Referendum we have seen a record number of enquiries from overseas investors requesting our guidance on buy to let within the capital. There a number of factors which have resulted in this surge including the weakened pound which makes purchasing more affordable, particularly for those paying in Euros and Dollars.

Additionally, the London property market is viewed by some as overheated resulting in investors targeting other areas of the UK which provide better value for money and higher rental yields. With Edinburgh providing solid rental returns along with historically strong capital growth we predict the number of overseas investors contacting ourselves to increase for the foreseeable future.

To find out more about buying an investment property in Edinburgh and how we can help you, call 0131 473 1591 or use our online contact form.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 


Where to Invest for 8.4% Annual Price Growth

28
Oct

The Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre property report for October 2016 has just been released. Interestingly, whilst annual price growth for the City of Edinburgh is shown at 5.2% further investigation has shown one of the leading performers to be City Centre 1 bedroom flats which have returned an annual price growth of 8.4%. City Centre 1 bedroom flats have long been recommended by ourselves as ideal buy to let investments due to a combination of capital growth and strong rental yields. To read the full October 2016 report click on ESPC.

To find out more about buying an investment property in Edinburgh and how we can help you, call 0131 473 1591 or use our online contact form.

We look forward to hearing from you.