Month: January 2015

How Buy to Let Beat Other Investments


Since the birth of the buy-to-let mortgage 18 years ago in 1996, buy-to-let investments have provided average returns that easily outstrip those of other major asset classes.

Every £1,000 invested in an average buy-to-let property purchased with a 75pc loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage in the final quarter of 1996 would have been worth £13,048 by the final quarter of 2013, providing a compound annual return of 16.3pc, according to research by specialist lender Paragon.

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