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Investing in Nottingham

While everyone else is flocking to invest in the more obvious cities like Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool (which are still very strong areas for property investment), a few savvy investors are keeping ahead of the curve by investing into other up and coming cities in the UK. Top of that list is Nottingham, which according to Land Registry, saw average prices increase by more than 10% in the last 12...

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Our View – Mark Carney’s Assessment of House Prices after Brexit

In a recent Guardian article the Bank of England governor warns cabinet of high unemployment and sharp house price falls. These house price falls that he is predicating are as much as 25-35% over three years, comparing the outcome of a no-deal Brexit with the fallout from the 2008 financial crash. Our stance at Thirlmere Deacon is that we respectfully disagree with Mr Carney’s comments and we’ve...

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Investing in Holiday lodges

For many, owning a holiday home and having somewhere to go to during the school holidays, weekends away, or for the entire summer/winter break is ‘the dream’, and seen as the ultimate goal. However, the reality of this is that the ‘dream’ doesn’t often live up to the reality. Not for the fact that people aren’t able to buy these types of properties, but because owning a second property comes...

Buying a home without a mortgage

How To Buy Property Without A Mortgage

All property investors at some point during their investing career will explore the option of how to buy a property without a mortgage. Why is this? Well there’s many reasons. Firstly it could be due to the investor being unable to get a mortgage due to poor credit, being overseas, having low income, having too many mortgages in their personal name, whatever the reason the option of buying a property...

Investing through a Limited Company

Getting the right legal structure set up when first investing in property may seem like a daunting process, but in the long run, it can save you tens of thousands of pounds in tax, which is why more and more investors these days are opting for Limited Company structures for their property investments. Over the past few years, more and more property investors have opted to make their investments...

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Why London Has Lost It’s Crown as the UK’s Investment Hot Spot

Moving Away From Investing in London In recent years, investors have made what can only be described as small fortunes by investing in London Real Estate. Some areas have seen colossal levels of growth, however there’s some trust in the phrase ‘what goes up, must come down’. Before we go into why London might not be the best place for investment right now, let’s look at why London prices shot up...

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What to Expect from the 2018 Autumn Budget

Philip Hammond announced an earlier than usual budget this year, mainly due to the need to create some clarity around numerous financial decisions before a final Brexit deal is reached between the UK and the rest of the EU. With the November deadline looming, the Chancellor will announce the changes to the country, with a focus on ending austerity, and raising an additional £20bn for the NHS by...

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Should You Invest in HMOs or PBSA?

When deciding where and how to invest in the real estate market, there are several avenues a potential investor can take. It helps to know which has the most market value and potential return. There are two significant sectors of multiple housing developments in the housing market which potential investors will need to choose between, HMO and PBSA. What is an HMO and What is a PBSA? In order to make the...

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Why invest in Birmingham?

Birmingham is becoming a Great Investment Choice Birmingham, known as the UK’s ‘Second City’, has been undergoing a major transformation in recent years, driving significant levels of investment into the city. The city centre itself is a vibrant hub of shops, restaurants, bars, and many other nationally recognised attractions such as the Birmingham Arena, Sealife Centre, Symphony Hall, and...

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Theresa May Introduces Increase in Stamp Duty for Foreign Investors

Foreign Property Investors Face Increase in Stamp Duty WHAT HAS HAPPENED? Theresa May has set out plans to increase Stamp Duty on foreign investors by an additional 1% to help tackle the UK’s housing crisis, and fund a drive to tackle rough sleeping. May, and the Tories, believe foreign investors have been taking advantage of the UK’s housing market, which has contributed to increasing house...

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