Flip or Let Investment Northampton

Good Morning readers, it’s so lovely to see the sunshine out again this morning! Today I have an investment property for you “Homes Under the Hammer” fans looking for a project… A three bedroom Victorian mid terraced property situated within the heart of Abington, Northampton. The property is being sold via an informal tender process,…

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1 in 4 Properties in Northampton Purchased without Mortgage.

For most Northampton people, a mortgage is the only way to buy a property. However, for some, especially Northampton homeowners who have paid off their mortgage or Northampton buy to let landlords, many have the choice to pay exclusively with cash. So the question is, should you use all your cash, or could a mortgage…

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Should You Retire & Rent in Northampton?

You read the personal finance pages of the newspapers and it all seems to be the impending pensions crisis… where people aren’t saving enough for their retirement. But it’snot the lack of Northampton peoples’ future pension incomes that are my immediate concern. The fact is that so many of the future retirees in Northampton over…

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Northampton Rents V’s Prices

The Northampton housing market is a fascinating beast and has been particularly interesting since the Credit Crunch of 2008/9 with the subsequent property market crash. There is currently some talk of a ‘property bubble’ nationally as Brexit seems to be the ‘go-to’ excuse for every issue in the Country. Upon saying that, looking at both…

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Slump in Homeownership for Northampton’s Young Adults

The degree to which young Northampton people are locked out of the Northampton housing market has been revealed in new statistics. A Northampton landlord was asking me the other week to what effect homeownership rates in Northampton in the early to middle aged adult age range had affected the demand for rental property in Northampton…

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Cedar Road Catchment Area Properties Outperform Northampton Average By 18%

I was having a chat with a Northampton property investor the other day, when he asked if schools, especially primary schools, affected the local property market in terms of demand from buyers and tenants to a property. Anecdotally, I have always known this to be true, a good school creates good demand and good demand…

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Northampton Flats Outperform Market by 10%

According to the Land Registry’s latest House Price Index for Northampton 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 Northampton have increased by 8.95% over the past year, which is proportionally 10% more than the Northampton…

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Flip or Let Investment Northampton

Listed today for sale is this superb opportunity to acquire a semi-detached house in need of modernisation with the potential to extend (STPP). The light and spacious property is situated on a sizeable corner plot and although some upgrading is needed the property is fitted with gas radiator heating and upvc double glazing. There is also…

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Is Buy to Let Immoral? (Northampton – Part 2)

An Englishman’s Home is His Castle as Maggie Thatcher lauded – everyone should own their own home. In 1971, around 50% of people owned their own home and, as the baby-boomers got better jobs and pay, that proportion of homeowners rose to 69% by 2001.  Homeownership was here to stay as many baby boomers assumed…

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