Archive | August, 2013

7 Property Investments You (probably) Never Knew You Could Buy

29 Aug

Property auctions are fabulous hunting grounds for the sheer variety of property they offer.  Here’s 7 alternative property investments which will soon be sold under the hammer:

1.  E.T Phone Home…

Guide: £45,000

telecoms mast for sale

Every home should have their own telecoms mast – especially when it’s producing £7021.46 per year. (more…)

Fancy A Cut Price Country Manor House?

27 Aug

If you fancy a slice of the country high life at a discount price, then Aston Park House in Aston By Budworth, Cheshire with a guide price of £350k+ may be just the right place to keep your Hunter boots.

Aston Park House

Aston Park House is a substantial Grade 2* listed Queen Anne country manor house dating from 1715. (more…)

Can Help To Buy Help You?

22 Aug

I was goinghelp to buy free money to start this post differently.

In fact, I was going to write a completely different post altogether.

But I have just used Rightmove’s calculator on how Help to Buy (the mortgage guarantee scheme launching in January 2014) could help buyers.  Having used the calculator I have just one thing to say: FREE MONEY

That’s how this scheme makes home buying look. (more…)

Why The Obsession With Generation Rent?

20 Aug

You can’t read a property article today without reference to the teeming underclass of Generation Rent.  And private landlords are demonised for pushing up house prices and locking out a generation of wanna-be home owners.

But memories are short and statistics are skewed.

In 1945 most people in Britain rented their accommodation.  Home-ownership accounted for just 40% of all households.  Until the mid-1950s the private rental sector was bigger than both the owner-occupied and social rented sectors. (more…)

10 Things You Should Know Before Buying Property In Spain

15 Aug

With the summer holidays in full swing the attraction of a life spent drinking sangria in the Spanish sun can seem all too alluring.  And if the recent jaw-dropping prices are to be believed, it is now easier than ever to snap up a bargain.  However, as I have shared with you before – owning a holiday home is not as easy and idyllic as it may seem from the glossy magazines.

buying property in spain

Before you part with your hard earned cash you need to do your homework and ask the right questions. (more…)