Buy to let: Seaside towns offer best returns

iStock_000008970391XSmallSea side landlords are receiving table topping rental yields, according to recent research from HSBC. Investors in Southampton, Blackpool and Kingston-upon-Hull are currently achieving returns of almost 8% on their buy to let properties, the highest in the country according to HSBC. Experts believe the yields in some sea side towns are driven up by relatively low house prices and the potential to let the property to holidaymakers. However, it isn’t just seaside towns which are achieving good yields. The research found buy-to-let properties ...

Mortgage & Housing Round Up: The buy to let bandwagon and positive signs for first time buyers

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoIt’s been a busy week for the Council of Mortgage Lenders who has reported a large rise in the popularity of buy to let investing, whilst other data points to an improving housing market, especially for first time buyers. More people join the buy to let bandwagon Are you looking ...

Housing & mortgage round up: Life still tough for first time buyers, whilst mortgage lending falls

Housing & mortgage round upA number of stories this week confirm just how tough life is for would-be first time buyers wanting to get onto the housing ladder. Rents are rising, so too is the number of people getting into arrears and the amount of deposit required to secure a mortgage is simply unaffordable for many; read on to learn more. Also this week, mortgage lending has fallen again, and is now significantly below the levels of this time last ...

Housing & mortgage round up: Mortgage interest rates to fall? Location, location, location

Housing & mortgage round upA rare week of good news for the housing and mortgage market, when we look at the possibility of fixed rate mortgages becoming cheaper, a sharp rise in sales and evidence, if ever it was needed, that location is key to property prices. Mortgage interest rates set to fall? For the second time in a month we are reporting that mortgage interest rates could fall as lender's wholesale funding costs continue to drop....