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The parent landlord trend continues to grow

Exploring the growing trend of parent landlords. As the younger generation struggle towards home ownership we are seeing a marked increase in the number of parents buying and renting second properties to their children. The average first time buyer is in their mid-thirties before taking their first step on to the property ladder which has led to more than 1.4 […]

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Property and Mortgage Market Predictions 2016

It’s hard to believe we’re well in to Spring, it seems like only last week we were toasting in the New Year. They say time flies when you’re having fun and it’s been an extremely busy first quarter to the year here at Number One Mortgages. This is usually a good indication of some significant changes in the property and […]

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Tax changes for landlords explained

In the summer it was announced that there will be some tax changes for landlords who fall in to the higher tax rate bracket. Specifically changes in the amount of tax relief they can claim on the interest of their mortgage payments. These tax changes for landlords were not favorable and mean that relief can only be claimed at the basic rate of tax, […]

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Landlords and Mortgage Finance

Buy-to-let has really taken off in recent years. Legislation has been relaxed and steadily mortgage lenders have become more willing to provide finance. In fact as of Q3 2014 it accounted for 14% of all mortgage lending*.   Regular readers of my blog will know that not only am I a BIG FAN of buy-to-let (done properly it’s a great […]

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Seaside home buying in Portslade

Our very own town of Portslade has been recognised as one of the most affordable seaside spots for home buyers in the South East. Bognor, Worthing, Eastbourne and Hastings all feature too. Investors in property within Portslade will have seen an average 44.2% growth in their home value in the last 10 years. The average growth for the South East […]

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Brighton buy to let hotspot

Brighton has been recognised as a buy to let hotspot – This might not come as a surprise to those living in one of the thousands of rental properties in the City. But what might be a surprise is that Yorkshire and Oxfordshire (who also featured on the list) deliver an average higher rate of 6.3% yield, against the 5.6% […]

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