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What does the recent interest rate rise mean for property investors?

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 10 August 2018 | Comments

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Last week, the Bank of England announced it was raising its base rate from 0.5% up to 0.75%. This is only the second base rate rise in a decade, and financial advisors are busy calculating the impact it’s going to have on mortgages, savings and the property market.

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How is stamp duty exception for first-time buyers affecting the market?

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 6 August 2018 | Comments

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In November 2017, the government made many first-time buyers exempt from paying stamp duty land tax in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Have you considered a hotel room investment?

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 24 July 2018 | Comments

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Buying a hotel is out of the question for most of us. But buying a hotel room can be an attractive proposition as it gives you a foot in the door of a high yielding industry.

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Why you should keep a property investment reserve fund

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Acadmey on 16 July 2018 | Comments

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Most property investors will stash away a certain amount of cash in reserve. That way, they can deal with any unexpected property expenses that come their way.

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Current high rental demand in the UK can help you grow your property portfolio

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 10 July 2018 | Comments

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Demand for property in the UK is increasing – and supply isn’t keeping pace.

Data from ARLA Propertymark revealed a rise of 8% in March this year of tenants looking for property, and the same data showed that in the same month, 23% of tenants experienced rent rises – the highest proportion since September 2017.

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How to Negotiate the Best Property Deal You Can

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 3 July 2018 | Comments

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Knowledge is power. Why? Because you need to understand property pricing before you can put in a realistic offer.

Off-plan and new builds

Land, build costs and profit margin are the main elements that go into the pricing of a development and determine the cost of off-plan and new builds.

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Looking at Help to Buy as the scheme turns 5 years old

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 30 June 2018 | Comments

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Launched in April 2013, the Help to Buy scheme was created to help those with small deposits to buy a new home.

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How will blockchain affect the property world?

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 14 June 2018 | Comments

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Blockchain is being hailed as a new technology that could reinvent the property sector.

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Bank of England warnings over high loan-to-value lending

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 29 May 2018 | Comments

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Recently, high street banks were given a warning by the Bank of England about taking risks by selling mortgages or commercial loans that could threaten the stability of the financial system.

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The latest predictions for UK house prices

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 21 May 2018 | Comments

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As we’re a good way into 2018, let’s take a look at how the housing market is faring so far this year – and review some of the predictions from property experts.

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