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Category: Buy to Let

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Housing-Market

Monday, June 10, 2019

UK Housing Market BTL Products at Highest Number Since October 2007 / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

Moneyfacts UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report data, not yet published, shows that the number of buy-to-let (BTL) products available, currently 2,396 products, is the highest on record since the beginnings of the financial crisis in October 2007, when the total number of available products stood at 3,305. Since June 2018, the total number of available BTL products has increased by 21%, and in the past month alone it has risen by 143 products, from 2,253 to 2,396.

Meanwhile, average BTL mortgage rates have also risen over the past 12 months, with the average two-year BTL fixed rate mortgage increasing by 0.17% from 2.88% in June 2018 to 3.05% this month, while the average five-year BTL fixed rate has risen by 0.11% to stand at 3.54% (June 2018: 3.43%). Both rates still stand significantly lower than in October 2007 however, when the average two-year BTL fixed rate stood at 6.36% while its five-year counterpart stood at 6.39%.

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Housing-Market

Friday, April 26, 2019

8 Tips for Choosing Your First Investment Property / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Steve_Barker

If you’re looking for your first investment property, you’ve no doubt familiarized yourself with trends in mortgage and interest rates and have decided that now is the time. The process may seem daunting, at first, but you’ll find it’s more manageable than you might think.

In choosing your investment property, you’re choosing to invest in your dreams. With this in mind, here are a few tips to help you out.

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Housing-Market

Monday, February 25, 2019

Buy-to-let Mortgage Product Choice Reaches Post Financial Crisis High / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

While the tax and rule changes imposed on the buy-to-let (BTL) sector over the last few years have heightened the pressures felt by landlords – and even forced some from the market altogether – research from Moneyfacts.co.uk shows that the number of BTL products currently available is at a post-financial crisis high.

Today, landlords have the choice of 2,162 buy-to-let mortgages, meaning the number of products has not been higher since October 2007, when 3,305 products were available.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The 5 Rules of Real Estate Investment / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: OutreachMama

Like every other form of investing, your primary goal as a real estate investor is to always be in the green. To do that, you have to balance your relentless pursuit of opportunity with an eye for safe deals. By applying the below strategies to your real estate investment, you increase your odds of making the right decisions consistently.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Average five-year Fixed BTL Mortgage Rate Lowest on Record / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

With significant change in the buy-to-let (BTL) market over the past few years, many landlords feel uncertain as to what the future holds for them and their investment. However, this nervousness has not deterred lenders, with the average five-year fixed rate falling to its lowest level on Moneyfacts.co.uk records this month.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Number of BTL Mortgate Market Deals Breach 2,000 for the Firt Time / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

The past couple of years have been turbulent for both landlords and buy-to-let (BTL) providers, given the significant changes to regulations and taxation that have occurred. Yet despite this, the latest research from moneyfacts.co.uk shows that the number of buy-to-let products has reached an all-time high – passing the 2000 mark for the first time on record.

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Housing-Market

Monday, April 23, 2018

Buy to Let Fixed Rate Mortgage Deals for Limited Companies At All Time High / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

Last year, the tax relief's for buy-to-let (BTL) landlords were cut, meaning that they had to start assessing their options – and becoming a limited company was one of them. With more demand for this type of company, research from moneyfacts.co.uk shows that providers have stepped into the breach and are now offering more fixed products to limited companies than ever before.

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Housing-Market

Monday, September 11, 2017

Number of BTL Mortgage Deals Highest in Almost a Decade / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

Moneyfacts UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report data, not yet published, shows that the number of buy-to-let (BTL) products has increased by 7% in just one month to reach its highest level since December 2007.

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Housing-Market

Monday, July 31, 2017

Buy-to-let Mortgage Interest Rates Still Falling / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

Despite the increased scrutiny the buy-to-let (BTL) market has been facing, BTL mortgage competition is showing no signs of stopping. Research from moneyfacts.co.uk shows that the average two-year fixed BTL rate has fallen by 0.31% in one year, and even though the pace of the fall has slowed in recent months, the market has now recovered from the significant drop in products that was seen at the start of this year.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Trends to Look Out For as a Modern-day Landlord / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Submissions

They say that property is always a sound investment, yet changes in the economy have led to some suggestions that life as a landlord is soon to get so much more difficult.

There is increased legislation, the markets are changing and in short, there's just a few more obstacles to contend with.

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Housing-Market

Monday, January 09, 2017

UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report – Largest fall in BTL products since 2009 / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

Moneyfacts UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report data, not yet published, highlights a significant drop in the number of buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage products, with 74 deals having been withdrawn from the market in just one month.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Impact of Interest Rate Cut Pushes Buy-to-Let Mortage Deals Down / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

Potential Buy-to-Let (BTL) investors are continuing to enjoy a fall in mortgage rates, particularly those looking for a longer-term fixed rates. In fact, research from Moneyfacts.co.uk shows that not only have these deals fallen to all-time lows, the average fixed rate at 75% loan-to-value (LTV) has fallen by 0.49% in just six months and is the first time this rate has fallen below 4.00%.

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Housing-Market

Monday, July 04, 2016

Fall in UK BTL Mortgages for First-time Landlords / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

Year-on-year, the number of buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages has increased, so it would be fair to assume that the availability of deals for first-time landlords has also expanded. However, research from Moneyfacts.co.uk shows that the proportion of mortgage deals for new landlords has actually shrunk to a record low.

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Housing-Market

Monday, April 11, 2016

Buy-to-let Mortgage Providers Slash Interest Rates / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

The buy-to-Let (BTL) market has recently been under extra pressure thanks to stamp duty changes and recently-announced affordability tests, so a sudden rise in mortgage rates would not have been unexpected. However, research from Moneyfacts.co.uk can reveal that, in fact, the opposite has occurred.

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Housing-Market

Monday, April 04, 2016

War on UK Buy to Let Property Market Sector Intensifies, Flats Particularly Perilous / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The latest bad news to hit the UK buy to let rental property investment sector was the announcement from the Bank of England to make conditions on buy to let mortgages much more stringent by going beyond the current norm of just mortgage interest being covered by the anticipated market rents, instead it has been proposed that at a minimum rent should be at 125% of mortgage interest payments, as well as taking into account all other costs incurred such as repairs, tax and voids, as part of a continuing trend to to make more properties available to first time buyers, that property investors have been busy buying up for well over a decade that has resulted in making it near impossible for first time buyers to step onto the bottom rung of the property ladder in many areas of the UK.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Bank of Frankenstein is to Blame for UK Buy-to-Let Housing Bubble - Video / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Mario_Innecco

Transcript Excerpt: I it's Wednesday March 30th 2016 I'll be talking today about the bank of
Frankenstein and he might wonder what's he talking about
while actually is the Bank of England's
the reason I call it Frankenstein and I assume most of you know the story
Victor Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley he was the guy who played God
and created a creature out to me and you know whatever you know science and he
created a creature which is usually called frankenstein but actually it was
Victor Frankenstein who created the monster or rich and he lost control of
that monster and you know we didn't didn't add up well that story the story

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

UK Buy-to-let Market Unfazed by Stamp Duty Changes / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

Yesterday saw the close of the Treasury’s consultation on higher rates of Stamp Duty on additional properties. However, data from Moneyfacts.co.uk can reveal that, despite all the talk surrounding the sector, buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage rates are continuing to drop.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, December 10, 2015

U.K. Buy-To-Let King Liquidates Entire £250 million Property Portfolio - Video / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Mario_Innecco

Excerpt: Just a little video here about the UK housing market
really an interesting article in The Daily Telegraph that the title is
Fergie's Wilson Britain's most iconic buy to let investor sells up all nine
hundred houses for 250 million pounds for people around the world by two lakh
basically is one you you buy a house just to rented to someone else as an
investment in its quiet quite popular in the in the UK the last ten fifteen years
the rules and regulations have been quite favorable for buy to let investors

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Housing-Market

Thursday, November 26, 2015

George Osborne's War on Buy to Let Sector Trending Towards Doomsday / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The clocks counting down to doomsday for Britain's buy to let sector as the latest announcement in a long list of measures such as the scrapping of mortgage interest tax relief are all aimed at whittling away the profits of buy to let landlords, and now a stamp duty tax hike is set to come in force from April 2016. That of an EXTRA 3% stamp duty tax charged on all additional owned properties i.e. all second homes that will hit buy to let sector investors when buying properties, a tax hike to raise an estimated £1 billion extra per year.

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Housing-Market

Monday, October 26, 2015

Buy-to-Let Property Boom Over Despite UK House Prices Grinding Higher / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Britain's 2 million strong army of buy-to-let private landlords with well over 5 million properties in their portfolios face a perfect storm of new regulations, tax hikes and benefits cuts that looks set to turn their and their tenants finances upside down, converting profits into losses, this despite UK house prices expected to continue to grind ever higher and thus increasing portfolio valuations.

The fantasy sales pitch of seminars of buying properties to rent out at huge potential returns had convinced many thousands of investors over the past decade to become buy-to-let landlords, especially given the abysmal rates of bank interest of the past 6 years. However, reality has never matched expectations for many buy to let investors who soon realise that buy to let is actually a second job rather than an invest and forget exercise, as they tended to face a string of problems at the top of the list are problem tenants, a situation greatly worsened by mass migration from eastern europe and the myriad of scams they tended to pull on unsuspecting landlords, leaving behind wrecked properties that will cost far more to rectify than any rental income gleaned from such properties.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

UK Buy-to-let Mortgage Deals hit a seven-year high / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

Pensioners’ new-found ability to access their whole pension pots combined with the promise of high returns has seen activity in the buy-to-let (BTL) market surge.

In light of this increasing demand, product numbers have soared, so much so that data from Moneyfacts.co.uk has revealed that the number of BTL deals has hit 1,000 for the first time since April 2008.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Buy To Let Property Investment / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Boris_Dzhingarov

Although there is still a crisis that is visible when referring to the housing market all around the world, money can still be made in this industry. The houses do not sell, usually because of the fact that many cannot actually afford the costs. Living costs are high and families are currently focused on rented housing. For the renters, the situation is not that great since there is not a high supply available for properties that can be rented. However, this is a good thing for the investors, according to what was mentioned by dzhingarov.com: real estate investors can take advantage of buy to let properties in order to get a guaranteed profit on the long run.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cheap Buy-to-Let Mortgage Deals Increasing Threefold / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

Charlotte Nelson, Finance Expert at Moneyfacts.co.uk, comments: “Buy-to-let mortgages are experiencing a renaissance, becoming not only more widely available but cheaper, too.

“With more five-year fixed rate deals charging below 5% than ever before, it is little wonder that the newly emancipated pensioners are genuinely considering buy-to-let as a retirement option.

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Housing-Market

Monday, April 20, 2015

Why a Buy-to-let property may not be as suitable as a student property / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Submissions

Pure Student Property writes: The new pension changes will mean that anyone over the age of 55 will be able to access their pension and will not have to buy an annuity. This leads to the belief that the buy-to-let market in the UK could offer high returns for those who are newly retired, however, this may not be true for everyone as student property could be more suited to others.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Tax "Loophole" That Will Help You Pay for Your Dream Holiday Home / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: DailyWealth

Dr. David Eifrig writes: I bet you've never heard of this...

It's a special government loophole... that allows you to earn extra cash, totally tax-free. It's 100% legal and simple to use. It can even help you pay for a dream vacation home.

This loophole is not for everyone. But if you qualify, you should start collecting this income right away.

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Housing-Market

Monday, February 09, 2015

UK Lowest Ever Average BTL Mortgage Interest Rates / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

The average cost of both fixed and variable buy-to-let (BTL) borrowing is falling confirms research from Moneyfacts. The average fixed rate BTL is currently at the lowest level ever recorded at just 3.82% across all terms. The number of deals in the BTL sector has also risen from 757 to 811 in just one month.  

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Door Closes to First-time Buy-to-Let Mortgage Landlords / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

The choice of products available in the buy-to-let (BTL) market is in a period of what would appear to be unhindered growth.

Removed from the majority of regulation, the Mortgage Market Review and income multiples, the number of BTL mortgages has increased by 237 (52%) deals in just one year.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Buy-to-let Mortgage Deals Grow by 43% / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

The number of products on the market to service the growing interest in Buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages has risen to highs not seen since 2008, reveals Moneyfacts.co.uk.

Research into BTL product numbers show that the number of products on offer in July 2013 increased to 466, but that today the number has risen by 42.7% to 665.

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Housing-Market

Saturday, May 24, 2014

UK Buy to Let Property Investing Business Top 12 Tips / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Investing in buy to let properties is nothing new for this is a near 3 decades old trend that began as a consequence of the Thatcher government introducing the policy of selling off council houses that continues to this day despite the emergence of the housing associations sector, today private rental properties out number social housing with some 10 million people in private rental properties more than triple the number 20 years ago as rising property prices and cost of living is pushing home ownership out of the reach of those on average earnings.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

UK Housing Market Falling Buy to Let Mortgage Fixed Interest Rates / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

News of West Brom building society’s pending 2% rate hike for its 6,700 buy-to-let (BTL) tracker mortgage borrowers, so soon after the customer class action against the Bank of Ireland’s similar move, will make for a nervous time for the BTL tracker market and will leave many landlords searching for an escape route.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Buy-to-Let Sector Sees Surge in Mortgage Products to Highest Level Since September 2008 / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

The number of buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages available has today hit 505, the highest level since September 2008.

The size of the BTL market has steadily increased since July 2009, when the number of products fell to just 189.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

How to Find the Best Market for Rental Real Estate Investing / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: The weak U.S. housing market and high inflation, despite their negative effects on the economy have actually created a promising opportunity for rental real estate investing.

Truth be told, we're not going back to 69% homeownership rates anytime soon. With mortgages steadily harder to obtain, more would-be homeowners are renting.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

UK Buy to Let Sector Mortgages Bounce Back / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

The number of buy-to-let mortgages has risen to the highest level since October 2008.

There are currently 463 buy-to-let mortgages available, compared to 312 six months ago and 299 in May 2010.

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Housing-Market

Monday, October 11, 2010

Buy to Let Borrowers Offered More Mortgage Options / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday there are 306 mortgages available to buy-to-let (BTL) landlords, which is just one tenth of what it was at its peak (3,648) in July 2007, but at its worst just over a year ago the number of mortgages available had fallen by 95%.

Although the market remains difficult for BTL investors, we are seeing real signs of improvement with rates falling and the number of lenders and products increasing.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Buy to Let Landlords Start to Feel the Mortgage Rate Pinch / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

Results from the Council of Mortgage Lenders this week have shown an increase in the number of loans taken by buy-to-let landlords in 2007. With first time buyers finding it increasingly difficult to get onto the property ladder, it might be expected that private landlords are having it easy. Alan Harper, Senior Analyst at Moneyfacts.co.uk looks at the availability of buy-to let mortgages:

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Will Buy to Let landlords say 'no' to housing benefit tenants? / Personal_Finance / Buy to Let

By: Submissions

Amy Watson writes: Private sector landlords are being advised to refuse tenancies to housing benefit claimants.

The Residential Landlords Association – which represents members owning over 100,000 private rented properties throughout the UK – is advising them to remove their homes from that market.

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Housing-Market

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Landlords warned to pay tax as UK property lettings boom / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: Submissions

A new trade and national advertising campaign launched in February advising landlords who let a room in their home or run a business, of the need to declare their earnings and pay tax on any profit.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

UK Housing Market - Could CCA 2006 cause the downfall of Buy to Let ? / Housing-Market / Buy to Let

By: MoneyFacts

Lee Tillcock, Editor of Business Moneyfacts comments: “The last year has seen a raft of legislation impacting on the buy-to-let sector, with more new rules and regulations still to be implemented. So far the new regulation has covered areas to protect both the landlord’s and tenant’s rights. However lenders and borrowers should also be aware that The Consumer Credit Act 2006 (CCA 2006) presents potentially far more serious issues when its provisions begin to take full effect next April.

“As a general rule, buy-to-let (BTL) lending is unregulated. However, it risks becoming CCA regulated once the £25,000 financial limit is removed in April

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