How Common Are Down Valuations And What Can I Do About It?

Sadly, all too common. This is a subject I feel very strongly about because, in my opinion, a down valuation is just as negligent as an over valuation, but it appears I’m on my own on that one. It’s true that valuation is an opinion, and so rather than being a defined single figure, it’s…

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Buy to Let Finance Deal of the Month

How many different buy to let mortgages are there on the market today? Well, it’s anybody’s guess but the most recent figure I came across was around 2,000 different BTL mortgages, and they are being offered by up to (an estimated) 100 different lenders. All of those products, and all of those lenders, will have…

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Light refurbishment loans explained

Buying a property that needs a bit doing to it and giving it a bit of TLC and a quick refurb can be one of the easiest and most satisfying ways of making a profit in property. But before you can begin to enjoy the benefits of forced appreciation, you must first tackle the complexities…

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Buy to Let Landlords more Optimistic Than At Any Time Since Mid 2010

A recent survey of buy to let landlords by specialist buy to let mortgage lender Paragon Mortgages shows that landlords are more optimistic now than at any time over the last 3 years. Strong tenant demand means that the average void period is down to 2.8 weeks, and more landlords consider buy to let mortgages…

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