EYES ON…The Investment Property of the Week in Newark!!

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Here’s my investment property of the week in NG24 for less than £150,000

Address: 4 Wisdom Close, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3WJ
Type: 3 Bed End of Terrace House
Asking Price: £140,000
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range:£600-650pcm
Yield: 5.57% yield

First listed back in March for £160,000, this modern 3 bed end of terrace house on the popular Fernwood establishment has struggled to get the asking price and has since been reduced twice, initially to £150,000 and now to £140,000; aside from taking the stickers off the second bedroom wall, the property is ready to go!

We recently let out a 3 bed semi detached house on Wisdom Close within a week for £675pcm that was purchased for £150,000 in March, it gained a lot of interest from couples and families due to the close proximity to the A1/A46 for commuters and both Fernwood play ground and Primary School are within walking distance from the property. So is £140,000 about right? Well both Number 4 and 5 have enough parking for 2 vehicles, 3 bedrooms and a spacious living/dining room but Number 4 has a smaller third bedroom and kitchen, doesn’t have an en-suite and is a terrace, sounds alright to me! Having said that, i don’t think that there’s anything else the current owners could have done to increase the value so i’d say this is better as a buy to let than a first time buy as the buy to let would make more money in the long run, the first time buyer may struggle to increase the value.

As Wisdom Close was only completed 3 years ago, there have only been 2 sales on the street, both of which were semi detached properties for £149,000 and £150,000 so i can see why this property didn’t sell at £160,000, why would you pay more for less house? Two reductions later this price seems fair and the previous interest we’ve had on 5 Wisdom Close would suggest that the property could be tenanted promptly too.

From an investors perspective this would be ideal for a first time investor or an established one, it doesn’t required any work and the rental market would suggest it’s a desirable area for tenants; after two reductions, it would seem it was valued optimistically at an initial glance, will you going to have a look to find out?

If you’re interested in this property and would like a detailed report on it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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EYES ON…The Investment of The Week in Newark!!

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Here’s my investment property of the week in NG24 for less than £150,000

Address: Stafford Ave, New Balderton, Balderton, Newark NG24 3EG
Type: 3 Bed Mid-Terrace House
Asking Price: £99,950
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Requires renovation
Rent Range: £525-575pcm (once completed)
Yield: 6.9%

Fantastic opportunity in a cul-de-sac off Hawton Lane on the edge of New Balderton, perfect for a landlord or investor who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty..or someone else’s! Spacious living accommodation, off road parking and great location for families, once renovated, this property will plenty boxes for potential tenants.

Ideal for as a buy to let, fix and sell or a first time buy, the stylish slate grey windows and door frame would suggest they have been recently fitted so just the inside remains; I’ve found that tenants don’t like downstairs bathrooms or separate bathrooms and toilets, why would you have a sink in a different room?! Aside from the camera shy kitchen, which i will assume isn’t because it’s so stunning the agents didn’t want to make the rest look tired, a lick of on trend grey paint and neutral new flooring throughout will lift the property with ease and give a much warmer feel than magnolia everywhere.

Assuming the kitchen is out of date, cream, grey or black doors give a high end finish for not a lot more than budget beech door fronts and will look great with a light oak effect worktop; save money by just replacing the doors instead of the complete unit. If you fancy the challenge, take a look around and see if you can knock through to make the bathroom and w/c one room!

The last property on Stafford Avenue sold for £124,000 in January with a simple but appealing neutral interior, plenty of off street parking and a low maintenance garden but according to RightMove, only 7 properties have sold on Stafford Avenue since 1997 suggesting people don’t buy to fix up and sell but to stay long term. Number 1 sold in 2016 for £115,000, it was a 3 bedroom mid terrace renovated to a high standard, looking at prices now though there’s no reason after all that work you couldn’t sell it on for £130,000+ depending on the finish.

This will certainly be an investment to keep you busy but isn’t that the fun part? Not to mention nearly 7% isn’t to be scoffed at although agreeably it will take time to make back the money you’ve put into the property but £575pcm is more than achievable, with the way the rental market is going you may even get more! It has been on the market since March and was reduced this week, why not make the most of a rare renovation opportunity and take a look?

If you’re interested in this property and would like a detailed report on it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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