EYES ON….THIS WEEKS INVESTMENT PROPERTIES IN NEWARK!!!

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Here’s a look at the latest properties coming to market in Newark. I’ve added some comments and given you an idea of what you can expect rent wise if you go for it, lets see what you think…

Address: 26 Clarks Lane, Newark NG24 2EF
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi-Detached House
Estate Agent: Whitegates
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 5.4%
Comments: Well presented semi with a recent garage conversion (now an office), #32 sold in April for £145k that had a conversion to an additional reception room, i’d advise the same. Just check that EPC before committing.

Address: Penthouse, The Courtyard, Castle Brewery, Newark, NG24 4AF
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 1 Bed Penthouse Apartment
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Service Charge: £1184 PA (paid 6 monthly)
Ground Rent: £125 PA
Yield: 5.44% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Lovely unique apartment in a popular development, single parking space can but potential tenants off. These apartments often make great rental properties but are hard to shift when you want to sell them.

Address: 14 Alexander Avenue, Newark. NG24 2BD
Asking Price: £135,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi- Detached House
Estate Agent: NOW Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.56%
Comments: #2 sold in Nov 18 for £140k in a tired state so this seems pretty cheap. I’d lose the red wall and add a carpet to bed 1, unsure of bed 3. Check the boiler age, may have to factor a replacement in.

Address: 19 Stoke Avenue, Newark. NG24 4PH
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi- Detached House
Estate Agent: Edlin & Jarvis
Condition: Some work required
Rent Range: £575-625pcm (once updated)
Yield: 5.76% (exc update costs)
Comments: Needs a bit of work, carpets need fitting and update some of those colours on the walls…including the green door! Looks like the master bed carpet needs a good clean or replacing. Update the lighting fixtures if you can, small things make a big difference.

Address: 52 Wolfit Avenue, Balderton, NG24 3PH
Asking Price: Offers in Excess of £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.57%
Comments: Very well presented, current vendors have clearly spent a lot of time and money after they bought it in Sept 2016 in a very tired state. #48 sold Dec 18 for £137,500 in a much lesser condition than this property currently.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 10 Blackberry Lane, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3UN
Asking Price: £137,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Martin and Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.22%
Comments: Another very well presented house, all built in appliances and they’ve utilised both sides of the kitchen. #6 sold in Dec 18 for £131k in good condition, just less wow.

Address: 39 King Street, Newark, NG24 4UQ
Asking Price: £105,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Updated Required
Rent Range: £475-525pcm (once updated)
Yield: 6% (exc update costs)
Comments: Plenty of potential, we let #41 earlier this year in no time after a renovation throughout. The bathroom needs a decent extractor fan (see mould on ceiling!) and updating in general, ditch the kitchen floor, random wrong colour storage unit and add an extractor in there too. #34 sold for £95k in March.

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EYES ON….THIS WEEKS INVESTMENT PROPERTIES IN NEWARK!!!

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Address: 15 Byron Close, Newark NG24 4DX
Asking Price: Offers Over £140,000
Property Type: 4 Bed Terrace House
Estate Agent: Edlin & Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 5.79%
Comments: Very well presented property, i’d be half tempted to leave the bold colours and wallpaper and see what the feedback is, it will feel more like a home than a rental. The area can make it harder to let but it’s swings and roundabouts.

Address: 36 Milner Street, Newark NG24 4AA
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent – just garden tlc
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Owned since 2001, looks like it’s been recently “neutralised” for selling purposes, bad cover up of the old fire place and the garden needs some tlc. Good location for families with Barnby Road Academy around the corner.

Address: 32 Bailey Road, Newark, NG24 4EW
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Terrace House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Some Minor Work Required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Open plan living will appeal to families plus plenty of off street parking. I’d consider changing/removing the wallpaper in the kitchen and certainly the bedroom carpet and wallpaper. #24 sold for £113k in March which was neutral throughout.

Address: 93 Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood. NG24 3FD
Asking Price: £139,950
Property Type: 3 Bed End Terrace House
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.36%
Comments: Purchased from new back in 2006 for £121,995, doesn’t appear to have changed in this time. Popular location but those bedrooms are small, more suitable for a couple with occasional guests.

Address: 15 Heron Way, Balderton. NG24 3DD
Asking Price: £135,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi Detached House
Estate Agent: NOW Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.11%
Comments: This has been on and off the market a lot over recent years, it’s a popular location but the house or the price isn’t working for people. Check the consumer unit and boiler as these will be getting old now if they’ve not been done yet. Bed 2 wallpaper makes the room feel small.

Address: 77 Hatton Gardens, Newark NG24 4BU
Asking Price: £132,500
Property Type: 2 Bed Terraced House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: EPC Too Low to Rent
Rent Range: £545-595pcm
Yield: 5.39%
Comments: Really well presented property and in a nice spot too however, it’s an EPC F so it’s not legal to let. Get yourself a copy of the EPC off the register to see whether you’re able to pay for the required improvements before committing.

Address: 22 Hine Avenue, Newark NG24 2LH
Asking Price: £130,000 – £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi detached House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Needs some minor updating
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.93%
Comments: Update the master bedroom and the kitchen tiles if you can justify it. Low maintenance garden and parking are nice additions.

Address: 81 Hawton Lane, New Balderton, Newark. NG24 3DH
Asking Price: £129,950
Property Type: 3 Bed Terraced House
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Needs Updating Throughout
Rent Range: £575-625pcm (once completed)
Yield: 5.77% (once completed)
Comments: Property is dated throughout, 3 bed end terrace on Stafford Ave in similar condition sold in May for £115k. This property seems to be very pricey for the size, condition and location.

Address: 12 The Brewhouse, Castle Brewery, Newark NG24 4AF
Asking Price: £120,000-£125,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Ground Floor Duplex Apartment
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent Service Charge: £3500 PA Ground Rent: £125 PA
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 6.3% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Very spacious apartment in a popular location, one parking space can cause issues and the limited parking. Have carried out 3 let only’s for this apartment with families being the most interested due to the size.

Address: 26 Sawyers Close, Newark, NG24 2HF
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terraced House
Estate Agent: Edlin & Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Bought in April 18 for £111,250, nothing to really comment on, a bit vanilla but good size for a couple. Good location for industrial estate access.

EYES ON….THIS WEEKS INVESTMENT PROPERTIES IN NEWARK!!!

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Here’s a look at the latest properties coming to market in NG24. I’ve added some comments and given you an idea of what you can expect rent wise if you go for it.

Address: 8 Welbeck Avenue, Newark NG24 1NB
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 4 Bed Terrace
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Update Required
Rent Range: £625-675 pcm (once updated)
Yield: 5.78%
Comments: Last bought in 2013 for £95k, no photos of it at the same but i’m guessing not much has changed, maybe the kitchen cupboards? Cladding and worn carpets need to go. To obtain the top of the rent range suggested, take a look at this rental.

Address: 14 DeCaldwell Drive, Newark NG24 2JB
Asking Price: £145,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terrace
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575 pcm
Yield: 4.76%
Comments: Most recent 2 bed sale was Jan 17 for £124k, on the smaller side but a good starter investment. It’s a new(ish) build that’s been built within an old council estate, bought for £114,500 in July 14, hasn’t changed since.

Address: 17 Linseed Avenue, Newark NG24 2FL
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi Detached
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Minor Changes
Rent Range: £525-575 pcm
Yield: 5.31%
Comments: Just dial down the bold colours to appeal to the most about of potential tenants, overall good little house with a bonus of a double driveway. Check out boiler age and consumer unit so you don’t get stung!

Address: 44 Side Row, Newark NG24 2JB
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terrace
Estate Agent: Purple Bircks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550 pcm
Yield: 5.08%
Comments: Ready to go with this one, carpets look fairly well kept and decor is okay. The kitchen is a little small so bare that in mind. Only bought in Oct 2018 for £120k, bedroom 1 carpet has changed and both have been decorated.

Address: 7 Barnby Crossing, Newark NG24 2NG
Asking Price: £119,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Terrace
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-575 pcm
Yield: 5.75%
Comments: Again, another well presented house which has seen improvements since the current owners bought it in 2014 including taking down the old sun room to make a usable living space. A little out of town and would suit someone after a quieter life.

Address:Linton Close, Farndon, Newark. NG24 4TQ.
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi- Detached
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.9%
Comments: Popular village location, nothing really to compare it to price wise. No EPC but would’ve thought it’s above an E, check before purchasing though. Off street parking and great sized garden.

Address: 4 Hilary Way, Balderton, Newark NG24 3PN.
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi- Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.76%
Comments: Purchased in Aug 2016 for £125k, no previous photos so unsure of changes, bold kitchen wall may put tenants off, would wait for feedback from viewings. Have been trying to sell since Nov 2018, something to factor in.

Address: 41 Charles Street, Newark, NG24 1RN
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed End Terrace
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Update Needed
Rent Range: £550-600pcm (assuming it’s done well)
Yield: 5.53%
Comments: Seems rather pricey for such a date property, #25 sold in Aug 18 for £136,500 and it was spotless. New flooring throughout, kitchen and bathroom ideally too. Would be better to cap off and get rid of the dated gas fires now rather than waiting for them to fail a gas cert. Tenants aren’t keen on bathroom access via a bedroom.

Address: 1 Harrisons Way, Newark NG24 1NS
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi- Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Unknown – no interior photos
Rent Range: £600-650pcm (assuming well presented)
Yield: 6%
Comments: This property was only built 5 years ago so i’m expecting it to be pretty modern. Backs onto the railway line which may put some tenants off. Good central location and off street parking.

Address: 6 Whitfield Street, Newark. NG24 2BT
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terrace
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 5.25%
Comments: Very colourful property, great starter with low bills, rent and council tax. Permit Parking great too. The colours may help or hinder it, would be inclined to play it by ear. #64 sold in May for £116k with a beautiful new kitchen and renovated throughout.

Address: 36 Smith Street, Newark, NG24 1RE
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 3 Bed End Terrace
Estate Agent: Yopa
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Purchased in 2016 for £103k, living areas appear to be unchanged, no pics of bathroom or bedrooms. Low EPC, factor this in as government have discussed putting the minimum band up. Another good starter house, within Barnby Road Academy catchment area too.

Address: Worthington Road, Newark. NG24 3RE
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 1 Bed End Terrace
Estate Agent: Martin & Co.
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £450-500pcm
Yield: 5.21%
Comments: Not much to compare it to, last 1 bed sold in Jan 17 for £85,500 but naturally the market has changed since then. Good starter property but consider that tenants may grow out of the property quicker than a 2 bed.

Address: 25 Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood, Newark NG24 3FD
Asking Price: £109,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Ground Floor Flat
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm Service Charge: £607.27 PA Ground Rent: £135 PA
Yield: 5.96% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Purchased in 2005 for £112,950, it would seem the owner sadly bought at the wrong time. The last 2 bed apartment sold for £95k in Aug 17. Fernwood is like marmite but it’s a good sized apartment with the bonus of outdoor space and private entrance too.

Address: 26 Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood, Newark NG24 3FF
Asking Price: £95,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Apartment
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson & Partners
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £445-495pcm
Yield: 6.25% (not including SC and GR as not shown on ad)
Comments: Pretty sure the photos aren’t doing this justice, electric heating throughout so won’t have to pay for gas safety cert + boiler service each year. Can’t see any immediate issues, just a bit vanilla!

Address: 42 The Brewhouse, Castle Brewery, Newark NG24 4AF
Asking Price: £89,950
Property Type: 1 Bedroom Apartment
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm Service Charge: £1680 PA Ground Rent: £115 PA
Yield: 6.21% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Popular development, bit of a pain to sell but very popular as rentals. Single allocated parking space sometimes causes problems and lack of visitor parking. Central location, gym and well kept communal areas make it desirable. Vendors have been trying to sell this for quite some time, it’s been relisted again.

Address: 19 Birch Road, Balderton Newark NG24 3DB
Asking Price: £89,950
Property Type: 1 Bed Cluster House
Estate Agent: Martin & Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Yield: 6.34%
Comments: Lovely kitchen but cosy throughout, parking and garden popular additions. Worth checking consumer unit on a property of its age, cleverly taken photos hide the charming storage heaters which aren’t overly desirable with tenants. #30 sold in Jan for £76k with an equally lovely kitchen!

So that’s this weeks selection, a couple of lovely properties in here, give me a call on 01636 343014 or even pop in to the office for a chat to let me know what you think.

EYES ON…THIS WEEKS INVESTMENTS IN NEWARK!!!

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24 up to a value of £150,000.

Here’s a quick reference guide to what is on offer, for how much and what you can expect as an investor!

Address: Elizabeth Road, Newark, NG24 4NR
Asking Price: £137,995
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi Detached House
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Light Decoration Required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.21%
Comments: Well presented property, living room lets in down so i’d redecorate it. Fair price, #74 sold in March 2018 for £132,500 without the loft conversion or conservatory.

Address: 50 Whitfield Street, Newark, NG24 1QX
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terraced House
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Work Required
Rent Range: £450-500pcm
Yield: 5.22%
Comments: Lovely modern extension, red carpet not the best but could be worse and i’d get rid the over bed storage. The property is an EPC ‘F’ with a new heating system upgrade required to reach an ‘E’, you cannot let it out if it’s not an least an ‘E’.

Address: 11 Barnby Crossings, Newark, NG24 2NG
Asking Price: £129,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: CPG Property
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 4.85%
Comments: Those kitchen tiles are pretty marmitey! #3 sold in Jan 2018 for £120k which also had an extension however the current vendors of #11 bought this is for £126k in April 2017 but have done nothing to it since.

Address: 155 Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3FD
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed End of Terrace House
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.93%
Comments: Lovely looking property, nice and modern so a good starter property as maintenance costs will be pretty low. My ONLY concern is the built in bedroom furniture as a lot of tenants will already have a bed!

Address: Harcourt Street, Newark, NG24 1RF
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 5.72%
Comments: The kitchen size and finish lets this one down as does the EPC, if you want to spend the money updating the kitchen then you may manage an extra £25pcm but i’d focus on getting the property legal to rent. Bathrooms off the bedrooms always get mixed feedback.

Address: 46 Cranmer Road, Newark, NG24 4ET
Asking Price: £132,500
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.21%
Comments: Good sized property, the bold wallpaper throughout and black bedrooms are down to a matter of taste but they may be a bit much for a rental property. The generous garden and parking is good but the lack of bath isn’t great for families.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Victoria Street, Newark, NG24 4UT
Asking Price: £147,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace Cottage
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.9%
Comments: Gorgeous. Tenants will have to compromise on parking but they will be able obtain a permit from the council. Check the EPC before committing to anything. Where do i sign?

Address: 19 The Brewhouse, Castle Brewery, Newark, NG24 4AF
Asking Price: £130,000
Service Charge: £850 (every 6 months)
Annual Ground Rent: £125
Property Type: 2 Bed Second Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £545-595pcm
Yield: 5.41%
Comments: We let this property at the end of last year for £575pcm, it looks much better in person than how Purple Bricks have presented it on this listing!

Address: 1a Albert Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3HE
Asking Price: £147,500
Property Type: 2 Bed Converted Coach House
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.88%
Comments: Spacious character property, purchased in June 2015 for £124,950, it hasn’t changed much aside from a colour change here and there. Street parking but has a garage, fancy something a bit different?

If any of these properties have caught your eye and you’d like to discuss 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 Property Of The Week…..

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

Address: The Courtyard, Castle Brewery, NG24 4FF
Type: 2 Bedroom First Floor Apartment
Asking Price: Offers in the Region of £115,000
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm (once completed)
Yield: 6%

Located in the very sought after Castle Brewery development, this first floor apartment is perfect for someone looking for modern, professional accommodation with the added bonus of allocated parking and in house gym access, ideal for a working couple! With Albert Street and Asda on one side and Iceland and the cinema on the other within just a couple of minutes walk, tenants will never be too far from the local amenities; it’s close enough to Newark Castle to be able to walk to the station yet far enough out of the centre to go straight to the A1/A46 down London Road.

We recently let out a 2 bed first floor flat in The Courtyard without a juliette balcony but with a recently renovated bathroom for £600pcm and we had no end of enquiries from both couples and single professionals; there is nothing wrong with the current bathroom, it’s just very vanilla, however if you wanted to reach £600pcm then some beautiful floor to ceiling tiles along with a modern bath panel and shower screen would certainly get you there.

Apartments don’t come up for sale in the Courtyard very often, particularly 2 bedroom ones, the last one sold in 2014 for £106,500 with the last 1 bed selling in 2015 for £85,000 however prior to that was a penthouse 1 bed with a balcony that for £124,000 in 2015 so do you think the price is right? Higher or Lower?!

In conclusion, i think this is a great apartment that would tick the boxes for many professional people, £600pcm for a modern apartment with parking, gym access and good connections for trains and cars. From an investors perspective this would be ideal for a first time investor or an established one, it requires very little maintenance or work as the bathroom update is just a suggestion, the question is….will you be booking a viewing?

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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