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: 16 Park Crescent, Newark, NG24 2BY.
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type:3 bed Semi-Detached
Estate Agent:Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.2%
Comments: Well presented property in a good spot for knowhow workers, bought two years ago for £120k. Difficult to find fault with this one!

Address: 7 Earp Avenue, Newark, NG24 4DD.
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bed End Terrace
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Some Updates Required
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5%
Comments: Another good location although i’m a little thrown by the price, it was purchased in March this year for £130k and now it’s on for £20k with no difference? It could do with the odd new carpet and a lick of paint either way.

Address: 9 Smith Street, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3BA
Asking Price: £119,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.5%
Comments: We managed and let No 16 4 months ago for £550pcm in a similar condition although no photos of the bedrooms is a bit odd, i’m sure they’re not that bad! Budget friendly home with low council tax and reasonable rent, good first home for a couple or small family.

Address: 22 Birch Road, New Balderton, NG24 3BD
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi- Detached
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.36%
Comments: Popular lakeside location, kitchen will be a hit along with the additional living space in the conservatory. Check the consumer unit, there’s a chance EICR’s will become mandatory soon (£120) and unless the fuse box has been updated already, it will very likely fail an EICR.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Rubys Walk, Fernwood NG24 3FP
Asking Price: £139,950
Property Type: 3 Bed end Terrace
Estate Agent: Martin & Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.57%
Comments: Bought last May for £131,000, it’s had a lick of paint and they’ve put down some grass seed on first appearances; No 89 sold in March for £138k in the same condition. Good first investment, low maintenance although watch out for the Ideal ICOS boiler leaks.

Only a small selection this week due to so many reductions but if you have any questions about any of this weeks properties then i’d love to have a chat on 01636 343014, or even better, pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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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…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.

As ever, here’s a quick reference guide to what is on offer, for how much and what you can expect as an investor.

Address: 32 Wright Street, Newark, NG24 1PJ
Type: 2 Bed terrace
Asking Price: £80,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Damp work required
Rent Range: £450-500pcm (once work completed)
Yield: 7.5%
Comments: Despite looking like an end terrace, this hasn’t always been the case; number 28 was subject to a gas explosion from foam canisters, the land the house was on has since been purchased and it’s expected another house will be built in its place. Damp work is required on the wall that was previously number 30, aside from that, a lick of paint, a lawn mower to the back garden and a good clean throughout would soon turn this into a family home.

Address: Apartment 50, Barrows Gate, Newark, NG24 2FY
Type: 2 Bed first floor apartment
Asking Price: £92,500
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Yield: 6.16%
Comments: Flats in this block are very popular buy to let and with a yield like this who can blame them! Easy access to the A1 and town centre, ideal fora professional couple and the decorating is already done, what else do you need?

Address: 56 Appleton Gate, Newark, NG24 1LR
Type: 2 Bed mid-terrace
Asking Price: £100,000
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Requires modernisation
Rent Range: £475-525pcm (once modernised)
Yield: 6.3%
Comments: Good area for town, commuters and families although a new kitchen and a carpet cleaner would be well received in 2 bed terrace. Number 46 sold for £115,000 in Feb last year in a better condition so what do we think to the asking price?

Address: 48 Alliance Street, Newark, NG24 1HR
Type: 3 bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £125,000
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Some work required
Rent Range: £500-550pcm (once modernised)
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: A stones throw from the train station and a short walk into town, the kitchen appears to be camera shy but the property as a whole has potential and it’s perfect for couples that have rug-o-phobia!

Address: 34 Trinity Road, Newark, NG24 4EN
Type: 3 Bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £125,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.76%
Comments: Well presented spacious family home that’s close to several schools and the leisure centre, Number 31 sold in May for £119,950 and was finished to a lower standard, just need a tenant now!

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 19 Hayside Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3GB
Type: 2 Bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £129,995
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.07%
Comments: Fab little 2 bed house in Balderton with a garage, driveway and enclosed garden, perfect for a couple to move straight into, that is if the missing pictures of the bathroom and kitchen are coincidental and not because they’re that ugly!

Address: 21 Hounsfield Close, Beacon Heights, Newark, NG24 2LR
Type: 2 Bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £129,950
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Some modernisation required.
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.07%
Comments: Great spot for the A1 and Coddington School, the potential is there even with that kitchen but with number 33 selling a year ago for £129,995 in great condition, i would challenge the asking price for sure.

If you’ve seen a property in Newark or Nottinghamshire 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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