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

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Another chilly day in Newark and another week of properties to poke around! We’ve got 8 new potential investments this week from £120k to £150k in various styles and locations. I’ve added some comments and given you an idea of what you can expect rent wise if you go for it.

Address: Clarks Lane, Newark, NG24 2EF
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi Detached House
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Good little house, the garage has been removed for additional living space and good spot tenants working at Knowhow and NSK. Just note that properties in this area take longer to rent than others.

Address: 2 Friary Rd, Newark NG24 1LE
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Terrace
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £545-595pcm
Yield: 4.76%
Comments: Really well presented house with no work required, lack of parking may put tenants off and the same with the downstairs bathroom. EPC E so bare in mind that regulations may change so you’ll need to spend money.

Address: Warwick Brewery, The Cavalier Building, Newark, NG24 1TL
Asking Price: £135,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom First Floor Duplex Apartment
Estate Agent: Belvoir!
Condition: Minor Work
Service Charge: TBC
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.77% (exc service and maintenance charges)
Comments: Popular apartment block, no work required but the electric heating isn’t for everyone. Service and maintenance charges are often around £1k here so check before committing.

Address: 36 Pinfold Lane Balderton, Newark NG24 3LP
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson & Partners
Condition: Minor Work
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.52%
Comments: A bit vanilla, pretty spacious but just not overly inspiring. Busy road with minimal parking. Lose the blue tiles in the kitchen, paint the woodwork white in the dining room if nowhere else to make it lighter (no window!). Could rent as is for £525pcm but you’ll get better and longer tenants if you spruce it up.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 2 Dovedale Terrace, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3UU
Asking Price: £122,950
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell and Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.61%
Comments: On with two agents, someone’s keen to get rid! They’ve only been in since March last year..hopefully it’s not bad neighbours. Bought for £117,500, it’s not changed aside from the master bedroom; we let the same property style on Rubys Walk last year for £575pcm.

Address: 6 Whitfield Street,Newark NG24 1QX
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Terrace
Estate Agent: The Nottingham Estate Agency
Condition: Neutralise!
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.5%
Comments: Purchased for £109k in 2015, no previous photos of the bathroom but it looks pretty new along with a bit of paint and marvel wallpaper! Big marvel fan but i’d suggest losing it and maybe update those kitchen tiles if you can. Seems cheap, last couple of two beds have sold for £132,500 and £120k in lesser condition.

Address: Apartment 301, The Tankard Building, Warwick Brewery, Newark, NG24 1TL
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom First Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Service Charge: £949.24 PA
Maintenance Charge: £100 PA
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.95%%
Comments: Same as above, popular area and allocated parking. Good location for the train station. Honestly, i think the apartment above has a more appealing layout and is lighter.

Address: Charles Street, Newark, NG24 1RL
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: Small! It looks very cramped but that could just be the size of furniture, the kitchen is so small and will put tenants off even though it’s modern. Tone down the wallpaper throughout.

So that’s this weeks selection, a couple of good potentialy investments 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 :).

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

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After a busy few months, i’m back again with this weeks properties for sale in Newark! We’ve got 9 new ones to take a look at, i’ve added some comments and given you an idea of what you can expect rent wise if you go for it.

Address: 16 Vernon Street, Newark NG24 1PW
Asking Price: £148,000
Property Type: 3 Bed End of Terrace
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson & Partners
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.86%
Comments: purchased in July 2017 for £135k in the same condition, the only thing thats changed is the paint colour so why is it £13k more? Well presented and ready to rent but be aware of the low epc, don’t to get caught out should regulations change!

Address:110 Grange Road, Newark NG24 4PW
Asking Price: £145,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi Detached
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.17%
Comments: Just a couple of grand more than No 118 that also had a small extension. The kitchen is too much for a rental, it needs dialling down…a lot to appeal to the max amount of tenants as does the rest of the house, think light greys and creams. No chain so may take an offer for quick sale.

Address: 7 Kennedy Walk, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3PJ
Asking Price: £134,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Terrace
Estate Agent: NOW Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.37%
Comments: Well presented property with parking, No 6 sold most recently for £118k 2 years ago without the “storage” extension. No EPC yet so be sure to clarifying rating first, No 6 was EPC D so i’d expect similar.

Address: 14 Lindum Street, Newark, Notts NG24 1NH
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Terrace
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.52%
Comments: So this property is being marketed for £1000 more than a two bed that sold in June, the two was lovely but you certainly get more for your money with this one. Lindum St is a dead end so minimal traffic, just neutralise those bold bedroom colours and order your To Let board!

Address: 35 Emmendingen Avenue Newark NG24 2FX
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Terrace
Estate Agent: Belvoir!
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 5%
Comments: Overpriced and small. The equivalent property sold 3 months ago for £104k. Low council tax band, high epc and reasonable rental price will appeal to budget friendly renters.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 53 Sleaford Road, Newark, NG24 1NF
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Terrace
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: Really well presented house, No 47 sold in May 18 for £116,500 and the condition isn’t much different however the kitchen has been extended and it’s more contemporary. Careful with that low epc, if regulations go up to minimum D then you’ll need to spend a few pennies!

Address: 31 Side Row, Newark NG24 2JB
Asking Price: £119,950
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Terrace
Estate Agent: CPG Property
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.50%
Comments: Low council tax and rent, good first time rental for tenants working on the industrial esate. No 44 sold for £120k in October but not as nice, nothing to complain about this one, priced well, one off street parking space and ready to go.

Address: Hawthorn Crescent, Farndon, NG24 3TG
Asking Price: £80,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom First Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Required Renovation
Service Charge: £300 PA
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Yield: 6.72% (exc work costs)
Comments: Most of the walls and carpets are neutral so we’re off to a good start and it has a garage (USP). Kitchen is functional as is the bathroom but they need updating for top rental price and one neutral colour throughout on the walls. I’d also recommend losing the fire surround, the curtains and painting any brown woodwork white.

Address: Lombard Street, Newark, NG24 1XG
Asking Price: £80,000
Property Type: 1 Bedroom Second Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Whitegates
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £375-425pcm
Yield: 6.38%
Comments: Currently let out for £395pcm with Whitegates and is located above their office. No EPC rating on the advert, if it’s less than an E but mid tenancy you’re okay until 2020, after then you’ll have to get it there or face a fine.

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 :).

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EYES ON…..THIS WEEKS INVESTMENT PROPERTIES 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:38 Pelham Street, Newark, NG24 4XD
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Whitegates
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.08%
Comments: Purchased in Nov 2016 for £111k and i wouldn’t appear to have changed at all. Good budget friendly property for potential tenants with a high epc, low council tax band and cheap rent. I think the asking price is pretty high, i’d go for Wright St or Coronation St below, much nicer and less money!

Address: 4 Hillary Way, Balderton, Newark. NG24 3PN
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 5.78%
Comments: Spacious property with no work required, the communal parking area won’t be for everyone and the lack of outdoor storage lets it down but you can hire a garage for £40 off the council. No 6 sold in March 2018 for £140k in a similar condition.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address:Flat 4, The Bell Tower, Barnby Road, Newark. NG24 1SA
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 1 Bedroom Duplex Apartment
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Maintenance Charge: £40pw
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.22% (inc MC)
Comments: If you’re wanting a rental with wow factor then this property certainly ticks the boxes, perfect for a professional singleton or couple, could be used a main home or even a furnished mid week let if commuting. Flat 7 sold for £138k in Oct 2017 as a single storey ground floor 2 bed flat.

Address: 19 Coronation Street, Balderton, Newark NG24 3BD
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Edlin & Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.5%
Comments: Well presented property, ideal budget friendly property for tenants that looks great. Advert doesn’t say much but that’s the agent rather than the house, the price seems very fair too, nothing bad to say about this one!

Address: 49 Smith Street, Balderton, Newark. NG24 3BA
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.74%
Comments: Another budget friendly property, for a property thats described so highly, you’d have thought the agent would’ve got photos to show that off?! Price is pretty good, check the boiler to make sure that’s not the rubbish happy meal toy!

Address: 68 Bowbridge Road, Newark. NG24 4BZ
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Nottinghamshire Property Services
Condition: Update Required
Rent Range: £500-550pcm (once updated)
Yield: 6% (not inc updating costs)
Comments: The only fixer upper of the week and my goodness does it need gutting! No 12 sold in August for £139k, it was a beautiful example, take a look at the old listing for tips, can’t help but think this asking price is pretty high for what needs doing on this property.

Address: 4 Wright Street, Newark. NG24 1PJ
Asking Price: £109,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: NOW Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 5.73%
Comments: Really nice little house, great first investment with no work to do, you could collect the keys and market to rent on the same day.

Address: Flat 1, Trent House, Barnby Gate, Newark NG24 1XP
Asking Price: £85,000
Property Type: 1 Bedroom first Floor Flat
Estate Agent: Martin & Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £375-425pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: We let this property less than 6 months ago, good central location and nice modern finishes but the lack of parking anywhere near the flat and very small living space makes it a tough one to let.

Plenty of properties this week although with nearly all of them ready to go so no need to invest too much into your investment! 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….THIS WEEKS INVESTMENT PROPERTIES 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!

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 4 Hardwick Avenue, Newark. NG24 4AW
Asking Price: £135,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Terraced House
Estate Agent: Whitegates
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.78%
Comments: Whitegates have said £500pcm for this property, okay it has wooden single glazed windows and solid brick walls BUT it is EPC rated ‘D’ so it’s legal to rent, so why SO low? Martin and Co let the house next door for £650pcm with double glazed windows but the same EPC rating, i’d want to know why £500pcm.

Address: 2 Eton Court, Eton Avenue, Newark. NG24 2JB
Asking Price: £145,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Detached Bungalow
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson & Partners
Condition: Update Required
Rent Range: £525-£575pcm (once updated)
Yield: 4.76% (exc refurb costs)
Comments: Located in Hawtonville, rare bungalow opportunity but it’s in need of an update, the carpets are ageing it and the kitchen isn’t helping either. Try changing the unit doors rather than the carcasses to save money. Now Homes have been trying to sell No 5 since May for £149,950, it would appear a lot of Bungalows have been reduced recently on Rightmove.

Address: 62 Wolfit Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3PH
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi Detached
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Update Required
Rent Range: £625-675pcm (once completed)
Yield: 6.23% (exc refurb costs)
Comments: Plenty of potential and try saving costs by decorating, lifting flooring and changing kitchen unit doors yourself. Main thing is to get the house EPC ‘E’ or above for legality reason then crack on with the cosmetic bits.

Address: Flat 102, The Roundhead Building, Warwick Brewery, Newark, NG24 1TU
Asking Price: Offers over £129.950
Property Type: 2 Bedroom First Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Ground Rent: £100 PA
Management Fee: £1000 PA
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.95%
Comments: Well presented apartment in a sought after location, last sale was a 3 Bed in Sep 2017 for £138,500 so the price seems fair. Low EPC and electric heating may put potential tenants off.

Address: 35 Stafford Avenue, Balderton, Newark NG24
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi Detached
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: No photos to see
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 6% (exc any potential work)
Comments: Pretty useless ad but i’ve done some digging and it turns out this is currently at HMO (house of multiple occupancy)! The blue kitchen cabinets are…different, seen worse but it’s likely you’ll need to spend money to make it a family home again.

Address: Mill Green, Newark. NG24 2HU
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 3 bedroom terraced house
Estate Agent: Castlegate and Martin & Co.
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.5%
Comments: On with two agents, Martin and Co have had it a week longer. Interesting bathroom and kitchen tiles but i’ve seen bolder!! The small living area often lets these properties down when finding a tenant.

Address: 184 Barnby Gate, Newark, NG24 1RH
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Terrace
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Some Updates Required
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Good kitchen and bathroom so the biggest battle is already done. Pull up those bold carpets and go for ‘character’ by leaving the floorboards exposed underneath, very quaint. Check the age of the boiler so you don’t get caught out.

Address: Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood. NG24 3FF
Asking Price: £85,000
Property Type: 2 bedroom apartment
Estate Agent: Martin & Co.
Condition: Ready to Rent
Ground Rent: £135 PA
Maintenance Charge: £1252.45 PA
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 7.63%
Comments: Great first investment, modern apartment with the bonus of an en-suite AND bathroom, we let the same style of apartment on Youngs Avenue earlier this year for £550pcm. No 46 sold in Dec 2017 for £87k with the same condition and layout.

A good selection of properties, makes a nice change! 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….THIS WEEK INVESTMENTS IN NEWARK!!!

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24, i’ve gone up to a value of £160,000 this time for some more selection, there were so many reductions that i hadn’t got much to show you!

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

Address: 16 Lawrence Street, Newark, NG24 1NE
Asking Price: £160,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 5.06%
Comments: Purchased in March 2017 for £105,550 in a right mess, this property has undergone some major refurbishment and the finished product is fantastic, love that they removed the partition wall to make a desirable open plan kitchen/diner.

Address: The Tankard Building, Warwick Brewery, Newark, NG24 1TX
Asking Price: £160,000
Property Type: 2 Bed First Floor Duplex Apartment
Ground Rent: £100 PA
Service Charge: £1370.69 PA
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 5.02% (inc GR and SC)
Comments: Fabulous apartment locate in a desirable development, brilliant first time buy as no work is required however NOTHING in this block has sold for more than £140,000 so as lovely as this is, i’m not sure why it’s so much.

Address: 7 Greenway, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 4JE
Asking Price: £155,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 4.84%
Comments: Another property that’s had some money spent on it, a large family room extension and loft conversion makes for a great family home; the extension makes it difficult to value but a 4 bed sold Dec 2016 for £142,500.

Address: Fairfax Avenue, Newark, NG24 4PQ
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: CPG Property
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Located just a couple of streets away from Greenway, this property is equally well presented but doesn’t have as much space although it does have a man cave, any takers?

Address: 18 Wilfred Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3DS
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed End of Terrace
Estate Agent: Edlin and Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Ideal family home, looks great throughout although number 5 sold in August 2017 for £129,950 with a slightly higher finish and new carpets so i’d either negotiate or look at the larger property above.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: The Cavalier Building, Warwick Brewery, Newark, NG24 1TL
Asking Price: £137,500
Property Type: 2 Bed First Floor Duplex Apartment
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Ground Rent: £100 PA
Serivce Charge: £760.13
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.64% (inc GR and SC)
Comments: Another apartment at Warwick Brewery, the initial outlay and running costs are lower with this one so ideal if you liked the look of the first one but can’t quite stretch that far.

Address: 159 Grove Street, New Balderton, NG24 3AS
Asking Price: £100,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Ground Floor Flat
Estate Agent: Edlin and Jarvis
Ground Rent AND Service Charge: £600 PA
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Yield: 5.67% (inc GR and SC)
Comments: Well presented and budget friendly property previously purchased October 2016 for £76,000 in a very different condition, the vendors have brought this property right up to date and ready for your next tenant.

Address: Pond Close, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3RU
Asking Price: £90,000
Property Type: 1 Bed First Floor Apartment
Service Charge: £277.68 PA
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £375-425pcm
Yield: 5.65%
Comments: Bought new in 2007 for £92,995, there haven’t been any 1 bed flat sales within 1/2 mile of the area in several years but the last 2 bed sold for £95,000 on the next street without a garage but it’s much bigger.

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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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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