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: 7 Belvoir Crescent, Newark, NG24 4DW
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson
Condition: Some work required – kitchen needs updating
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5%
Comments: Purchased in 2008 for £125,000, this 3 bed was one of the highest sales at the time and even though it hasn’t changed since then, it would appear to be overpriced looking at other previous sales. Number 8 sold in Aug 2017 following a complete renovation for £132,000 and was the highest sale on the street so far!

Address: Wolfit Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3PH
Asking Price: £142,500
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Some work required – kitchen needs updating + possibly bathroom.
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.26%
Comments: Good sized family home in a good location, the kitchen is a great size but really needs updating and i’m to hazard a guess and say that the camera shy bathroom is also likely to need an update. Once these improvements have been done, dependant on the level you could look at £625-675pcm.

Address: 29 Centenary Close, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3FE
Asking Price: £129,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.31%
Comments: The last 2 bed on the street sold for £115,000 after being renovated throughout in June 2017 with off street parking and was a semi rather than mid terrace; the last 3 bed sold was another semi in Sept in a similar condition to 29 for £133,000 with off street parking, why is this so much?

Address: Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4BZ
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Whitegates
Condition: Already Tenanted
Rent Range: £475pcm currently obtained
Yield: 5.18%
Comments: Investment property so no need to worry about void periods, it appears to be a small property in an average condition so rental price seems fair. There’s currently no epc so if it comes back below an E and the tenant isn’t in a fixed term, then you need to spend to money to get it there or you can be fined.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Parsons Close, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3UX
Asking Price: £127,500
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.65%
Comments: Ideal first time investment, modern house with no initial work required in a popular area so it shouldn’t take long to get a tenant, perfect for keeping those void periods as short as possible. Last sale was on Dovedale Terrace on January 2017 for £115,500, the exact same layout and condition but no garage.

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….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: Lacey Green, New Balderton, NG24 3NJ
Asking Price: £146,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.9%
Comments: Well presented home in a popular area with a good EPC rating and low council tax band making it ideal for a couple or small family. Last 2 bed sold in March 2017 for £135,000 in a similar condition with a conservatory too but without a garage.

Address: 5a The Twitchell, Newark, NG24 4NU
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Edlin and Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Purchased 10 years ago, aside from a colour change, this property hasn’t changed a bit! No photos of any of the bedrooms, hopefully they aren’t that bad?! No EPC yet so make sure you check the verdict before buying.

Address: 36 Mercia Road, Newark NG24 4NA
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Minor Work Required
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.93%
Comments: Located in Hawtonville, this property is a generally good condition with, my only gripe is the over bed storage in two of the bedrooms as they restrict the layout of a room and makes it difficult for tenants to accommodate their own furniture.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 35 Lovers Lane, Newark, NG24 1LU
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid-Terrace
Estate Agent: Whitegates
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Ideal first investment, recently refurbished with new carpets and painted throughout, plus it’s rated EPC ‘D’ so you’re within the legislation changes too. Only downside, it has a downstairs bathroom which is a real marmite thing with tenants but you can’t please everyone.

Address: 35 Appletree Close, Newark, NG24 2FA
Asking Price: £85,000
Property Type: 2 Bed First Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: YOPA
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Service Charge: £73.82 PA (inc ground rent, maintenance and building insurance)
Yield: 6.7%
Comments: Another good first time investment, no work required and the service charge is very reasonable. Close to town, knowhow, train station AND A46 so it will suit a lot of professional tenants. This property only purchased in September 2017 for £79k so why sell again so soon?

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…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: 4 Greenway, Newark, NG24 4JE
Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached
Asking Price: £145,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Some modernisation required.
Rent Range: £550-600pcm (once completed)
Yield: 4.97%
Comments: Nestled within Hawtonville,this 3 bed semi is crying out for an update, no bathroom or bedroom photos suggests it’s as dated or worse than the living room. Considering how much needs to be spent on this, the price is a way off, a pristine 4 bed sold for £142,500 in December.

Address: 12 Pond Close, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3RU
Type: 3 Bedroom Town House
Asking Price: £145,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.38%
Comments: Very well presented town house ideal for a first time investor with little/no work required meaning it could be marketed straight away; the vendors purchased this is in March for £139,500 so they aren’t making much after fees. 3 bed town house in Fernwood with a large garden and 2 parking spaces, perfect.

Address: Clipsham Close, Newark, NG24 3LD
Type: 2 Bed Semi-Detached
Asking Price: £132,950
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.42%
Comments: Cosey little house perfect for a couple or singleton, the camera shy bathroom does worry me but the driveway is always a tenant pleaser and it’s in a great location. Don’t be put off by the nearby train line, it’s not THAT close and our tenants on the same street don’t seem to notice it!

Address: Milton Street, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3AP
Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached
Asking Price: £127,000
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Complete Renovation Required
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 6.14%
Comments: Not for the faint hearted, brilliant opportunity for those who aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty, 25k on renovations and you’d still get 5.1% yield. We let the exact same style of property on Shakespeare Street mid renovation for £650pcm, thanks to early advertising the landlords had no void period.

Address: 8 Wright Street, Newark, NG24 1PJ
Type: 2 Bed Mid-Terrace
Asking Price: £112,500
Estate Agent: CPG Property Ltd
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 5.6%
Comments: Colourful 2 bed home within Barnby Road Academy catchment area making it great for small families, good first time investment as it’s reasonably priced and little work is required but don’t get drawn in by the converted loft space, you need to check the legalities of the staircase.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Apartment 3, Dobsons Quay, Newark, NG24 1EU
Type: 1 Bed Ground Floor Apartment
Asking Price: £95,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Lovely modern apartment located on the banks of the River Trent in Newark town centre, with an allocated parking space to the rear and 5 minutes walk to Newark Castle station, it’s ideal for a working professional or couple. I have nothing bad to say about this apartment, no work required, in a great location and hello 6% yield!

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 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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