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: 13 Belvoir Road, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3HQ
Asking Price: £135,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi- Detached House
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Update Required
Rent Range: £600-650pcm (top end once updated)
Yield: 5.77%
Comments: Property is need of an update, particularly the carpet bath and dated kitchen. If i was flipping it then i’d take the wall out to sort out the weird shaped kitchen but that’s a different level! Seems too expensive for what you’re getting.

Address: 16 Baines Avenue, New Balderton, Newark NG24 3BL.
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Semi Detached House
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.8%
Comments: Previously listed with Alasdair Morrison in Dec 18 but clearly no buyers yet. Nice enough house, nothing to pick fault with. Don’t get much for £150k.

Address: MillGate Apartments, Mill Gate, Newark NG24 4TR
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Apartment
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.92%
Comments: Well presented apartment converted just over 3 years ago. Good central location and allocated parking for those that commute. SC and GR not stated so i’d double check with Browns.

Address: 2 Mercia Road, Newark NG24 4NA
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi – Detached House
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Minor Updates
Rent Range: £575-625pcm (top end once updated)
Yield: 5.36%
Comments: Purchased back in 2006 for £107k, bad advert previously so i can only comment on the kitchen being the same. Last sale was for £122,500 in April 19 in a similar condition but no garage. Dial down the colours and bed 2 looks like it may be ready for a carpet.

Address: 3 Old Mill Crescent, Newark. NG24 2HY
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield : 5.76%
Comments: Seems to be priced well, last 3 bed sold for £124,950 in April 17. Aside from a bit of weeding, it’s ready to go, if i’m being really picky then maybe get rid of the living room wallpaper but it’s not offensive.


Address: Flat 2, 5 Church Walk, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1JS
Asking Price: £90,000
Property Type: 1 Bedroom First Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson & Partners
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £445-495pcm
Ground Rent: £50 PA
Service Charge: £700 PA
Yield: 6.55% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Fantastic town centre location, lack of parking is going to put some people off. Ideal for a commuter. Purchased for £94,175 when it was first converted in 2007. Never far from a good coffee either!

So that’s this weeks selection, quite a few reductions so not too much choice. Not really anything worth going for this week but feel free to 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’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 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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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: Heron Way, Balderton, NG24 3DD
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bed semi detached
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Some updating required
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5%
Comments: Lovely property in a great location with those magic 3 bedrooms, it would make a fantastic rental property with it’s low council tax banding and EPC ‘B’ making it cheap to run and appealing for tenants to run. Sadly the price is just too high for it to get a half decent yield, and that’s before you’ve updated the bedrooms and decorated the kitchen as the wallpaper isn’t overly easy on the eyes.

Address: The Tankard Building, Warwick Brewery, Newark, NG24 1TX
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom first floor apartment
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Ground Rent: £100pa
Maintenance Charges: £1,131.74pa
Condition: Spotless although EPC too low – work required
Rent Range: £645-695pcm
Yield: 5.9%
Comments: Great character property with modern finishes, Warwick Brewery is an extremely popular development down to it’s location, finish and parking which is why you can charge nearly £700pcm for a 2 bedroom apartment. Sadly this apartment’s EPC rating is ‘F’ which could explain why the vendor is selling it as it was a rental property and as of April 2018, you won’t be able to start a new tenancy.

Address: 153 BarnbyGate, Newark, NG24 1RJ
Asking Price: £129,950
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Cottage
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.54%
Comments: Such a quirky little property just a short walk to town and Barnby Road Academy, perfect for a couple or small family that love a bit of character and fancy something a bit different. The EPC is pending so be sure to find out whether any work is required to get it up to date for April.

Address: George Street, Newark, NG24 1LU
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom end of terrace
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Light redecoration
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: Ideally located between town centre and North Gate station, within in 1/4 mile of the property in the last 6 months, 3 terraces of a similar style sold for £100k, £110k and £116k (3 bed) so this could be a little high but it’s your call. Property itself is pretty well presented, the busy wallpaper in the kitchen matched with the colourful tiles may be a bit much for some and the dark wood doors can be cheaply replaced.

Address: 8 Bridge Cottages, Newark, NG24 2ND
Asking Price: £112,500
Property Type: 2 Bedroom mid terrace
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £450-500pcm
Yield: 5.33%
Comments: Perfect budget friendly property in close proximity to Barnby Road Academy, ideal for a young family. There is plenty you could do this property to make it a £600pcm investment but there is the option to keep it as it is if you don’t want to spend money straight away; just hang on until the EPC comes through as you may be spending more than you expected!

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Newnham Rd, Newark NG24 1HY
Guide Price: £35,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom end of terrace
Estate Agent: SDL Auctions
Condition: Complete renovation required.
Rent Range: £525-575pcm (once renovated)
Yield: 10.61% (based on £30k spend)
Comments: Fantastic opportunity but not for the faint of heart! Perfect for an investor or first time buyer that doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty, quite a busy and tight street but it’s very close to the town centre, industrial estate and great access to the A1/A46. So will you be heading to the auction house?

Address: Chain Lane, Newark, NG24 1AU
Guide Price: £129,500
Property Type: 2 Bedroom second floor apartment
Estate Agent: Gascoines
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.31%
Comments: An unusual opportunity for a generous two bedroom apartment smack bang in the middle of town, ideal mid week home for a commuter. There’s a contemporary but smaller apartment currently on the market for £575pcm above Natwest Bank, this property has oodles of space and is still modern but more of a cosy finish thanks to the beams and colour scheme.

Address: 7 Century Street, Newark, NG24 1QP
Guide Price: £115,000
Property Type: 2 Bed mid terrace
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.74%
Comments: Immaculately presented home that is sure to please a lot of tenants, purchase in January for £90k, this property has been completely renovated from top to bottom aside from the kitchen units and tops and is unrecognisable in comparison. Only downside is that it’s an adopted road so the council won’t be maintaining it but if you can look past that it’s a great first time investment.

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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Newark Buy-to-Let Return / Yields – 2% to 7.6% a year

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The mind-set and tactics you employ to buy your first Newark buy to let property needs to be different to the tactics and methodology of buying a home for yourself to live in. The main difference is when purchasing your own property, you may well pay a little more to get the home you (and your family) want, and are less likely to compromise. When buying for your own use, it is only human nature you will want the best, so that quite often it is at the top end of your budget (because as my parents always used to tell me – you get what you pay for in this world!).

Yet with a buy to let property, if your goal is a higher rental return – a higher price doesn’t always equate to higher monthly returns – in fact quite the opposite. Inexpensive Newark properties can bring in bigger monthly returns. Most landlords use the phrase ‘yield’ instead of monthly return. To calculate the yield on a buy to let property one basically takes the monthly rent, multiplies it by 12 to get the annual rent and then divides it by the value of the property.

This means, if one increases the value of the property using this calculation, the subsequent yield drops. Or to put it another way, if a Newark buy to let landlord has the decision of two properties that create the same amount of monthly rent, the landlord can increase their rental yield by selecting the lower priced property.

To give you an idea of the sort of returns in Newark…

Now of course these are averages and there will always be properties outside the lower and upper ranges in yields: they are a fair representation of the gross yields you can expect in the Newark area.

As we move forward, with the total amount of buy to let mortgages amounting to £199,310,614,000 in the country, landlords need to be aware of the investment performance of their property, especially in the era of tax increases and tax relief reductions. Landlords are looking to maximise their yield – and are doing so by buying cheaper properties.

However, before everyone in Newark starts selling their upmarket properties and buying cheap ones, yield isn’t the only factor when deciding on what Newark buy to let property to buy. Void periods (i.e. the time when there isn’t a tenant in the property between tenancies) are an important factor and those properties at the cheaper end of the rental spectrum can suffer higher void periods too. Apartments can also have service charges and ground rents that aren’t accounted for in these gross yields. Landlords can also make money if the value of the property goes up and for those Newark landlords who are looking for capital growth, an altered investment strategy may be required.

In Newark, for example, over the last 20 years, this is how the average price paid for the four different types of Newark property have changed…

• Newark Detached Properties have increased in value by 240.2%
• Newark Semi-Detached Properties have increased in value by 238.5%
• Newark Terraced Properties have increased in value by 256.4%
• Newark Apartments have increased in value by 246.5%

It is very much a balancing act of yield, capital growth and void periods when buying in Newark. Every landlord’s investment strategy is unique to them. If you would like a fresh pair of eyes to look at your portfolio, be you a private landlord that doesn’t use a letting agent or a landlord that uses one of my competitors – then feel free to drop in and let’s have a chat. What have you got to lose? 30 minutes and my tea making skills are legendary!

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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: 20 Shakespeare Street, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3AN
Type: 3 Bed Semi Detached House
Asking Price: £139,950
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Requires renovation
Rent Range: £625-675pcm (once completed)
Yield: 5.8%

Brilliant property in a great location with so much potential, perfect as a buy to let or first time buy as long as you don’t mind getting your hands dirty! Tenants love a spacious house in the right location but they don’t like old and outdated so bare that in mind, good tenants rent good houses.

Wondering where to start? Well, the kitchen and bathroom are a MUST, the carpeted bath panel and tiles from yesteryear may have been of their time but they certainly aren’t now, a simple white suite with fab floor tiles and neutral walls will attract tenants or potential buyers if you’re wanting a fix and sell; if you have the budget, floor to ceiling tiles and a good quality shower will add the wow factor. As for the kitchen, i’m not sure they thought the layout through when they first built it, the pantry/utility is a great bonus but next to no worktops will certainly put families off, where are you meant to put anything?! Decoration aside, if the radiator was moved or even removed entirely, units and a worktop could be installed adding much needed storage and space. As for the rest of the house, the bedrooms are bearable in magnolia and could be left alone, the only other room that really needs updating is the lounge, get rid of the pink carpet and green walls and go for a simple mocha shaded carpet and neutral walls but ideally NOT magnolia!

The last property on Shakespeare Street sold in Feb 2017 for £134,450 with an appealing modern interior, high gloss kitchen and plenty of off street parking along with a well presented rear garden and just 2 bedrooms. We let a 3 bedroom semi-detached property on Shakespeare Street earlier this year for £650pcm, it was in a similar condition to this property initial but after hours of effort from the landlord, it was let with a fabulous high gloss kitchen, stunning bathroom and neutral carpets and decor throughout.

This will be a fantastic investment to get stuck into, at around £15,000 to get the property to a high standard, it’s going to take time to make it back but £675pcm will help you get there in no time! We had a lot of interest in the last property and we actually let it mid refurb, the right tenant will see the potential and jump at the opportunity to live in a high end family home. Let us know how you get on!

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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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: 33 Beech Avenue, Newark, NG24 4DY
Type: 3 Bedroom semi detached house
Asking Price: £127,500
Estate Agent: CPG
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £575-625 pcm
Yield: 5.88%
Comments: Lovely property throughout, the unique industrial style kitchen gives it a real modern yet homey feel.

Address: 6 Edward Avenue, Newark, NG24 4UZ
Type: 3 Bedroom mid terraced house
Asking Price: £124,950
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: requires some modernisation
Rent Range: £500-550 pcm
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: All the rooms are really good sizes but they could do with a lick of paint and the kitchen could do with an update.

Address: 57 Grove Street, Newark, NG24 3AR
Type: 2 Bedroom mid terraced house
Asking Price: £122,500
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £500-550 pcm
Yield: 5.39%
Comments: Looks like a great home that’s been finished to a high standard, it’s just a shame the road is so busy you may struggle to park on it.

Address: 10 New Street, Newark, NG24 1QT
Type: 3 Bedroom semi detached house
Asking Price: £109,000
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £475-525 pcm
Yield: 5.78%
Comments: It’s in a good town centre location with a good sized modern dining kitchen, the whole house could do with a splash of colour.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 11 Vernon Street, Newark, NG24 1PW
Type: 2 Bedroom terraced house
Asking Price: £117,500
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £475-525 pcm
Yield: 5.36%
Comments: This property has the potential to make even more if it has an update throughout, a high standard property on the street let 18 days ago for £575pcm.

Address: The Courtyard, Newark, NG24 4FF
Type: 2 Bedroom second floor apartment
Asking Price: £110,000
Estate Agent: Martin Co
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £500-525 pcm
Yield: 5.73%
Comments: The property is in a good central location, a new kitchen would make a big difference.

Address: 44 Beacon Hill Road, Newark, NG24 1NU
Type: 2 Bedroom end terraced house
Asking Price: £105,000
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £475-525 pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Bright character property within short walking distance of Newark North Gate, i’m not sure how i feel about the green lounge.

Address: The Cavalier, Warwick Brewery, Newark, NG24 1TL
Type: 1 Bedroom duplex apartment
Asking Price: £97,500
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £475-525 pcm
Yield: 6.46%
Comments: This spacious 1 bedroom apartment is split over 2 floors with a modern kitchen, near the station so great for commuters.

Address: 27 Williams Lane, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3FN
Type: 2 Bedroom second floor apartment
Asking Price: £92,500
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £450-475 pcm
Yield: 6.16%
Comments: This apartment is located in the ever popular Fernwood development but there is a distinct lack of space.

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 £160,000. With a slow down in new properties coming to the market we have seen more properties reduced than come onto the market so we’ve upped the value to £160,000.

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

Address: Hill Vue Gardens, Newark, NG24 1PH
Type: 3 Bedroom Detached Bungalow
Asking Price: £160,000
Estate Agent: Tanners
Condition: Needs a full refurbishment
Rent Range: £700-750 pcm
Yield: 5.63%
Comments: Outrageous price given number 21 sold for £132,000 in the same condition a couple of years back. An example of an estate agent “buying” the business.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 26 Hawton Lane, Newark, NG24 4QB
Type: 2 Bedroom Detached Bungalow
Asking Price: £160,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Needs a full refurbishment
Rent Range: £725-775 pcm
Yield: 5.81%
Comments: Glad to see this on the market as one of Newark’s long term empty properties. Better location than the one above and more potential for a flip (at the right price).

Address: 1 The Malthouse, Newark, NG24 1LA
Type: 2 Bedroom Duplex Apartment
Asking Price: £145,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £650-700 pcm
Yield: 5.79%
Comments: Excellent use of lighting and a fantastic bathroom. Popular location for professionals.

Address: 15 Heron Way, Balderton, NG24 3DD
Type: 2 Bedroom Semi Detached House
Asking Price: £135,000
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £600-650 pcm
Yield: 5.78%
Comments: Might need a new bathroom suite given there is no photo. Semi detached houses are always popular in Balderton. Keep in mind that it was bought for £101,000 in 2013.

Address: 38 Pelham Street, Newark, NG24 4XD
Type: 2 Bedroom Mid Terraced House
Asking Price: £115,950
Estate Agent: Sell It
Condition: Standard
Rent Range: £475-525 pcm
Yield: 5.43%
Comments: Looks fairly well looked after. Having a garage at the rear is a plus. Last registered sale was £96,000 in 2004.

Address: Witham Close, Newark, NG24 2HD
Type: 2 Bedroom Detached House
Asking Price: £140,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: A little dated
Rent Range: £625-675 pcm
Yield: 5.79%
Comments: Bright and tidy house. Could probably do with a new kitchen to achieve a higher rent. Not a brilliant location.

Address: The Ivies, Farndon Road, Newark, NG24 4SR
Type: 3 Bedroom Terraced House
Asking Price: £160,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £700-750 pcm
Yield: 5.62%
Comments: Love the kitchen and bathroom. The bath reminds me of half a Babybell. Guessing that the cameraman was wonky rather than the lounge.

Address: Broome Close, Balderton, NG24 3DE
Type: 3 Bedroom Detached House
Asking Price: £159,950
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £725-775 pcm
Yield: 5.81%
Comments: Huge garden and looks pretty low maintenance. Inside looks neutral and ready to rent. Spot the boggley-eyed donkey.

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

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

Address: Castle Brewery, Newark
Type: 2 bed apartment
Asking Price: £145,000
Estate Agent: Sell It 01636 701967
Condition: Very well presented
Rent Range: £550 to £580 pcm
Yield: Up to 4.8%
Comments: Very popular development. Modern and low maintenance.

Address: Nelson Road, Newark
Type: 2 bed semi detached house
Asking Price: £127,500
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles 01636 613513
Condition: In decent condition
Rent Range: £495 to £575 pcm
Yield: Up to 5.4%
Comments: Great garden. May require a little decorating.

Address: Emmendingen Avenue, Newark
Type: 2 bed terraced house
Asking Price: £119,950
Estate Agent: Bairstow Eves 01158 820657
Condition: No photos provided
Rent Range: £525 pcm
Yield: 5.25%
Comments: In close proximity to Know How which would be popular for employees.

Address: Pelham Street, Newark
Type: 2 bed end of terrace
Asking Price: £115,950
Estate Agent: Sell It 01636 701967
Condition: Light refurbishment required
Rent Range: £495 pcm
Yield: 5.12%
Comments: A few bathroom tiles required. Close to the town centre.

Address: Wolsey Road, Newark
Type: 3 bed semi detached house
Asking Price: £115,000
Estate Agent: Winkworth 01636 611666
Condition: Cluttered but seems to be in decent condition
Rent Range: £600 pcm
Yield: 6.26%
Comments: Impressive number of chairs in one room. Cluttered but a decent sized family home.

Address: London Road, New Balderton
Type: 2 bed terraced house
Asking Price: £114,950
Estate Agent: Winkworth 01636 605006
Condition: A little updating may be required.
Rent Range: £475 pcm
Yield: 4.95%
Comments: Bathroom is downstairs which is a slight negative. The garden is surprisingly long.

Address: Sydney Terrace, Newark
Type: 2 bed terrace
Asking Price: £112,500
Estate Agent: Haart 01636 703141
Condition: Recently renovated
Rent Range: £525 pcm
Yield: 5.6%
Comments: Renovated throughout this looks immaculate and ready to move into.

Address: Cardinal Hinsley Close, Newark
Type: 2 bed terraced house
Asking Price: £109,950
Estate Agent: Sell It 01636 701967
Condition: In decent condition
Rent Range: £525 pcm
Yield: 5.6%
Comments: Bathroom and kitchen look relatively modern. Blank canvas, looks like a good rental.

Address: Smith Street, Newark
Type: 3 bed end of terrace
Asking Price: £109,950
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell 01636 858115
Condition: In decent condition
Rent Range: £550 pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Downstairs bathroom. No photos of the bedrooms but downstairs looks in good condition.

Address: Hatton Gardens, Newark
Type: 3 bed end of terrace
Asking Price: £104,995
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson 01636 611811
Condition: Time Warp
Rent Range: £525 pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Great renovation project for a keen developer. Popular street for rentals and close to town.

Address: Jubilee Street, Newark
Type: 3 bed terraced house
Asking Price: £104,950
Estate Agent: Haart 01636 703141
Condition: Decent condition
Rent Range: £525 – £550 pcm
Yield: 6.2%
Comments: Quite a green house. Quite quirky but nicely presented.

Address: Scholars Mews, Newark
Type: 2 bed apartment
Asking Price: £99,995
Estate Agent: NOW Homes 01636 858311
Condition: New Build
Rent Range: £495 pcm
Yield: 5.9%
Comments: Last apartment remaining on this new development

Address: Castle Brewery Court, Newark
Type: 2 bed apartment
Asking Price: £89,950
Estate Agent: CPG 01636 345045
Condition: Decent condition
Rent Range: £495 pcm
Yield: 5.9%
Comments: Kitchen is a little dated. It may need some light decorating once empty.

Hannah’s Star Buy
Address: Rubys Walk, Fernwood
Type: 2 bed flat
Asking Price: £89,950
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell 01636 858115
Condition: Good condition
Rent Range: £525 pcm
Yield: 7%
Comments: Modern and very well presented. Would be a popular rental.

Address: The Old Chapel, Newark
Type: 2 bed flat
Asking Price: £80,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles 01636 613513
Condition: Good condition
Rent Range: £550 pcm
Yield: 8.25%
Comments: Popular conversion. Blank canvas and ready to move into.

Address: Ainsdale Close, Newark
Type: 2 bed apartment
Asking Price: £72,500
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles 01636 613513
Condition: Slightly dated
Rent Range: £475 pcm
Yield: 7.8%
Comments: Quite basic and may need a little lift. In the popular development of Fernwood.

If you’ve seen a property in 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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