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….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: 66 Eton Avenue, Newark, NG24 4JF
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.8%
Comments: Well presented three bed on the edge of hawtonville, modern throughout so no cosmetic work required for the foreseeable. The last sale was number 60 in June 2017 for £140,000 with some tlc required so this price seems pretty fair.

Address:7 Clayton Close, Newark, NG24 4HN
Asking Price: £135,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi-Detached Bungalow
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Unknown
Rent Range: £525-575pcm (if in good condition)
Yield: 5.1%
Comments: Previous sale was in March 2017 for £135,000, the bungalow needed updating throughout so the fact that this is similarly priced would suggest that it’s probably in the same condition and there’s no EPC either to give anything away. We’re always being asked for Bungalows but they’re so rare on the rental market, dare to be different?

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 23 Birch Road, New Balderton, Newark, NG24 3DB
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi-Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.31%
Comments: Immaculately presented house with no work required at all thanks to the fantastic job the vendors have done, properties around balderton lake are desirable and would an ideal first time investment. EPC and council tax are reasonable but not the cheapest so consider that for your prospective tenants.

Address: 20 Wright Street, Newark, NG24 1PJ
Asking Price: £117,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.64%
Comments: Another great looking property with a fair price tag, the last sale two sales on the street last year were for £99,000 in good condition and £80,000 that needed some tlc. Terrace streets aren’t for all tenants due to potential noisy neighbours and lack of parking, no-one wants to carry there shopping from the other end of the street!

Address: 38 Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4BZ
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Already Tenanted
Rent Range: Currently paying £425pcm – would suggest £450-500pcm
Yield: currently 4.64% – could obtain 5.45% if £500pcm is achieved
Comments: Small but perfectly formed AND already tenanted, personally i think the current rent is too low but you have to consider that putting the rent up may cause the current tenants to leave so is it worth the void period?

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: 1 Newton Street, Newark, NG24 1SU
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 3 Bed End Terrace
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Work Required
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 6.27%
Comments: Great property for a young family thanks to Barnby Gate Academy located just around the corner and it’s only a short walk to the park and town centre. Cosmetically the property could really do with new carpets throughout, a fresh coat of magnolia (if you HAVE stick to that colour) and get the gloss out and ditch the dark woodwork. MOST importantly, this property is EPC ‘F’ meaning NOBODY can let it after April 2018, get in touch with Talk Green to find out what your options are.

Address: Williams Lane, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3FN
Asking Price: £95,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Ground Floor Apartment
Ground Rent: not disclosed
Service Charge: not disclosed
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £450-495pcm
Yield: 6.25%
Comments: Popular Fernwood location that works for families and couples, particularly for the school and A1/A46 access, although i do think this is better suited to a professional couple due to size and wear and tear. The last 1st floor flat sold round the corner on Ainsdale Close in June for £72,000 with a very similar layout, allocated parking and slightly nicer decor so why this is £95k is beyond me.

Address: 4 Guildhall Street, Newark, NG24 1UH
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace Cottage
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.52%
Comments: Quirky cottage style terrace in Newark Town Centre, ideal for tenants using public transport with the bus and train stations just short walks from the property. Very difficult to compare the price as it’s so unusual, the lack of parking will put prospective tenants off and the style is very marmitey but you can’t please everyone regardless of what you buy!

Address: 124 Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4DQ
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 6.27%
Comments: Simple family home close to Holy Trinity School and the sports centre with the bonus of off street parking, it’s a bit of a vanilla property but it’s fine and you wouldn’t have to do a lot to it; i’d check whether that’s a furniture mark or damage to the living room carpet and consider losing the green in the bedroom. The price seems fair although it doesn’t have an EPC yet, you’ll need make sure it’s an ‘E’ or above unless you’re willing to spend the money to get it there.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Barrows Gate, Newark NG24 2FY
Asking Price: £90,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Ground Floor Flat
Ground Rent: £101 paid every 6 months
Service Charge: £986.27 per annum
Estate Agent: Martin and Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £445-495pcm
Yield: 6.51% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Great modern flat close to the A1/A46, town centre and KnowHow making this perfect for most professionals and a first time investor; the lack of magnolia, modern finishes and parking for both tenants and guests ticks additional boxes too. The last sale was back in 2014 but looking at the one above for £95,000 with a similar selling in Fernwood in June for £72,000, that should give you a rough idea, which would you prefer?

Address: 57 Jubilee Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4DA
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace (previously sold as a 3 Bed?!)
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Light Redecoration Required
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: Lovely looking terrace close to town centre, the vendor purchased the property in Dec for £99,000 and since then they’ve had the living room beams covered and skimmed, decorated the bedrooms and living room along with new carpets and potentially skimmed the bedrooms; the bathroom and kitchen haven’t changed aside from the lack of paint on the back wall and there’s no photos of the dining room, i wonder if it still has a wood panelled ceiling and stone fire surround? Is the £26,000 increase worth it?

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: 21 Kingsnorth, Newark, NG24 1PS
Asking Price: £145,000
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Some work required
Rent Range: £625-675pcm (once work completed)
Yield: 5.4%
Comments: Semi-detatched, located down a quiet cul-de-sac within catchment to Barnby Gate School. In April 2017 a property very similar to this with a more modern kitchen and bathroom sold for £140,000 so why is this £149,950 when you need to rip out the dated kitchen and bathroom?

Address: 4 Clipsham Close, Balderton, NG24 3LD
Asking Price: £140,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Located in a desirable area of Balderton with great connections to the A1/A46, this 2 bed semi-detached house is well presented making it ideal for a first-time investor. It comes with an off-street parking space and the largely landscaped garden with limited grass space however the small bedrooms would make it well suited for a professional couple.

Address: 3 Barnby Crossing, Newark, NG24 2NG
Asking Price: £129,950
Estate Agent: CPG Property
Condition: Ready to rent.
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.55%
Comments: Lovingly finished 2 bed terraced house with a great views of the English countryside. It has a great reception area made via an extension to the kitchen but is let down by the dated tiles that aside, it would make a great first time investment but bare in mind the closeness of the train line could be unattractive to most tenants.

Address: 11 Barnby Crossing, Newark, NG24 2NG
Asking Price: £129,950
Estate Agent: CPG Property
Condition: Ready to rent.
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.55%
Comments: The second of two properties listed on Barnby Crossing this week. With two reception areas, two decent sized double bedrooms and a large bathroom we could see a working couple that could take advantage of the great travel links the location of this property has to offer. This property was sold previously in April 2017 so why the sudden need to sell?

Address: 89 Ruby’s Walk, Fernwood, Newark NG24 3FA
Asking Price: £139,950
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.78%
Comments: Located on the popular Fernwood estate this property would be ideal for professional couple or a small family. The bedrooms appear to be camera shy so it is hard to say whether there is anything to do cosmetically, although The most recently sold 3 bed end of terrace house on the estate (with a similar lay-out) was sold for £115,000 in 2013; It had a beautifully landscaped garden and a more modern interior.

Address: 15 Kings Road, Newark NG24 1EW
Asking Price: £125,000
Estate Agent:Richard Watkinson
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: Period Terrace house within walking distance of the train station. Morrisons is only a few doors down, so that makes the weekly shop that bit easier! Was bought in 2014 for £90,000 so questions can be asked as to whether £35,000 of extra value has been added on in the last 3 years considering it has only been painted.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 188 Barnby Gate, Newark NG24 1RH
Asking Price: £120,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready To Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 6.25%
Comments: Fabulously decorated, and somewhat a bit odd! 3 beds makes this ideal for a family. Would be a problem to those who need a car as no off-street parking so better suited to those who work in town. Ideal for a first time investor. We understand that next door was sold for £110,000 earlier this year. However, next door was in need of a brand new kitchen, redecoration throughout and don’t get us started on that bathroom!

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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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: The Ivies, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Type: 2 Bed Semi-Detached
Asking Price: £135,000
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.33
Comments: Rare opportunity for stunning 2 bed home with double rooms and lovely kitchen in a desirable area of Farndon, ideal for a commuting professional couple with the A46 close by; perfect ready to rent first time investment.

Address: 37 Emmendingen Avenue, Newark, NG24 2FX
Type: 4 Bed End of Terrace
Asking Price: £145,950
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £645-695pcm
Yield: 5.71
Comments: Last sold in 2012 for £112,000 in the exact same condition, although it’s more like a 3 bed and box room, the size and decor still makes it appealing to families and it’s ideally located between the A1/A46 and the town centre.

Address: Hazel Grove, Balderton, NG24 3BQ
Type: 2 Bed Semi-Detached
Asking Price: £125,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Some Modernisation Required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm (once renovated)
Yield: 5.76%
Comments: Located in the popular lakeside development, one for an investor that fancies a fixer upper, the cupboard doors need changing in the kitchen, the awful fitted wardrobes have to go and who knows what surprise lies in the bathroom!

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Address: 39 Apple Tree Close, Newark, NG24 2FA
Type: 2 Bed Second Floor Apartment
Asking Price: £87,000
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 7.24
Comments: A perfect first time investment, great yield, minimal maintenance and a reasonable asking price. Ideal for tenants working on the industrial estate, town centre and KnowHow with added bonus of allocated parking for those who commute.

Address: Grove Street, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3AS
Type: 3 Bed Mid-Terrace
Asking Price: £125,000
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.25%
Comments: Good for schools and the A1 although the lack of parking may put tenants off; the last two 3 bedroom houses on Grove St sold for £110,000 and £112,000 in the same condition, why is this £125,000?

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

Address: 18 Newton Street, Newark, NG24 1SX
Type: 3 Bedroom Mid Terrace House
Asking Price: Offers in the Region of £125,000
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson & Partners
Condition: Refurbishment Required
Rent Range: £575-625pcm (once completed)
Yield: 6%

This property will be ideal for couples or families alike due to the fantastic location for town centre, both train stations and it’s just 5 minutes walk from the OFSTED outstanding and oversubscribed Barnby Road Academy School. A great thing to bare in mind is that families with young children will aim to enroll their little ones at Barnby Road School meaning that they are likely to stay at the property until they leave when they’re 11 years old.

In the last 3 years, 4 properties have been sold on this street ranging from £120,000 to £226,000 but only one was a terrace which sold for £120,00 in a similar condition to this property in December 2016.

The house has good sized rooms throughout with an upstairs bathroom and an additional shower room downstairs, the kitchen appears to require nothing but a good clean and the bathroom ceiling just needs a repaint along with a replacement shower as the tiles and suite don’t appear to be that old. As for the rest of the house, certainly all the carpets need to be replaced and those rooms with wood flooring either need carpet laying or painting/varnishing as they all look tatty and worn. The bedrooms definitely need a lick of paint or a wallpapered feature wall or two for a bit of colour and the peeling ceiling in Bedroom 3 needs some TLC!

This will appeal most types tenants once it’s been refurbished however i think there is movement in that price and of course, whatever you can save when buying the property you can put towards refurbishing it, £115,000 instead of £125,000 will push you to 6.5% yield…

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