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: 1a Albert Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 4HE
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Semi-Detached House
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £545-595pcm
Yield: 4.76%
Comments: Bought in Sept 18 for £145k, this property hasn’t changed and has been for sale since August, they’ve just changed agents. Lovely looking house but you just don’t get a lot of space for your money.

Address: 70 Lime Grove, Newark NG24 4AH
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Terraced House
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.2%
Comments: This was my POTW two weeks ago when it went on with Winkworth, i’m guessing it’s changed as Winkworth Newark has closed (although they advertised it better!). Scroll down to see my previous property comments.

Address: 59 Clarks Lane, Newark NG24 2EF
Asking Price: £144,950
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi – Detached House
Estate Agent: NOW Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.38%
Comments: Purchased in 2016 for £99,692, it’s been carpeted and decorated throughout and the white bathroom suit is new. Kitchen, sadly, is the original..it’s blue! Located at the end of Strawberry Hall Lane so the location is a bit marmite-y.

Address: 11 Clayton Close, Newark NG24 4HN
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Semi – Detached House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: A little dated
Rent Range: £550-600pcm (once updated)
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Bungalow’s are rare and often desirable rentals. This one is a little dated, particularly the decor and the bathroom is looking older than the kitchen although both would benefit from a re-fit. Check out the EPC before committing.

Address: 10 Thoresby Avenue, Newark NG24 4DJ
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi – Detached House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.36%
Comments: This house has had a major refurb since it was bought in Aug 13 for £99k. No EPC and no mention of a recent boiler fitment so worth checking those first, EPC needs to be E and above!

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 85 Lime Grove, Newark NG24 4AQ
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Terraced House
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Odd jobs required
Rent Range: £600-650pcm (once odd jobs done)
Yield: 6% (exc renovation costs)
Comments: Good potential, the bathroom and kitchen need a good clean (i’d change the bathroom if poss). I’d check if the leak if the roof is new or old too – paint the ceiling if old (don’t forget the stain block!). Bedroom carpet is looking thin. Oven isn’t looking great, it will need to be checked each year as it’s gas, if it’s on the way out, i’d get the gas capped and swap to electric.

Address: 7 Carlton Road, Newark, NG24 4HD
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi – Detached House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.53%
Comments: A fairly vanilla house, bathroom needs finishing off but that’s it really. I’d recommend changing the decor to something more neutral to help let the property however, i’d be inclined to leave it be for this house as i’m not sure you’d see the return unless you do the decorating yourself.

So that’s this weeks selection, there’s been an increase of ex council properties of late, at least a couple a week. 85 Lime Grove would be a good one to make some money on in the long run, especially if you can do the simple jobs yourself. Albert Avenue is another great property, i was torn and nearly pushed the value higher but i can’t be sure as it’s quirky! Struggling to give you a property of the week though from these, i’d pick Lime Grove fixer upper. 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 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…hopefully a better selection than last week!

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Flat 5 Main Street, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3NU
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom First Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Service Charge: £960 PA
Ground Rent: £130 PA
Yield: 5.31% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Really well presented apartment, perfect for a couple or single person. You’ll struggle to make any more money on it unless house prices naturally rocket. “New Build” in May 16, vendors paid £137,500.

Address: 26 Nicholson Street, Newark, NG24 1RD
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £545-£595pcm
Yield: 5.1%
Comments: Good starter property for both LL’s and tenants, good EPC, low council tax band. Lots of terrace’s to let so harder to stand out but good pics and price will help. No work needed, tenants just need to be ready for 2 sets of neighbours!

Address: 3 Newstead Avenue, Newark, NG24 1ND
Asking Price: £130,000-140,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Semi-Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Update Required
Rent Range: £525-£575pcm
Yield: 4.92%
Comments: Two great sized bedrooms and plenty of living space, a little dated in all honesty, the kitchen really lets it down…can’t decide what’s on the floor either..carpet effect vinyl?! More £130k than £140k.

Address: 10 Edward Avenue, Newark, NG24 4UZ
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-£575pcm
Yield: 5.30%
Comments: The unpainted woodwork and country-esk colours work well due to the age, i’d leave them be. Downstairs bathroom is more often than not a negative for tenants.

Address: Montgomery Road, Newark, NG24 4HA
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-£600pcm
Yield : 5.76%
Comments: Need to finish the decor in the living room, ready to go other than that. The striped paper may not be for everyone but it’s not offensive. Lovely kitchen and bathroom. Last sale May 18, #14, 3 bed semi, £105,500 in the same condition.

Address: Lindum Street, Newark, NG24 1NH
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-£575pcm
Yield: 5.52%
Comments: #13 sold in June 18 for £124k with only 2 bedrooms…VERY well presented though. This property is fine, a bit vanilla and bed 3 is a bit tiddly. EPC is pretty low, just to be aware of if the min rating changes then you’ll be in hot water.

Address: 26 Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4BZ
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Martin and Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 5.47%
Comments: The photos are not helping this house at all…wowzers. The dark wallpaper needs to go in Bed 1 to help it feel lighter, no idea what bed 2 looks like. Bought for £83,320 in July 13, honestly it looked better before.

Address: Sleaford Road, Newark, NG24 1NG
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Update Required
Rent Range: £500-£550pcm (nearer £550pcm when done).
Yield: 6%
Comments: Not looking great, 1 bed and bathroom need flooring, walls marked so i’d recommend just decorating throughout. Coffee wallpaper and 3 diff types of tile in the bathroom?! Less than £500pcm at present.

Address: Stephen Road, Newark, NG24 2BG
Asking Price: £100,000 – £110,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-£600pcm
Yield: 6.54%
Comments: 3 Bed #30 sold for £130k in Nov 18 in a similar condition, not really sure why this is so much less! Neutral throughout, no EPC issues, ex council property.

So that’s this week’s selection, we’ve got terraced houses coming out of our ears!! I wouldn’t normal recommend a flat as it’s harder to increase income over time but it’s really quite lovely and i think it would let well. 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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Newark On Trent Property Market Statistics to May 2019

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It’s been quite a while since our last update so we wanted to share with you the changes to the market in NG24 as we have seen it during 2019. Data has come from properties we have let, Land Registry and Home.co.uk. We’d love to know how your property compares so please leave any comments below.

(Figures in brackets are from the last update)

Average Monthly Rent In Newark

£590 (£599) – Let by Buttercross Estates
£564 (£542) – According to Home.co.uk

Average Monthly Rents By Type

£492 (£485) – Flats
£585 (£599) – Terrace
£645 (£624) – Semi Detached
£749 (£898) – Detached

Average Monthly Rents By Postcode District

£554 (£564) – NG24 1
£616 (£608) – NG24 2
£591 (£569) – NG24 3
£622 (£679) – NG24 4

Average Weekly HMO Room Rate

£84 (£86) – Standard
£110 (£120) – En-Suite

Total Value Of Properties Sold

£61,097,116 (January to May 2019)

Average House Price By Type (Sold Price Data)

£104,595 (£104,251) – Flats – 22 total
£131,003 (£128,643) – Terrace – 107 total
£174,237 (£148,916) – Semi-Detached – 125 total
£242,060 (£233,749) – Detached – 95 total

Average Gross Yield By Type

5.64% (5.58%) – Flats
5.35% (5.58%) – Terrace
4.44% (5.02%) – Semi Detached
3.71% (4.61%) – Detached

Sales data has been released up to the end of May. Interestingly there have been practically the same number of sales for this period Jan-May (349) as there were for the same period in 2018 (348). If the rest of the year also follows 2018 then we will see another 604 sales before the fireworks over London Eye.

House values rose across the board with semi detached homes rising the most significantly (17%). Despite the price rises there were still bargains to be had, 2 Charles Street was snapped up for £60,000 and 80 Barnby Gate for £64,000. In all, 9 flats and 18 terraced houses sold for under £100,000.

At the other end of the market, the most expensive home sold was a 3 bedroom detached house, 4 North Church Walk which has lovely views over St Mary Magdalene Church. This sold for a cool £450,000.

If you’re looking to invest in Newark or the surrounding areas and want a bit of guidance, our door is always open. It’s easy to buy the wrong property and this could be a very costly mistake. Call today to book your slot 01636 343014.


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

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Lovely sunny day today, yay! 20 properties this week on Rightmove however only 7 to talk about, crazy i know, as several were just relisted with others agents, some with multiple agents and sadly a lot of reductions. Properties from £100k to £140k this week so you have a bit more change left over. I’ve added some comments and given you an idea of what you can expect rent wise if you go for it.

Address: 70 Main Street, Balderton, Newark
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 2 Bed End Terrace
Estate Agent: Edlin and Jarvis
Condition: Needs dialling down
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.5%
Comments: Colourful property on a busy street in Balderton, i love a bit of colour but for a rental property they’re just a bit too bright when you’re trying to attract as many potential tenants as possible. Last on the market in 2013 by the vendors withdrew it, it looked much duller back then!

Address: 5 The Willows, Farndon, Newark, NG24 3TE
Asking Price: £119,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Ground Floor Flat
Estate Agent: Martin and Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Yield: 4.8%
Comments: Bought back in to 2016 for £92k, no photos so unsure of the level of update. EPC won’t open so unknown rating, garden makes a nice bonus. Farndon is popular and has good access to A46.

Address: 17 Harcourt Street, Newark, NG24 1RG
Asking Price: £117,500
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Already Tenanted
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.6%
Comments: Already tenanted for £525pcm however it’s EPC F so you will have to spend some money on the property within the next 12 months as even tenanted properties need to be E or above by 1st April 2020.

Address: Gamage Close, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3QA
Asking Price: £109,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi-Detached Bungalow
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Refurbishment Required
Rent Range: £525-575pcm (once refurbished)
Yield: 5.5% (once refurbished, based on £15k spend)
Comments: Perfect property for someone that fancies getting their hands dirty, currently EPC E and requires renovating all the way through.

Address: 173 Barnby Gate, Newark, NG24 1QR
Asking Price: £100,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Martin and Co AND William H Brown
Condition: Light work required
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 6.6%
Comments: On with two agents straight away so they must be keen to get rid. The red carpet really needs to go and the brickwork makes the room feel dated, red bedroom wall not ideal either. #159 sold in May for £95k in similar condition.

Address: 29 The Crossings, Newark, NG24 1TY
Asking Price: £100,000
Property Type: 2 Bed First Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Just Move Estate Agents
Service Charge: £926.30 PA
Ground Rent: £100 PA
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 6.5% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Lovely looking apartment in a good location, electric heating doesn’t please everyone but we’ve not had difficulty letting apartments in this block previously. Purchased in July 2016 for £92,500.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 10 Sydney Terrace, Newark, NG24 4DB
Asking Price: £100,000
Property Type: 2 Bed End of Terrace
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 6.6%
Comments: Ready to go, downstairs bathroom is a marmite one but the house looks great so the right tenant will look past it. Just need to wait for the EPC before you go for it, can’t fault this one!

So that’s this weeks selection, a couple of good potential 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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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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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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