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 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: 8 Birch Road, Balderton, Newark. NG24 3DB
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Semi – Detached
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ungoing Renovation
Rent Range: £545-595pcm
Yield: 5.1%
Comments: Popular lakeside location and should make a nice property when done although not overly big. #7 sold for £140k in a good condition in April. Property not being shown in the best light but price seems fair STC of the remaining improvements.

Address: Barnby Gate, Newark NG24 1QD
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom First Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.52%
Comments: Lovely character apartment, bonus of a storage shed for a bike, no street parking available though. Newly renovated so expect maintenance to be low aside from the odd tweak. No SC or GR either.

Address: 15 Grove Street, Balderton Newark NG24 3AR
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Terraced House
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.76%
Comments: Good sized family house but tight street parking and lack of lawn may deter potential tenants. Bought in Nov 16 for £127,500, not much has changed apart from painting the kitchen yellow(?!)…i’d recommend cream to show it at it’s best.

Address: 44 Cardinal Hinsley Close, Newark NG24 4NQ
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Terraced House
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.75%
Comments: Well presented little house on the edge of Hawtonville, good starter property due to low running costs but that second bedroom is very small. Check the boiler and consumer unit, if they’ve not been updated yet then something to factor in.

Address: 58 Beech Avenue, Newark NG24 4JN
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi -Detached House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Requires Updating
Rent Range: £600-650pcm (once renovated to a good standard)
Yield: 6.5% (exc renovation costs)
Comments: Good fixer upper for someone that fancies getting stuck in to keep costs down, #52 sold in March 18 for £142,500 after a full renovation. Nice plot although no garage.

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Address: Linseed Avenue, Newark NG24 2FJ
Asking Price: £129,999
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Semi- Detached House
Estate Agent: Martin & Co.
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £545-595pcm
Yield: 5.49%
Comments: Two double bedrooms and a good location for commuters. May have to make the bedrooms one colour but overall a good property, no issues from me!

Address: Mercia Road, Newark. NG24 4NA
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi- Detached House
Estate Agent:William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.35%
Comments: Very well presented property, #36 sold in Jan for £125k with the same layout but let down by upstairs and bathroom. Hawtonville, like Fernwood, can be a bit marmite-y so that factor this in.

Address: 1 Chantry Close, Newark. NG24 4JZ
Asking Price: £145,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi- Detached House
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.96%
Comments: Bought in 2006 for £90k, unsure of how much its changed due to the lack of photos, looks like some of the carpets are getting thin in the bedrooms. Last sale was #6 in May for £91k, same layout but a little more tired.

Address: 3 St. Agustine’s Close, Newton Street, Newark NG24 1SY
Asking Price:£150,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom End of Terrace House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Update Required in Areas
Rent Range: £600-650pcm (once completed)
Yield: 5.2%
Comments: Good spot for families wanting the Academy School, nice kitchen and bathroom, the rest of the house either needs new floor, redecorating or both.

So that’s this weeks selection, quite a few have come up in Hawtonville over the last month with less in the Fernwood area. A Couple of good investments in here, 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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Address: 15 Byron Close, Newark NG24 4DX
Asking Price: Offers Over £140,000
Property Type: 4 Bed Terrace House
Estate Agent: Edlin & Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 5.79%
Comments: Very well presented property, i’d be half tempted to leave the bold colours and wallpaper and see what the feedback is, it will feel more like a home than a rental. The area can make it harder to let but it’s swings and roundabouts.

Address: 36 Milner Street, Newark NG24 4AA
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent – just garden tlc
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Owned since 2001, looks like it’s been recently “neutralised” for selling purposes, bad cover up of the old fire place and the garden needs some tlc. Good location for families with Barnby Road Academy around the corner.

Address: 32 Bailey Road, Newark, NG24 4EW
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Terrace House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Some Minor Work Required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Open plan living will appeal to families plus plenty of off street parking. I’d consider changing/removing the wallpaper in the kitchen and certainly the bedroom carpet and wallpaper. #24 sold for £113k in March which was neutral throughout.

Address: 93 Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood. NG24 3FD
Asking Price: £139,950
Property Type: 3 Bed End Terrace House
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.36%
Comments: Purchased from new back in 2006 for £121,995, doesn’t appear to have changed in this time. Popular location but those bedrooms are small, more suitable for a couple with occasional guests.

Address: 15 Heron Way, Balderton. NG24 3DD
Asking Price: £135,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi Detached House
Estate Agent: NOW Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.11%
Comments: This has been on and off the market a lot over recent years, it’s a popular location but the house or the price isn’t working for people. Check the consumer unit and boiler as these will be getting old now if they’ve not been done yet. Bed 2 wallpaper makes the room feel small.

Address: 77 Hatton Gardens, Newark NG24 4BU
Asking Price: £132,500
Property Type: 2 Bed Terraced House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: EPC Too Low to Rent
Rent Range: £545-595pcm
Yield: 5.39%
Comments: Really well presented property and in a nice spot too however, it’s an EPC F so it’s not legal to let. Get yourself a copy of the EPC off the register to see whether you’re able to pay for the required improvements before committing.

Address: 22 Hine Avenue, Newark NG24 2LH
Asking Price: £130,000 – £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi detached House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Needs some minor updating
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.93%
Comments: Update the master bedroom and the kitchen tiles if you can justify it. Low maintenance garden and parking are nice additions.

Address: 81 Hawton Lane, New Balderton, Newark. NG24 3DH
Asking Price: £129,950
Property Type: 3 Bed Terraced House
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Needs Updating Throughout
Rent Range: £575-625pcm (once completed)
Yield: 5.77% (once completed)
Comments: Property is dated throughout, 3 bed end terrace on Stafford Ave in similar condition sold in May for £115k. This property seems to be very pricey for the size, condition and location.

Address: 12 The Brewhouse, Castle Brewery, Newark NG24 4AF
Asking Price: £120,000-£125,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Ground Floor Duplex Apartment
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent Service Charge: £3500 PA Ground Rent: £125 PA
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 6.3% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Very spacious apartment in a popular location, one parking space can cause issues and the limited parking. Have carried out 3 let only’s for this apartment with families being the most interested due to the size.

Address: 26 Sawyers Close, Newark, NG24 2HF
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terraced House
Estate Agent: Edlin & Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Bought in April 18 for £111,250, nothing to really comment on, a bit vanilla but good size for a couple. Good location for industrial estate access.

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.

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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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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: Elizabeth Road, Newark, NG24 4NR
Asking Price: £137,995
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi Detached House
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Light Decoration Required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.21%
Comments: Well presented property, living room lets in down so i’d redecorate it. Fair price, #74 sold in March 2018 for £132,500 without the loft conversion or conservatory.

Address: 50 Whitfield Street, Newark, NG24 1QX
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terraced House
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Work Required
Rent Range: £450-500pcm
Yield: 5.22%
Comments: Lovely modern extension, red carpet not the best but could be worse and i’d get rid the over bed storage. The property is an EPC ‘F’ with a new heating system upgrade required to reach an ‘E’, you cannot let it out if it’s not an least an ‘E’.

Address: 11 Barnby Crossings, Newark, NG24 2NG
Asking Price: £129,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: CPG Property
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 4.85%
Comments: Those kitchen tiles are pretty marmitey! #3 sold in Jan 2018 for £120k which also had an extension however the current vendors of #11 bought this is for £126k in April 2017 but have done nothing to it since.

Address: 155 Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3FD
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed End of Terrace House
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.93%
Comments: Lovely looking property, nice and modern so a good starter property as maintenance costs will be pretty low. My ONLY concern is the built in bedroom furniture as a lot of tenants will already have a bed!

Address: Harcourt Street, Newark, NG24 1RF
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 5.72%
Comments: The kitchen size and finish lets this one down as does the EPC, if you want to spend the money updating the kitchen then you may manage an extra £25pcm but i’d focus on getting the property legal to rent. Bathrooms off the bedrooms always get mixed feedback.

Address: 46 Cranmer Road, Newark, NG24 4ET
Asking Price: £132,500
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.21%
Comments: Good sized property, the bold wallpaper throughout and black bedrooms are down to a matter of taste but they may be a bit much for a rental property. The generous garden and parking is good but the lack of bath isn’t great for families.

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Address: Victoria Street, Newark, NG24 4UT
Asking Price: £147,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace Cottage
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.9%
Comments: Gorgeous. Tenants will have to compromise on parking but they will be able obtain a permit from the council. Check the EPC before committing to anything. Where do i sign?

Address: 19 The Brewhouse, Castle Brewery, Newark, NG24 4AF
Asking Price: £130,000
Service Charge: £850 (every 6 months)
Annual Ground Rent: £125
Property Type: 2 Bed Second Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £545-595pcm
Yield: 5.41%
Comments: We let this property at the end of last year for £575pcm, it looks much better in person than how Purple Bricks have presented it on this listing!

Address: 1a Albert Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3HE
Asking Price: £147,500
Property Type: 2 Bed Converted Coach House
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.88%
Comments: Spacious character property, purchased in June 2015 for £124,950, it hasn’t changed much aside from a colour change here and there. Street parking but has a garage, fancy something a bit different?

If any of these properties have caught your eye and you’d like to discuss 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 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.

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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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Further Reductions….

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..in prices and new properties.

So, i’m sat down looking at this weeks property additions to Rightmove and i’m faced with 13 properties of which 1 is tenanted, 2 are shared ownership and 6 are reduced leaving just 4 new properties in the last 7 days, the first thing i notice is how uninspiring the selection is but that aside, a) what’s with all the reductions and b) where are all the new properties? Let’s take a look…

The number of price reductions on properties, regardless of size, age or finish, are slowly increasing week on week with this weeks being particularly high, the question is: is it because the amount of potential buyers have decreased so owners are forced to lower the asking price to tempt buyers or are estate agents pricing them too high in the first place to give the vendor the figure they want to hear not what it’s worth? A new listing at the bottom of Beacon Hill Road has been advertised for £150,000, it’s a 3 bedroom mid terrace with no parking or distinguishing features on a very busy section of road; number 72, a slightly large 3 bed terrace wit a bay window, sold in March this year for £126,000 so already alarm bells are ringing, the other property is destined for a price drop just days in.

According to The Telegraph, the number of new instructions has fallen for the sixteenth month in a row and the reason? It would appear that the lack of uncertainty is making people cautious when both buying and selling, between the snap election and brexit, it’s no wonder people aren’t sure what’s best to do with no sign of things changing anytime soon. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors have noticed in its residential market survey in June that the average supply of stock has hit another record low, with lower numbers of agreed sales. Lucian Cook, head of residential research at Savills said “It is uncertainty on the back of more uncertainty, so perhaps it is factored into the survey,”.

Hopefully this time next week i’ll be back with a fantastic investment property or two but based on this weeks bunch, i’m not convinced any new properties are worth investing!

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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: 32 Wright Street, Newark, NG24 1PJ
Type: 2 Bed terrace
Asking Price: £80,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Damp work required
Rent Range: £450-500pcm (once work completed)
Yield: 7.5%
Comments: Despite looking like an end terrace, this hasn’t always been the case; number 28 was subject to a gas explosion from foam canisters, the land the house was on has since been purchased and it’s expected another house will be built in its place. Damp work is required on the wall that was previously number 30, aside from that, a lick of paint, a lawn mower to the back garden and a good clean throughout would soon turn this into a family home.

Address: Apartment 50, Barrows Gate, Newark, NG24 2FY
Type: 2 Bed first floor apartment
Asking Price: £92,500
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Yield: 6.16%
Comments: Flats in this block are very popular buy to let and with a yield like this who can blame them! Easy access to the A1 and town centre, ideal fora professional couple and the decorating is already done, what else do you need?

Address: 56 Appleton Gate, Newark, NG24 1LR
Type: 2 Bed mid-terrace
Asking Price: £100,000
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Requires modernisation
Rent Range: £475-525pcm (once modernised)
Yield: 6.3%
Comments: Good area for town, commuters and families although a new kitchen and a carpet cleaner would be well received in 2 bed terrace. Number 46 sold for £115,000 in Feb last year in a better condition so what do we think to the asking price?

Address: 48 Alliance Street, Newark, NG24 1HR
Type: 3 bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £125,000
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Some work required
Rent Range: £500-550pcm (once modernised)
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: A stones throw from the train station and a short walk into town, the kitchen appears to be camera shy but the property as a whole has potential and it’s perfect for couples that have rug-o-phobia!

Address: 34 Trinity Road, Newark, NG24 4EN
Type: 3 Bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £125,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.76%
Comments: Well presented spacious family home that’s close to several schools and the leisure centre, Number 31 sold in May for £119,950 and was finished to a lower standard, just need a tenant now!

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 19 Hayside Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3GB
Type: 2 Bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £129,995
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.07%
Comments: Fab little 2 bed house in Balderton with a garage, driveway and enclosed garden, perfect for a couple to move straight into, that is if the missing pictures of the bathroom and kitchen are coincidental and not because they’re that ugly!

Address: 21 Hounsfield Close, Beacon Heights, Newark, NG24 2LR
Type: 2 Bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £129,950
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Some modernisation required.
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.07%
Comments: Great spot for the A1 and Coddington School, the potential is there even with that kitchen but with number 33 selling a year ago for £129,995 in great condition, i would challenge the asking price for sure.

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: 6 Village Way, Farndon, Newark, NG24 4SX
Type: 2 Bed semi-detached bungalow
Asking Price: £148,950
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5%
Comments: Located in a sought after village tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac, this bungalow is on a generous plot with a garage, off street parking and a sun room in the garden, ideal for an older couple as everything is on one level and it’s a short distance to the A46 and A1. Number 8 sold in Aug 2016 for £138,000 with a conservatory and modern decor, so either they got a bargain or this property is slightly overpriced?

Address: 60 Eton Avenue, Newark, NG24 4JF
Type: 3 Bedroom semi-detached
Asking Price: £140,000
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 5.8%
Comments: Eton Avenue is within Hawtonville, a short distance from William Gladstone CofE Primary School and the new active4today leisure centre, the size and location of this property makes it ideal for families big and small. It’s being loving refurbished to very good standard so there wouldn’t be any modernisation required and someone could move straight in; as for the price, number 52 sold in Sep 2016 for same amount and it had also been refurbished throughout, and this property has an additional utility room, sun room and work room so it’s extremely hard to pick fault with the asking price.

Address: 26 Witham Close, Newark, NG24 2HD
Type: 3 Bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £145,000
Estate Agent: Martin and Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.96%
Comments: This property is tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sec off Strawberry Hall Lane, it’s a good spot for the A1, town centre and both train station which are all a short distance away. It needs very little doing to it, if anything, and as for the price it’s hard to judge as properties don’t sell in this area very often; the last 3 bed semi sold for £121,500 in July last year and prior to that was £125,000 July 2015 but both were dated in comparison to this one.

Buttercross Best Buy

Address: 62 Cranmer Road, Newark, NG24 4ET
Type: 3 Bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £134,950
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.7%
Comments: This house is just a couple of streets away from Eton Avenue and has also been renovated to a very high standard, the current owners purchased the house in October 2015 for £102,500 but you can certainly see where the money has been spent. It is slightly smaller than Eton Avenue and doesn’t have the additional utility room which is very popular with families; nothing else on the street has sold for anything close to this value as the last several sales have been on terraced houses for less than £80,000. Based on what’s on the market at the minute the property is priced highly for the area however the maintenance costs would be low due and the recent refurbishment certainly has the wow factor, knowing what the current owners paid for it, it never hurts to make an offer!

Address: 75 Grove Street, New Balderton, Newark, NG24 3AS
Type: 3 Bed mid-terrace
Asking Price: £124,950
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.7%
Comments: Balderton is popular area for couples an families, it’s a short distance to the A1 and there are two good schools within walking distance. This property has been refurbished to a high standard with 2 double bedrooms, an en-suite off the master room and a striking red and white kitchen, it would require little maintenance and could be marketed as soon as you have the keys. The last 3 bed that was sold on the street was refurbished to very high standard for £120,000 in May 2016 so do you think it’s worth the extra £5k?

Address: 23 Hatton Gardens, Newark, NG24 4BU
Type: 3 Bed mid-terrace
Asking Price: £119,950
Estate Agent: CPG Property
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.5%
Comments: This house has been finished to an impressive standard with a great modern kitchen, light and bright living spaces and has a good sized rear garden, it was bought by the current owners in 2013 for £100,000 however another 3 bed terrace hasn’t been bought since. The most recent purchase on the street was an extended 2 bed, number 45, in Nov 2016 for £115,000 so even though it doesn’t appear that the current owners have added anything to the property, i think they’ve managed to make money on it regardless!

Address: 42 The Ivies, Farndon Road, Newark, NG24 4SR
Type: 2 Bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £137,500
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5%
Comments: Good location for commuters and just a short drive to St Peter’s Crosskeys CofE Academy and William Gladstone CofE Primary School making it ideal for small families and couples alike. This property requires very little work and has a nice addition of a driveway and a garage, the last 2 bed semi on the street was number 8 which sold in Feb 2016 for £127,500 and is currently to let for £575pcm making 5.4% yield, honestly though, i just question whether you get much property for your money?

Address: 14 Wright Street, Newark, NG24 1PJ
Type: 2 Bed mid-terrace
Asking Price: £99,950
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £450-500pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: In the last 2 years, 5 properties have sold on this street ranging from £83,000 to £99,950 with small differences in each one; the last one sold in Jan 2016 for £94,000 in a very similar condition so there could be some room for negotiation. It’s just a stones throw away from the very desirable Barnby Road Primary School with just a 15 minute walk into town and less than a mile to Newark North Gate, this little house would be perfect for a couple or a small family and it’s ready for them to move straight in to!

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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