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 :).


Upcoming Auctions In Nottinghamshire


With some agents and auctioneers seeing a slow down in new instructions and buyers holding back, now is a great time to swoop and grab a bargain. Here’s a list of the upcoming auctions in the area.

Savills lots go under their hammer on Thursday 7th July. Might be a little too late to do your due diligence but keep any eye out if anything doesn’t sell. You can view their lots here.

Mark Jenkinson, a Sheffield based auctioneer, have a few properties in North Notts that have appealing guide prices. Their auction is on 12th July and you can take a look at their lots here.

The newly named SDL Graham Penny have their auction on the 13th from 11.30am at Nottingham Racecourse. They have 38 lots at the moment which you can view here. Their Derby auction on the 21st July also has a few properties in Nottinghamshire.

Wallace Jones are a small auctioneer in Long Eaton. They only have a couple of lots at their auction on 14th July but we’ve bought from them before and they are always worth a look. You can see their properties here.

The portfolio of apartments in Nottingham being sold by Screetons are being sold on the 5th July and it’ll be interesting to see what these fetch. View more here.

If you’d like an opinion on something you’ve seen, whether its going to auction or not, please feel free to get in touch. We help you make the right investment so you can make your money go further.


How to Spend £100,000 in a Day


If you happen to have £100k in your pocket, what could that get you in Nottinghamshire?

A key part of our service is offering impartial advice to investors. They always want to know where to buy, what to buy and how much return they will get.

I have taken a look at the market today to give you an insight into the type of property available in this price bracket. Sometimes with change to spare.

For £100,000 you can buy this 1 bedroom apartment in the Lace Market area of Nottingham.
It is a first floor apartment in a warehouse conversion.
For the price you get 364sq ft. It offers open plan living with a combined kitchen/lounge space, which leads down a corridor to the bedroom. The only closed off space is the bathroom. There is no outdoor space or balcony.
It is a very nice looking apartment and would of course be a hit with young professionals in Nottingham.
Typical rental for this apartment would be £525 per month.
This gives a potential yield of 6.3%

For £98,000 you can buy this 3 bedroom semi-detached house in Mansfield Woodhouse. For the price you get approximately 800 sq. ft. of living space.
Lounge, dining room & kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. Garden to the rear.
This type of property would be ideal for a family.
Typical rental for this house would be £575 per month.
This gives a potential yield of 7%

For £99,950 you can buy a 3 bedroom terraced house on Century Street.
For the price you get approximately 700sq ft. of living space. Lounge, dining room, kitchen & bathroom on the first floor. On the second floor are 3 bedrooms and a shower room. Garden to the rear.
This type of property would be ideal for a family.
Typical rental for this house would be £575 per month.
This gives a potential yield of 6.9%

All 3 properties offer decent returns on your investment and the results are typical for the type of property and location, in this specified price bracket of £100,000.

What this shows is that you can own considerably more bricks if you invest in the Mansfield or Newark area.

Apartments in the city centre will always be popular but will have a higher turnover of tenants.

Investing in a 2 or 3 bed house suited to families with children you are likely to get longer term tenants, especially if the property is in catchment for a good school.


Eyes On… Potential 5 Bed HMO In Mansfield



Houses in Multiple Occupation are becoming more and more popular especially after the announcements regarding the mortgage interest tax relief. Landlords are looking to maximise their returns and HMOs are one strategy that ticks the boxes.

Over the coming weeks I will be highlighting a few entry level HMOs that could potentially provide you with higher returns than the standard BTL investment.

This week we have a 3 storey property on the Berry Hill estate in Mansfield. 24 Cairngorm Drive currently has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge and WC. There is also an integral garage which you would convert into the 5th bedroom.

At the moment it’s quite bland but you would add some personality when furnishing the place. To renovate and furnish a property this size you’d be looking at around £24,000 with the total cash required circa £68,000 (based on obtaining a 70% LTV mortgage on the purchase).

5 bedrooms in this area would generate around £1,900 per month when fully let. After all costs, this would give you a net yield of 15.16% on your capital.

Properties such as this do require a higher level of investment, and indeed management, but as you can see the returns are also far superior.

Looking for better returns on your investments? As well as managing property we source investments across Nottinghamshire. We’ve got more where these come from so get in touch with your requirements.