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!

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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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Address: 83 Barnby Gate, Newark. NG24 1QW
Asking Price: £150,000-£155,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £545-£595pcm
Yield: 4.76%
Comments: Bought just 7 months ago for £145k, nothing has changed at all. Begs the question, why move so soon? Neighbours, parking, noise? Positives – very well presented, plenty of living space and central location.

Address: Goldsmith Road, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3QR
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Semi – Detached Bungalow
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Some work needed
Rent Range: £600-650pcm when done
Yield: 5.2%
Comments: Bungalow rentals are few and far between but popular, this one needs a lick of paint, couple of carpet changes, a new oven and at least a re-grout in the bathroom. Replacement kitchen and bathroom would be best but understandably not ideal.

Address: 20 Boundary Road, Newark NG24 4AL
Asking Price: £150,000 – £160,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Terraced House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5%
Comments: Well presented property although funny layout, kitchen-bathroom-utility-sunroom!? No bath which often puts young families off. Good sized bedrooms. #26 sold for £153k in Nov 18 in a similar condition but not extended as much.

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Address: 70 Lime Grove, Newark, NG24 4AH
Asking Price: £149,950
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Terraced House
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.2%
Comments: #40 sold in Dec 18 for £137,500 in similar condition. Downstairs bathroom isn’t for everyone so consider that. Popular street, we’ve often found rentals go promptly when priced right. Just need to lose the nursery decor and try and budge that price.

Address: 20 Orchid Drive, Farndon, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 3TX
Asking Price: £147,500
Property Type: 2 Bedroom House
Estate Agent: Belvoir!
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.08%
Comments: Popular village with a garage conversion. Second bed a little small but good for a couple or single person. No work required, worth checking the boiler age as it will be on it’s last legs if it’s the original.

Address: 77 Clarks Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2EF
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Semi – Detached House
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.3%
Comments: Well presented little house, good starter house for both tenant and LL in terms of running costs and initial outlay. Properties do take quite a while to sell though, something to factor in.

Address: 1 The Malthouse, Newark, NG24 1LA
Asking Price: £130,000 – £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Ground Floor Duplex Apartment
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Ground Rent: £800 PA
Yield: 5.96%
Comments: Really lovely apartment in a good, central location to town and station. We’ve let apartments at Maltings View on the other side of the road Apartments seem to take a very long time to sell in this block, i’m honestly not sure why, too much money?! This was purchased in June 16 for £137,500.

Address: 9 Philip Road, Newark NG24 4LX
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Terraced House
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.76%
Comments: Recently renovated although i can’t get past the dark brown window surrounds and window sills…why?! Bit of a marmite-y area but you’ll never please everyone! We let a 4 bed for £675pcm earlier in the year to a similar standard on Gopher Road.

Address: 32 Side Row, Newark, NG24 2JB
Asking Price: £119,950
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Terraced House
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-£550pcm
Yield: 5.5%
Comments: Ready to go, nice budget friendly for both LL and tenant. Good for A1 and industrial estate. Was previously marketed with another agent back in January 2019, properties in this area can take a while to sell.

Address: 18 Youngs Avenue, Fernwood, Newark. NG24 3FG
Asking Price: £99,950
Property Type: 2 Bedroom First Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Martin & Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £470-£520pcm
Yield: 6.2%
Comments: Bought for £77k in March 2017, considered ditching the lounge carpet and lightening up walls in bedroom 2 and the hallway to get maximum rental and a quicker let. The photos don’t really help as they make the apartment seem dark.

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!

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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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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: 26 Clarks Lane, Newark NG24 2EF
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi-Detached House
Estate Agent: Whitegates
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 5.4%
Comments: Well presented semi with a recent garage conversion (now an office), #32 sold in April for £145k that had a conversion to an additional reception room, i’d advise the same. Just check that EPC before committing.

Address: Penthouse, The Courtyard, Castle Brewery, Newark, NG24 4AF
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 1 Bed Penthouse Apartment
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Service Charge: £1184 PA (paid 6 monthly)
Ground Rent: £125 PA
Yield: 5.44% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Lovely unique apartment in a popular development, single parking space can but potential tenants off. These apartments often make great rental properties but are hard to shift when you want to sell them.

Address: 14 Alexander Avenue, Newark. NG24 2BD
Asking Price: £135,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi- Detached House
Estate Agent: NOW Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.56%
Comments: #2 sold in Nov 18 for £140k in a tired state so this seems pretty cheap. I’d lose the red wall and add a carpet to bed 1, unsure of bed 3. Check the boiler age, may have to factor a replacement in.

Address: 19 Stoke Avenue, Newark. NG24 4PH
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi- Detached House
Estate Agent: Edlin & Jarvis
Condition: Some work required
Rent Range: £575-625pcm (once updated)
Yield: 5.76% (exc update costs)
Comments: Needs a bit of work, carpets need fitting and update some of those colours on the walls…including the green door! Looks like the master bed carpet needs a good clean or replacing. Update the lighting fixtures if you can, small things make a big difference.

Address: 52 Wolfit Avenue, Balderton, NG24 3PH
Asking Price: Offers in Excess of £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.57%
Comments: Very well presented, current vendors have clearly spent a lot of time and money after they bought it in Sept 2016 in a very tired state. #48 sold Dec 18 for £137,500 in a much lesser condition than this property currently.

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Address: 10 Blackberry Lane, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3UN
Asking Price: £137,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Martin and Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.22%
Comments: Another very well presented house, all built in appliances and they’ve utilised both sides of the kitchen. #6 sold in Dec 18 for £131k in good condition, just less wow.

Address: 39 King Street, Newark, NG24 4UQ
Asking Price: £105,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Updated Required
Rent Range: £475-525pcm (once updated)
Yield: 6% (exc update costs)
Comments: Plenty of potential, we let #41 earlier this year in no time after a renovation throughout. The bathroom needs a decent extractor fan (see mould on ceiling!) and updating in general, ditch the kitchen floor, random wrong colour storage unit and add an extractor in there too. #34 sold for £95k in March.

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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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Here’s a look at the latest properties coming to market in NG24. I’ve added some comments and given you an idea of what you can expect rent wise if you go for it.

Address: 8 Welbeck Avenue, Newark NG24 1NB
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 4 Bed Terrace
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Update Required
Rent Range: £625-675 pcm (once updated)
Yield: 5.78%
Comments: Last bought in 2013 for £95k, no photos of it at the same but i’m guessing not much has changed, maybe the kitchen cupboards? Cladding and worn carpets need to go. To obtain the top of the rent range suggested, take a look at this rental.

Address: 14 DeCaldwell Drive, Newark NG24 2JB
Asking Price: £145,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terrace
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575 pcm
Yield: 4.76%
Comments: Most recent 2 bed sale was Jan 17 for £124k, on the smaller side but a good starter investment. It’s a new(ish) build that’s been built within an old council estate, bought for £114,500 in July 14, hasn’t changed since.

Address: 17 Linseed Avenue, Newark NG24 2FL
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi Detached
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Minor Changes
Rent Range: £525-575 pcm
Yield: 5.31%
Comments: Just dial down the bold colours to appeal to the most about of potential tenants, overall good little house with a bonus of a double driveway. Check out boiler age and consumer unit so you don’t get stung!

Address: 44 Side Row, Newark NG24 2JB
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terrace
Estate Agent: Purple Bircks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550 pcm
Yield: 5.08%
Comments: Ready to go with this one, carpets look fairly well kept and decor is okay. The kitchen is a little small so bare that in mind. Only bought in Oct 2018 for £120k, bedroom 1 carpet has changed and both have been decorated.

Address: 7 Barnby Crossing, Newark NG24 2NG
Asking Price: £119,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Terrace
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-575 pcm
Yield: 5.75%
Comments: Again, another well presented house which has seen improvements since the current owners bought it in 2014 including taking down the old sun room to make a usable living space. A little out of town and would suit someone after a quieter life.

Address:Linton Close, Farndon, Newark. NG24 4TQ.
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi- Detached
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.9%
Comments: Popular village location, nothing really to compare it to price wise. No EPC but would’ve thought it’s above an E, check before purchasing though. Off street parking and great sized garden.

Address: 4 Hilary Way, Balderton, Newark NG24 3PN.
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi- Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.76%
Comments: Purchased in Aug 2016 for £125k, no previous photos so unsure of changes, bold kitchen wall may put tenants off, would wait for feedback from viewings. Have been trying to sell since Nov 2018, something to factor in.

Address: 41 Charles Street, Newark, NG24 1RN
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed End Terrace
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Update Needed
Rent Range: £550-600pcm (assuming it’s done well)
Yield: 5.53%
Comments: Seems rather pricey for such a date property, #25 sold in Aug 18 for £136,500 and it was spotless. New flooring throughout, kitchen and bathroom ideally too. Would be better to cap off and get rid of the dated gas fires now rather than waiting for them to fail a gas cert. Tenants aren’t keen on bathroom access via a bedroom.

Address: 1 Harrisons Way, Newark NG24 1NS
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi- Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Unknown – no interior photos
Rent Range: £600-650pcm (assuming well presented)
Yield: 6%
Comments: This property was only built 5 years ago so i’m expecting it to be pretty modern. Backs onto the railway line which may put some tenants off. Good central location and off street parking.

Address: 6 Whitfield Street, Newark. NG24 2BT
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terrace
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 5.25%
Comments: Very colourful property, great starter with low bills, rent and council tax. Permit Parking great too. The colours may help or hinder it, would be inclined to play it by ear. #64 sold in May for £116k with a beautiful new kitchen and renovated throughout.

Address: 36 Smith Street, Newark, NG24 1RE
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 3 Bed End Terrace
Estate Agent: Yopa
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Purchased in 2016 for £103k, living areas appear to be unchanged, no pics of bathroom or bedrooms. Low EPC, factor this in as government have discussed putting the minimum band up. Another good starter house, within Barnby Road Academy catchment area too.

Address: Worthington Road, Newark. NG24 3RE
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 1 Bed End Terrace
Estate Agent: Martin & Co.
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £450-500pcm
Yield: 5.21%
Comments: Not much to compare it to, last 1 bed sold in Jan 17 for £85,500 but naturally the market has changed since then. Good starter property but consider that tenants may grow out of the property quicker than a 2 bed.

Address: 25 Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood, Newark NG24 3FD
Asking Price: £109,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Ground Floor Flat
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm Service Charge: £607.27 PA Ground Rent: £135 PA
Yield: 5.96% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Purchased in 2005 for £112,950, it would seem the owner sadly bought at the wrong time. The last 2 bed apartment sold for £95k in Aug 17. Fernwood is like marmite but it’s a good sized apartment with the bonus of outdoor space and private entrance too.

Address: 26 Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood, Newark NG24 3FF
Asking Price: £95,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Apartment
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson & Partners
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £445-495pcm
Yield: 6.25% (not including SC and GR as not shown on ad)
Comments: Pretty sure the photos aren’t doing this justice, electric heating throughout so won’t have to pay for gas safety cert + boiler service each year. Can’t see any immediate issues, just a bit vanilla!

Address: 42 The Brewhouse, Castle Brewery, Newark NG24 4AF
Asking Price: £89,950
Property Type: 1 Bedroom Apartment
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm Service Charge: £1680 PA Ground Rent: £115 PA
Yield: 6.21% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Popular development, bit of a pain to sell but very popular as rentals. Single allocated parking space sometimes causes problems and lack of visitor parking. Central location, gym and well kept communal areas make it desirable. Vendors have been trying to sell this for quite some time, it’s been relisted again.

Address: 19 Birch Road, Balderton Newark NG24 3DB
Asking Price: £89,950
Property Type: 1 Bed Cluster House
Estate Agent: Martin & Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Yield: 6.34%
Comments: Lovely kitchen but cosy throughout, parking and garden popular additions. Worth checking consumer unit on a property of its age, cleverly taken photos hide the charming storage heaters which aren’t overly desirable with tenants. #30 sold in Jan for £76k with an equally lovely kitchen!

So that’s this weeks selection, a couple of lovely properties in here, give me a call on 01636 343014 or even pop in to the office for a chat to let me know what you think.

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

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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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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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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 Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4BZ
Asking Price: £145,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Terrace House
Estate Agent: House Network National
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Bought in Nov 2016 for £132k, a lot of the work had already been done on this property, since buying it’s be decorated in places and had a couple of new carpets. It looks fabulous and i don’t doubt that it would be a very popular rental; No 12 sold in August for £139k without the extension but a converted cellar instead.

Address: 7 Jubilee Street, Newark, NG24 3BT
Asking Price: £129,950
Property Type: 3 Bed Terrace House
Estate Agent: My Online Estate Agent
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.30%
Comments: Magnolia heaven with a low EPC ‘E’ rating, cheap on council tax but pricey to heat, something to consider if the government make all properties ‘D’ or higher. Purchased May 2017 for £115k, aside from making the whole thing magnolia, i’m not sure what’s been done since last year to make it nearly £15k more?!

Address: 45 Mercia Road, Newark, NG24 4NA
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Terrace House
Estate Agent: Belvoir
Condition: Some redecoration required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.76%
Comments: Sadly the photos aren’t showing this property at it’s best, the bolder colours and wallpaper will need to go to appeal to more prospective tenants. No 49 sold in July for £130k in a similar condition.

Address: 1 Maun Green, Newark, NG24 2HA
Asking Price: £120,000 -£125,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Semi-Detached House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 5.04%
Comments: Small but perfectly formed, a neat and tidy little house with nothing really wrong with it…it’s just a bit vanilla. You could spend money updating the kitchen, changing the living room carpet and the dated doors to get you nearer to £525-575pcm but it would let as it is…eventually.

Address: 58 Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4BZ
Asking Price: £118,500
Property Type: 2 Bed Terrace House
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Renovation Required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm (once renovated)
Yield: 6.07%(exc renovation costs)
Comments: This is the before of number 66 listed above, there’s no epc with this property at present but i have a feeling it’s going to be low i.e solid brick and pitched roof (neither with insulation) plus electric storage heaters (which are a big no no); tenants barely like electric heating let alone storage heaters! Get it like No 66 (minus the extention) to get the rent range suggested.

Address: 25 Lincoln Street, Newark, NG24 1HP
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terrace House
Estate Agent: Martin & Co.
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £450-500pcm
Yield: 5.2%
Comments: On first glance it would appear its ready to rent although hard to know without the photos of the living area but it does look like the carpets look at bit thin. Last sale in July 2017 was No 17 for £110k with a brand new kitchen.

A good variety again this week although some are pretty underwhelming! 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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