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

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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.

Buttercross Best Buy
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…The Investment of The Week in Newark!!

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

Address: Stafford Ave, New Balderton, Balderton, Newark NG24 3EG
Type: 3 Bed Mid-Terrace House
Asking Price: £99,950
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Requires renovation
Rent Range: £525-575pcm (once completed)
Yield: 6.9%

Fantastic opportunity in a cul-de-sac off Hawton Lane on the edge of New Balderton, perfect for a landlord or investor who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty..or someone else’s! Spacious living accommodation, off road parking and great location for families, once renovated, this property will plenty boxes for potential tenants.

Ideal for as a buy to let, fix and sell or a first time buy, the stylish slate grey windows and door frame would suggest they have been recently fitted so just the inside remains; I’ve found that tenants don’t like downstairs bathrooms or separate bathrooms and toilets, why would you have a sink in a different room?! Aside from the camera shy kitchen, which i will assume isn’t because it’s so stunning the agents didn’t want to make the rest look tired, a lick of on trend grey paint and neutral new flooring throughout will lift the property with ease and give a much warmer feel than magnolia everywhere.

Assuming the kitchen is out of date, cream, grey or black doors give a high end finish for not a lot more than budget beech door fronts and will look great with a light oak effect worktop; save money by just replacing the doors instead of the complete unit. If you fancy the challenge, take a look around and see if you can knock through to make the bathroom and w/c one room!

The last property on Stafford Avenue sold for £124,000 in January with a simple but appealing neutral interior, plenty of off street parking and a low maintenance garden but according to RightMove, only 7 properties have sold on Stafford Avenue since 1997 suggesting people don’t buy to fix up and sell but to stay long term. Number 1 sold in 2016 for £115,000, it was a 3 bedroom mid terrace renovated to a high standard, looking at prices now though there’s no reason after all that work you couldn’t sell it on for £130,000+ depending on the finish.

This will certainly be an investment to keep you busy but isn’t that the fun part? Not to mention nearly 7% isn’t to be scoffed at although agreeably it will take time to make back the money you’ve put into the property but £575pcm is more than achievable, with the way the rental market is going you may even get more! It has been on the market since March and was reduced this week, why not make the most of a rare renovation opportunity and take a look?

If you’re interested in this property and would like a detailed report on it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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Expert Pumpkin Advice

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Every Saturday in October we are offering expert pumpkin advice. Pop into the office and find out about the best pumpkins to buy, where you should be looking and which pumpkins produce the most seeds.

If you already own a pumpkin we can also help you become a better pumpkin owner and advise on the legalities of owning pumpkins.

No tricks, just treats (cup of tea)!

You can find us at 4 Middle Gate, Newark, NG24 1AG. If you can’t make a Saturday please call to arrange another time 01636 343014.

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