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

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24 up to a value of £150,000.

Here’s a quick reference guide to what is on offer, for how much and what you can expect as an investor!

Address: 66 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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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.

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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Newark On Trent property market update

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It’s time to take a look back to see how Q1 of 2015 compared with Q1 of 2014 using the Land Registry data for NG24.

Wilson St, Newark

Looking at the data, we have seen growth across the board from the previous 12 months. Excluding flats, the largest growth has been from semi-detached properties up 12.75% from an average of £123,392 to £139,126. This strong growth has been from the high end of the market where there have been 6 times more sales of properties over £200,000. the most expensive being 13 The Park for £325,000.

We also saw that there were more high end flats sold in 2015 accounting for the 44.70% increase in average price from £78,700 in 2014 to £113,881 this year. The recently renovated apartments on Barnby Gate and those at Castle Brewery a contributing factor.

The terraced property market saw a healthy increase of 10.99% within the year up to an average of £125,095. Interestingly, this is the first stamp duty threshold (£125,000) and it we shall see if buyers are prepared to pay over this. Sales on both Long Row and Mill Gate feature within the 4 cheapest for both quarters in 2014 and 2015 though the sale prices were £5,000 up from the previous year.

Whilst this does sound good for the average terraced landlord there were a couple of expensive sales in 2015 which have dragged up the average. 41 Victoria Street (A local B&B) and 57 London Road sold for £395,000 and £450,000 respectively. Without these two, the average price falls to £110,932 (1.57% fall).

Semi detached houses appear to be more popular as the number sold in 2015 under £100,000 was just a third of that the previous year. This has shown with the average house price up 12.75%. 328 Yorke Drive was picked up for £74,950 and looks like it was ready to rent. One would expect a healthy yield of 8% if let out.

Terraced and semi detached properties are still letting well but tenants are spoilt for choice so ensure your property is looking tip-top and take high quality photographs to really attract the best tenants.

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