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Buying A Tenanted Property
Thinking of buying a tenanted property?   Worried how much it’s going to cost you?   In short, buying a tenanted property maximises cashflow and reduces capital expenditure.   When you buy an empty buy to let property you do have to factor into account your additional costs, property fit out, licenses, certificates, agency fees, […]
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Become A Parent Investor With Cairn
For many, when their children go to university or college there are only a few options open to them; continue to have them live at home, have them register for a space in the student halls, or look for a private rental property they can stay in while in further education. Depending on logistics, the […]
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A Parent’s Guide to Student Accommodation
Your teenager is off to university and needs somewhere to live – not sure where to start? We talk you through the ins and outs of the student accommodation options available these days. They’ve come a long way from your student digs, trust us. University-owned accommodation The most popular student accommodation option for ‘home’ i.e. […]
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Improve Instead of Move – What Renovations Add the Most Value?
With an unpredictable property market and the stress of moving, if you’re a homeowner with some capital, why not consider improving your home rather than selling up? You can add real value to your house with some investment and clever tips and tricks. Conservatory Don’t panic – you won’t need planning permission! If the new […]
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Pros and Cons of Buying Tenanted Properties
The UK is experiencing an upsurge in the sale and purchase of tenanted properties but is the trend just a fad or a viable option for property investors? A tenanted property is one sold with tenants currently living there. The removal of tax relief for buy to let finance costs has led some landlords to […]
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Bank of England Base Rate – Rising, but when? And what it means for us
For a while now there has been a lot of discussion and speculation about Bank of England base rate rising. This is a very speculative topic of conversation and there are so many differences of opinion. I have heard commentary around the next BBR increase to be in January 2016 but most recently the Association […]
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Why you should consider Investing in Residential Property in Dundee
The Waterfront in Dundee hasn’t been the only thing growing at speed recently. Dundee rents have risen an impressive 4% too – ahead of Scotland’s national average – an attractive opportunity for investors. Recent figures show that average monthly rent for June has increased year on year from £510 to £531. While impressive (Dundee ‘s […]
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Scotland ‘best’ for student housing investors
The demand for student accommodation has prompted a property investment boom. Scots might be portrayed as having short arms and deep pockets but the Scottish student accommodation market is positioned to command the biggest yields for property investors – sceptics will say thanks to the diverse background of students in Scotland! Rising demand for purpose […]
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Location, location, location still important for property investment
64% of Scots are most focussed on location when buying a home according to the annual Home buyers Research report from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks. An average of 59% of buyers in the UK consider location a key factor but it’s more important to Scots than anyone else. Investors should take note, location is STILL […]
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