Category: Mortgages

Cost of buy-to-let mortgages remains low

Although the rise in Bank of England interest rates has raised the cost of buy-to-let mortgages this month, many mortgages are still cheaper than they were in August 2017, has

Has the retail property market peaked?

According to David Thomas, writing in the Financial Times in November 2017, the commercial retail property market in the UK may have reached its zenith. Retail property values in

Holiday let properties are attracting buy-to-let landlords

Following government changes, the costs for buy-to-let landlords have risen. suggested in November 2017 that this has caused many landlords to diversify into other

Ireland is a buy-to-let hotspot

Many buy-to-let investors are looking at Ireland as an alternative to investing the UK, reported The Telegraph in October 2017. Research by

Glasgow office investments set for record year

Glasgow office space investments are set to achieve a record-breaking year, according to property specialists Knight Frank. As a November 2017 article reports, the

The rising cost of car parking land

A recent sale of a car parking space in St Ives, Cornwall for £40,000 has highlighted the rising costs of land for car parking. The St Ives car parking space, according to

Commercial property investment – the risks and rewards

Due to increased costs, many buy-to-let landlords are considering diversifying into commercial property. A commercial property business can be profitable provided investors are aware of the risks. Some commercial mortgage interest rates are

Online retailers fuel UK warehouse boom

The growth of ecommerce has fuelled a high demand for warehouse space, according to an October 2017 article, with many large online retailers needing a network of regional warehouses in

Buy-to-let mortgage rates see slight rise

Even prior to the Bank of England’s interest rate increases, many buy-to-let commercial mortgage lenders had already increased their interest rates. Data published by

What the rise in interest rates means for the buy to let landlord

The Bank of England increased the base rate from 0.25% to 0.5% on November 2, 2017. This is the first time that the base rate has increased for 10 years. The rate was reduced from 0.50% to 0,25% in March 2009, so the new rate rise brings interest rates to