A three bedroom semi detached house on a prestigious and popular estate in the Coalpool area in Walsall. Since major redevelopment in the area, the area’s profile has now been raised substantially making it a popular choice for rental.
A very nice specced 3 bed semi on West Bromwich Road, Walsall, WS5, marketed by Purple Bricks (0121 721 9601). It doesn’t need anything doing to it from what I can see of it and can be let as is as far as I am concerned. There is gas central heating and double glazing. The bathroom is on the ground floor and does not have a bath, but does have a bidet.
A traditional terraced house on the north side of the town. The spec is very good and should be good to go pending an actual viewing, which I would highly recommend.
The marketed value is for offers around £124950k. Now, if the stats on the listing are correct, the last sale of the property on 22/08/2017 was £90k. Therefore, this means in just under 4 months, the property has increased in value by almost £35k! Now that’s some mad capital growth in such a short space of time!
Again, I don’t see this property selling at the asking price. Seems to me the seller bought it at a bargain price and is now trying to capitalise quickly, but as to whether it is worth the asking price, I don’t think it is. The spec is absolutely what you would expect from a property on Tamebridge and there is nothing out of the ordinary nor unique that would set it apart from other similar properties on the estate
Purchasing your first Walsall buy to let (BTL) property is not the same as buying one to live in. You have to employ a completely different set of tactics, methodology and mind-set.
The main difference is when purchasing your own property, you may well pay a little more to get the home you and your family want, and are less likely to compromise. When buying for your own use, it is only human nature you will want the best, so that quite often it is at the top end of your budget; because as my parents always used to tell me – you get what you pay for in this world!
Yet with a Walsall buy to let property, if your goal is a higher rental return – a higher price doesn’t always equate to higher monthly returns – in fact quite the opposite. Reasonably priced Walsall properties can bring in higher monthly returns. Most landlords use the phrase ‘yield’ instead of monthly return. To calculate the yield on a buy to let property one basically takes the monthly rent, multiplies it by 12 to get the annual rent and then divides it by the value of the property.
Now the headline may not mean much to some of us but when you compare & contrast the value increase against the average national salary drop of 1%…just goes to show that a positive spread of 4.65% is actually quite healthy!
The most recent set of data from the Land Registry has stated that property values in Walsall and the surrounding area were 3.65% higher than 12 months ago and 25.20% higher than September 2012.
Despite the uncertainty over Brexit as Walsall (and most of the UK’s) property values continue their medium and long-term upward trajectory. As economics is about supply and demand, the story behind the Walsall property market can also be seen from those two sides of the story.
A local property investor/ landlord contacted me last week with a million questions which I really enjoy. Those of you that know me personally know I love to talk about Walsall property to anyone who would lend me an ear (at this point I wish I had some emoticons to add a couple of smiley faces)! Now, our investor was a shrewd individual it seemed and informed me how he had several properties achieving, what seems like from the outset, some great rental values..which got me thinking..what is actually happening with current property values and rents over the past year? What is the route to getting more ‘bang for your buck’?
The new year started with some positive interest in the Walsall property market. Taking a snap shot of the Walsall property market for the first quarter of 2017, the picture suggests some interesting trends when it comes to the asking prices for property and what prices properties are actually selling for. This is really important to understand as everything connected to these two factors has a ripple effect which ultimately affects your final numbers whether you decide to flip (re-sell) or rent it out.