Today’s Buy To Let Deal Yields 5.04%, Two Bed Terraced, Poppy Drive, Walsall, WS5.

A modern two bedroom terraced house, Poppy Drive, Walsall, WS5 on the very popular Tamebridge estate. The full property details can be found here.

The marketed value is for offers over £125k. Personally, I don’t see this property selling at that price. I have written previous articles on similar properties that the asking price was around £110k, here are just three to have a look at:

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Some properties have sold at around the asking price here, but realistically the selling price should be somewhere between £110k – £120k depending on the quality of the spec and that’s where I want to focus on next.

There aren’t a vast array of photos here, but what there are show a property a little tired and in need of some TLC. Despite the modern kitchen, bathroom, double glazing and gas central heating, from what we can see the decor needs updating and the same with the flooring plus the rear garden requires attention. No photos of the bedrooms either. Parking is off-road. I would recommend a viewing to really appreciate this one.

One thing is for sure that the property will let, but you will need to upgrade it and it won’t cost the earth to do so.

A property of this type will attract a minimum pcm rental of £525.00 meaning a rental yield of 5.04% based on the current sale price. You should expect a better return with upgrades and haggling the price down somewhat.

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If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment.

For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01922 311016, you can always email me on salekm@ashmorelettings.co.uk.

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Today’s BTL Deal, One Bed Semi, Wareham Close, Walsall, WS3 Yields Of 7.20%.

A one bedroom terraced house in a popular estate in Walsall for rentals. It is a very nice spec and billed as a buy to let opportunity and already being let as is. However, it is not clear from the listing whether the property comes with the current “Sitting tenant”. It is a modern build with all the relevant features e.g. double glazing, gas central heating type, fitted kitchen, bathroom with shower, low maintenance gardens and off-road parking.

It would be better appreciated by a viewing. The location is within easy reach of all the major road networks, services and other amenities lending easy access to Walsall town centre.

The current asking price is fore offers over £75k and based on the current rental of £450.00 pcm will return a yield of 7.20%. However, I feel that offers “Over” the asking price are asking a little too much.

Currently on offer with Goodchilds (01922 312016) click here for the full details http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/40817062 and the EPC can be found here.

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment.

For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01922 311016, you can always email me on salekm@ashmorelettings.co.uk.

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Today’s 3 Bed Semi Buy To Let Deal Yields 5.57%, Alderley Crescent, Walsall, WS3.

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.

There are plenty of photos to show off the very attractive spec of this property. My personal experience with this estate is that the estate is very popular and highly sought after for rentals.

The location benefits from being within easy reach of all the major road networks, services and other amenities lending easy access to Walsall and Bloxwich town centres.

The property is of modern design and has off-road parking as well as a garage. There is a fully fitted kitchen and has gas central heating and double glazing. Additionally there is a large lounge, two double bedrooms and a fair sized garden. the only blip on the horizon for me is the bathroom, which looks a little dated and could do with an upgrade. However, do not let that be a deal breaker, the property can definitely be let as is. But don’t take my word for it, go and take a look for yourself and book a viewing appointment.

The current asking price is £139950k and based on a rental of £650.00 pcm will return a yield of 5.57% though I do feel that the property is slightly overpriced.

Currently on offer with House Simple (0330 098 9870) click here for the full property details.

If you would like an instant online appraisal as to the rental value of your property, please click here.

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment.

For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01922 311016, you can always email me on salekm@ashmorelettings.co.uk.

Don’t forget to visit the links below to view back dated deals and Walsall Property News

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Have Walsall Rents Truly Risen?

Have Walsall Rents Truly Risen?
Have Walsall Rents Truly Risen?

Back in the Spring, there was a surge in Walsall landlords buying buy-to-let property in as they tried to beat George Osborne’s stamp duty changes which kicked in on the 1st April 2016. If you are a football fan, think of it like transfer deadline day!

To give you an idea of the sort of numbers we are talking about, below are the property statistics for sales either side of the deadline in the WS1 postcode taken from the Land Registry;

Jan 2016 – 20 properties sold

Feb 2016 – 19 properties sold

March 2016 – 36 properties sold

April 2016 – 9 properties sold

May 2016 – 17 properties sold

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Nearly Half of Walsall Tenants are ‘Middle Class’!!

Nearly half of Walsall tenants are ‘Middle Class’!!
Nearly half of Walsall tenants are ‘Middle Class’!!

With Walsall youngsters not able to buy their own property, my research would suggest the progressively important role the private rented sector has been playing in housing people in need of a roof over their head. This, at a time of increasing affordability problems for first time buyers and growing difficulties faced by social housing providers – local authorities and housing associations – in their ability to secure funding from Westminster and then compete against the likes of the Taylor Wimpey, Barratt and Persimmon Homes of this world to buy highly priced building land.

Renting isn’t like it was in the 1960’s and 70’s, where tenants couldn’t wait to leave their rack-rent landlords, charging sky-high rents for properties with Second World War wood chip wallpaper, no central heating and drafty windows. Since 1997 with the introduction of buy-to-let mortgages and a new breed of Walsall landlord, the private rented sector in Walsall has offered increasingly high quality accommodation for younger Walsall households.

So, whilst I knew in my own mind that the type and ‘class’ of tenant has improved over the last 20 years, I had nothing to back that up… until now.

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Walsall Property Prices Cut…But Values Go Up!

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Those of you who regularly read my weekly articles in the Walsall Property Blog will know I like to keep abreast of the Walsall Property Market.  Something attracted my attention this week about the local property market, something I wanted to share with my many readers.

Over the last month, there appears to have been an anomaly in the local property market, whereby asking prices in the town have dropped, yet property values have increased.  The average asking price of a Walsall property, according to Rightmove, fell 1.1% this month yet the average value of a Walsall property rose by 1.2%.

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