Today’s Buy To Let Deal In Delves, Walsall, WS5 Yields 6.00%.

This 2 bed semi is situated on Segundo Road, Delves, Walsall, WS5.  On the market with Paul Dubberley (0121 659 6109) and priced at £130k.  Full details can be found here.

Properties in this area are turning up for sale at reasonable prices and coupled with its popularity and long term rental propensity, it just makes sense.

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The Buy To Let Let Deal Of The Day Is A Unique 3 Bed Semi Going Once, Going Twice…

This three bedroom semi detached house is beautifully presented. It is situated in Blakenall Lane, Leamore, Walsall, WS3. It is for sale via auction and there is a an open house viewing on Wednesday 7th March 2018 between 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm. Reserve your booking via Goodchilds 01922 312016. It is noted that cash buyers are preferred.

There are plenty of photos to show off the very attractive spec of this property with its many original features which include Minton tiled entrance and stained glass double glazing to mention just two.  It has everything you could want in a property including double glazing, gas central heating, modern fitted kitchen and bathroom.

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. Additionally there are two double bedrooms and a single. Topped off with off-road parking and a large courtyard style rear garden.

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Today’s BTL Deal Is A Bargain Yielding 6.91%, 2 Bed Terraced House, Dalkeith Street, Walsall, WS2.

Earlier this week I was in the enviable position of letting a property on this very street for one of my clients. This is also a two bedroom terraced house on Dalkeith Street, Birchills, Walsall, WS2. So, naturally this property grabbed my eye.

It ticks all the boxes for an investment property. Neutrally decorated throughout, which looks new by the way. Gas central heating, modern fitted kitchen and shower etc . The listing lacks photos of the rear garden, so that would need to be checked out via a viewing. You don’t have to do this, but I would advise providing some flooring throughout with some nice hard wearing carpet, just to give the property a nice clean and fresh appeal.

Schools and healthcare facilities are in abundance with transport services, bus routes and major road networks nearby. Walsall town centre is only a short walk away, however there are some local amenities.

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Are Walsall landlords denying our Walsall youngsters?

Are Walsall landlords denying our Walsall youngsters?
Are Walsall landlords denying our Walsall youngsters?

I received a very interesting letter the other day from a Walsall resident. He affirmed he was a Walsall homeowner, retired and mortgage free. In the letter he stated how unaffordable Walsall’s rising property prices were and that he worried how the younger generation of Walsall could ever afford to buy? He went on to ask if it was right for landlords to exploit the inability of others to buy property and if, by purchasing a buy to let property, Walsall landlords are denying the younger generation the ability to, in fact, buy their own home?

Whilst doing my research for my many blog posts on the Walsall Property Market, I know that a third of 25 to 30 year olds still live at home. It’s not surprising then that people are kicking out against buy to let landlords; as they are the gluttonous bad people who are cashing in on a social woe. In fact, most people believe the high increases in Walsall’s (and the rest of the UK’s) house prices are the very reason owning a home is outside the grasp of these younger would-be property owners.

However, the numbers tell a different story…

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Are Walsall landlords stifling the Walsall property market…?

Are Walsall landlords stifling the Walsall property market…?
Are Walsall landlords stifling the Walsall property market…?

Following the publication of a recent blog article about ‘Generation Rent’ a local homeowner of Walsall contacted me.   He said that he felt that the plight of our Walsall youngsters (first time buyers), was that like of a novice football player trying to bend it like Beckham!  You’re in a minus game playing Beckham at his own game right?  Play him a 100 times and you’re bound to lose 100 times!!  There is no doubt that buy to let landlords have played a major role in driving up property values in Walsall (and the UK) and from that made housing a lot less affordable for the 20-30 somethings of Walsall.

Let us look at how affordable Walsall is.  The best way to measure affordability is to measure Walsall property prices against Walsall average salary (the higher the ratio, the less affordable properties are).  Looking at the table below, for example in 2014, the average value of a Walsall property was 5.95 times higher than the average annual wage in Walsall.

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Walsall Property – 5 Helpful Tips on Getting the Best Out of a Refurbishment

Walsall Property – 5 Helpful Tips on Getting the Best Out of a Refurbishment
Walsall Property – 5 Helpful Tips on Getting the Best Out of a Refurbishment

Not everything you do to a property adds a premium to the price.  A question I get asked time and time again from landlords, who think by maintaining a property where they replaced a boiler or a tenant, who through choice, changed the flooring and some minor decorative work feel they have done. So what does constitute value and how does this work with Walsall property?

Below are my thoughts and examples of 5 improvements that will add the most value to your next Walsall refurbishment (weigh up the costs against the extra you will achieve in rent though, each project is different):

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Rents in Walsall Will Increase More Than Walsall Property Prices By 21%!

Rents in Walsall Will Increase More Than Walsall Property Prices In Next 5 Years!
Rents in Walsall Will Increase More Than Walsall Property Prices In Next 5 Years!

Last weekend I had a meeting with a professional landlord who has an extensive portfolio of properties.  By his own admission, he confirmed that he has somewhat neglected the portfolio which he has kind of left to look after itself.  In recent years his focus was his family-run business so the portfolio wasn’t a priority.  He wanted to change this attitude and become more aggressive with his Walsall property ambitions by expanding on a healthy and varied portfolio.

During our meeting he asked me where in Walsall and what type of property he should purchase to create the best capital growth and great rental yields.  This got me thinking about our property market in Walsall and what has actually happened to rents and property prices..and more importantly for him..projections for the future.

Some fascinating changes are in the air in the Walsall property market.  Just to give you a flavour of the full article below, upon conclusion of my research I found that the rent private tenants pay will rise faster than property prices over the next five years. Creating further issues to Walsall’s growing multitude of renters.  In fact, my examination of statistical forecasts found that –

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