Buy-to-Let Profitability – New Entrants Need Expert Guidance

Pundits in the buy-to-let sector see further growth in 2015. Our figures suggest the market is continuing to offer consistent returns. However various factors could cause this to change.

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Time to advise on pensions?

In a letter to the AMI chief executive, the pensions minister asks for reassurance that borrowers saving into a pension will not be advised “inappropriately” by brokers. This puts mortgage brokers in an impossible position.

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How to solve the pensions, housing and banking crises all in one

What would happen if crowdfunding cash was invested in buy-to-let?

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London buy-to-let returns exceeding 11%

The Model Works’ latest profitability index for London buy-to-lets has reported that five-year, geared, buy-to-let investments have continued to provide excellent profits with an annual rate of return of 11.43% last quarter.

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Buy-to-Let Profitability – Focus on London

For the fourth quarter, geared buy-to-let investments have annual returns have exceeded 11 percent. But to understand what is going on and what might happen in the future, particularly in the volatile London market, we must look beyond the headline figures.

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EXCLUSIVE: Fixing the UK Housing Market

A series of five articles published in Mortgage Introducer during July and August 2014 discussing the housing problem and how to fix it.

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Profitability high for buy to let investors

Rising property prices mean landlords are continuing to experience strong profitability, according to figures from The Model Works.

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Profitability remains strong for buy to let landlords

Buy to let landlords are continuing to receive high returns from their investments as The Model Works reveal that profitability in the sector remains high.

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Buy-to-let profitability remains strong

Buy-to-let landlords continue to enjoy strong profitability thanks to rising property prices, figures from The Model Works have shown.

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Buy-to-let remains profitable

Buy-to-let landlords continue to enjoy strong profitability thanks to rising property prices, figures from The Model Works have shown.

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Buy-to-Let Profitability – New Measures Required

Five year geared buy-to-let investors continue to see healthy profits, leveling off at 12.14%, 11.66% and 11.52% over the last three quarters. After several tumultuous years we can begin to take stock and look at the key factors that will affect future profitability.

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Rates, Property Prices and Buy-to-Let Profitability

I thought it would be interesting to look into the effects on buy-to-let profitability of rising and falling property prices and mortgage rates.

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How much are landlords really making from buy-to-let?

Having recently read about research commissioned by BM Solutions, I undertook my own analysis, using the data it provided, and I came to a very different conclusion.

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What a difference a year makes

12 months ago a geared, five year, buy-to-let investor would have made a annual loss of -7.5%. Now, the same investor will have made an annual return of 12.1% in Q4 2013 and 11.7% in Q1 2014.

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Buy-to-let profitability – what a difference a year makes

Five year geared buy-to-let investors have been realising healthy profits over the past two quarters. This performance is in stark contrast to huge losses just one year ago.

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Special Feature: BoE making the tough decisions

In the aftermath of Governor Carney’s measures to maintain financial stability The Model Works analyses the implications for the market

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Help to Buy 2 borrowers ‘paying vastly more’ than renters

The Model Works counter that mortgage repayments are pegged to the original purchase price and so the issue is not the cost on day one, but the cost in 20 years’ time.

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Help to Buy 2 costs more than rent – PricedOut

The Model Works disagree and argue that first-time buyers who spend their twenties renting lose out by around £270,000 as rents goes up with inflation.

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Rent arrears could rise

Buy-to-let returns continue to improve, with a five year geared investor making a 6.52% annual return, according to The Model Works’ buy-to-let profitability index for the third quarter of 2013.

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Special Feature: Help to Buy – Things could get messy

Fear of a property price bubble continues to mount following the launch of Help to Buy. Brian Hall, founder of The Model Works, looks at the scheme and what can be done to avoid the dreaded bubble

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