Buy-to-let yields: the London investor’s story

The buy-to-let market is very different in each part of the country and profitability varies across the country.

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Buy-to-let profitability on the rise

Buy-to-let returns on investments are improving, with a five year geared investor almost breaking even, according to The Model Works’ latest index.

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Special feature: Buy-to-Let profitability improves

The Model Works buy-to-let profitability index shows that returns on investments are improving with a five year geared investor almost breaking even and the opportunity of profits next quarter.

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Buy-to-let profitability improves further as prices continue to rise

The Model Works buy-to-let profitability index shows returns improving, with a five year geared investor breaking even. Investors may return a profit next quarter.

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Govt needs to pull the levers now to control house prices

Given the huge costs to those excluded and to the taxpayer, maybe someone could explain how they think geared buy-to-let investors (who borrow funds to buy properties when there is a supply problem) actually help the economy.

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UK housing crisis: Why the advice to my kids is emigrate

Promoting initiatives like Help to Buy and the Funding for Lending Scheme that cause property prices to rise is symptomatic of this Government’s attitude and priorities – so I have some blunt advice for my children.

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Fixing the system

The Model Works, say it’s important to fix the system first before getting carried away with schemes like Help to Buy.

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Geared B2L investors still making losses

Five year geared buy-to-let investors are still making losses, The Model Works claims.

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Improvements in buy-to let profitability, but what happens next?

The Model Works buy-to-let profitability index shows five year geared investors are still making losses, but these are falling as rates fall and property prices rise.

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FTBs stand to lose £270k if they delay their first purchase

The Model Works indicates the returns from investing the savings made on buying a home at 24, as opposed to 37, could amount to £240,000 over a person’s life.

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Delays in buying first property cost consumers

Delays in getting on the housing ladder will cost the average first-time buyer over £270,000 over their lifetime, or twice the cost of a typical first time buyer home, but those forced to rent into their retirement could pay even more dearly driving up housing benefits and state long term care costs to truly unsustainable levels.

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Key analysis of FTB disenfranchisement published

Delays in getting on the housing ladder will cost the average first-time buyer over £270,000 over their lifetime, or twice the cost of a typical first time buyer home, according to independent research by The Model Works.

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Delayed first-time buyers lose £270,000

Older first-time buyers who spend their twenties renting could have lost out on more than £270,000, according to analysis by The Model Works.

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Delay buying your first home and it will cost you dearly

In the 1960s the average first time buyer was 24. Now, ‘unassisted’ first time buyers are 37. The Model Works examines the resulting costs for prospective homeowners.

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Ex-cabinet minister Fox says abolish CGT for up to five years

Speaking to the Institute of Economic Affairs last week, Fox said he would like to see CGT suspended and then ‘reintroduced at a more sensible level’.

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Money Box Programme

The Model Works’ Brian Hall challenges over-optimistic buy-to-let profitability indices in a discussion with Ian Potter from ARLA on the BBC’s Money Box programme.

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Finance expert warns against buy-to-let profits

The Model Works claim geared investors are making a loss and cash buyers are making no profit at all

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The great buy-to-let escapade

We are living in crazy times. The Bank of England is talking about negative interest rates, Liverpool Council is selling houses for £1 and buy-to-let is booming…

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Landlords who bought five years ago chalk up losses

Landlords who entered the buy-to-let market five years ago are unlikely to have made any money at all and could be counting their losses.

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Expert claims buy-to-let is making a loss

Buy-to-let borrowers are making a loss on their investment while cash buyers are unlikely to see profit.

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