LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Southampton City

06/09/2013

Student Rents Rise Ahead of New Semester

One in three University towns/cities now sees the average rent rise above the maximum students are prepared to pay for a room per month. Research released yesterday by easyroommate found that student rents rose to £357 per month, a rise of 8.5%

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Southampton City

29/05/2013

Southampton: Best Place to Invest in Property

I know, it is a big statement to make that Southampton is the best place in England for investing in buy to let property. However, let me quantify that claim. In todays moneymail, the Daily Mail revealed its top 10 lettings hot spots, with Southampton

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Southampton City

04/04/2013

Prudential to Invest in Buy-To-Let

The Prudential is on the verge of entering the private rental sector, with an acquisition of over 500 homes from the Berkeley Group. It is thought that the 500+ homes will be sold for an estimated £140m. The majority of the properties are located in

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Southampton City

26/03/2013

Three Year High for House Prices

The recent Hometrack report has revealed that the lack of stock has kept house prices up. However, the lack of affordability is keeping many new buyers away. The Hometrack report identified a 0.3% rise in house prices this month, the highest growth for

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Southampton City

19/03/2013

Council Bedroom Tax

What is the council bedroom tax? Well the council bedroom tax is a part of the welfare reform that will come into play next month. It will see those who have a spare bedroom in their home, have their benefits cut. Usually those who claim housing

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Southampton City

13/11/2012

September 2012 House Price Index

Statistics released today from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show an increase of 1.7% on house prices in September 2012, a slight decline of 0.2% on the 12 months to August 2012 figures. The year-on-year increase reflected growth of 1.8 per cent

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Southampton City

23/10/2012

Six Tips To Maximise Your Student Property Investment

The student property is a competitive market, particularly in Southampton as Universities are now looking to provide more accomodation that they own. This means one thing, less students looking for private rental accomodation, combined with the rise in

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Southampton City

16/10/2012

House Price Drop = Increase In Buy-To-Let Yields

Gross yields increased on all types of buy-to-let property in the 3rd quarter of 2012. Yields on HMOs increased from 9.2% to an 11.1% yield. Mortgages for Business buy-to-let index suggested that the driving forces behind the increased yield was a

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Southampton City

26/07/2012

2 Tips To When Selling Your Property

Below are a couple of tips that should help create a lasting impression with any potential buyer. As an estate agent in Southampton we understand the trials and tribulations that sellers go through, as like you we've also been in that situation when

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Southampton City

02/07/2012

We'll Let it Fast or We'll Let it Free!

Here at Martin and Co Southampton Shirley, we are so confident in our ability to let your property fast and to the "right" tenant, that we are going above and beyond. We are offering you the 21 day promise. The promise is that if we don't let your

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Southampton City

29/02/2012

Terraced housing has the highest rise in value

According to research conducted by the Halifax, terraced housing has seen a rise in value greater than any other property category. The researchn saw that terraced housing value has risen by 68% over the past 10 years. This rise of 68% equates to

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Southampton City

26/01/2012

Rising tenancy fraud

Landlord Assist, A UK based tenant referencing and eviction company, has today warned landlords and letting agents to watch out for a scam which sees an applicant take a property in a block of flats. The tenant then attempts to fraudulently obtain

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