Friday, February 17, 2006

Ten tips for buy-to-let

Ten tips for buy-to-let
Simon Lambert, This is Money
17 February 2006

POOR old buy-to-let. Once upon a time it was David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Kate Moss all rolled into one - making headlines on a daily basis with every move endlessly analysed.

But now it's become an ex-reality television star - struggling to make the news while the stock market has all the flashbulbs popping as the FTSE 100 soars.

But while it's not quite the hot property it once was, investors looking for steady growth are returning to the buy-to-let market.

Industry experts predict 2006 will be a solid year for buy-to-let and say with the days of rocketing short-term capital growth gone, long-term investors are set to benefit.

Like any investment, buy-to-let comes with no guarantees, but for those who have more faith in bricks and mortar than stocks and shares here are This is Money's top ten tips:"

You'll have to click on the headline to get the actual buy-to-let tips! But this article is a good lead into the 'This Is Money' website.

Chris Bell



At 12:29 pm, Blogger Raj said...

Nice post, the biggest determinant to the success of this aspect is the property survey or valuation. In the case of a buy to let investment the survey has two vital pieces of information that will make or break the deal - the 'property valuation' and the 'rental valuation'. In the case of a residential home it all rests on one thing only - the property valuation.


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