Entries by Brad Bamfield

Buy to Let tax hike will bite deep into profits

Buy-to-let investors have been battered by bad news over the past year which will have prompted many to consider what to do next. The stamp duty hike that arrived with a bang at the start of April caught plenty of eyes, but it is the forthcoming cut to mortgage interest tax relief that will hurt […]

Even discounted starter homes could be out of reach for the majority of families across the country, according to the Local Government Association.

Now we need to take this survey with a big pinch of salt as this falls into the category “well they would say that wouldn’t they” but while the hard numbers may not be accurate the overall picture is is the same as we would expect. Unfortunately. According to the Local Government Association even discounted […]

Just how much does an affordable house cost? And is it affordable – the answer is surprising.

The average price paid for a property through an affordable housing scheme is now £189,786 according to Halifax – just 4% (£7,750) lower than the £197,535 average for house purchases. That is not a big saving is it? However, the discount is different for London:- regionally, the highest average price paid by purchasers using affordable […]