June 22, 2018

What would London’s first time buyer prices get you in Market Harborough?

London’s extravagant property market has long been a topic of conversation. Prices in the capital have soared in the past decade and this has led to young people and those older finding it ever more difficult to get a London-based home. As a result, renting has become more common and it is predicted that by […]

June 20, 2018

Tips for finding your dream home in Leicestershire

Moving house couple

It’s what we all want, isn’t it? Something that we’ve imagined living in from when we were young; our ideal, picturesque home. The beautiful thing about dream homes is that yours will be completely different from the next person’s. For yours, you might envisage an open plan whilst another’s must have a large, secluded garden […]

June 13, 2018

How much are first-time buyers saving for their deposits?

Excited couple first time buyers

Attaining a substantial deposit is often the biggest barrier preventing first-time buyers getting on the property ladder. Schemes to help have come and gone, some sticking around for longer than others but it is still proving difficult for some to save a deposit large enough. What size deposit do you need? In truth, there are […]

June 8, 2018

Best retail properties currently available in Leicestershire

Having the right retail space for your brand is vital to the overall success. Finding the right building for your needs in the right location takes time but when one comes up that ticks all the boxes, it’s time to take the plunge. In the retail world, the majority of businesses in the UK prefer […]

May 24, 2018

Most unusual houses for sale in Leicestershire this month

We all love searching through property listings. Even if we currently have no desire to move home, it’s in our nature as Brits to have a nosey at pictures of other properties in the area. Having an occasional look at Leicestershire properties might give you some design ideas for your own home or if you […]

May 16, 2018

Benefits of buying a newer home in Leicestershire

first time buyers

With plenty of new housing estates popping up in Leicester, Market Harborough and Loughborough, home buyers in the Leicestershire are best placed to decide whether they should opt for a new build home or an older property. To accommodate the demand for property in Leicestershire and the county’s growing population, officials suggested last year that […]

May 14, 2018

Leicester sees the highest annual rental growth in England

House prices in Leicestershire

The latest rental data from Landbay has shown that Leicester had the largest increase in rental value in England over the past year. Our hometown city has seen a larger increase than other cities such as Manchester, Birmingham and even London. The news is, of course, welcomed by homeowners and landlords in the city. Increased […]

May 6, 2018

Should you sell your home or rent it out?

Moving in to a new flat

When you come to leave your current home that you have outgrown, selling up is, of course, the most popular option for homeowners. However, with the rental market booming in many areas of the UK, renting it out may prove to be a more financially beneficial option. If you rent out the house out rather […]

April 26, 2018

Retirement plans: property vs pension

Piggy bank for retirement savings

According to The Economist one in 30 adults in Britain is a landlord.  Usually, landlords will have bought their second property using personal savings, inheritance or a buy-to-let mortgage.  The reason why they chose to buy a second property is often as an investment for the future. In fact, buying a property is the most […]

April 26, 2018

Is the BTL market still booming?

terraced houses buy to let

Following the restrictions made to mortgage interest relief in April 2017 on top of stamp duty surcharges for second homes, it’s easy to see why people may be put off making the leap to becoming a landlord. However, alongside additional outgoings, landlords are collectively charging more for rent.  According to the latest Landbay Rental Index, […]