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The Watford Property Blog

Sun 5 Apr
2015
Which properties are selling in Watford?

Which properties are selling in Watford?

The newspapers are regularly filled with stories about how property prices are rocketing upwards, when will the next crash happen, how first time buyers are being priced out of the market. We love to read these stories because after our favourite topic of conversation, the weather, comes the property market. That said we can talk […]

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Thu 26 Mar
2015
Croxley Rail Link Green Light.  Property Investors Red Light?

Croxley Rail Link Green Light. Property Investors Red Light?

The Croxley Rail link is a hot topic locally and a subject that I have been discussing personally with Watford property investors for quite some time now. The big question for the landlords/investors I have been speaking to is what difference the project will make to the local housing market. I wonder though if you are asking that question […]

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Wed 25 Mar
2015
Great little property near Watford Junction just £265k

Great little property near Watford Junction just £265k

Check out this delightful little 2 bed terrace on Nevill Grove, WD24 being marketed by the people at Taylors. Its becoming more and more difficult to find terraces with this kind of price tag in this area and properties are being snapped up for £10k above the asking price so this looks like a great […]

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Wed 11 Mar
2015
Could this be your next HMO in Watford?

Could this be your next HMO in Watford?

I was just having a browse on Rightmove to see what’s out there and stumbled across this 3 bed house on Princes Avenue being marketed by the team at Elliots for £369,950. I seem to be getting asked a lot of questions about this type of property at the moment and whether it can be […]

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Mon 9 Mar
2015
2 Bed Penthouse Flat in Central Watford. Just £259,950

2 Bed Penthouse Flat in Central Watford. Just £259,950

This is a cracking little 2 bed 2 bath duplex apartment being marketed by Dey, King and Haria. This is right in the centre of town but also walking distance to the Junction Station so would rent out instantly. There is also a bit of a cache to being in a penthouse so it will […]

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Thu 5 Mar
2015
Investors in Watford are nuts not considering the Knutsford Estate!

Investors in Watford are nuts not considering the Knutsford Estate!

Most of the investors I talk to are looking for smaller units for their property investments. This is because they are cheaper to buy and usually provide a better yield and hence a better return on investment. But it is worth considering the larger properties too. I was discussing 3 bed semi’s on the Knutsford Estate with a new […]

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Tue 3 Mar
2015
2 bed flat off Queens Road, Watford.  New Build.  Close to Station.  5.2% yield!

2 bed flat off Queens Road, Watford. New Build. Close to Station. 5.2% yield!

Check out this 2 bed flat just of Queens.  It’s a new build in a very popular area for young professionals/commuters. It’s a stones throw from the station and is currently being marketed by Imagine for £255,000. Now it’s not the largest 2 bed flat out there and there may be some confusion with the […]

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Thu 19 Feb
2015
It’s all about the HMO’s in Watford

It’s all about the HMO’s in Watford

The Buy to Let market in Watford is booming at the moment but choosing the right property for you can be a bit of a minefield. HMO’s are something that I get asked about quite a lot and if you’re not familiar with the term it means ‘House in Multiple Occupation.’ HMO’s can be defined […]

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Wed 18 Feb
2015
Weekly Wednesday tax tips. Number 4.

Weekly Wednesday tax tips. Number 4.

You must insure your property with the right insurance. This is not simply buildings and contents insurance. It must be Landlord Insurance.  There are loads of options out there and a good broker will help you work out the right options for you. The great news is your landlord insurance can be claimed against your […]

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Wed 18 Feb
2015
Quirky 3 bed flat on Water Lane.  6% yield

Quirky 3 bed flat on Water Lane. 6% yield

This 3 bed flat on water land is being marketed by Proffitt and Holt for £249,950 and for the money it looks like you get quite a lot of flat! That said it’s hard to tell exactly what this place is like as there aren’t enough photos! If you look at the floor plan then […]

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Tue 17 Feb
2015
Regent Street Terrace. 4.8% yield. Great buy!

Regent Street Terrace. 4.8% yield. Great buy!

Here’s a great property to add to your buy to let portfolio that is being marketed by Quest for £310,000. This is a really decent sized terrace so the price is good. It’s in a great area for rental, close to the station so appealing to professionals and would achieve £1,250 per month as it’s […]

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Thu 12 Feb
2015
Watford, Watford, Watford!  Why invest anywhere else?

Watford, Watford, Watford! Why invest anywhere else?

If you’re a regular reader then you may have guessed by now that I’m passionate about my local area. I like to know what’s going on and where so I can pass this information onto my landlords/investors so they can make better informed decisions. One of the things I get asked about most; “Will house prices in Watford continue to […]

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Wed 11 Feb
2015

Weekly Wednesday tax tips. Number 3.

Maintenance costs are on the most frustrating things as a landlord but keeping on top of your maintenance will look after your property over the long term and look after your investment. Most maintenance costs can be claimed against your taxable income so don’t worry too much about spending the money! As always, talk to […]

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Tue 10 Feb
2015
Lovely little terrace on Acme Road 4.8% yield

Lovely little terrace on Acme Road 4.8% yield

Here we have a staple Watford property investment being marketed by the good people at Connells. This type of property is very popular with investors due to it being freehold rather than leasehold so no service charges of course.  They are also very popular with tenants and fly off the rental market quickly is priced […]

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Thu 5 Feb
2015
37% increase in average asking price for flats in Watford

37% increase in average asking price for flats in Watford

If you’re not keeping a close eye on the property market at the moment and you own rental property in Watford then you could be in for a pleasant surprise when you get it valued. I bumped into a client of mine last week who has a couple of flats that we manage for him and he wanted […]

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