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The Watford Property Blog

Sun 14 Dec
2014
2 Bed Flat.  5.2% yield.  Safe investment.

2 Bed Flat. 5.2% yield. Safe investment.

This is a nice flat in a nice block in a cracking location making it very easy to find quality professional tenants. It’s being marketed by Imagine for £285,000 and was first listed a couple of weeks ago. As Christmas is coming up and people are thinking less about buying a house and more about […]

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Thu 11 Dec
2014
Investing in Watford’s micro-community. The Square.

Investing in Watford’s micro-community. The Square.

I was at a networking event this morning meeting new people as you do and bumped into one of my lovely local neighbours (hello Paul!). He lives in The Square in Watford, as do I, and we were discussing what a lovely little micro-community it was. It’s not an area you would necessarily know about as it’s a one […]

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Wed 10 Dec
2014
1 Bed flat on Rochester Drive.  Potential yield of 6.2%

1 Bed flat on Rochester Drive. Potential yield of 6.2%

Here’s an interesting 1 bed investment opportunity being marketed by Your Move for £155,000.  It’s for sale by informal tender which means you have to put a bid in within the next 6 days. If you can bag this for anywhere near the bargain guide price then you would get a very healthy yield out […]

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Tue 9 Dec
2014
2 bed flat near Watford Junction with an impressive 6% yield.

2 bed flat near Watford Junction with an impressive 6% yield.

As flats go in Watford there are some lovely one and some ugly ones!  Both types can be good for investors. This flat is a good example of a middle of the range 2 bed flat that is offered for sale by Harry Charles for a VERY reasonable £210,000.  It would rent for around £1050 […]

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Fri 5 Dec
2014
Watford, Bushey, Rickmansworth. Which town will pass the affordability test?

Watford, Bushey, Rickmansworth. Which town will pass the affordability test?

A landlord gave me a call last week to discuss the affordability of property in Watford and the surrounding areas. It was quite convenient really as I’d been looking into affordability the same week so had some interesting figures to reveal to him. With the current national property market in recovery and with local house prices increasing rapidly it’s […]

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Wed 3 Dec
2014
2 Bed Terrace on Garfield Srteet – 5% yield

2 Bed Terrace on Garfield Srteet – 5% yield

With prices in Watford increasing rapidly it’s getting tougher and tougher to get the yield out of these 2 bed terraces!  This one is being marketed by Dey, King and Haria for £285,000 which is at the top end of the 2 bed terrace price range in this area but it would rent straightaway making […]

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Tue 2 Dec
2014
Ugly properties make the best investments.  1 Bed Fixer Upper!

Ugly properties make the best investments. 1 Bed Fixer Upper!

A bit controversial I know but it’s not the nicest frontage for a flat.  This is still a GREAT opportunity though! This place is being marketed by both Connells and Northwood and with no upper chain its screaming out to me that there’s a deal to be done here in fact it’s cheap already!  And […]

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Fri 28 Nov
2014
Watford Black Friday Property Deal

Watford Black Friday Property Deal

Ok so unfortunately there isn’t 50% off this and there wont be strange people fighting over it like people were over the TVs in Tesco at 1am this morning but this could still work for a sensible investor. This 1 bed flat is being marketed by McDonald and Lloyd and is on the market for […]

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Thu 27 Nov
2014
Watford vs Luton. Which town should you invest in?

Watford vs Luton. Which town should you invest in?

As a property investor and a letting agent in Watford I get around a fair bit talking to a fair few landlords and property investors along the way. One question I’m regularly asked is: What do you think about Luton? My first response is usually “Well I never go there unless I’m flying from the Airport!” Of course we’re […]

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Tue 25 Nov
2014
2 Bed Flat – Near Vicarage road train station (opening 2016)

2 Bed Flat – Near Vicarage road train station (opening 2016)

I guess the question with this one is…..will the new met line station drag the value of this property up even more? My opinion is it will as people like to live near the station they commute from. This flat is being marketed by Connells for £270,000 who also believe the flat could be marketed […]

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Sun 23 Nov
2014
Affordable investment in Courtlands Close, Watford

Affordable investment in Courtlands Close, Watford

Popped up on Rightmove a couple of days ago being marketed by the guys at Marshall Vizard.  This flat is what I would call an affordable investment! Priced at £162,950 it’s one of the cheaper properties you can buy in Watford. You would rent this out for around £795 a month giving you a decent […]

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Sat 22 Nov
2014
Fearnley Street SOLD!  Within 6 days!

Fearnley Street SOLD! Within 6 days!

Hello!  James Caley from Caley & Co here…..confirming we know a deal when we see one! You may recall my recent post about a good deal on Fearnley Street for £225,000.  Here’s the link to my previous post: http://caleyandco.com/general/terrace-on-fearnley-street-53-yield/ It appears to have sold in 6 days!  No surprise really when you consider another house on […]

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Fri 21 Nov
2014
Watford Property.  Do YOU know the Facts and Figures?

Watford Property. Do YOU know the Facts and Figures?

Here at Caley & Co we can guide you to the right places to identify property values and yields in Watford and help you to consider other useful property related information so you can make sure you get all the information you need about your future investments. Here are just a few property facts about our town of Watford…. […]

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Tue 18 Nov
2014
Merton Road, Centre of town.  2 bed terrace up for AUCTION!

Merton Road, Centre of town. 2 bed terrace up for AUCTION!

Another auction property in Watford! This time being advertised by the lovely people at Elliots on Merton Road for a guide of £230,000. Unlike the last Auction property I posted I don’t think this is a low guide price.  If anything I’m not sure I’d want to pay any more than £230,000 for this house […]

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Mon 17 Nov
2014
Knuts for semi-detached house.  Knutsford Estate!

Knuts for semi-detached house. Knutsford Estate!

As you may have noticed, I normally blog about smaller houses as they tend to be more popular with investors looking for a great yield.  However sometimes it’s worth looking at the bigger houses so see what they have to offer too. Here is a run-down semi-detached house being marketed by Signature Estates for offers […]

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