The Watford Property Blog

A great place for investors and homeowners to get updates on the local market as well as insider tips for selling, renting or managing your property.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Terrace on Fearnley Street. 5.3% yield.

Here we have a new property to go on sale with Warren Anthony. There aren't many terraced houses in Watford priced under £250k now but the ones on Fearnely Street are slightly smaller and hence come in slightly cheaper.  This one is priced attractively at £225,000....

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Investing In Watford For Capital Growth? West is Best!

A landlord called me last night. He’s not a client of mine but had seen one of my previous articles about Kensington Avenue vs Kings Avenue and we had an interesting discussion about what he could do with his existing properties to make them more profitable and where...

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Looking for an affordable investment on St Albans Road?

This 1 bed flat is being marketed by Marshall Vizard as an 'Investment Opportunity' and I'd be inclined to agree! At the advertised rental income of £750 that gives this flat a respectable yield of 5.6% Things to look out for.  Check the length of the lease, read the...

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Does Crime Pay? It Can For Watford’s Landlords…

I took a call at 2am from one of our tenants last night who was very distressed as their house had just been broken into. Understandably she was very shaken up as was her other half even though he had just chased them off. From their story it sounded like the intruder...

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Cassio Road Auction Property Sold……at Auction!

As much as it pains me to say it........It looks like I was wrong about this one. I was reliably informed by a local property investor that this property did indeed make to Auction and it sold for just over £280,000! See my previous post here:...

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One bedroom flats in Watford. Are they good investments?

A few days ago I was at a business networking meeting and met a carpenter who was also an investor.  His preferred type of investment property was Watford’s typical terraced house. These are very popular investments but I thought I’d play devil’s advocate a little a...

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£550,000 to spend in Rickmansworth. What will that get me?

I was approached recently buy local gentleman who was thinking about putting some money into property. He had a cool £550,000 in the bank doing him no favours as money in the bank is very much a depreciating asset at the moment. He’s a clever guy, runs his own...

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West Watford Toss-Up! Kings Avenue vs Kensington Avenue

I was talking to a couple a few weeks back, who were considering becoming landlords for the first time and they were looking for advice as to whether a property on Kings Avenue or Kensington Avenue would make a better Buy to Let investment. They were interested in...

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2 Bed Flat – Ready to rent

Have just seen this new to the market flat being marketed by Taylors for £330,000. The flat is in great condition and in a fantastic central location - close to town and Watford Junction Station so PERFECT for commuters.  If you were to buy this it would be filled...

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3 Bed Terrace – Brightwell Rd – 5.2% yield

Good little invest property here being marketed by Warren Anthony and with prices going in one direction it's becoming harder to find local investments that come in below the stamp duty threshold. If you can secure this property for £250,000 then I think you would do...

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Nice Studio Flat – Looks like a Repo – 7.2% yield

I came across this nice little studio flat in North Watford being marketed by Connells today.  The asking price is £114,950 and with a little work it would rent for up to £695 per month giving it a yield of almost 7.2%. It needs a little tarting up by the looks of...

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Property values rise by £603 per week in Watford

I was talking to a chap I know who lives on Hempstead Road a couple of weeks ago as we enjoyed a nice pint of ale and some Thai food in the Nascot Arms. He owns a modest portfolio of 4 properties. 3 of them are in Watford while the other is in Bushey. He was...

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