A recent report by Legal & General stated that since the pandemic, many older homeowners had put their plans to move home ‘on ice’. It said that fewer OAP homeowners are planning to downsize from […]
Should you sell or should you buy in this most interesting Hounslow property market? I have calculated that at least 15 Hounslow house sellers have rented a home to break their house chain in the […]
Whether you are a Hounslow homeowner, first-time buyer or landlord; the last 15 months has been a roller coaster ride when it comes to the Hounslow property market.
With 213,120 UK house buyers and 58,580 UK tenants moving home in June, the summer has been manic for many people. Meaning some Hounslow homeowners are asking if they should be staying put? Or should they wait for the best home to come onto the market before putting their home up for sale or find a buyer but be unable to find a property – it’s all rather confusing.
The bungalow is a building that has represented a more leisurely, gentler way of life since the early 1900’s. Bungalows have been sold as an aspiration for those about to retire, saving them the annoyance […]
Many people think the semi-detached boom started with mass swathes of the suburban mock Tudor bay-fronted semis being built between the first and second world wars. The fact is actually that rich landowners in the post Great Plague (1665+) years wished to house their farm labourers as inexpensively as possible, yet making their grand estates look as imposing as possible.
June 2021 was the busiest month ever for UK estate agents, home removal companies and conveyancers since monthly records began as HMRC logged 213,120 residential transactions in June, a jump of more than 216% nationally on the same month last year (when the housing market had just reopened after the initial lockdown).
I know of many Hounslow buy-to-let landlords who fell into property investing by accident. Many didn’t want to sell their family home when the Hounslow housing market crashed in the Credit Crunch of 2009/10, yet still needed to move (often for work). They thought they would keep their Hounslow family home in case they ever moved back to Hounslow. Yet by keeping it, it couldn’t remain empty (there was still a mortgage to pay on it), so they ended up renting their home out.
And that was the start of many Hounslow buy-to-let landlord’s journeys!
Investing in property has historically been a sound investment, yet alternative investments (like Cryptocurrency) have been gaining traction over the last five years. So, should we all ditch buying our own home and buy Bitcoin?