Category: Mortgages

Property provides strong yields investors looking for

Following the 2008 financial crisis, investors have found it both more difficult to find high-income yield investments and loans to finance investments.

Report reveals best university towns for buy to let

Property website Zoopla has published a list of the best university towns for buy to let landlords.

Long-term fixed rate mortgages provide accurate business forecasts

Many lenders offer fixed rate commercial mortgages for buy to let landlords and this sort of arrangement makes it easier to create accurate business plans.

Yorkshire commercial property deals second to London

Figures released by property data organisation Datscha showed that Yorkshire commercial property deals totalled over £829 million in the first six months of 2018.

Clear Your Desk Friday webinars help brokers speak with specialists

Most loan applications that mortgage brokers deal with are straightforward, but sometimes they have clients whose finance requirements are more complex or unusual. To help brokers, BrightStar Finance has launched a series of webinars called Clear Your Desk Friday.

Retail property rents rising despite retailer failures

Despite the collapse of many retail chains, property companies report an increase in rental values, but the accuracy of the data has been questioned.

How automation helps commercial mortgage applications

After a commercial mortgage or a buy to let mortgage application has been approved in principle, documents, valuations and legal work is required before the funds can be released. Automatic systems are being used by some lenders to make this process quicker

UK commercial property opportunities remain plentiful

Despite negative media reports, there are still plenty of investment opportunities in UK commercial property.

The buy to let business: difficult but profitable

Recent government changes have made it more expensive and more difficult to run a buy to let business.

Overseas investors spend £7 billion on London property

According to estate agents Knight Frank, overseas investors paid a total of £7 billion on property deals in London during the first six months of 2018.