What’s Hot this week on the Property Tribes Forum

by Mark Alexander

10:36 AM, 1st June 2012
About 6 years ago

What’s Hot this week on the Property Tribes Forum

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What’s Hot this week on the Property Tribes Forum

There are so many valuable discussions for Landlords going on over on Property Tribes this week I thought I would reproduce their latest newsletter entitled:  PropERty Tribes celebrates 60 years of HRH, which also lists the top 20 discussions of the week with links to them.

The average property price in the UK is 86 times higher now than in 1952, research by HSBC has revealed ahead of the Diamond Jubilee.

At the start of the Queen’s reign the average property was priced at £1891, compared to an average £162,722 today.

By comparison, retail prices have risen by a multiple of 25 over the same period, meaning that for most people buying a home has been a very good investment even after stripping out the effects of inflation.

The number of dwellings in the UK has almost doubled since 1952, with 14.1 million at the start of the Queen’s reign, compared to an estimated 27.3 million today. However, the number of new homes being built each year has fallen by 46%; from 248,320 in 1952 to 133,840 in the latest estimate.

Two-thirds (68%) of the country are now owner occupiers, compared to one third (32%) in 1952. Indeed, at the start of the Queen’s reign half of the country was renting privately compared to 14% today.

Peter Dockar, Head of Mortgages at HSBC, said:   “There is no doubt that property has remained a sound investment over this period.”

From Property Talk Live!

Congratulations to HRH and here’s to the next 60 years!  Have a great Jubillee Weekend everyone! 🙂

It could be a great one for following the Top 5 signposts to a holiday let with year round occupancy potential!

Important News:  HMRC have created a new task force to uncover tax evasion by BTL investors

Top discussions on Property Tribes for Jubilee Weekend.

1

What’s a lot of money?

Posted by Richard Jackson on May 29, 2012

2

Follow my passion or the money??

Posted by Jane Macswayne on May 29, 2012

3

Open to Offers/ Colin Parker – some questions.

Posted by Bengt Lagander on May 29, 2012

4

Unlawful eviction

Posted by Gregory Kirby on May 28, 2012

5

Finders – What Do You Do About Buyers Getting the Keys?

Posted by Angela Bryant on May 27, 2012

6

Personal contract hire or buy car?

Posted by JP Source on May 24, 2012

7

25% Net Yield for 3K investment!!

Posted by Jonathan Clarke on May 27, 2012

8

Another one for letting agents and landlords…

Posted by TheGuy on May 29, 2012

9

6 Month Council Tax Exemption

Posted by Northwest builder on May 28, 2012

10

Sustainable Homes; do they add enough value to increase profits?

Posted by Ben Williams on May 29, 2012

11

How does your garden grow … (your portfolio)?

Posted by Vanessa on July 9, 2010

12

Landlords and the Green Deal

Posted by Charlie Burnett on May 30, 2012

13

Setting up a ltd company.

Posted by John on May 29, 2012

14

FSA: Lenders have asked for interest-only ban

Posted by Kevin Wright on May 23, 2012

15

The BTL industry cannot be regulated because it would implode if it was.

Posted by Vanessa on May 18, 2012

16

Glenn Armstrong Financially Related Information in The Public Domain

Posted by Richard Essex on May 23, 2012

17

Best way to Insure block of 2 flats. Insure the freehold or leasehold ??

Posted by Ken on May 28, 2012

18

Quote for 2 bed refurb 90m2 – Am I being ripped off? Help!

Posted by Bromwyn Petersen on May 20, 2012

19

Bank base rate and LIBOR trackers question



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