Category: Buy-to-let

The buy-to-let (BTL) market is thriving, and investors are in for the long run. A recent survey by West Bromwich Building Society showed that 92…

Expanding your horizons

It’s fair to say that the world is becoming a smaller place and that nowadays few people live and work in the same location all…

Distress signals

One of the issues that has concerned me for a while is that of ‘distressed sales’ in the buy-to-let (BTL) market and the possible negative…

Boom or bust for BTL?

It was initially postulated that the biggest casualty of the current conditions would be the first-time buyer (FTB) – seen as ‘poor risk’ and edged…

A return to the stone age?

As the fallout from the ‘credit crunch’ and the Northern Rock debacle continues to make waves, the risk profile of lenders’ mortgage books comes under…

A dangerous influence

Nobody could have foreseen how big and powerful the buy-to-let (BTL) lending sector was to become back in the late 1990s. It has quickly developed…

With the start of the new university term just around the corner, many students will be well down the line in looking for and securing…

Information is key

Immigration is one of those words which has a variety of connotations. If you were to believe the right-wing press, you would have had it…