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The Watford Property Blog

Fri 19 Feb
2016
Has the Watford property market screeched to a halt?

Has the Watford property market screeched to a halt?

Hot off the press Zoopla’s stats are out and have just come into my inbox. These figures include house price movement in the last 3, 6 & 12 months periods which is a handy way to gauge what’s going on in the Watford property market right now. Zoopla is great for stats and actually show’s […]

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Thu 11 Feb
2016
Bank of England Agent in Watford. What does he have to say about property here?

Bank of England Agent in Watford. What does he have to say about property here?

I ditched my normal Thursday morning breakfast meeting today to go to Watford’s Chamber of Commerce meeting where specialist guest Alex Golledge – Deputy Agent form the Bank of England for the South East and East Anglia regions – was giving his view on interest rates. I was fascinated by the presentation and how different […]

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Thu 28 Jan
2016
Purpose Built or Converted Flats in Watford. Which makes the best buy?

Purpose Built or Converted Flats in Watford. Which makes the best buy?

If you’re in the office or can’t turn the sound up then feel free to read the story below…… “This question pops up quite often when discussing the local market with investors and the answer often comes down to opinion. Sometimes we agree and sometimes we don’t! I was discussing this subject again today and […]

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Mon 25 Jan
2016
1 Bed Flat in West Watford with Potential

1 Bed Flat in West Watford with Potential

Check out this 1 bed flat available for sale in West Watford through Purple Bricks  for £235,000 This has caught my eye as the dates on the listing are strange.  It’s newly listed today although it says open house on 12th December.  If I remember rightly this flat was initially listed for a little less […]

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Thu 21 Jan
2016
Which part of Watford do you wish you had bought in last year?

Which part of Watford do you wish you had bought in last year?

I was having a chat to a landlord this morning. It started the same way most of my conversations do at the moment. “Do you think of the Stamp Duty increase will affect buyers?” “Are you trying to buy more property before April?” “Are you waiting to see what happens after April?” “On a scale […]

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Thu 14 Jan
2016
Can you get a great yield in Watford?

Can you get a great yield in Watford?

Following a recent conversation with a local landlord who was struggling to find a property in Watford with a great yield I asked another local landlord if they’d mind if I shared their recent success story and how they got a great yield in Watford. Although these landlords were happy for me to share their […]

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Wed 13 Jan
2016
Lovely 2 bed maisonette on Grove Mill Lane, Watford

Lovely 2 bed maisonette on Grove Mill Lane, Watford

So I’ve just stumbled across this lovely property that is being marketed by Hamptons International (Rickmansworth) and have to say, I love it! Now does the fact the I love it make it a great buy to let investment?????  In a word……..no.  However if like me you like the setting and think it has potential […]

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Fri 8 Jan
2016
What does 2016 have in store for the Watford Property Market?

What does 2016 have in store for the Watford Property Market?

One week into January. Most of the decorations are down. The debauchery over Christmas has ended and people are starting to get their act together again. This might be health-wise, business-wise or perhaps investment-wise. I’ve had a number of calls in the last few days from investors who are keen to buy an investment property […]

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Tue 5 Jan
2016
I give this 3 days in Watford’s busy property market…..

I give this 3 days in Watford’s busy property market…..

Check out this 3 bed terrace listed today by the team at Elliot Residential….. Obviously needs some from the pictures and the description but I think you could do it without breaking the bank. Popular size house. Popular area – right next to the highly sought after Chater primary school. This would be let immediately. […]

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Mon 4 Jan
2016
Could this be your next HMO in Watford?

Could this be your next HMO in Watford?

One of the first properties I stumbled across this morning is this 3 bed semi-detached property being marketed by the guys at Open House. One quick look at the floor plan and I thought ‘hmmm this might work as an HMO.’ Here are the key contributing factors….. – 3 Bedrooms upstairs, 3 separate areas downstairs […]

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Mon 14 Dec
2015
1 bed flat – 5.5% yield

1 bed flat – 5.5% yield

I get quite a few calls from people with budgets around the £200k mark which these days doesn’t fetch you much in Watford  That said, here’s a nice example of an affordable 1 bed victorian conversion with off street parking being marketed by the lovely people at YOUR MOVE for just £185,000. Plus points…… It’s […]

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Thu 19 Nov
2015
Could this 3 bed semi in North Watford represent a good investment?

Could this 3 bed semi in North Watford represent a good investment?

Check out this weeks video considering whether a 3 bed semi in North Watford represents a good investment

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Wed 18 Nov
2015
Safe Buy To Let in North Watford – 4.5% yield

Safe Buy To Let in North Watford – 4.5% yield

This is a typical terraced property being advertised by the lovely folks at Oak Estates. Now you may not get too excited about the 4.5% yield but in Watford that is pretty good as it’s getting harder and harder to find properties with the elusive higher yields. This property in particular is in a great […]

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Tue 10 Nov
2015
Everything In Watford Rents!

Everything In Watford Rents!

Every so often I’m asked by a 1st time landlord “Will I find tenants for my property?” My answer to this question is always, without question, a big fat YES! I then proceed to tell the landlord that everything in Watford rents which leaves them looking a little confused. Obviously that is not all I […]

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Tue 27 Oct
2015
1 Bedroom Flat. Great Location in Watford. 4.8% yield

1 Bedroom Flat. Great Location in Watford. 4.8% yield

Just stumbled upon this 1 bed flat on Grosvenor Road Watford being marketed by Orchid Estate Agents. I’m not sure if the photos does it justice actually as I think this could be a lovely flat. As a conversion it looks like it’s pretty spacious and I think £225,000 is not bad for the amount […]

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