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The Watford Property Blog

Sun 16 Nov
2014
Terrace on Fearnley Street.  5.3% yield.

Terrace on Fearnley Street. 5.3% yield.

Here we have a new property to go on sale with Warren Anthony. There aren’t many terraced houses in Watford priced under £250k now but the ones on Fearnely Street are slightly smaller and hence come in slightly cheaper.  This one is priced attractively at £225,000. This is on the better side of the street […]

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Thu 13 Nov
2014
Investing In Watford For Capital Growth? West is Best!

Investing In Watford For Capital Growth? West is Best!

A landlord called me last night. He’s not a client of mine but had seen one of my previous articles about Kensington Avenue vs Kings Avenue and we had an interesting discussion about what he could do with his existing properties to make them more profitable and where are the next big buy to let hotspots in Watford going […]

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Wed 12 Nov
2014
Can’t afford to invest in Watford?  How about this studio flat on Sotheron Road?

Can’t afford to invest in Watford? How about this studio flat on Sotheron Road?

I’m not often frustrated but when someone says to me they can’t afford to invest in Watford then I wonder where they are searching? Just take a look at this studio flat on Sotheron Road being marketed by Imagine for £127,000.  Now property doesn’t come much cheaper than that! Also worth noting it’s just been […]

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Tue 11 Nov
2014
Looking for an affordable investment on St Albans Road?

Looking for an affordable investment on St Albans Road?

This 1 bed flat is being marketed by Marshall Vizard as an ‘Investment Opportunity’ and I’d be inclined to agree! At the advertised rental income of £750 that gives this flat a respectable yield of 5.6% Things to look out for.  Check the length of the lease, read the lease before exchanging, check the service […]

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Fri 7 Nov
2014
Deal of the (Fri)day!  Lovely terraced house on Souldern Street – The Square

Deal of the (Fri)day! Lovely terraced house on Souldern Street – The Square

I’m a sucker for these houses and this one is a great example at a good price too!  It’s being marketed by the lovely people Sewell and Gardner at a guide of £275,000 which is cheap and I think it could go for more. This house is in the area known locally as the square […]

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Thu 6 Nov
2014
Does Crime Pay? It Can For Watford’s Landlords…

Does Crime Pay? It Can For Watford’s Landlords…

I took a call at 2am from one of our tenants last night who was very distressed as their house had just been broken into. Understandably she was very shaken up as was her other half even though he had just chased them off. From their story it sounded like the intruder must have thought nobody was home as […]

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Tue 4 Nov
2014
Cassio Road Auction Property Sold……at Auction!

Cassio Road Auction Property Sold……at Auction!

As much as it pains me to say it……..It looks like I was wrong about this one. I was reliably informed by a local property investor that this property did indeed make to Auction and it sold for just over £280,000! See my previous post here: http://caleyandco.com/general/auction-property-on-cassio-road/ To be fair this is not bad price […]

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Thu 30 Oct
2014
Rents remain stable on Leavesden Road.  It’s still a great place to invest.

Rents remain stable on Leavesden Road. It’s still a great place to invest.

A landlord I know has owned a few properties on Leavesden Road for the last thirteen years. I’m always amazed how landlords seem to own lots of properties on the same street. Of course it makes complete sense with economies of scale but it still impresses me how they manage to buy all of their properties on one street! Anyway […]

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Wed 29 Oct
2014
Good opportunities in West Watford sell fast!

Good opportunities in West Watford sell fast!

I mentioned this flat on Crusader Way a few days ago in my blog when it had just been marketed by Your Move. Looks like it’s sold already!  You’ve got to snap them up quickly to win. Commiserations. http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/34938577?search_identifier=82b05dfeeb70a8eeea67dce0780276f1#PIbOM5p4UO2FCrYg.97

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Mon 27 Oct
2014
One bed flat with good potential yield.  Opportunity to add some value too.  What more could you want.

One bed flat with good potential yield. Opportunity to add some value too. What more could you want.

Just stumbled across this one bed flat on Third Avenue (Garston) being marketed by Claytons for £150,000. A the top end in a nice (fairly new) block a one bed flat in this area could rent for up to £950 but I’d say if you can get this flat to a nice standard you could […]

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Fri 24 Oct
2014
Speculating about the Croxley rail link?  If so this flat could be a great investment.

Speculating about the Croxley rail link? If so this flat could be a great investment.

Here we have a great sized 2 bed flat being marketed by Your Move for £225,000. Nice 2 bed flats in this area rent for up to £1000 per month.  This one is quite large so might get ever so slightly more but either way you would get a yield of around 5.3% In my […]

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Thu 23 Oct
2014
One bedroom flats in Watford. Are they good investments?

One bedroom flats in Watford. Are they good investments?

A few days ago I was at a business networking meeting and met a carpenter who was also an investor.  His preferred type of investment property was Watford’s typical terraced house. These are very popular investments but I thought I’d play devil’s advocate a little a challenge his thinking to see if he would consider buying a flat instead of […]

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Wed 22 Oct
2014
Chester Road – Terrace 5.8% yield plus 11% growth in the last 3 years

Chester Road – Terrace 5.8% yield plus 11% growth in the last 3 years

This property is being marketed by the guys at Elliot Residential for £284,950 which may seem a little high compared to prices just 6 months ago but considering there are 2 similar houses on the same road being marketed for £320,000+ I think this is a good price. We recently rented a similar house on […]

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Mon 20 Oct
2014
What’s this Watson?  A 2 Bed Flat in Garston worth investigating

What’s this Watson? A 2 Bed Flat in Garston worth investigating

Here’s a 2 bed flat located in The Gables, Garston.  It’s being marketed by Fairfield Estate Agents for £179,950.  The rent that could be achieve for this flat is around £800 which give a fairly average yield of 5.3%. I usually try to highlight flats that would give you a higher yield but I noticed […]

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Sun 19 Oct
2014
Nice Flat.Great Location. Good Yield.  Can’t go wrong with this one really!

Nice Flat.Great Location. Good Yield. Can’t go wrong with this one really!

This 2 bed flat is being marketed at £194,950.  Currently tenanted for £1050 per month this achieves a yield of almost 6.5%. Great road to live on.  Very close to St Albans Road, Watford Junction Station, walking distance to the town centre too making it very easy to find tenants. You could do a lot […]

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