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Property Investment Strategies: 7 of the Best
Published on
November 28, 2018

There are lots of ways to make money from property - some more obvious than others. We have rounded them up and given an expert overview of each property investment strategy.

Is It Better To Invest In Property Or Stocks And Shares?
Published on
November 23, 2018

Property and stocks and shares have been popular investment vehicles for a long time. But which one is right for you? We've rounded up the pros and cons of each to help you decide.

Commercial v Residential Property Investment: What’s The Difference?
Published on
October 22, 2018

Investing in property is a long established method of earning regular income and accumulating assets, but you can also accumulate problems. The property market can be a difficult arena and one where you only have limited control. One of the main factors you need to consider is whether you wish to invest in commercial or residential property.

The Best Small Investments You Can Make In The UK
Published on
October 17, 2018

What options are available to you if you don't have piles of cash to save? There are a plethora of options to suit all investors, find out what suits your situation in this in depth look.

Homeownership: Are Millennials Screwed?
Published on
September 21, 2018

The number of people that own their homes has dramatically dropped. With UOWN you can get onto the property ladder and make sure you don’t get left behind.

Pension Investment Alternatives: Where else you can invest for retirement
Published on
September 17, 2018

Pensions are vital when it comes to retirement but increasingly people are becoming disillusioned with the pension industry and are looking into the alternatives. We have compiled a list of various vehicles that can be used for retirement and given you the lowdown on what each may be able to do for you.

How To Get Into Property Development
Published on
September 17, 2018

Getting into property development can be difficult, with lots of potential pitfalls. Here is our guide on how to break into the industry and common mistakes to avoid.

EPC Certificates: Everything You Need To Know
Published on
September 14, 2018

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC for short) are a requirement when buying, selling or renting a home. What are they, what do they show and why should you care? Find out all this and more in our guide.

The Top 20 Side Hustles To Earn Some Extra Money
Published on
September 14, 2018

Looking for a way to make some extra income on the side? Look no further! This ultimate list is packed full of ideas that you can try to earn some more cash in your spare time.

How Long Does It Take To Earn Money As A Buy-To-Let Landlord?
Published on
September 14, 2018

Becoming a private landlord for the first time can be a stressful and protracted process. We look at what it takes to go from a desire to be a private landlord through to becoming one for the first time. We then see how this measures up against property cordfunding with UOWN.

Bank of Mum & Dad Interest Rates
Published on
September 14, 2018

What rate of interest do parents charge their children? We surveyed 2500 parents to find out.

The Best Places In The UK To Invest In Property In 2018
Published on
September 13, 2018

We take a deep dive into the property investment market and look at the best places to invest in property in 2018.

Investment Case: 78 St. Annes Drive
Published on
July 24, 2018

78 St Annes drive is a 5-bedroom detached HMO student property located in Leeds. It is a proven performer property with a track record of producing high yields and income. It was valued at £245,000 in February 2018 and is currently let out and tenanted generating a gross rent of £24,765 pa.

Why crowdfunding is a great idea!
Published on
July 24, 2018

The use of crowdfunding as an alternative source for raising capital has been fast gaining popularity among both entrepreneurs and investors over the last several years. Many people today are now taking advantage of crowdfunding as a means of financing their projects or expanding their business operations.

Why millennials love property crowdfunding
Published on
July 24, 2018

Over recent times, property crowdfunding has become the hottest way of turning savings into profits through shrewd investments – particularly for the millennial generation.

The Chancellor’s war on buy-to-let landlords
Published on
July 24, 2018

The buy-to-let market has been seriously squeezed in the past few years by extra government regulations. It’s no wonder more than 500,000 landlords ditched their rental properties in the past year – with many turning to property crowdfunding as a way of taking the hassle out of investing.

Why the North is the new South for property investors
Published on
July 24, 2018

For years London and the Home Counties have been a property investor’s paradise. Those shrewd enough to buy a property in Hackney in 1997 would have seen a 753% increase in its value over the past 20 years.

Buy-to-Let Changes
Published on
July 24, 2018

As of 1st April 2016 there were a raft of changes to the buy-to-let market. Covering stamp duty, wear and tear allowances and finance cost relief we look at what this means for investors and why you may be better placed looking at alternatives to make your returns.

Five ways monopoly is nothing like property investing
Published on
July 24, 2018

As you might expect from a property crowdfunding start-up, Monopoly is by far our favourite board game at UOWN. Not only is it the perfect test of tactics and financial acumen, but it was also first printed down the road from us in Leeds and our sister company Parklane Group is also a nod to one of the most exclusive properties on the board.

Leeds Investment Case
Published on
July 24, 2018

Demand for buy-to-let has had a roller coaster year with multiple rule changes causing artificial peaks and troughs in activity. London rents have calmed down as buyers looked to get in before a 3 per cent surcharge was levied on all buy-to-let purchases in April 2016, whilst Leeds is still experiencing strong growth.

Saving for your first deposit
Published on
July 24, 2018

Saving for your first house, here in the UK at least, can often seem like a monumental and impossible task. With the UK housing market becoming more and more difficult to get into, a staggering 62% of under 35s receive help from “The Bank of Mum and Dad” to help them get on the property ladder!

The Student Rental Market
Published on
July 24, 2018

In the property crowdfunding market, investors have a huge range of property types to choose from. One property type that has always divided opinion is student property.

Meet the UOWNers
Published on
July 24, 2018

Each UOWNer has their own unique reasons for investing. We spoke to a few to hear their stories and why they chose to invest with UOWN.