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.
Property prices go up as well as down, so you might not get out what you put in. The same goes for how much rent we collect. Our forecasting tools help with the guesswork but they're not a reliable way to predict the future. Please also note that invested capital is illiquid and is not protected under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.Ok, got it
The immediate attraction of buy-to-let property investment may have faded in the last 12 months or so, but it still remains a popular field for budding property entrepreneurs. Despite a tax crackdown on landlords and restrictive stamp duty regulations, investing in residential property still appeals.
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.
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.
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.
There’s a better way to develop and manage property than current conventional approaches to the renter economy. Here at UOWN, we’re pioneering positive, democratic ownership and investment, and we’re excited about how our work can align with other progressive property projects around Yorkshire.
We take a look at why you should consider investing in student property. There are a number of things to consider and we help you navigate the pros and cons.
Buckingham Palace may be one of the most expensive properties around the world but is that because of its location? We have taken 8 homes of the rich and famous and relocated them across the UK to see how much the price differs based on the price per square foot in each area. How much would Buckingham Palace be worth if it was in Blackpool or if Beyonce and Jayz's 30,000 ft LA mansion was actually located in Doncaster?
Want to know what the best student accomodation in the world looks like? We look at the worlds most mad and wonderful student accomodation!
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.
Getting your child ready for life away from the proverbial nest is something that takes a long time, but as the time fast approaches there are a few things you can do to get them and yourself ready for the big day.
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.
Tracey is Director of Daletech Electronics. She has commercial property investing experience but doesn't have the time to be a hand on property investor whilst running a company. She chose UOWN because she wanted to invest in property without the headaches.
Gillian is a PHD student at Leeds University. After tragically losing her father she inherited some money that she wanted to use in a way that she feels he would approve of. A rather unknown fact about Gillian is that she is a GB snowboarder and likes to spend any time she can find on the snow. She plans to use the potential returns she will generate to allow her to travel as much as possible with her Mum.
Joe is 19 and studying at Leeds' College of Music. His aim is to save up to buy a vintage saxophone from the 1930's. He had never invested in anything prior to using UOWN and started out by putting in the minimum amount. After seeing returns come in after the first month he chose to save some more money that he had set aside. He really likes how inclusive crowdfunding is.
James is an Analyst for the NHS. He has some experience of P2P Lending and other crowdfunding platforms but wasn't happy with the less than stable returns. He was attracted to UOWN because of our unique ability to pay rent even as we raise money for the property in question. He also has a lot of faith in the student rental market in Leeds.
Bruno is a Portuguese Nurse, after spending 16 years in the Portuguese Navy he came to England to work for the NHS. He first began investing in Portugal where he overcame the initial fears he had. He now looks for investments with values he feels are important and that resonate with him.
Seth is an emergency medical technician with the Yorkshire ambulance service. He was first attracted to save with UOWN due to the low minimums. After investing in a few platforms he settled with UOWN due to it's ease of use, low minimums and because of the potential returns.
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.
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.
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.
What rate of interest do parents charge their children? We surveyed 2500 parents to find out.
Student finance can be a minefield with plenty of places that are easy to trip up. We put together a guide for parents and prospective students to help ensure that you don't fall into some of the most common and overlooked
Technology is helping revolutionise industries but property has been behind the curve. That is changing, we look at five key areas that technology could help you as a landlord. Saving you money and time in the long run.
Autumn 2018 is set to see a revision of the standard requirements for Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) with the Licensing coming into effect on October 1st. Here we run through everything that you need to know about these legislative changes.
We take a deep dive into the property investment market and look at the best places to invest in property in 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.
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.
Over recent times, property crowdfunding has become the hottest way of turning savings into profits through shrewd investments – particularly for the millennial generation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.