Heard From A Little Birdie That The Plans For Tamworth Golf Course Have Been Approved! – Tamworth

Welcome back everyone! If you’ve read the herald lately you’ll perhaps already know that there have been questions about the future of Tamworth Golf Course since it’s closure in October 2014. There’s been some good news on the home front this week with the planning application to build 1,100 new homes, the majority of these being two and three bedroom properties. In the proposed plans a community centre and a new school are also included to be built.

In the planning application it’s been revealed this week that 20% of the houses build will be “affordable homes” with 75% of those homes being rented and the other 5% to be shared ownership properties.
The local council have said that this will help to meet the local housing needs. With a large amount of people on the waiting list for affordable housing, (council owned or privately rented) this could be a fantastic opportunity to pre-emptively buy some of these affordable houses.

The land has not yet been sold to a developer, but the application has already been given the green light with the majority of the planning committee voting to approve the application (8 to 5 in favour)

Definitely one to look out for, This weeks Tamworth Herald has more information on the proposal and what it will include – So grab yourself a copy and make sure to keep an eye on these up and coming new builds dotted all around Tamworth!

If you would like to contact me about this featured article or any other property investments you may be thinking of I am available by phone on 07531484956 alternatively you can email me at lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk. Whether a landlord or tenant, why not see what we can do at Lorna Swift for you?

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“BTL Opportunity!” Here’s Something Extra Pleasant About Mount Pleasant! – Two Gates, Tamworth

This smashing little terrace has come up for sale and I knew it was something I’d have to share with you all. It is currently being marketed by Bairstow Eves for offers of £125,000. The house itself is located in a good area for commuters as it is located less than half a mile from Wilnecote Train Station and has relatively easy access to main road networks. Two local schools are also within walking distance so it may be a good property for young families.

The house has a very traditional façade and the interior boasts some fantastic spaces. The bathroom and kitchen spaces are both exceptionally large for a property of this size and both look to be in very good order. The living space is slightly smaller but can comfortably fit a couple two piece sofas with room for other furniture! The bedrooms are both reasonably sized and are able to fit double beds and have copious storage space.
Externally there is a low maintenance, enclosed garden to the rear which connects to the kitchen, the decking could do with a touch of paint, as could the exterior masonry but luckily as it’s a mid terrace that means there’s only two walls to do!

The house was last sold in 2007 for £120,000, so has had a capital growth of 4.16%. The annual yield on this property if purchased for the asking price of £125,000 would be around 5.02% which would equate to a monthly rent of £525. Repair costs would be minimal as it is mainly cosmetics that need freshening up, I’d estimate less than £100. The house next door achieved a rent of £485 per calendar month, but the kitchen, bathroom and garden are very basic in comparison.

So could be a great little investment for someone looking to expand their current portfolio as it’s ready to go from sale pretty much, but remember to do your homework and book a viewing! I hope you enjoyed the article and I look forward to hearing from you as always!

Buying-to-let isn’t just about achieving high annual yields, it’s important to look at other factors when purchasing property such as the capital gains. Having expert advice from someone who lives and breathes property could make all the difference, so why not give me, Lorraine a call on 07531484956 or email me at Lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk you don’t need to be one of our existing clients to have a chat, so why not see what we can do for you today?

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Looking For Some Family Fun On The Weekend?

Tamworth Theatre Company are putting an outside production of the Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny on Sunday 16th August in Dosthill Park. Family tickets are only £25 and it’s a great venue for a picnic whilst listening to some of the live music! Sounds like a glorious afternoon to me!
To book tickets contact the Tamworth Assembly Rooms on 01827 709618!

Great Buy-To-Let Opportunity Spotted! Trefoil, Tamworth

Hey everyone, another quick BTL article today, I bet you’re all thinking I’ve gone terrace mad, but these houses dotted around Tamworth are fantastic opportunities and often have some of the best yields available!

This lovely little three bed terrace is being advertised by Smith’s Estate Agents for £125,000 and was listed on Zoopla on the 3rd of August.

The house from the exterior looks to be in good condition and has a conservatory and a low maintenance concrete flagged garden that could do with a lick of paint on some of the woodwork but is otherwise in good condition.

The interior looks to be solid but again is a little bit dated and could do with a lick of paint in the living area and bedrooms. The kitchen looks to be in good condition and the bathroom looks fairly recently fitted, so for those two rooms it’d just be minor cosmetic work to suit you.

On to the money – I’d estimate this property would rent for £575 per month, giving it an annual yield of around 5.52%. As for the cosmetic work, I’d estimate a couple of hundred pound as it is mainly just painting and minor reparation.

So potentially a nice little earner for you, but one you’d definitely need to do your homework on – so why not give the agents a ring and book yourself a viewing! I hope you found the article and property interesting, i’d love to hear your thoughts on them both, so please drop me a comment and let me know!

Getting the best advice and opinion you can is important. Speak to me, speak to others, do your homework and buy properties earmarked for growth. If you’re interested in buying to let give me a ring on 07531484956, I don’t bite and I love to talk property alternatively you can email me at Lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk and i’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

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“Property of The Week!” Charming Canwell House That Does Everything Well! – Canwell, Tamworth

Hello everyone and welcome back I hope the rain didn’t spoil your weekend too much, Sunday was a lot nicer weather wise, but unfortunately I was stuck inside doing a bit of D.I.Y and moving furniture! So if your weekend was ruined by the rain or you didn’t get to enjoy the sun I’ve got another smashing property to share with you today as our “Property of The Week!” that will hopefully raise your spirit!

If you’re new to this blog or haven’t seen one of our “Property of The Week!” articles before, their intention is to highlight what a spectacular area we live in. The featured houses are always top-of-the-line in regards to quality and craftsmanship and aren’t normally promoted as a buy-to-let investment opportunity.

Our featured property today is a fabulous four bed country house is located on Shirrall Drive in the small village of Canwell just outside Tamworth. It is listed by agents Connells of Sutton Coldfield on mouseprice.com for offers in excess of £675,000. Although it was only listed on 02/08/15, I’m sure you’ll all agree this one will fly out the agent’s window in no time.

The house features ample character and charm. It matches the rural environment it is set in with a complimentary interior (that’s not to say it’s pokey and old fashioned, quite the opposite!) that is fantastically designed and looks rustic but is deceptively modern.
The house has two well proportioned bathrooms, four bedrooms, ample living space and breathtaking Japanese inspired ornamental gardens, which feature a brick built stable – all set around the beautiful vistas of English countryside!
So, I hope this property and article have helped alleviate some of those Monday blues, be sure to drop me a comment and let me know!
If you would like to contact me about your own property requirements, whether you are a landlord, tenant or looking for information on buying to let or somewhere to live, I’d love to hear from you, you can give me a ring on 07531484956 or alternatively email me at lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk for a chat about your needs!
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