It is one of the so-called “golden rules of property”; the driver behind the price increase of any property is land value. Mark Twain famously summed this up when he wrote that land is the best investment because “they are not making any more of it”. That seems straightforward enough, but does this golden rule […]
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Another month, another rate cut. Finance can be so tedious. That is until you realise it could mean more money in your pocket. But how? For many, matters of personal finance are so dull and/or difficult, they are immediately filed in the too-hard basket. And for their trouble, or lack thereof, these people are often […]
Type your address into any number of free ‘what’s your home worth’ websites and an approximation of your home’s market value pops onto the screen in the blink of an eye. Easy. But no matter whether the figure you see sends your heart soaring – or sinking – take a minute to consider how accurate […]
Rental yield – essentially the rate of rental income returned against the costs of an investment property is a great indicator of a property’s investment potential. But you need to keep things in perspective when you factor it into your decision to purchase property. Calculating rental yield A good first step in examining rental yield’s […]
With no commute and casual Friday turning to casual every day, there’s a lot to love about working from home. But when the cat keeps hijacking your Zoom calls and Friday drinks end up being with said cat, it has its downsides too. Thankfully, the tax man is offering a bit of socially distanced relief […]