The market is calm and stable, with huge long-term demand and with more people renting for longer, now is a great time to invest in property. Tenants are renting for longer as it takes a bit more time to get a footing on the property ladder. Being a landlord is very much a business. The most successful businesses adapt to the times. It’s true that many tenants are feeling the pinch of the cost-of-living crisis. But for many savvy landlords, this is a great opportunity to grow and expand their property portfolio.
Don’t worry if you have outgrown hunting for chocolate; spring is a good time to go house hunting as more fresh homes appear on the market. Houses look good at this time of year as nature comes alive again, so getting out and doing a bit of house hunting is nice after being cooped up all winter. You also get to see your potential home in its true light.
Some people say the property ladder is disappearing. Many first-time buyers are no longer satisfied with a flat or humble two-up, two-down starter home. Starting small has traditionally been the beginning for many on their property journey. There are some great advantages to this.
Typically, smaller mortgage repayments and a general perception that it’s easier. However, sometimes doing things a bit differently can make a lot more sense and skipping a few steps wherever you are on the ladder might not be as hard as you think.
Spring is here, and before you know it, it will finally be summer. As each slightly warmer day passes, the property market becomes a little busier, but don’t panic—this is a good thing. If we believed everything we see in the news, you might be forgiven for not wanting to get out of bed, let alone move home.