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What Will Devalue Your Home? 19 February 2019

One of the key things we focus on when we own a home is how to add value to the property and make it more sellable for the future. However, a question which will also help you to achieve your property"s best potential is what are the top things that will devalue your home? Here are some of the key factors that National Association of Estate Agency (NAEA) members have experienced as having a negative impact on property value.... Read More

Selling your home quickly this winter... 18 February 2019

Selling your property can be a bit of a long process at the best of times, but it can definitely drag on if you"re not generating enough interest – especially during these long winter months. When selling a home, many homeowners tend to avoid certain seasons under the impression that the spring and summer months are the best time to put your home on the market.... Read More

Non-UK Resident Landlord Scheme 11 February 2019

What is the Non-Resident Landlords Scheme? The Non-Resident Landlords (NRL) scheme is a structure intended to tax the rental income of people who do not usually live within the United Kingdom, but are renting UK property which they have purchased. What is a "non-resident"? Anybody who spends more than 6 months of the year living in another country is counted as a "non-resident" and may be subject to the scheme.... Read More

Home Seller`s Guide 04 February 2019

Moving home is constantly included in the list of life"s most stressful activities, up there with marriage and starting a family. We at Oudini like to make this process as simple as possible in order to keep the transition to your new home straightforward and enjoyable, so take a look through our guide and start your stress-free move with us… 1) Cash is king First and foremost in our guide to selling is your finances – get these in check and that goes a long way to smoothening out the whole process.... Read More

10 Tips For Renting In London 01 February 2019

With a population now over 8 million, London is one of the most popular capital cities in the world, with world-famous attractions and a mix of cultures that gives it a truly cosmopolitan vibe. With so many people wanting to live in London, it can be easy to get caught up in the romance of the city when looking for a property, so we have put together 10 tips to help you in your quest for the perfect pad.... Read More

With Marylebone Annual Property Values 1% Higher, This is My 2018 Forecast 18 January 2018

Looking at the newspapers between Christmas and New Year, it seemed that this year"s sport in the column inches was to predict the future of the British housing market. So to go along with that these are my thoughts on the Marylebone property market. With the average 5-year fixed rate mortgage at 1.... Read More

Marylebone Apartments are only 21.4% more expensive in REAL terms than 10 years ago 20 December 2017

My research shows that certain types of Marylebone property are a little more affordable today than what the newspapers might make you think. Roll the clock back to 2007 just before the credit crunch hit which saw Marylebone property values plummet like a lead balloon and the Marylebone property market had reached a peak with the prices for Marylebone property hitting the highest level they had ever reached.... Read More

78.85% of Marylebone and Westminster is Built on ... Building Plot Dilemma or Not? 12 December 2017

Well the fallout from the recent Budget is still continuing. I was chatting to a couple of movers and shakers from the Marylebone area the other day, when one said, "There isn"t enough land to build all these 300,000 houses Philip Hammond wants to build each year".... Read More

Increase in Interest Rates to cost Marylebone Home Owners £1,492.24 a year 22 November 2017

Marylebone homeowners will be among those affected by the latest rise in the Bank of England interest rates. The first increase in 10 years; they have just been raised from 0.25 percent to 0.5 per cent. This uplift comes as inflation hits a 51-month high of 2.... Read More

Analysing the W1B area with particular focus on its main assets: Park Crescent and Portland Place – how does this small piece of Marylebone`s investment puzzle fare in the property market?! 26 September 2016

Often in life the little things can pass us by, and in property investment the same can be said about small areas or petite perimeters within larger neighbourhoods; the W1B postcode within our beloved Marylebone is certainly an area which is regularly overlooked during discussions about the property market.... Read More

Studio`s or 1 bedroom properties, is there much difference between these property types? How do the two compare with each other in the property market and which one provides us with a more profitable investment prospect? 19 September 2016

Of late we seem to have taken a huge step towards the bigger property investment scene, where investors have not only taken the direction of 2 and 3 bedroom properties recently, but our weekly articles also seem to have followed this trend too. Of course, this is likely the most beneficial buy-to-let route to take, as this investment choice would rake in significantly more income than a Studio or 1 bedroom property, but what about those investors who choose to buy cheaper homes, have a smaller budget, or simply prefer dealing with smaller properties?.... Read More

Continuing our NW1 research with Marylebone competing against King`s Cross! - How does the investment outlook compare between these two influential areas, or in other words who kicks whose investment butt?! 12 September 2016

We don"t have to travel far from last week"s properties, as we are going to be focussing on Marylebone"s NW1 once again, but the will of the people has been decided - and for this week our challenger is going to be King"s Cross; another influential NW1 sector of the property market.... Read More