Monday, 16 November 2020

BUY-TO-LET DEAL OF THE WEEK: 2 bed house in Tangmere, £260,000, 4.6% yield

2 bed house in Tangmere
Listed for sale on 06/11/20 @ £260,000
Rent = £1,000pcm
Yield = 4.6%
Last sold for £249,950 in 2016 (+4% in 4 years)

My last buy-to-let deal was also a two-bedroom house in Tangmere. This one, however, is on a new(ish) estate in Tangmere, having been built in 2016. That means it is in great condition throughout with modern fittings and amenities you don't get with all of the older properties (such as a downstairs cloakroom and en-suite shower room). This makes it more desirable than the older properties and yet it is priced only £10,000 more than it's older counterpart.

What's interesting to note is that I used to say the older-built properties were often better value. If you look back to 2016, when this property was built, it sold for £249,950. It is now available for £260,000; which is a mere 4% increase in four years. Yet the older two-bedroom house in Tangmere I highlighted last time (currently available for £250,000) also sold in 2016...for £209,950. That means there was around a 20% premium on the new-builds just four years ago, whereas now the premium is a mere seems I was quite right to suggest buying the older stock back then!

Now though, that argument is reversed (at least at current asking prices). When it doesn't cost much more to buy a nearly new property than it does one that is 30+ years old, it seems clear to me where you should put your money. Tenants will typically feel the same too, opting for the newer property and justifiably paying a (small) premium to do so. I believe with the current strong demand and low supply that £1,000pcm is attainable for this property, which would produce a solid 4.6% from a new(ish) freehold property in a continuingly attractive and growing village (Tangmere).

The property is on the market with Bell & Blake and full details can be found on Rightmove via the following link: 

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