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It`s Not Big And It`s Not Clever

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2003-2004, a BTL product doing the rounds. If you had, sorry if you could prove you had, roughly 100k equity in one home, or a mixture of cash and equity, you could have 1mil worth of BTL money to spread over 10 properties, many took up this opportunity and became property millionaires, or so they thought. Lots of this new money was spent up north on cheapish 100K properties in N`Castle, M`Boro, L`pool etc. Bought at the very peak a lot of these investors are, quite simply, stuffed. Rents not equalling payments, voids, repairs and replenishment costs, the equity all but vanished as the correction in prices has been a lot more severe than we are all led to believe.

No one worked hard to get on board these type of mortgage products, a little bit of money, similar to a little bit of knowledge, is always a dangerous thing. Any poster on here who bought post 2001, then continued to buy other properties on the back of that first property rising in value, has been mugged by snake oil salesmen.

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
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      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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