Monday, March 31, 2008

BTL investors currently paying an average 24% deposit (on a potentially depreciating illiquid asset)

57 % residential mortgages on fixed rates, says L&G

Legal & General’s quarterly index has found that 57 per cent of residential mortgages were on fixed rates compared to just 35 per cent for buy to let. It also found that average loan to value for residential mortgages is 66 per cent versus 76 per cent for BTL. Average two year fixed rates were 5.87 per cent compared to 5.82 per cent for five year deals. The data is based on over 28,000 applications over the past three months.

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3 thoughts on “BTL investors currently paying an average 24% deposit (on a potentially depreciating illiquid asset)

  • BTL is the UK sub-prime!

    where is Greenthing?

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  • waiting for the crash says:

    I wonder how many BTLer’s will try to bail out this year if prices start to fall with over 1 million mortgages there could be a lot of property on the market very shortly as BTLer’s scramble for the exit.

    The average BTLer doesn’t have that much equity to loss in the face of falling prices.

    A song for the BTLer’s

    Panic on the streets of London
    Panic on the streets of Birmingham
    I wonder to myself
    Could life ever be sane again ?
    The Leeds side-streets that you slip down
    I wonder to myself
    Hopes may rise on the Grasmere
    But Honey Pie, you’re not safe here
    So you run down
    To the safety of the town
    But there’s Panic on the streets of Carlisle
    Dublin, Dundee, Humberside
    I wonder to myself

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  • new user 2007 says:

    Does this mean BTL are actually more vulnerable than home owners?:) And this despite the likes of NR i.e. the feeders of the BTL bubble, all having low defaalt rates because “BTL are so astute”!

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