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Moving to Braintree

Moving into a new area can be extremely difficult so it can be helpful for potential buyers to understand the cost of living, the social amenities and transportation in the area. Here at Platinum Crown we like to give potential buyers some […]


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The Future of Property Investment

Our friends over at the Property Investors Awards recently released an interesting infographic about the Future of Property Investment. If you click on the infographic below, we will be able to read the full article on the Property Investors Awards website. Click […]


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Pros and Cons of Shared Accommodation – A Tenant’s View

Sharing a property can be one of the best experiences of your life. However, there are two sides to every coin, so it’s wise to consider both the benefits and downsides before making the big decision. Ready-made friends Living with other people […]


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Impact of Summer Budget 2015 on Landlords

  Recently the Bank of England warned that the influx of people investing in the buy-to-let market posed a risk to the financial stability of the country, increasing house prices and reducing the number of homes available for first-time buyers.  The Government […]


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Colchester house prices second fastest growing in the UK

At the start of July 2015, the average UK house price stood at £270,674, up £6,974 on January’s figures of £263,699, which is a 2.7% increase.   COLCHESTER AHEAD OF THE REST OF THE UK Figures compiled by the property website, Zoopla, […]


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Ten Tips for Choosing an Area to Invest in Property

Now that the majority of England is experiencing positive growth in the property market, the price of borrowing is still at an all time low, and many are turning to the buy-to-let market as an alternative source of income, it is important […]


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The Rise of Pensioner Landlords

What do the pension reforms mean for Property Investors? From April 6 2015, anyone aged over 55 will be allowed to withdraw all or part of their pension and spend it as they wish – rather than being forced to buy an […]


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Avoid Costly Property Maintenance Bills

If you want to stay in the business of owning and managing property over the long term, you’ll find out one way or another that having a reliable team of contractors can prove to be invaluable. I tend to find that placing […]


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Financing HMOs

By Mark Alefounder of HD Consultants It seems as though almost all property investors are enquiring about HMOs at the moment. It really is the topic of choice for a great number of property investors, be they new to the property sector […]


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Boom! Colchester is one of the UK’s fastest growing towns

New statistics reveal that Colchester is still one of the fastest growing towns in the UK, classing it, very fashionably, as one of the countries biggest ‘boom towns’. Recent studies show the population of Colchester has been rising over the last ten […]


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