Bargain 2 bed apartment for £70,000 with a potential £575pcm rental valuation

Looking for a bargain BTL investment and working with a limited budget ?

This 2 bedroom apartment was built in 1976 and is located close to Dunstable town centre, the theatre, leisure centre and supermarket and is about to go for a bargain offer price of £70,000.

I was asked to look this apartment over when it was repossessed by the mortgage company earlier in the year. We also marketed a similar apartment in the block last November.

This property was first marketed at £94,950 and in June was reduced to £89,950. It is now on the market at £84,950 but as it is repossession it is now showing as having an offer of £70,000.

Is this a real bargain? Let’s look at the history of other apartments in the same block over the past 8 years. In 2005 these 2 bed apartments were exchanging for around £95,000. In 2007 two of these apartments exchanged for around £115,000. Following the house price crash in 2007/2008 these properties had recovered enough in 2010 for one to sell for £105,000. In 2011 one sold for £95,000 but in 2012 the price for one of these had again reached £105,000.

As I mentioned earlier in my article we marketed one of these apartments in November 2012 for £575pcm. Working at a purchase price of £70,000 and a rental figure of £575 the purchaser of this apartment could be seeing a base rental return of close to 10%

The base rental yield does not include Ground rent and service costs which are unique to each development.

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