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Due to new investment opportunities, we are seeking joint venture partners.

With new opportunities being offered to us on a regular basis we are always keen to partner with investors seeking attractive returns with minimum effort. If this sounds like you please read on to find out more about our investor proposition.

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After only sourcing the most lucrative opportunities, we deal with everything – negotiating with property owners, landowners and estate agents, finding the best finance deals, managing the legal process, dealing with architects and tradesmen, and arranging property management.

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When you partner with us, you’ll benefit from our skills, knowledge and contacts in the property world to help achieve your financial goals through savvy property investment. We use our own funds along with your investment, so you know we’re 100% committed to making our joint investment work.

This also means we choose our partner investors very carefully. We like to meet up with you at the outset in order to find out more about you, to better understand what you want to accomplish and how together we could help you achieve your goals.

To find out more about partnering with us please drop me an email richardmoore@a-pp.co.uk or give me a call on 07914 062817.

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Norwich has been named as one of the UK’s biggest areas of excellence in research and just a quick look around the city and wider area and it’s easy to see why. The city boasts the third highest concentration of research parks in the UK, with its two leading universities – the University of East Anglia and Norwich University of the Arts – being central hubs for this high level of intensive research. The high numbers and skill levels of graduates from these pioneering institutions supported a 21% increase in digital business in the area between 2010 and 2013 with almost 20,000 people working in the sector today.

At the centre of this boom in research and development is the world-renowned Norwich Research Park. It’s home to more than 3,000 scientists and 12,000 support staff from around the world. More than 75 science and technology businesses are shaping our future here, and in 2018 the new Quadram Institute will open. This will bring a multi-million pound food and health research centre to the area, looking at global issues in food, health and disease.

As well as the Norwich Research Park, there is the Tech Corridor running between Norwich and Cambridge. If you are looking to establish or expand your business, then this could be the perfect place to do it. The corridor connects the two major economic and knowledge centres of Norwich and Cambridge, as well as a number of other tech hotspots – creating a 100km stretch of the most exciting business opportunities in the UK.

With its clusters of world-leading universities and research institutes, combined with a key supply chain of graduates and skilled workforce, the corridor has created a space where ideas can grow. And this is all backed by a strong political commitment to the corridor’s future. In the corridor ‘initiative links the clusters to develop a cross-sector ecosystem for collaboration, innovation and technology convergence to drive clean, efficient, technology-based growth’, which helps to make Norwich one of the best and biggest areas of excellence in research in the UK.

What this also means is that the city continues to grow as an excellent place for property investment. With such a bright future and a thriving jobs market, plus the two large education institutions in the city, there is a high demand for rental properties. If you’d like to know more about property investment in the city and surrounding area, get in touch with a member of the Agile team.

To find out more about the local and national property market, or if you would like to chat about anything to do with property investment, give us a ring on Norwich 01603 567804 or send us a message.

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New research carried out by Frank Knight has outlined the state of the UK property market as of May 2018. The main headlines of the report are that growth has slowed overall although there remains a positive rate of change. Price growth across the UK is expected to be 1% in 2018 and 14.2% in total between 2018 and 2022. UK rental growth is also set to be around 14% between 2018 and 2022.

The five main factors at play in the market in current circumstances are:

  • The balance between supply and demand for new homes
  • Stamp duty remaining a curb on some transactions
  • The North/South divide is growing
  • Brexit and future interest rate rises
  • Affordability pressures in some areas of the country

However, as we know, the UK is a big place and house prices are not equal across the board. Regional and local issues remain an important factor and some areas are set to do better than others. Looking at the overall growth of house prices from now until 2019, the report points out a 14.2% rise. But when you look at the east of England, this increases to 15.9%. That means property in the area is set to grow by 1.7% more in Norwich and the surrounding area than the rest of the UK as a whole. When compared to the predicted growth rate in London of 13.1%, investments in Norwich could yield 2.8% more over four years.

Of course, these are just predictions and there are several risk factors that could affect these rises. The uncertainty surrounding Brexit means there could be trouble ahead, especially in the event of a no deal scenario, which is proving impossible to predict in terms of outcomes. Interest rate rises are on the cards, which could mean higher mortgage payments. And increased property tax charges targeting` investors could also prove to be an issue.

However, here in Norwich it seems like we are better protected against a number of the major risks. Prices are not overly inflated here like they are in some other areas, which is allowing for more growth. The presence of a university and research parks also provide some stability in a time of uncertainty. Governmental commitment to the Tech Corridor running between Norwich and Cambridge also means the area is thriving in tech industries.

In short, the Frank Knight report points out what we already know, that Norwich is a great place to invest.

To find out more about the local and national property market, or if you would like to chat about anything to do with property investment, give us a ring on Norwich 01603 567804 or send us a message.

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You might have heard stories about the property market in the UK slowing down, and this may be true in some areas of London and the south east. There are certainly some nerves in the market. But the UK is a big place and the property market behaves differently in some places as it does in others. For example, in Suffolk and Norfolk, the market remains strong and prices have even crept up over the summer months.

Brexit is another factor that is having an impact in the UK, with the uncertainty around what kind of deal, if at all, the UK can negotiate to leave the EU. This is causing many investors to hold back, as the one thing that investors don’t like is uncertainty. However, the markets in Norwich and Norfolk even seem to be a little Brexit proof.

In July, houses went up by 0.4% making an overall rise of 3.4% over the last 12 months. That’s set against the backdrop that we have outline above, and makes for impressive reading. The average price for a property sold in the city is now £223,611 according to the Office for National Statistics. This is still slightly under the UK average but for how long this will be the case is not certain, as the gap is certainly closing.

Over the past five years, homeowners in the city will have seen the value of their property go up by £59,000. Which represents an excellent return on investment and one that keeps on delivering.

Associate director of the research team at estate agents Savills, Lawrence Bowles, said Brexit was having an impact on the market.

“People are waiting until we have got a clear idea on what Brexit means, before they make a big financial decision like buying a house,” he explained.

“We are also starting to see a reverse ripple effect, which originally only hit London but now house prices in the South East and East of England are slowing as well.”

But he went on to say that Norwich and Norfolk appeared to be bucking the trend. It is this that makes it such a great place to invest. If the market can withstand one of the most uncertain times in British history, then it looks like it is built on strong foundations.

To find out more about the local and national property market, or if you would like to chat about anything to do with property investment, give us a ring on Norwich 01603 567804 or send us a message.

For more free tips on Property Investing SIGN UP HERE.

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For students, Norwich strikes the ideal balance of the big city and the calm of the country. It’s this combination of rural charm and urban excitement that saw it named as one of the best small cities in the world. Students also regularly rate it as one of the best places in the UK to be a student, but what is it that makes it so unique?

Norwich is a historic city, full of fascinating buildings and local intrigue. But it is also one of the safest cities in the UK. That means students can go out and have a good time and not need to worry about their person or property getting into trouble. It is also small enough for students not to feel overwhelmed, and allows them to quickly familiarise themselves with the layout and major attractions.

With over a quarter of the population of the city being aged between 16 and 29, it is also a very young city. This gives it a friendly atmosphere and big social scene for students to enjoy. There is a mix of traditional and modern venues for students to enjoy, as well as venues for theatre and modern art.

Travel around the city is also easy, with walking or cycling being the main cheap and environmentally friendly options. The city has also provided a good public transport network for students to enjoy. Frequent buses take students back and forward to student accommodation. And if you do want to explore further afield, London and international airports are less than two hours away by train. Students can also apply for a discounted ticket, with an annual pass around the city costing little more than £200.

Of course, students also think about the future and what happens after they graduate. In Norwich there is a diverse range of employment options, with the business and financial sector playing an increasing role in the city. The university is also linked to two large research and development parks, providing further employment opportunities for graduates. Even while studying, a healthy retail and tourism sector means there are plenty of job options open for students.

Rent and accommodation options in the city are also more favourable to students than in other areas. A good supply of properties means the rental property sector is good, with investment opportunities and rising house prices often meaning student accommodation is of a better quality than it might be in other cities around the UK. If you would like to know more about the rental market in the city or chat about anything to do with property investment, give us a ring on Norwich 01603 567804 or send us a message.

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Norwich is without doubt one of our loveliest cities with the whole Norfolk area offering a lifestyle to savour. From the most charming idyllic villages to the bustle of the Golden Triangle, there’s something to suit every investor and all budgets. But whether you’re a local or someone considering moving into the area, a professional approach is a must. Here are five brief tips for investing in the area.

Preparation is Key

As with any potential property search investors need to follow the golden rule of good preparation. This will typically involve working out both your budget and aims. Will you want to let the property out? Is it a holiday home you seek? Are you searching for an apartment in a prominent place? Would you like to be based in the city or in the countryside? Is your investment for a retirement property? You ideally need to be clear on all these things before moving forward.

Do Your Research

Good research is priceless, and you need to take into account the region, locality and preferred lifestyle. Naturally, Norfolk has lots of rural property away from the highly populated areas. Imagine what it could be like in bad weather or evaluate how important transport links are for your personal use. Think about how many bedrooms you’ll need. Will you need extra land? Will you be working from home? Is it ideal for children? What about the character of the property?

Know Your Maths

If your interest is buy-to-let it’s crucial to do the maths and ensure this is the investment you really want. Can your cash perform better anywhere else for example? Remember – investing in buy-to-let means tying up capital in a property that could decrease in value. Of course, the same goes for buying that dream home or planning for a holiday home. Take all potential costs into consideration and make sure you can meet all of those comfortably before taking the plunge.

Look For Outstanding Potential

It’s crucial to choose a property in what is deemed ‘a promising area’ – it doesn’t have to be the most expensive to meet that criteria. It could have a terrific school nearby or have lots of greenery close or perhaps a nature trail. Is it somewhere that’s perfect for commuters? Thinking long term is essential in this situation, as your property’s value could rise impressively.

Get the Best Advice

Even if you’re not a novice, getting the best advice from an agent or company who knows the locality inside out is crucial. It could also save you money and a great deal of time. Agile Property Partners can certainly help on that score. But if you choose someone else, find a group of people you can both trust and rely on. Check out their reputation and testimonials.

Follow this advice and your investment journey will become both hugely enjoyable and safe.

If you would like to chat about anything to do with property investment or are looking for advice on the area, give us a ring on Norwich 01603 567804 or send us a message.

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The eternal problem of the often tricky conveyancing process continues to be the most time-consuming part of any property buying or selling transaction. Whether it be Norwich, Norfolk or anywhere else, heavy solicitor workloads and poor communication can often lead to problems further down the line, with hidden fees and the search for the perfect online deal not always making for the perfect level playing field.

The Cost of Moving

According to reallymoving.com’s most recent ‘Cost of Moving’ report, the average cost of moving is £7,356, a record high. Of this, total conveyancing fees for both a sale and purchase cost on average £739, with an additional £410 on disbursements and expenses, resulting in a total cost of £1,149.

An everyday transaction will typically involve a seller, buyer, sellers’ solicitor, buyers’ solicitors, estate agents, mortgage lender and mortgage broker. There could even be other parties working through the process. Each individual will undertake a slightly different role, so naturally, everyone will do things in their own time. This is fine of course, except they may not tell all other parties where they are in the process. It’s not rocket science to work out why the whole thing can take up to 12 weeks in some cases, with the average being a little over seven.

Dealing in property can be expensive, especially when considering things like survey problems, complicated leases and restrictive covenants. Clients need highly professional, motivated representatives to help them through the process, and getting this wrong can mean costs escalating.

Trending Figures

Recent research has revealed 30 per cent of clients experience an average delay of 6.4 weeks because their property lawyer was not in the office. A further 25 per cent weren’t told when their lawyer would be back, with 27 per cent not knowing when their property lawyer would return.

You may not be aware of this but experts in the industry have reported that thousands of buyers and sellers each year lose more than £400m, or £2,700 per abortive transaction, equating to around 300,000 affected transactions. That’s an awful lot of frustrated people.

Communication is Key

The main lesson we need to learn here is that first-class communication is vital. Buyers and sellers won’t get so hot under the collar if they understand exactly what’s happening and when. But there is another solution in the offing. In these heady days of cutting-edge technology, new process management and tracker systems can help speed up conveyancing dramatically. We can add to this the emergence of the long-overdue digitisation of the Land Registry.

Improving The System

It’s also very clear that customer service has to improve dramatically to avert any potential problems – this is something Agile Property Partners pride themselves on. Master this, and working in combination with technology and high standards of efficiency, and 21st-century conveyancing will surely rise to a new improved level.

If you would like to chat about anything to do with property investment or conveyancing, give us a ring on Norwich 01603 567804 or send us a message.

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