Bank of England has no intention of dampening UK property market

Bank of England has no intention of dampening UK property market

Some good news for landlords and property investors and those house holds trapped in negative equity, but not so good news for those looking to get their foot on the first rung of the property ladder as The Bank of England has appeared to rule out intervention to cool the UK’s housing market and escalating signs of inflation nationwide, saying policy was ‘not the right tool’.

Speaking at the launch of the Bank of England’s Inflation Report, BoE governor Mark Carney said the Bank’s financial policy committee would monitor affordability and debt overhangs, however.

Despite annual house price growth breaking into double digits for the first time in four years this month, with the Nationwide index up 10.9%, the Inflation Report downplayed inflationary pressure.

‘Activity in the housing market picked up by less than expected at the time of the February Report,’ it said with mortgage approvals averaging 70,000 a month, 10,000 below forecast.

‘Approvals are likely to rise over the rest of the year but to a lower level than expected three months ago. A growing share of recent mortgage contracts has been attributable to borrowers with loan to value ratios above 90%, though this proportion remains below pre-crisis levels.

‘New lending at high loan to income ratios has surpassed pre-crisis levels, particularly for high-value properties, including those in London. With growth in the stock of lending remaining subdued, however, the debt to income ratio of households in aggregate has continued to edge lower.’

It added that the current historic low in interest rates mean that repayment requirements remained a relatively low percentage of household income.

The report toned down recent warnings by the BoE’s deputy governor for financial stability Jon Cunliffe who said it would be ‘dangerous to ignore’ the momentum of house prices.

That followed testimony by BoE officials Spencer Dale and Andrew Haldane to Parliament in which they cited the housing market as a source of risk for the UK economy.

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Cardiff Landlords the No Hassle 1200 Per Cent Return Investment

Cardiff landlords the no hassle 1200 per cent return investment, if you were a landlord and began investing in property in 1996 when the first buy-to-let mortgage was released 18 years ago you would be sitting pretty right now!

The research carried out by Wriglesworth Consultancy and commissioned by Paragon Mortgages uses the following reinvestment assumptions, every £1,000 invested in an average buy-to-let property purchased with a 75 per cent loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage in the final quarter of 1996 would have been worth £13,048 by the final quarter of 2013.

This is a compound annual return of 16.3 per cent. The same investment in UK commercial property would have grown to £3,654; in UK equities (shares) to £3,082; in gilts (UK government bonds) to £2,924; and in cash to £1,949.

Around a third (32 per cent) of the total return to the mortgaged buy-to-let investor was income (rent less costs), and 68 per cent capital gains.

A buy-to-let purchaser buying entirely with cash would have seen each £1,000 invested grow to £4,791 by the end of 2013 – a compound annual return of 9.7 per cent.

The alternative of the investor who remortgaged to release equity to expand his/her portfolio more quickly would have turned £1,000 into an astonishing £33,051.

Future projections for landlords in Cardiff, South Wales and across the UK also look promising with projections suggesting that every £1,000 invested at the end of last year using a 75 per cent LTV mortgage would be worth £2,910 by the end of 2023 – an average annual return of 11.3 per cent.

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