Property Development: is this the right time to invest?

Making predictions Predicting the property market, when it is at its peak or its lowest is difficult. However, for a property developer, the time is right if they can mitigate risk. In order to make informed and effective decisions, developers need to have a deep understanding of their market. It is the length of the … Continue reading Property Development: is this the right time to invest?

Tax Day Update

23 March 2021 was dubbed 'tax day' when the government announced more than 30 tax updates separate from the budget. Cambridge Finance offers a summary of these updates that may affect its delegates. Taxation is part of life, none of us like it but it necessary, hopefully, this update and the ten-year plan that had … Continue reading Tax Day Update

How can training help mental health?

Recent forced periods of isolation have brought mental health to the forefront. Always an important issue but we have all had too much time to reflect and enforced isolation has caused much of this thinking to be inwards. I am not a mental health professional, this blog comes from personal experience. We have been blessed … Continue reading How can training help mental health?

What has the spring budget offered the property market?

Rishi Sunak last week delivered a £65billion spring budget, but what has it offered the property market? Cambridge Finance has reviewed the key elements of the budget which affect the property industry and consider their implications. Stamp duty holiday extended for an additional 3 monthsa welcome measure to continue the house buying surge but is … Continue reading What has the spring budget offered the property market?

Roadmap out of Lockdown

As Boris Johnson announced his roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, we look at how Cambridge Finance has navigated the pandemic and how we are converting this experience to bring best in class training for all our delegates. Training before Covid-19 Prior to lockdown, all of Cambridge Finance courses were delivered face to face in central … Continue reading Roadmap out of Lockdown

Why does commercial property valuation need a detective?

No two commercial properties are alike. Even a pair of buildings from identical blueprints will have subtle differences, they are unique, just like you and I. To reach a valuation we need to look at evidence, we cannot just pluck a value out of the air. Even then it is our evidenced professional opinion as … Continue reading Why does commercial property valuation need a detective?

Co-Living – what is it and why is it gaining in popularity?

Co-living is where three or more tenants, not from the same family or household, share living accommodation. This scenario is common in cities such as London where the cost of living is high. Other advantages of co-living are reduced utility costs as this is shared among the tenants or included in the rent and the … Continue reading Co-Living – what is it and why is it gaining in popularity?

Are buy to rent houses commercial or residential properties?

As buy to rent increases in popularity even throughout the pandemic, we are left wondering how to categorise these properties, residential or commercial? When you look at the cost of buying a house and compare it to the increase in income, despite stronger wage growth in recent years it just cannot keep up. According to … Continue reading Are buy to rent houses commercial or residential properties?

Vlog – Turnover Rents

Rupert Wood talks to Maria Wiedner about turnover rents and the impact they are having on the real estate industry. Click here to view the vlog video on youtube Maria Wiedner interviewed Rupert Wood about turnover rent, this blog contains a summary of their interview. Rupert Wood Rupert Wood has over 25 years experience in … Continue reading Vlog – Turnover Rents

What does a financial analyst do?

There are several types of financial analysts, one size does not fit all! The day-to-day tasks of financial analysts may differ greatly, however, the skills these professionals need are often very similar. Here are four examples of financial analysts: Portfolio managers A portfolio manager is responsible for the supervision and the necessary support of a … Continue reading What does a financial analyst do?