What is the layer method of property valuation?

The layer (or hardcore) method of valuation is used as an alternative to the more traditional term and reversion approach. The approach has both its advantages and drawbacks which can be seen here. The theory with the layer method of valuation is: It capitalises present rent (hardcore rent) into perpetuity.Then it capitalises the top slice … Continue reading What is the layer method of property valuation?

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?

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?

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?

5 reasons why professional training benefits real estate professionals

In training, we love a good acronym, so we have come up with one for this article; SPACE. 1. Skills Professional training allows for the acquisition or sharpening of knowledge and skills, increased collaboration, curiosity and professional awareness. Once you feel you have the knowledge and skills sharing them in a professional situation gains you … Continue reading 5 reasons why professional training benefits real estate professionals

Cambridge Finance’s 2020

2020 has been a strange year, for everybody, I cannot think of anybody who has not been affected by the pandemic, but Cambridge Finance adapted and evolved to ensure professional training could continue in a safe and legal manner. We started the year with our traditional face to face courses but moved to virtual classrooms … Continue reading Cambridge Finance’s 2020