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  • Buy-to-Let

    Investing in Peterlee

    I am a NE Landlord

    I dont have a clue about Peterlee But I suspect its like any other area in the NE

    If your achieving a very high yield  you need to be very very careful

    One end of a small street can make a difference

    I have a house on a street no 75 If i go down the street to number 105 the street changes  its as close as that

    Local knowledge is the key

    dont be taken in by high yields unless you know what your doing

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

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    Hi DL,

    Thanks for that.  I am going steer clear!

    I'm sure it can work for a seasoned investor, but it just not worth the risk for me.

    Will research other areas,

    Thanks for that both of you, DL and Law.

    Thanks god for Property Tribes!

    It really is so helpful to have this kind of feedback.

    Thanks once again,

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    If it’s your first one look into your local area you will have a good idea what streets are good what streets are bad etc. I’m buying one in a rough street in Birtley but that part is great, all neighbours are bought there’s one for same price and condition up the street but pretty sure it would be a total nightmare. As dl says street to steer even same streets are different. Got one in Gateshead that all landlord would probably avoid, where it is in streets great is live there but wouldn’t live anywhere else it’s like shameless lol
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    Thanks, I really  didn't realise its on a street by street basis, even the same street!!   As I am not local I think I have to avoid that.

    Funny you mentioned Gateshead, that's where I was thinking I should maybe invest,  but looks like a similar situation there.

    I looked at Newcastle, but there are so many areas it was really out of my comfort zone and not sure where would be best to focus on.

    Can you recommend a smaller area where I could buy a few, even within Newcastle?   As I live in London, would prefer them to be quite close together rather than spread out,  and I could really do without Shameless tenants lol!!

    Thanks Smile


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    Gateshead is good in areas, all place in north east are good in parts, it depends what you are wanting from it really, have you ever been to peterlee or Gateshead? Best bet it come up and drive around, what are you wanting to spend? What returns are you expecting etc. But personally I wouldn't be risking any money buying in an area ive no idea about, I watch london investors at the auctions its comical, what they over pay for and what they think is great deal etc. Local knowledge is key everything else you can get builders etc to do but you need to pick the house and area and like dl says it really is street by street in some place and sure this will be same in london

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    Thanks, good advice.  I haven't been to Peterlee,  just researched it before booking my train ticket, then  questioned  whether it was such a good idea after all.

    Gateshead I have only been through briefly,  but again, will look into that area and  others nearby.  

    Gatehsead doesn't seem quite so faraway as Peterlee,  as at least its near Newcastle train station when I need to visit.

    Wanted to spend around £60k for £500. rent.  The problem, other than the area,  seems to be the type of house I can get for that.  I prefer the brick ex council houses to the terraced two up type down type of thing.

    Its crazy that people buy a house  at auction without knowing the area.  The so called bargain turns in to a nightmare.

    Will remember your words 'local knowledge is key'

     Really good advice to stick to while I'm deciding.

    Thanks, appreciate it 

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    I  use min 8% YEILD IF i AM GOING TO BUY

    But I am finding it hard to find the right property at 8% now

    The good areas have moved on what was available  at the price I would have paid have gone

    I am not sure what will happen in the NE

    some say its going to double in price in five years If that were the case I would not be buying anything in the NE

    If the prices came down again to 8% yeild levels I would buy

    Its not there at present so I have nothing on the starting blocks now



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    Hi to get 10% return like you are after without doing any work and buying an ex council house in the north east, that you wont get any issues doesn't exist, im sorry but you are wasting your time. Only way I can get that return is refurb and buy the worst house in street by a mile.There isn't any houses up for 60k that will get £500 that don't need work in a area you would want to rent in. Save train ticket and if you do drive up so can drive round train ticket is bit pointless as you wont be buying near stations

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    We just got one in DL17 Paid £18,000 with a tenant and get £325.00pm


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