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Property Solutions to Sell Your House Fast For Market Value

Author : Russell Bowyer

Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been investing in property since purchasing his first commercial property in the 1990's for his own Chartered Accountancy business. But his first property investment project was to turn an old dilapidated restaurant into a large 5-bed home, which he purchased for £117,500 and sold for £450,000 (to see an "after" photo of the house before it was sold see here: About). Russell owns a number of investment properties, which includes houses, flats and HMO's. More recently he has turned his creative side to investing in property using lease options. His largest lease option deal to date was to acquire 12 properties worth over £2 million for just £12, which means he paid just £1 to acquire each property!

Do I Have To Sell My House Before Making An Offer For Another

It’s best to sell your house before making an offer for another, as although you can make an offer on a house before selling yours, most sellers will only consider an offer from cash buyers, chain-free buyers or those who have already accepted an offer on their existing property.

What Happens If You Sell Your House and Don’t Buy Another?

If you sell your house and don’t buy another home in the UK, you must pay the balance of your mortgage on the property and then bank the remaining equity. The good thing about selling and not buying again in the UK is you don’t pay Capital Gains Tax as long as the house was your your main residence.

How Much Can You Borrow Based On Your Rental Income?

Mortgage lenders require the rental income to be 125% of monthly mortgage payments for basic rate tax payers and 145% for higher rate tax payers for interest only buy to let mortgages. But the interest rate used to calculate the mortgage payments is the stressed interest rate not the actual rate.

How Is The Mortgage Stress Test Calculated? (Stress Test Calculator Included)

A mortgage stress test is calculated using the stressed mortgage rate to stress mortgage payments against monthly rent should interest rates rise. The stress test calculation takes account of interest rate cover ratio (ICR) which is 125% for basic rate tax payers or 145% for higher rate tax payers.

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