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Timber Yard, Birmingham.

19/02/20

Prices from £233,400 Projected 5% Yield

Timber Yard is an exquisite development built by Galliard Homes one of the UK’s premier developers. In the first release of apartments there are 379 studio’s, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available, all arranged around landscaped courtyard gardens. The theme for this development is very much providing an exclusive lifestyle and the development has excellent amenities on site to complement this, including a gym, club lounge and screening room. Split over 12 levels, Timber Yard features apartments that offer superb city centre views.

The location of this project really couldn’t be any better. The project is just 10 minutes walk from New Street and Moor Street station and just 15 minutes from the proposed HS2 interchange at Curzon Street which is due for completion in 2026. The project is located adjacent to Birmingham’s Chinese Quarter and a mere 10 minute walk to the heart of Birmingham’s City Centre. The project really does have it all to offer prospective tenants from a location point of view.

In terms of specification the developer really hasn’t left anything to the imagination. All apartments will be built to an exceptional standard and specification in keeping with this exquisite developer’s previous projects.

Development Features

  • Opulent double height reception area
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Concierge and Services
  • Residents Private Club Lounge
  • Screening Room

Investment Highlights

  • 379 studio’s, 1, 2 and 3 beds arranged over 12 floors
  • Short walk from China Town in Birmingham
  • 5% projected yield available
  • Close to transport links including New Street and Moor Street stations
  • 15 minutes walk away from Curzon Street HS2 interchange
  • Due for completion Q3 2021 / Q4 2021
  • 10 year Checkmate build warranty as standard
  • Ground rent £200-£300 per annum
  • Service charge £2.35 / sqft
  • £5000 reservation fee (non refundable), 15% deposit on exchange (21 days), 85% balance on completion
  • Parking available for units over £325,000 for additional £15,000
  • 209 years leasehold
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Treasure House, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham City Centre.

18/02/20

Prices from £190,000, 6% Yield Projected

Introducing Treasure House, a new 5 storey development situated in the heart of Birmingham City Centre in the trendy Jewellery Quarter district. The development will consist of 30 brand new apartments, an eloquent mix of 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments with outside spaces and some stunning duplex apartments. The project features extensive communal and landscaped gardens designed to provide tenants with ample outside space within the development itself.

Set for completion in Q4 2020, Treasure house will feature state of the art, high specification apartments built with tenants in mind. Just a short walk away from the development residents can reach all the major landmarks in Birmingham City Centre including the business district, The Bull Ring, The Mailbox and Grand Central Station.

From an investment point of view this makes perfect sense for investors looking to capitalise on the growing Birmingham residential property market. Service charges are reasonable at just £1,31 per sq ft and ground rent is 0.1% of the purchase price capped at £250. Finance is available and investors require just 20% deposit on exchange within 28 days and then the balance payable with either cash or a mortgage on completion in Q4 2020.

Investment Highlights

  • Boutique development of just 30 apartments
  • Mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments
  • Completion Q4 2020
  • Projected yields of 6%
  • £5000 reservation fee
  • 20% deposit on exchange, Balance on completion
  • Walking distance to prime sites in Birmingham City Centre
  • Communal landscaped garden area
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The Lock, Swindon.

13/01/20

Prices from £115,000, Anticipated yields of 7%

The Lock in Swindon features 44 stylish apartments consisting of studio, one and two bedroom apartments. All apartments are completed, fully operational, and provide immediate income with absolutely no development risk. Situated in a prominent town centre location just 1 minute walk away from Swindon Central Station (47 minute train ride to London) and 2 minute walk to Swindon Town Centre, The Lock is perfectly positioned to capitalise on the growing rental market in Swindon.

With an abundance of companies headquartered in Swindon namely, Honda, Zurich Insurance, WH Smiths, Great Western Trains and Nationwide to name but a few, the employment rate in Swindon is the third highest in the UK. This coupled with an increasing population and boost to regeneration has meant Swindon is now a hot prospect for future capital growth and strong rental yields.

The Lock is available to buy with finance and prices start from just £115,000 and prices are negotiable. See below some of the key investment highlights on this project:

Investment Highlights

  • Prices starting from just £115,000
  • Project is complete and operational
  • No development risk
  • Situated 1 minute away from Swindon Train Station
  • 2 Minute walk away from Swindon Town Centre
  • 150-250 years leasehold
  • Serviced apartment style management possible
  • Anticipated yields of 7% on long term rental

 

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Opto Student, Cardiff.

14/10/19

Prices from £82,950 7.5% Net assured for 3 years

Opulent are proud to present Opto Student Cardiff, the latest student accommodation development from the award winning Opto Property Group. Located within a city with 3 world-class universities with over 40,000 students, Opto Cardiff is destined to become the premier student accommdation of choice in Cardiff. According to recent reports, there is a massive undersupply in available PBSA beds within the city of Cardiff which has pushed up returns for investors to above the UK average.

Featuring 728 student studio pods all finished to an exceptional standard, Opto Student Cardiff will feature world class amenities such as a wellness suite, yoga rooms, tennis courts, basketball court, a private dining room, indoor and outdoor cinema rooms, communal gardens and parking.

The location of the project means it is within a 10 minute walk from all major universities in Cardiff. The project is also located a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, and train stations the development is ideally positioned to give easy access to all amenities available to the students studying here.

The Opto brand has developed very well recently and the company have now completed 4 luxury student accommodation projects with this one being their 5th.

Investment Highlights

  • Pre-Launch Discount and increased yield available for first 50 sales
  • Premium Student studios from £82,950 (minus pre-launch discount)
  • Garden studios for £84,950 (minus pre-launch discount)
  • Sky Studios for £99,950 (minus pre-launch discount)
  • No Stamp Duty.
  • Developed and fully managed by Opto Cardiff.
  • Target Completion December 2021 and long stop date.
  • 250 year long leasehold ownership.
  • Prime location in a leading UK University City with large undersupply of accommodation.
  • Current shortage of over 21,000 bed spaces in the city.
  • 26% of students come from overseas
  • 8 min walk to Cardiff University
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The Star Hotel, Great Yarmouth.

05/08/19

10% Net return for 5 years, 120% Buyback in year 5

The Star Hotel is one of Great Yarmouth’s most distinctive and historic buildings. With a story stretching back to the 17th century, the Grade II listed building has entered a new chapter following a significant and sympathetic refurbishment by its owners in Spring 2017 after being derelict for a few years. The 41 bedroom hotel close to Great Yarmouth’s historic quay and town centre has two comfortable bars, a spacious restaurant, meeting rooms and superb function facilities for corporate events and stylish weddings. There’s also a lift to all floors
and free on site parking for guests.

Half of the Star Hotel’s 41 ensuite bedrooms have been refurbished and stylishly decorated, providing a high standard of accommodation that will be appreciated by corporate guests and leisure visitors alike. There is a choice of Standard Rooms and River Rooms, the latter having views across Hall Quay and the bustling River Yare.

The refurbishment by the previous owners was done to a very high standard and has covered a large part of the hotel. Not only were 19 of the bedrooms refurbished, but also the restaurant and ground floor bar which costs nearly half a million pounds. This investment into the business has paid dividends already with the restaurant and bar being a popular haunt for both locals and tourists to dine and drink with Great Yarmouth. Offering British Pub classics alongside continental specialities, the restaurant is regarded highly and also source many of their ingredients from local farmers. Therefore, the funds raised from selling the individual rooms will be used to refurbish the remaining 22 rooms and other areas of the hotel.

More recently the hotel has become affiliated with some of the energy companies building and providing services to Great Yarmouth’s growing Offshore Energy industry. The hotel already has established relationships with companies who are regularly block booking rooms at the hotel to house their staff working away from home . These companies block book rooms for staff and pay the hotel in full even if the rooms are not occupied, as is often the case. Moving forward the hotel harbors aspirations to further increase occupancy through more relationships with these companies and have highlighted this area as being a significant growth area for the hotel moving forward.

Investment Highlights:

1. 10% Net return for 5 years
2. Free Legal Fees
3. Prices from £44,950
4. Assured buyback at the end of year 5 at 120%
6. 2 weeks free personal usage at the hotel
7. 10% Net assured for 5 years payable quarterly in arrears
8. Complete and operational providing immediate income

 

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One London Road, Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

03/05/19

Priced at £69,999, 10% Net Assured for 3 years, 4% Deposit Interest 

One London Road is Opulent’s latest student accommodation investment offering an impressive 10% net return assured for 3 years.  Located in the picturesque town of Newcastle-Under-Lyme, One London Road features 499 state of the art purpose built student acommodation studio apartments spread across 5 blocks. The projhect, destined for completion in September 2020 features great facilities such as roof top terrace and BBQ areas, state of the art gymnasium and various common lounges featuring table football and other activities to keep the students busy.

The project lies approximately 10 minutes away from the Keele University that houses some 10,000 students. Keele University was recently voted numer 1 in the UK in 2018 for student satisfaction and ranks 13th in the country for medicine. The university is just a short bus ride away from One London Road, and with the University being very rural, this is one of the closest purpose built student accommodation buildings to the University.

Built by a reputable developer with extensive experience in this area, One London Road is scheduled to complete in Spetember 2020 in time for that years in take of students. The project will be managed by the leading student management company Urban Student Living who will look after all of the management on behalf of our investors.

Investment Highlights

  • Prices from £69,999 for a studio apartment
  • 10% net return for 3 years from completion
  • 4% interest on deposits during construction
  • 250 years leasehold
  • £350 per annum ground rent
  • £1200 per annum service charge and management (not applicable during rental assurance)
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Northgate House, Leeds.

08/04/19

Prices from £144,500, 7% Projected Yield

Northgate House in Leeds a new, off plan residential aprtment project in a popular area of Leeds. Close to the main University area and just a short ride away from Leeds City Centre, Northgate House features 54 brand new high spec apartments perfect for either the young professional or executive to rent. Each of the 54 luxury apartments represent a well-appointed place to live offering a premium specification that includes real wood floors, feature windows throughout, premium fitted kitchens, luxury bathroom suites and stylish lighting throughout. The design theme is focused on delivering stylish practicality.

Northgate House is located on one of the main arterial routes into the city of Leeds, with connections to the major motorway links via the Leeds inner ring road. The area shows large demand for new build apartments and this is portrayed in the number of new developments presently being built to not only regenerate this area and make use of the heritage of the buildings and landscape, but to service the growing demand and popularity of the area. The most affluent areas of Leeds are in the North Leeds locations. The key post codes in Leeds are in the areas of LS17, LS16 and LS8. These 3 post codes are clustered in a triangle and are where the most expensive properties in Leeds are situated.

These areas are also the home of notable iconic local landmarks. This area is advantageous for investors and buyers looking for a convenient property close to the city. The availability displayed on the web portals is ever changing with visible turnaround times. Meanwood and nearby Headingley are very much suburbs of the city, vastly growing and becoming modernistic in approach with a huge range of local eateries and shopping and attracting the affluent classes from the leeds area.

Investment Highlights:

  • 54 luxury I and 2 bed apartments
  • I Bedroom from £144,500
  • 2 Bedroom from £175,000
  • Parking included
  • High quality finishes throughout
    all apartments
  • Great living area for working
    professionals, students and post
    graduates
  • Perfect for international students
    as only I mile from the main universities in Leeds
  • Investor friendly payment plan, 25% on exchange, 75% balance on completion
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Opto Student, Newcastle.

05/02/19
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8% Net assured rental for 5 years, prices from £81,250

Opto Student Newcastle, is a high yielding UK Student Accommodation Investment located in one of the country’s most under supplied student markets. Designed to address the lack of available high-quality student rooms, Opto Student Newcastle is strategically positioned to cater for Newcastle University and Northumbria University students and offers city centre, waterfront accommodation done to a very high standard.

This property, scheduled to complete by Sept 2019, will offer a selection of highly desirable self contained studios and will feature top class on-site facilities creating the perfect home from home environment for students. Opto Student Newcastle is set to become one of the most desirable student accommodation buildings in the city and offers investors the opportunity to earn a passive income from one of the UK’s leading University cities.

Investment Highlights:

  • Assured return of 8% per annum for 5 years
  • Prices start from £81,250
  • Construction already started and scheduled to complete in Sept 19
  • High specification self contained studios
  • Prime location with 50,000 students
  • Fully managed investment
  • Award winning developer with impeccable track record
  • Interest on deposited funds during construction

 

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Local Blackfriars, Manchester.

04/02/19

Anticipated 7% p.a rental yield, prices from £200,000

This development of luxury apartments in Central manchester raises the bar for luxury residential developments.

The development, lesss than a 5 minute walk from Deansgate, is a gated community with 380 apartments, townhouses & penthouses across two outstanding towers. These apartments include top-floor penthouses with wraparound balconies resulting in widescreen cityscape views.

The property has substantial communal garden space complemented by second-to-none amenities that include a 24/7 concierge service, bistro, bar, gymnasium, yoga and dance studio, cinema room and fully equipped laundry.

Scheduled to complete in May 2019, this development is the perfect option for investors looking for a safe and reliable central manchester residential property investment opportunity with income to start quickly.

Investment Highlights:

  • 1,2, & 3 bedrooms from £200,000
  • Anticipated 7% p.a rental yield
  • Only 15% deposit required on exchange
  • Deposit personally guaranteed by the developer during construction
  • Managed by Urban Bubble
  • Completion set for May 2019 ahead of schedule
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Westminster Works, Birmingham.

04/02/19
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5% Net anticipated yield, prices start from £168,000

Westminster Works is a collection of luxurious loft-style apartments in one of Birmingham city centre’s most sought-after districts, Digbeth.

Digbeth is an established area with property investors, thanks to its outstanding credentials as one of the most popular places to live in central Birmingham. This property is well connected and perfectly positioned to benefit from the city’s regeneration work.

Digbeth is a creative quarter on par with London’s Shoreditch, making it the ideal location for the stunning Westminster Works apartments.

Westminster Works’ location in Digbeth, positions it at the heart of one of Birmingham’s most exciting regeneration projects – the HS2 Curzon Street Station scheme.

Birmingham dominated the West Midlands in terms of foreign direct investment in 2016, securing 36 projects. The city has been declared the UK’s fastest growing regional tourist destination, with tourism rising by 2.5% to 39 million visitors in 2016.

Investment Highlights:

  • 5% NET anticipated yield
  • Prices start from £168,000
  • High specification 1,2 & 3 bedroom apartments
  • Fully managed, hands off investment
  • Smart technology in every apartment as standard
  • Birmingham to London journey time to be cut to 49 minutes by HS2 rail network

 

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