Buy-to-let demand is booming! But would you do better buying shares in an ISA?

first_img16% Royston Wild | Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 5% 35% “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Manchester Birmingham 23% Plymouth Location See all posts by Royston Wild Liverpool Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Swansea Cambridge 25% 16% Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Nottingham Bournemouth 9% Buy-to-let demand is booming! But would you do better buying shares in an ISA? Rental Demand 18% 18% What should you do?If you’re hell-bent on taking the plunge with buy-to-let, then Howsy’s data could prove invaluable. But if you’re anything like me then the report will hardly make an impact. Why? Well even those investors in Newport may find themselves struggling to make decent returns from their property portfolio as tax liabilities steadily rise, administration and regulatory costs balloon, and day-to-day running costs increase.I remain convinced that getting exposure to the UK property market through the London stock market is a better bet. There’s a wide array of shares to pick from, whatever your attitude to risk, and they offer many different segments of the market to tap into. Plus there’s a world of opportunity for those seeking access to whopping income flows too.Dividend dynamosWant to ride the structural shortage of big logistics and warehousing spaces for e-commerce? Well Tritax Big Box and Urban Logistics REIT are both major operators in this field and are companies that are expected by City analysts to generate solid profits growth over the next few years. Oh, and they offer monster dividends of between 5% and 6% too.Or how about splashing the cash on the housebuilders? These firms (for the most part) continue to grow profits thanks to strong first-time buyer demand, underpinned by the existence of low interest rates, intense competition in the mortgage market and the support of Help to Buy. And what’s more,  some of these companies (like Persimmon and its 8.6% yield) offer the kind of dividends to die for.One of the hottest property segments to invest in is around companies involved in healthcare. Those with a low tolerance for risk may be tempted by this ultra-defensive arena, as it is one which looks set to balloon on the back of the UK’s booming ageing population. And as owners and operators of primary healthcare facilities, dividend growth shares Assura and Primary Health Properties are great ways to latch onto this trend.And of course, I’d buy these in a Stocks and Shares to protect any gains from the taxman. Aberdeen Belfast 23% Leedscenter_img 10% 14% Newport Most buy-to-let investors tend to purchase their properties near where they live.Convenience and knowledge of the local market tend to be the main reasons, though the pursuit of such a strategy means that landlords could be missing out on making a packet when they look nearby instead of in one of the UK’s rental hotspots.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why settle for lower rents when you can really light a fire under your investment income? The huge supply and demand balance in many British cities means that rents are going through the roof, and a recent report from Howsy shows the places where renter demand is the strongest.In demandThe online property management platform analysed the market in 23 major metropolitan areas and found that the Welsh town of Newport is experiencing the highest level of tenant demand, with a whopping 35% of all rental homes here listed on the major portals already being let. Compare that with, say, the 5% of properties in Aberdeen that are currently being let.Top 10 BEST Cities By Demand 8% Edinburgh Portsmouth Rental Demand Top 10 WORST Cities By Demand 14% Newcastle Bristol 33% 14% Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tritax Big Box REIT. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Location 34% 23% 15% I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

Declining Trend Continues for Bankruptcy Filings

first_img Tagged with: AACER Bankruptcy Filings  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Nationwide bankruptcy filings were about 5 percent lower in June 2016 compared with a year earlier, continuing an ongoing trend of decline, according to June 2016 AACER bankruptcy data reported by Epiq Systems.Bankruptcy filings totaled 66,284 in June, which was actually a slight increase from May’s total of 66,094, but was nearly 5 percent lower than June 2015’s total of 69,772 (a decline of 3,488).  Year-to-date, there have been 398,495 bankruptcy filings nationwide for the first half of 2016 (about 66,415 per month), down from 2015’s year-to-date total through the end of June of 422,782 (about 70,463 per month).The average number of filings per day in June 2016 was 3,012 over 22 days, which is a decline from May’s daily average of 3,147 over 21 days. The extra filing day in June compared to May accounts for the slight increase in the number of filings in June; had June featured 21 filing days, there would have been nearly 3,000 fewer filings during the month than in May. Bankruptcy filings have averaged 3,162 for the first six months of 2016 over a period of 126 filing days.June’s total of 66,284 bankruptcy filings was less than half of the peak total for the month of June recorded in 2010 (134,797).Click HERE to view the entire reportThe state with the most cumulative filings for the first six months of 2016 was again California with 37,248 after adding about 6,200 more in June. As has been the trend, Illinois was second in year-to-date filings with 27,680, after adding another 4,200 in June. The same three states ranked third through fifth in June as they did in May: Florida (23,234), Georgia (22,841), and Ohio (18,827).Tennessee and Alabama continued to rank first and second among states in bankruptcy filings per capita for June with 5.63 and 5.37 for every 10,000 people, respectively. Those numbers were virtually the same as May’s numbers. The national average of filings per capita in June 2016 held steady over-the-month at 2.56, though it has increased by more than 50 basis points since January 2016’s average of 2.02 percent. July 6, 2016 1,231 Views About Author: Brian Honea Declining Trend Continues for Bankruptcy Filings Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Can Local Governments Impede Housing Markets? Next: Rising Lease Expirations Do Not Deter SFR Vacancy Rate The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Declining Trend Continues for Bankruptcy Filings Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago AACER Bankruptcy Filings 2016-07-06 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

AMSA Bans Cargo Ship from Australian Ports

first_imgThe Philippines-flagged cargo ship Thorco Luna has been banned from Australian ports after it was detained for the third time this year for consistently failing to meet international standards.According to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), the ship was released from its latest detention at Port Kembla on June 8, 2018 and will not be permitted to enter an Australian port for a period of three months.AMSA inspected the ship five times between November 2017 and June 2018. On three of these occasions the ship was detained and issued with 34 deficiencies. The ship’s average deficiency rate is 6.8 deficiencies per inspection, which is nearly triple the industry average of 2.3.The most serious deficiencies stemmed from the fact that officers and crew were unfamiliar with the operation of critical shipboard equipment and procedures for navigation and fire safety.In one case, the ship’s navigating officers had planned to transit a compulsory pilotage area without a pilot and were unfamiliar with the operation of the electronic navigation systems upon which they relied. AMSA also has concerns with safe systems of work and the operation of critical shipboard equipment for fire-fighting, navigation and alarms.AMSA’s Acting General Manager of Operations, Stephen Curry, said Thorco Luna’s operator had repeatedly failed to ensure the crew ran the ship safely and in line with international standards.“Thorco Luna has been banned from entering an Australian port for a period of three months, which should give the operators time to reassess the management of their operations,” Curry informed.last_img read more