You donâ€™t need to be a property expert to spot the differences between new build properties and those which have stood firm for decades. With modernity comes change however, but what continues to monopolise the changing face of property is the level of home ownership.
According to research compiled by Lloyds TSB, since reaching a peak of 71% in 2003, owner occupation has been on the decline, while the private rented sector is on the rise.Â Worryingly, the proportion of social or council housing stands at just 18%, falling from a peak of 32% in 1981. This may explain why the waiting list for council properties continues to grow throughout the UK.
We think these figures are a travesty! While we know there is high demand for rental properties (just remember those council house waiting lists!), we also know there is demand for quality, affordable housing to purchase. Which is where we come in! As a property investment group which aims, not only to create strong returns for our investors, but to make positive contributions to the communities within which we operate, we are on a campaign to breathe life back into old properties, and by default, the communities which they often blight.
Breathing New Life Into Below Market Value (BMV) Properties
We purchase BMV properties which are often uninhabitable at the point of purchase, and regenerate them into attractive homes before either selling them on, often to those seeking that illusive step onto the property ladder, or rent them out providing affordable housing in areas that are often desperately short of housing.Â And all of which still provides an excellent return on investment for our investors â€“ what could be better!
The House Crowd is a brand new concept in property investment which allows people to invest small amounts via crowdfunding (for more information on the process, visit http://thehousecrowd.com/thehousecrowd/how-it-works/). We are committed to breathing life into empty, rundown properties whilst giving investors great returns on their investments (for more information about us, visit http://thehousecrowd.com/thehousecrowd/about/our-manifesto/). If youâ€™ve read enough and want to invest now, visit http://thehousecrowd.com/thehousecrowd/invest-in-property/).