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Higher property values for landlords – Paragon

Paragon&#39s buy to let index for March shows another rise in the prices landlords are paying for their residential investments, with a three per cent rise in property values in February following a 0.6 per cent rise in January.

Managing director John Heron says: “The housing market has proved remarkably robust since the New Year, with both Halifax and Nationwide showing price rises of around 3.8 per cent in two months. Landlords, as &#39unemotional purchasers&#39, are often able to negotiate better prices than owner-occupiers, but even for investors prices are up 3.6 per cent in two months. It&#39s becoming trickier for them to find properties at very attractive prices as there&#39s plenty of buyer interest out there and stock levels remain quite low.”

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