There is no doubt that being ‘a tenant’ is now not only socially acceptable, but in certain regions it is the preferred option for many and often ‘the norm’. Gone are the days when people only rented if they had to and the concept of ‘paying someone else’s mortgage’ was laughable. How times change! A… Read More


If you’re considering entering into the world of property investment, perhaps as a landlord, it’s important to look for a property that fulfils the needs of a prospective tenant, in addition to the all important matter of affordable and realistic rental rates. The likelihood is, in a similar fashion to when you’re buying a house, your… Read More


Hook has long proved a popular destination for home-buyers, with its great schools, good commuter connections, proximity to larger towns and easy access to countryside spaces, you can certainly see why. Hook is a large village situated in North Hampshire, approximately six miles east of Basingtoke. Initially a very small settlement, the construction of Hook… Read More


There are a lot of opportunities for First Time Buyers currently available. Along with Help To Buy, Government saving schemes (Lifetime ISA) and new build sites offering stamp duty paid, our competitive mortgage rate of the week, and Farnborough’s equally competitively priced homes could help First Time Buyers achieve more than originally planned. Seeking out your first… Read More


This thriving town in Hampshire continues to evolve and develop to continually create a place that everyone could call home; first time buyers, investors, families, professionals and retirement, there is literally something for everyone, but could you see a future in Farnborough? We asked our Branch Manager, Steve Panther, for his take on this unique… Read More


Establishing a financially successful investment requires more than just a high rental income, it requires smart management. Our lettings director shares his expertise and knowledge, shedding a light on the trade secrets of successful landlords. The notion of successfully investing in a lettings property is perceived to be quite simple; invest in a high yield property,… Read More


  Here at Mackenzie Smith, we work hard to help you find your next home or investment. To make this easier, we have featured our Open House events for the upcoming week below, be sure to check back each week to see what’s new! We can of course also arrange viewings at your request, so… Read More


As the property market continues to bloom and with Government initiatives encouraging people onto the housing ladder, buying off-plan is becoming an appealing option to many house hunters. With maintained low interest rates, property continues to prove a sound financial investment and by reserving early in the build process, you may even see the value… Read More


Since we announced the development at Providence House in Hook, we received such a tremendous response that the developer has agreed to take off plan reservations in advance of the upcoming show home launch on Saturday 19th March. I recently asked Michael Clarke, our Lettings Director, what sort of property makes a good investment?  He… Read More


In a world of low interest rates and volatile stocks and shares, investing in buy-to-let property is an attractive option. This, coupled with the fact that renting is at an all time high, has resulted in more people buying a property with the sole purpose of letting it. While borrowers are able to fix low… Read More