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How do you go about raising finance for buying an investment property. There is, of course, the traditional method which is through a mortgage but there are other options as well. These include putting together joint ventures and thinking hard about how to use the money you already have.
Rental demand in a given area is a relatively simple thing to calculate yet most property investors skip this essential step.
A property sourcer can expect to command a fee of between one and five thousand pounds a deal, depending on their work.
As a property sourcer, you don’t necessarily need contracts at all but the process will be more straightforward if you do.
The question we look at today is whether it’s better to invest your entire deposit pot in one property or spread it across two.
Today, we look at the three most common mistakes made by property investors make when they are out viewing potential buy-to-lets.
Property development is more than just planning, profits and paint. Property developers also need to know when to ask for help and who to ask for help from. Here, we present a list of development grants, in the north west.
Being able to spot property where value can be added is all about knowing how to spot the right renovation projects in your area. It’s easy to spend hours getting lost, trying to find investment opportunities, wading through listings and not getting anywhere. In today’s video, we show you a two-step strategy to easily find […]
Video: How to Make Serious Money as a Property Sourcer This is probably my favourite of all of the property strategies to get started generating cash flow. Holding property over the long-term is great for building assets, security, a pension and steady income but when it comes to short-term cash flow and low start-up costs, […]
Not all property strategies require large starting capital to get started. Some strategies have low costs but give a high cashflow potential and Lease to Let is one such strategy.
Investing in property can significantly boost your pension plan, supply a full-time income and pave the way to a work-life-balance that most people can only dream of. But there is a high barrier to entry, right? It’s not all skill and knowledge.
Leverage is the cornerstone of this strategy, which can allow you to fast-track your property results (and more importantly the money in your bank and the size of your property portfolio) quickly and give you the means to retire early, with both cash flow to live on and equity to retire with.
Investing in property doesn’t always have to involve large deposits and deep pockets. By simply choosing the right strategy, you can create a property business with very little, all the while developing the skills that will allow you to build a portfolio later down the line if you choose to.
Buy-to-Let is the investment strategy most investors begin with when they’re growing a property portfolio. But let’s look at it from a different angle. Is buy-to-let a sound pension plan?
If you’re growing a buy-to-let portfolio then learning how to value houses correctly is going to be key to your success. Here we present 3 things to bear in mind when you’re trying to accurately value an investment property.
Finding Those Below Market value (BMV) Property Deals, Hiding In Plain Sight In a rising property market, finding BMV property deals can seem like hunting for a needle in a haystack. But take it from me, it doesn’t have to be that way. When you know what to look for you’ll come to realise that […]
At its heart, building a successful property portfolio comes down to buying the right properties at the right prices. Today we are looking at the art of negotiation and at how it applies to getting a better price on a house.
The secret to building a long-term, stable, buy-to-let property portfolio revolves around being able to source great property deals. Because the ability to find the right houses to buy is by far the most important factor in this game
Early 20th Century Housing: Council Housing From The Interwar Period by Trevor Yorke Trevor Yorke is an experienced author and artist who specialises in period architecture. For more information and to see a selection of his books you can visit his website, here. There are very few positives which can be written about the First […]
Why BMV Property Sourcing using Leaflets is still a Great Strategy Leaflets are still the cornerstone of any local property investment strategy but get them wrong and you’ll quickly lose your shirt and get disheartened. The truth is, a lot of investors spend a fortune on getting leaflets printed and sent out but get zero […]
Have you ever noticed that most horror films use Victorian houses as a backdrop? There is something about the jagged roofline, ivy-clad walls and foreboding arched windows set behind high walled gardens which evoke mystery and fear.
If you want to build a property investment portfolio then you will need to master the art of negotiating your property deal. Here we look at negotiating on a house sale, directly with the vendor.
After 8+ years in the property game, I’ve realised it’s all about continuous education. It’s a fantastic industry but there are so many approaches to it that it can be hard to choose your path. My best advice for any property investor is to ‘focus’, find one main strategy and become the best you can […]
Edwardian houses have character, history, warmth and make fantastic family homes. They are also often primed for refurbishment that will add value.
Whether you are looking for long-term tenants or looking to sell them on, renovating houses can give you access to a goldmine. Today, Focused Projects, provide a 9-point guide on how to work with houses in need of renovation.
Are looking to become a landlord and need a nudge in the right direction? We’ve got some quick pointers to get you started contained in a neat, helpful infographic focussed on all things buy-to-let.
Repossessed houses can offer a lot of potential for property investors, not least of all because they are often sold below market value. Today we look at exactly how you can go about finding them.
Repossessed properties can be great investments but buyers will tend to lose out because of one or more, of three issues. Hidden damage, gazumping and the speed of sale are all to be taken very seriously.
Property is no longer a short-term gamble on quick capital growth gains… For many investors, it has gone full circle and is now back to how it should have always been… all about the cash flow and the security of the asset.
There is a lot of hype around multi-lets or houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) at the moment and for good reason. Here we look at single lets and multi lets and ask, which is the better investment?