This is the first in our series on property crowdfunding with Ben Grove from Property Moose where Amy and Ben discuss how crowdfunding is democratising the property investment industry by offering a lower cost to entry and utilising technology to simply what it takes to manage a property portfolio.
With stunning coastlines, a roaring tourist trade and much more it’s easy to see why the Isle of Wight would make a great place to invest in property. Today, we use the Isle of Wight as a case study to dive into the data-led way to chose the profitable places in which to buy property.
A Special Purpose Vehicle or SPV is generally a type of company that can be set up to hold a property. Where property developers want to obtain finance for their projects an SPV is normally used as it is a company that can be used on one project only and therefore represents fewer risks and […]
For high-net-worth individuals wanting to get involved with the short-term financing of property projects, there is a lot of money to be made. But, it is a business filled with risk and you need to make sure you understand the issues, do your due diligence and put together a good team of valuers and legal […]
There are some unscrupulous letting agents around, whose application of fees for their tenants has prompted the government to introduce a ban. But, while this has been a cause for celebration for some, agents that weren’t abusing the system are also going to see losses that they will have to make up for elsewhere. Related […]
There are hundreds of different ways of investing in property but which ones make the most sense over the long-term? Today Rory O’Mara from Closed Bridging Finance looks at the investment strategies that he feels have the best returns including buy-refurbish-sell (or hold), self-contained units, office-to-resi conversions. Related Posts: Introducing Rory O’Mara from Closed Bridging […]
Providing a home for someone who was homeless is something that few landlords consider and very few letting agents specialise in. Referencing is very different and there are greater risks than there are with other types of tenant but with the right processes, it can work and the yields can be much higher. Related Posts: […]
Issues such as the removal of mortgage interest rate tax relief and the practice of stress-testing property portfolios by lenders are increasingly making the lives of landlords more difficult and many have already started to dump their stock. But, if you know your market you can still succeed in property. Related Posts: Introducing Rory O’Mara […]
A tenant from hell is someone who refuses to pay rent and damages your property. Although tenants from hell may always slip through the net you can protect yourself by employing an agent who will screen prospective tenants thoroughly with interviews, reference checks, home visits and good, old-fashioned gut instinct. Related Posts: Housing the Homeless […]
Bridging loans are a way of leveraging money. The more access you have to finance you have the more projects you can take on at any one time and the more money you can make. But you need to make sure you understand the terms and conditions of these loans properly. If you make a […]