The first property I ever bought was back in 2005. It was a little 3-bed terrace in a popular area. It was my introduction to being a landlord but even though the location and tenant profile for the area was great, I was never really prepared for what being a landlord would entail.
Looking to become a landlord and want a few pointers? What does it take to be a great landlord and what does it mean to fail? We’ve taken some time to create an infographic looking at good landlords, bad tenants, picking the right property and choosing the right estate agents to manage each of your […]
Getting articles published in international property media publications can be tricky, even when the content is as good as our’s. So I’m proud to share with you a recent article I had publised in the Isle of Man Portfolio Magazine , which is a great International Business Magazine.
Repossessed properties are often seen by investors looking at ‘buy to lets’, as a great option but is it the best option? And do repossessions actually make good investments? If you’re short on time…. then the quick answer is yes. They can make great investments!
Repossessed houses can offer a lot of potential for property investors in the buy-to-let market not least of all because they are often sold below market value. The truth is however that mortgage companies and estate agents will do anything in their power to hide the fact that they have been repossessed.
There’s no doubt that repossessed properties can make great investments but if you’re seriously looking to buy repossessed houses in the UK then you must consider these three potential problems before you place any offers. These problems are hidden damage, gazumping and the speed of sale.
Before talking about who I think offers the best buy to let insurance I should to say that I am not a broker for insurance companies in any way. The reason why I have decided to write this blog is for a point of reference, as I get asked regularly from clients and friends who […]
What makes the best buy to let properties so great and which properties give the best return on investment? 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 […]
Valuing a property when you’re deciding on somewhere for your family to live in is very different to choosing a property to buy as an investment. When you are considering a buy-to-let investment one of the first things to consider is ‘Residual Value’ but, of course, there are other things to think about as well.
So, there’s a lot of hype around multi-lets or houses in multiple occupation at the moment and for good reason. But which is the best property investment strategy, single lets or multi-lets (HMOs)? Well, as always, the best strategy will depend on your own criteria and aims as they both have their advantages and disadvantages.