There is some great investment property out there waiting to be found and the good news is the only tool you need to find it is Zoopla. Today we look at four underutilised filters that investors can use to find below market value property and motivated sellers in their chosen area.
Let’s face it HMOs are pretty popular these days and that means there’s more competition in the market, prices are higher and deals are harder to find. As ever the way to get the edge on the competition is being able to do your research properly. In today’s video, Rob looks at researching an area in-depth according to five criteria. Yield, demand, competition, supply and population.
When investing in property the singularly most important factor, that will make or break your business, is your ability to calculate rental yield. Whether you are new to investing in property and looking at your first house, a landlord with a number of properties under your belt already… or even a manager of a large portfolio – it doesn’t matter – calculating the rental return of your properties is something that you cannot overlook.
Working with a property sourcing agent or investment company is going to help your business grow much quicker. Not only will it free you up for more important tasks but it will also save you a huge amount of time and give you a lot more flexibility when it comes to your investment choices.
Would you ever buy a house you hadn’t actually seen? The reality is that if you are thinking of buying houses through property auctions then there are many situations where seeing the property before you put in an offer won’t be an option. But, don’t worry. As long as you do your due diligence you shouldn’t have too many problems and many a bargain has been bought in this way.
Working with a property sourcer can mean bigger discounts, higher rental yields, an easier buying process and access to off-market properties. Today, we are answering a question that was put to us by one of our clients who wanted to know exactly what happens when you first agree to work with a sourcing agent.
Working with property sourcing agents is a great way to grow your portfolio quickly but, of course, you have to pay for their services. Today we look at the kind of deposits you might have to put down to secure a given deal; how much they are, at what stage in the process you might be expected to pay and at how secure they generally are across the industry.
When you are buying an investment property there is a lot to consider and a lot of money at risk. When you’re under pressure, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and make a mistake. The trick is to take a step back, stay calm, be diligent and logical with your data, speak to as many people as possible and have faith in your instincts.
What makes the perfect HMO? The answer here is quite simple. It is all about the layout of the house and the sizes of the rooms. Of course, these are not simple things to change in a house so today we are going to be discussing exactly what you should be looking for when you are out viewing property with a mind to invest.
When you buy a property below market value you might not be getting what you hoped for. If a BMV deal does not have a good rental yield then you won’t turn a profit. Worse still you might end up losing money month by month. A good rental return is essential to success in property and focussing entirely on discounts will wreck your portfolio.