Progressive Property Blog


No Money Down challenge: how to get a property deal using little or none of your own money

A few months ago, I was given this impossible challenge, which was, to secure a No Money Down property deal within 24 hours. The team at Progressive Property set me this challenge to see, if it was really possible to get a property deal using little or none of your own money. But not just […]

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Is property gazumping illegal? The proposal of a property reservation agreement

In a newly released episode of The Property News Show, the host ,Thom Luter, and the co-founder of Progressive Property, Mark Homer, are joined by Neville Wright, serial entrepreneur, founder of the hugely successful company Kiddicare and a property investor with an extensive portfolio covering both residential and commercial buildings. Is gazumping illegal? and is […]

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Landlord Insurance: what does it cover and why do you need it?

Being a property landlord can be a highly lucrative way to earn a living and it can seem, for the most part, like an easy way to do so as well. However, when things don’t go your way, you need to ensure that your interests are protected and the best way to do this is […]

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Property Crowdfunding: What It Is and What You Should Know

You may already be aware of the concept of crowdfunding as a method of raising capital for a business venture or project whereby small quantities of money are given over by a large number of people. The general idea is not a terribly new one, as it’s been in the mainstream since around 2012, however, […]

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What are property bonds and why invest in them?

Also known as property investment bonds, property bonds are a way for developers to raise funds from investors, with the main aim being to finance the initial stages of building development. Typically speaking, when a residential or commercial property development is proposed, the property bond forms a legally binding agreement between the development company and […]

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10 Reasons to Invest Property Right Now

People ask me a lot. Why did I get into property? Why do I continue to invest in property?My answer, is that, I look at the richest people on this planet, and I realised something, that is, that the wealthiest people, the richest people right across the planet, no matter what country they’re in, they’ve either […]

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Should you manage your property portfolio yourself or outsource it to a letting agency?

In this article, I thought we would talk through the differences between self-managing your portfolio or outsourcing it to a management company, and the pros and cons around each of those. When I started off from property, I used to self-managed myself. Then I started outsourcing it. Now, I have my own letting business that’s […]

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Is the property market in the North set to outstrip London over the coming years?

According to a recent industry forecast by Oxford Economics, over the next half a decade, UK house prices outside of London are predicted to increase by somewhere in the region of 15-20%. This would add around £30k to the average UK house price by the time 2023 comes around, taking that average cost of buying […]

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10 things first time property investors need to consider

If you’re a newbie to the property investment sphere, then you need your initial investment to be a savvy one, so as to stand your future plans in great stead. You want to get off on the right foot and get a great return the first time around and there are many out there that […]

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How to Invest in Property Without Putting Your Own Money In

If you’ve ever put any time or effort into researching the ins and outs of property investment, you’ll likely have come across the notion of getting into the property market without using any of your own capital. And whilst this may seem either a little fanciful or improbable to some, there are a number of […]

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Property tax: claiming expenses incurred before you let

The basic principle involved in calculating tax-deductible expenses on property is covered by s.272 Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005 – expenses are allowable in exactly the same way as for a trade, that is, only if they are incurred ‘wholly and exclusively’ for the rental business. This principle cuts across the board […]

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The SRA Introduces New Laws to Provide Greater Transparency in Conveyancing Pricing

Due to a law change that came into effect at the end of 2018, estate agents and licensed conveyancing firms are now required by law to provide much greater transparency with regards to the fees being charged for conveyancing services. The laws that were introduced came into being on December 6th and they came at […]

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