Progressive Property Blog


Why Online Property Courses Can’t Supersede In-Class Training

The flexible nature of online training has made it extremely popular in recent years, not least because of the fact that you can learn all manner of skills from anywhere at a time of your choosing. It stands to reason that this option is popular in this new digital world we live in, but this […]

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Is Buy-to-Let Dead? What You Should know Before Starting Your Buy-to-Let Business

Buy to let is dead – prices are down 5% or 10%. Buy to let is booming – prices are up 5%. The stock market has crashed – dropped 5%. The media hypes and sensationalises to sell newspapers, creating polarised extremes that usually exaggerate in either direction. […]

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6 Things You Must Do Before Buying Your First Investment Property

Buying Your First Investment Property For those looking to purchase property in the United Kingdom, whether as their primary residence or as buy-to-let investment, the process is quite a convoluted one. On average (if things go to plan) an average house purchase takes around 3 months from start to finish, from the acceptance of the […]

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Five Ways to Minimise Risk When Investing in Property

Depending on when you ask the question of how risky investing in property is, you might get some varying replies. In the lead up to the 2008 financial crash, you wouldn’t have met too many who would have deemed it overly risky to invest in bricks and mortar. However, with house prices at an all […]

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5 reasons why London house prices are so ridiculously high

House prices in the United Kingdom are astronomically high, especially so in England’s capital city. The root cause of this housing boom aren’t as widely known as they should be. When asked, most UK residents will quote laws of supply and demand as being behind the surge and whilst this may be true in part, […]

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What you should know before buying or selling property at auction

Auctions can be a great way to buy and sell property. Many perceive that this route involves extra risk, is complicated or requires specialist knowledge. But for many it can be a great way to access property ripe for development to which value can be added provided you know the rules and understand how the […]

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Flipping property for profit: a guide to make your flip a success

Property flipping is an enticing strategy for new and experienced investors alike. ‘Flipping’, ‘Buy-to-Sell’ and ‘Trading’ are all phrases used to describe the same strategy. Buy-to-Sell is a good one to use as it describes the activity perfectly; properties are purchased with the intention of selling on at a profit, predominantly after programme of refurbishment. […]

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Which are the best areas of the UK to invest in property?

Trying to predict where to invest your hard earned cash can seem a little bit like staring into a crystal ball, as you may be looking in an area you’re not familiar with. However, it doesn’t have to be all guesswork, as we hope to show you in this article. We’ve put our collective minds […]

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Buying a buy-to-let property through a limited company

The Buy to Let tax changes have certainly taken their toll on many landlords, many of whom could be finding their profitability seriously compromised. This has meant many landlords are turning to setting up or incorporating their properties into limited company arrangements to avoid being hit with additional tax. This could be an option for […]

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Is property bridging finance the right option for you?

A bridging loan or bridging finance is a short term loan provided by a bank or lender to take you from one phase to another, or to enable you to buy a property when you’ve not yet sold another. Bridging loans are used mainly in property transactions and can be what’s called open or closed. So, […]

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Your Guide to Converting Commercial Property to Residential

Since the introduction of the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) in 2015, the popularity of commercial to residential conversions has increased dramatically and with parliament granting permissions, meaning that more and more offices (and warehouses up to 500M2) can be repurposed in this way, it’s imperative that those carrying out the works know exactly what’s involved before commencing. […]

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8 Common Traits of Successful Property Investors

Mark Homer and I have been in property since 2003 and 2005 respectively. This doesn’t give us the right to boast or say we are experts, but it does teach you a lot. You can make a lot of mistakes in 15 years, and you can see others succeed and fail too. I always try […]

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