Commercial Property


Why direct property investment is better than investing in property funds

I went to the offices of the Financial Times on Friday for an interview on investing in the big regulated property funds (commonly done through an IFA – Independent Financial Advisor) versus direct investment in property as many of us practice. I have noticed that when talking to IFAs many argue that equities always offer […]

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13 Apps All Property Investors Should Know

Like any other business in the 21st century, the world of property investment can be a fast, furious and stressful place. Unless you are extremely organised in all areas of your profession, life can seem a little overwhelming, so it’s smart to leverage everything that’s at your disposal.Thankfully, the app market offers some amazing time-saving […]

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How do I choose a Joint Venture Partner?

Taking on a joint venture partner can offer you buy to let property opportunities that may have been unavailable to you alone. More property investment funding, different skill sets, new visions, separate ideas and varied strategies all play a part in the appeal of JV partnerships – but there are burning issues to consider and […]

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Pipelining – How to get more property deals

When you start investing in property or move to the next deal or strategy often you have no concept of how many people you need to know to get results, because you’ve never been there. How many agents to get deals? How many viewings to get offers accepted? How many possible JV partners/financiers to get […]

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Searching for Commercial Property deals

Purchasing a commercial buy to let property isn’t like buying a sandwich or even a new suit; there are enormous considerations to be made before committing. To make serious money through buy to let property by converting residential units, you need to be have knowledge of both the theory and the hurdles you may encounter […]

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11 Stage Blueprint To Successful Property Joint Ventures

While some folks insist on carving their entrepreneurial paths independently, in my experience it’s smart to remain open to collaborations too. Many Progressive Property Community members are forming property joint ventures (JVs) as part of their buy to let business strategy, finding that such arrangements can help investors get faster, leveraged results. There can be […]

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4 Strategies to Protect Yourself From Rising Interest Rates

The latest snapshot of the UK’s economic growth has fuelled a heated debate about when the Bank of England (BoE) will raise UK interest rates since the financial markets fell off a cliff and we witnessed virtually every investor in the market either gunned down or go white & pasty with fear and panic. The […]

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How to be More Investible as a JV Property Investor to Raise Finance

Every winner was once a beginner & every master was once a disaster. You are more investible than you think for 3 main reasons: 1. Market forces in your favour 2. Risk/reward: you [can] offer a higher return to offset risk 3. Lack of trust in banks & more in people [You] 1. Market forces […]

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7 Top Tips When Creating a HMO

We get asked frequently for top tips on what to focus on when investing in HMOs. I have put together 7 top HMO tips which will make sure you fill your rooms with the right tenants and receive the best investment returns. 1.Size matters As a minimum you should focus on having 5 tenants or […]

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Top 8 Property Investment Strategies

There are many strategies available to create wealth from property & it can be quite confusing to find which strategy or finance options is right for you especially if you’re just starting out. One of the great things about using property as a vehicle to achieve your goals and desires is you can tailor it […]

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The 7 things they just don’t tell you about evaluating Commercial Conversion Deals

There is a simple process which you can follow in order that you can successfully evaluate a commercial conversion. Critical steps need to be followed in order that you can establish if there is money in a deal. You can complete these quickly when looking at a property, which enables you to easily sort the […]

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How to spot a winning property opportunity in London

I frequently have lots of people asking me how they can invest in London often complaining that the the yields are too low, rent doesn’t meet the mortgage payments on loans above 50% LTV, that there is a lack of income after costs, and deposits are huge. Synonymous with higher priced properties London frequently gets […]

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