Property Investing Tips, Strategy & Advice


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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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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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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8 Valuable Lessons in 15 Years of Property Investing

Having been investing in property with my business partner since 2005, I always try to analyse the commonalities of people who succeed over the long term, and those who drift away. We can all learn something from everyone, and even despite owning/co-owning and managing over 700 properties, I learn something new everyday. Every successful property […]

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Investing in property: Should I hold or should I buy and sell property?

For full transparency I’m an investor, a holder, I don’t have a trader mentality and I don’t have a history of getting into or out of things for a short period. My ideal holding period for most assets is forever… So now that I have established some of my biases here goes: Why would you […]

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7 Tips to Help You Get Your Property Let Quickly

If you need to let your property fast, either because your have just completed on your purchase, or in between tenancies on a existing unit, then the most crucial aspect is to have the property quickly occupied by a paying tenant. Some units may take longer to let, but that will most likely be down […]

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A Guide to Property Finance: The Types of Funding & Where To Find Them

Funding is required for two elements: in basic terms, you have got to purchase a property which you intend to convert to a residential use normally. You therefore need to fund the purchase and the development. Together, the purchase and the development are collectively ‘the costs’ (along with professional, solicitors and legal fees). What we […]

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10 Key Steps To Make Money From Buying Property At Auction

In the last decade, buying properties at auction has surged in popularity as an alternative to the traditional property buying process. And it’s no surprise why. If you do it right, there is ample potential to grab a bargain and, as a result, turn a significant profit. Unlike going through a real estate agent, buying […]

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The Time vs. Profit Quandary For Your Development Projects & Analysing Your Costs

The time vs. profit quandary is also one that should be at the front of your mind when assessing deals. Developments that involve a lot of hassle and time may not be worth it if there isn’t a good chance of a healthy profit at the end. Many people don’t assess the amount of time […]

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Investing in Property: An In-Depth Look at Commercial to Residential Conversions

For many years, I’ve looked at the size of commercial buildings in the local area, surprised at their low capital values versus residential properties on the same street of an equivalent size (or adjusted on a per foot basis); I regularly thought to myself that there must be mileage in converting these buildings into residential. […]

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