Property Investing Tips, Strategy & Advice


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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5 Property management tips for landlords and property investors

For a property investor, whether novice or experienced, property management is a consideration. In a way, it sounds easy right? Find tenants, collect rent, make repairs, and renew tenancy agreements, Right? Wrong! Property Management is time consuming, frustrating and not at all easy. Property Management needs to be taken seriously, ignorance is no excuse and […]

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3 successful HMO licensing secrets every property investor should know

I love H.M.O’s (Houses of Multiple Occupancy or Multi-let) because they are the foundation of so many other property strategies and they will make you the most profit for the least amount of effort. An HMO is simply a house occupied by 3 or more unrelated people who share common facilities like a kitchen or […]

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How top-slicing can help a prospective buy-to-let landlord

Affordability is of course one of the basic requirements that a lender will assess on any buy-to-let mortgage application. The borrower will need to be able to demonstrate that they can afford to repay monthly mortgage payments in full, based on the amount of rental income they can generate from a property. As an extra […]

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Should you buy a property with Bitcoin?

You’ve probably already heard of the term ‘Bitcoin’ or ‘cryptocurrency’ & it’s been mainstream talk of the town, the value of many of them has also risen several thousand % over the last couple of years. The digital currencies that are receiving the most attention are Bitcoin, Ehtereum and Litecoin. In it’s simplistic form, its […]

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15 Fundamental Principles of Property Investing

You’re thinking about dipping your toe into the glamorous world of property investing, but before you do, its wise to analyse some key fundamentals of the investment itself. So what are the property fundamentals, and what makes them solid? Below are 15 points to consider when thinking of parting with your hard earned cash into […]

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10 new regulations and taxes, that are changing the property investing landscape

New regulations, tax changes,stamp duty surcharge, cap on mortgage interest relief & tighter lending for buy to let borrowers & portfolio landlords are changing the investing landscape. The informed and savvy investors who are clued up on their obligations and the new changes will continue to thrive & prosper while the amateur investors will get […]

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5 Mistakes when purchasing commercial property

Investing in commercial property to let out to a business can be a rewarding and wise decision. It can cover a range of building options such as: office, retail, car parks, warehouses and industrial properties. The yields are often higher and the tenant will often sign a full repairing and insuring lease. However, few investors […]

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How to Value a Property? A Practical Guide to Determining Property Price

When it comes to offering or buying a property one of the most difficult or stressful things to decide is how much is the property worth. Seems simple, right? Just see what has previously been sold in your local area and you should get a pretty good idea, yes? Or just get an independent survey, […]

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