Investing in Property


Are you sabotaging your own success?

There are 2 big ways that people sabotage their own success: 1.Shelf Help. People buy courses, books, coaching, go to events, and then they do absolutely nothing. The trouble with that is self-explanatory… 2. Information overload: you’ve learned some stuff already, bought some courses, and don’t want to invest in any more education until you’ve […]

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Demand for UK property: An Unprecedented need for housing?

Do people need Gold like they need air and water? Do they need the stock market, bonds, guilts or other investments like they need food? No But what about housing? Is it a staple basic human need for shelter? To protect and build a family? Now you might think we’ve gone a little fluffy here, […]

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How to invest in commercial property?

First move into commercial property investment Like many people my first move into commercial property was the purchase of our own offices and I would recommend that for anybody running their own business and thinking about commercial property this is almost certainly going to be the best way to get started. Ours was a 3100 […]

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From side streets to high streets

As I have mentioned in previous editorials, commercial property offers fantastic opportunities for residential investors who are looking for larger projects that deliver greater profits. The question I’ve been getting lately is why commercial? Commercial property has become a far greater part of my focus as it has become largely forgotten in recent years. The […]

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The Uncertain Future of Property Investing

Some people believe I have a crystal ball stashed under my desk. Either that or a Deloren parked next to the Ferrari… Why? How else can I consistently and profitably source financing for the Property portfolios we manage..? Especially right now, seeing as “the doomsters” were proved right and the UK has steamed into a […]

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How to Protect Against the 3 Biggest Risks in Property Cashflow Investing

The 4 Ways to Buy & Sell for Profit in a Tough Economy Building a property portfolio is not complicated. It boils down to finding properties that are quickly lettable to good tenants that pull in a high level of rent [yield] as a percentage of the purchase price of the property. The biggest risks […]

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11 steps to buying an investment or residential property

So you have decided to buy a home, to live in or for an investment – but what next? The steps to buying a property can be maze of legal work, negotiations, dealing with estate agents, surveyors and solicitors, finding a good mortgage deal and worrying about your deal falling through… On top of actually […]

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Do you need talent to become a property investor?

I’ve been reading a very interesting book I thought I’d tell you about. It backs up a theory we have been testing for around 5 years training over 100,000 how to become Property Investors, teaching ALL ages, experiences, demographics and sexes. It’s called: “Bounce: The Myth of Talent and The Power of Practice” – by […]

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Andreas Panayiotou buy to let Billionaire meets Rob Moore and Mark Homer

A couple of weeks ago we had a meeting in London with Andreas Panayiotou. Google him if you’ve not heard of him before: he was the UK’s biggest buy to let investor pre crash. He had £1.2bn [8,000 properties] of residential Property and is worth over £500m. We went to his Oxford street offices and […]

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The 2011 Contrarian Property Goldrush

What has 2011 got in store for the property market? With all the negative press & economic fear for 2011, should you be scared or excited? The consensus from House Price Indices [HPI] indicates a flat market with uncertainty & downward pressure with lending & the economy Interest rates on all UK property are at […]

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Half of BTL Repossessions are New Build Flats!

Recent information from the financial services authority (FSA) suggests that second-hand or non new build flats are a better option for landlords than new build flats. 45% of buy to let property currently being repossessed are new build flats  and apartments, despite them only making up 8% of the housing stock in the UK! At […]

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Worried about interest rates and negative cashflow?

At Progressive we are getting a lot of questions from you regarding interest rate rises and affordability issues. Much of this debate has been sparked by journalists with shock and sensationalist newspaper headlines [as is so often the case]. Here’s how we see it as progressive:From a property acquisition [buying] perspective it actually makes our […]

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