Investing in Property


Five points to consider when building a professional HMO business

Here are five tips to creating your successful HMO business that will give you the income and financial security you need. Before we delve into those lets recap on what an HMO (Houses of Multiple Occupancy) property is: simply it’s a house occupied by 3 or more unrelated people who share common facilities like a […]

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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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10 Tips for Buying Your First Commercial Property

Commercial property, like any other investment, requires a lot of research and knowledge in order to be successful. This is especially true when it comes to first-time buyers. And the reason is simple: you’re playing with big money, big potential and big risks. Without due diligence and wise investing, instead of maximising your return and […]

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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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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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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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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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7 Questions to Ask Before Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

It seems to be many people’s goal in life to retire by having a pension and paying off your mortgage. Then you can kick back and enjoy life with no money troubles, right? Well, maybe not. Paying off your mortgage early might not be your wisest financial strategy. There are the following factors to consider […]

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Top 7 Apps for Property Investors

More and more property investors are running their businesses remotely, meaning that they can do all the essential tasks required to bring their money in from anywhere across the world, as long as they have a WiFi connection. The appeal of working remotely goes without saying, and the importance of taking advantage of what technology […]

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When is the best time to buy property? The UK’s Property Market Seasonal Trends

While we find ourselves at a particularly unpredictable time for UK property investment in 2017, there are seasonal trends that remain true during any given year. Like all industries, there are ebbs and flows to the way that the property market operates. Some months see buyers and potential tenants hunting aggressively for deals, competing and […]

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