Investing in Property


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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These 5 tips will make your JV investor pitch irresistible

What’s stopping you from investing in property, or more property? Is it a lack of finance? If so, you’re probably looking at things the wrong way. It’s no secret that joint ventures (JVs) are the key ingredient for building a healthy property portfolio. What is more of a mystery, however, is how you actually secure […]

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Rental Property Tax: Incorporating Your Property Rental Portfolio

Do you own property that you rent out, either as an investment or as a trade?  Then you should look at incorporating as a limited company, as this can save you money! Recent changes in legislation have eaten into the bottom line profitability of renting out properties. The changes include additional SDLT, restriction of tax […]

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Property Investment Courses – Educate Yourself Before Starting Property Development

We at Progressive Property love to trumpet about the incredible opportunities that property investment offers those brave enough to dive in, regardless of whether you are wealthy, and whether you are looking for extra cash, a more stable future, or to completely replace your career via passive income. We would always recommend that you start […]

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Interview: Advice from a Buy-to-Let Property Expert

I recently had an enlightening conversation with Peter Jones, who is a successful chartered surveyor, author, and property teacher. The most properties Peter has completed in a single year is an impressive 35, and during his career he has bought 3 portfolios, two of which he flipped, and always reinvests. His 70 properties make him […]

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6 R.E.A.S.O.N.s Not to Invest in Commercial Buy-To-Let Property

While we at Progressive Property maintain that there are always opportunities to be found in the buy-to-let commercial property market, there are also always reasons to be cautious, and red flags to acknowledge. We are living in an unpredictable financial climate, with Brexit and June’s snap general election clouding the judgments of economists, so now […]

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