UK Property Market News & Investment Strategies


How to deal with negs (& friends)

What do you do if friends, family and people you care for aren’t on board with your vision or chosen path to make a living in property and make a difference? This causes many strong emotions, and can in many instances hold you back from doing the things you really want to, love to and […]

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4 Strategies to Protect Yourself From Rising Interest Rates

The latest snapshot of the UK’s economic growth has fuelled a heated debate about when the Bank of England (BoE) will raise UK interest rates since the financial markets fell off a cliff and we witnessed virtually every investor in the market either gunned down or go white & pasty with fear and panic. The […]

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How to be More Investible as a JV Property Investor to Raise Finance

Every winner was once a beginner & every master was once a disaster. You are more investible than you think for 3 main reasons: 1. Market forces in your favour 2. Risk/reward: you [can] offer a higher return to offset risk 3. Lack of trust in banks & more in people [You] 1. Market forces […]

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7 Top Tips When Creating a HMO

We get asked frequently for top tips on what to focus on when investing in HMOs. I have put together 7 top HMO tips which will make sure you fill your rooms with the right tenants and receive the best investment returns. 1.Size matters As a minimum you should focus on having 5 tenants or […]

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Top 8 Property Investment Strategies

There are many strategies available to create wealth from property & it can be quite confusing to find which strategy or finance options is right for you especially if you’re just starting out. One of the great things about using property as a vehicle to achieve your goals and desires is you can tailor it […]

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The 7 things they just don’t tell you about evaluating Commercial Conversion Deals

There is a simple process which you can follow in order that you can successfully evaluate a commercial conversion. Critical steps need to be followed in order that you can establish if there is money in a deal. You can complete these quickly when looking at a property, which enables you to easily sort the […]

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UK House Prices – The Definitive Guide

In much a similar way to life, birth, youth, adolescence, middle age, old age, death the housing market goes through a cycle. Anyone who has studied economics or anyone who has spent time looking at their environment knows that we go through these “seasons.‟ UK House Prices Property prices and trends relating to the local […]

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How to spot a winning property opportunity in London

I frequently have lots of people asking me how they can invest in London often complaining that the the yields are too low, rent doesn’t meet the mortgage payments on loans above 50% LTV, that there is a lack of income after costs, and deposits are huge. Synonymous with higher priced properties London frequently gets […]

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The Delusion of Boom-Bust Cycles

It seems that people think Boom-Bust cycles can be avoided. Or should be. Or that they are a bad thing. Or that they will be different this or next time. Here are some factors many people don’t think about regarding Boom-Bust cycles: 1. Each ‘cycle’ has different people at the helm of control than the […]

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The Property Joint Venture Partnership Blueprint

Many Progressive community members are forming partnerships/JV’s. The glass is half full, and success stories are many. But joint venture partnerships break and fail too. The polar downside of partnerships being, you have to give away half. And if you had (the) money you wouldn’t need partnerships. And they can be messy/time consuming when they […]

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Winner or loser: How does The Budget Affect you? Key Buy To Let Tax Changes

Following the recent budget announcement we have had some time to digest the detail on the reduction in mortgage interest relief. It does look as though this will affect many landlords from April 2017. Effectively it looks as though 40%/45% taxpayers will only get around half of their mortgage interest (and arrangement fees) offset against […]

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Buy to Let property: Ltd Company vs Personal Investment

One of the most frequent questions asked by landlords is whether to buy investment property in their own name or through a ltd company. It’s a great question and there is no simple answer. It will depend on a number of factors surrounding the particular circumstance of the buyer such as how long the properties […]

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