It’s Almost Impossible NOT to Make Money in Property

A bold claim? Probably, especially as the House Price Indices are showing average property values across the UK are increasing at a slower rate than they have for a long time (mainly because of values in London going backwards). So why is that? Is it the BREXIT effect? Probably. But let’s not get into that…

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True “BMV” versus “below asking price”

Many assume that a property’s asking price equates to its value. It doesn’t, or at least, it might or might not, and it’s important not to assume that the asking price reflects the true market value. In this video I take a look at the major flaws with BMV and consider why valuation is an art, not…

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The truth behind below market value (BMV)

When starting out in property it’s easy to believe that it’s all about buying below market value; after all, no self-respecting investor would attend a property networking event or post on any property forum if they weren’t negotiating furiously for 20%, 25% or 30% discounts from market value. But as I’ve mentioned before, although we…

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Why property is still a good investment!

I find it surprising that although the British public are so naturally good at property, their interest stops at their own front door. I admit that the reality of Brexit and its possible repercussions are hard to ignore, however, if we look at the cold hard facts it’s still possible to be confident that property…

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Is property still a good investment?

The imminence of Brexit has caused many to question whether property is still a viable and safe investment model for the future, and I am often asked if I am still confident that property will provide me with continued financial freedom. Without a doubt, my answer is always “Yes”! Leaving political views aside – and…

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Is buy to let property investing really dead ? Part 2

In this video we look in a bit more detail at buy to let mortgages for limited companies. In 2016 there were around 130,000 buy to let mortgages granted to Limited Companies – the finance is there! Peter Jones B.Sc FRICS Chartered Surveyor, author and property investor By the way, I’ve rewritten and updated my…

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Property Prices Increasing For Buy to Let Investors?

If you are thinking of getting into buy to let, or are thinking of adding to your existing buy to let portfolio, you might be interested in the latest report from LSL Property Services, which might influence where and when you buy. LSL produce a monthly property index which is, in effect, a composite of…

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The Buy to Let Phenomenon

Buy-to-let must surely be one of the financial success stories of our times. Just think about this. Prior to 1996 there were no buy-to-let mortgages. According to the Halifax, the number of buy-to-let mortgages jumped from 275,000 at the end of 2002 to 408,300 by the end of 2003. By the end of 2005 there…

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What Is Buy-to-Let?

Before the buy-to-let scheme started in 1996 it was extremely difficult for private investors to raise finance on residential investment property, unless they were already high net-worth individuals, or were high-income earners, or both. At that time any residential property loan, other than a standard mortgage loan to an owner-occupier, would be treated by the…

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