Does The Time Of Year Make Any Difference?

A great question I have been asked is does the time of year make any difference to buying and selling in property. Well, you would think that it shouldn’t, but it does. Two of the best times to buy if you are an investor is around Christmas time, the run up to Christmas and just…

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What Do I Do If I Have No Time Or Money?

I have had a question from a young lady called Val. I’ve known Val for a while. She purchased my Quick Start Guide To Buying Your First Investment Property and The Accelerator Plan for building a portfolio, so I’ve been giving Val a little bit of advice and help. I hope she wont mind me…

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How to Bid

A question I am sometimes asked is if I go to an auction to buy a property, how do I bid? The first starting point before you do anything is to sort out your finance, sort out your survey and sort out the legal side, that is a given. You need to decide the maximum…

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When things go WRONG…

One thing that alarms me slightly is the number of people who appear to come into property with very naïve expectations that everything is always going to go well. There is something to be said for that because I’d much rather that someone is positive not negative, I’d much rather that someone’s got an optimistic…

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Does My Broker And Solicitor Need To Be Local?

Do my solicitor and mortgage broker need to be based either near me or near my properties, and the answer in both cases is no! But, let’s just think about this. Firstly, let’s deal with mortgage brokers because I think that is very easy. A mortgage broker nowadays can do most of what they need…

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Getting the Right Managing Agent!

How do I choose a good property management company and what do they do? First of all, let’s clarify what that means because sometimes you will hear people refer to letting agents and you will hear people referring to managing agents and often the two are interchangeable and they do the same thing. Most letting…

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Successful Investors Have This BUT We Don’t Talk About It

There is a quality we need as property investors which I don’t often see discussed. In fact, I don’t think I have seen any videos on this, although maybe there are some out there that I haven’t seen. I certainly haven’t seen any training courses on this. The quality that I think that we need…

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The Responsibilities of a Landlord

I’ve had a question in from a viewer asking ‘What are the responsibilities of a landlord?’. There’s two different ways at looking at this. Firstly, from a moral point of view the responsibility of the landlord is to provide good, safe, sound, watertight, good quality properties so that the tenant can live in relative comfort.…

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Which Type of Property Should I Buy?

A question I am sometimes asked is ‘how do I know what type of property to buy?’ which is a great question. The starting point for me would be maybe a bit of a convoluted process, but I think it’s really important to get the foundations right. Firstly, sit back and consider why do I…

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How To Get The Best Deals From Estate Agents

Sometimes the blindingly obvious is easy to miss and hard to spot. How do you get the best deals from estate agents? I’ll tell you in a minute. But first, welcome back if you’ve been away for the summer. And I hope you carried on with your property business whilst all your competitors took July…

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