A Surprising Place To FIND Your Property Deals?

In this Property Spotlight video I talk about my latest project and where I source my property deals, as well as lifting the lid on my view of estate agents! I’m often asked, “What’s the best way to find great property investment deals?” Sometimes the simplest answer is the best answer. Here’s to successful property…

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Should I Buy and Use The BRR Model AWAY From Home?

The final part of Sam’s question, whether he should invest locally or in a different part of the country, and whether the BRR model is right for him. This is a big dilemma for many investors. Should I keep it local? But what if local is really expensive? And isn’t it easier to recycle and…

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Should I Buy Property From My Own Family to Save Fees?

In this video I answer the third part of Sam’s question and whether he should consider buying a home from his wife’s family to avoid agency fees, and how tracking your credit score can help you invest. In my opinion successful property investing comes down to looking at the bigger picture and doing whatever will…

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Does Providing Furniture Increase the Value of Your Property?

How much value does having furniture in a property add to the value of the property?” You can find the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEgk3x5WSvo This week I had an intriguing question from a listener regarding increasing the value of property through furnishing it. Our first glance assumptions will be that furniture isn’t really something to consider when…

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How do I make sure my deals work?

This week I answer a question from Jake, a budding investor who is keen to know; “What are the criteria I use when assessing whether a deal is viable?“ …And whether these criteria can be applied to BRR (Buy, Refurbish, Refinance) in terms of Rental Demand, Yield and Return on Investment (ROI). (You can find the…

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Do I need a Contract to make JV’s work?

Do I need a Contract to make Joint Ventures work? This week I had an interesting question pitched to me in three parts from a fellow investor. Can I recommend a solicitor who can write a contract giving the lender of the finance some security/confidence that I won’t run away with the money? First of…

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Putting a value on residential investments

If you don’t know the value in a deal then it’s unlikely you’ll make a profit. Paying too much for a property or alternatively selling it too cheaply will make or break a deal, and if you want to be successful you need to learn not to do either. So, let’s think about how to…

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Harvesting Your Property Investments

The best way to treat buy to let as a “business” is to plan for the long term. And, whilst it can sometimes be tempting to cash-in early and take your profit, you have to remember that the greatest benefits of property are obtained in the later years NOT the early years. To catch all…

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Buying Property With TRUE Positive Cash Flow

A key adage in property is that you shouldn’t buy a property unless it’s showing, or can show relatively quickly, a positive cash flow – unless, of course, you have other reasons for doing so. If you’ve been reading my blog posts for some time now – or if you’ve studied any of my learning…

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