When is the Best Time (of the Year) to Buy a Property? Now!

You’ve probably heard that old adage in property: “When is the best time to buy property? Now!” And the assumption is that now, literally means now. In other words, it doesn’t really matter when, as long as you get on and do it. This argument (which, by the way, I tend to agree with most…

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What is The Modern Method of Auction?

I’m often asked “What is the Modern Method of Auction”. I’ve bought using this method and I can see the frustrations and pitfalls for buyers, although I can also see the benefits for a seller – in effect they get their cake and eat it as they can have two bites at the cherry (if that’s not mixing my metaphors too much). Anyway,…

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Getting sophisticated with developments

Property Strategies (Part 8)   We’ve been thinking about the principal property strategies that we can use in today’s market and this week we are going to think about one of the most exciting property strategies out there – developments.   There are many different ways that we can approach a development and they can…

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Rent to Rents – a great way to get started in property!

Property Strategies (Part 7)   Next on my list of principal property strategies that we can use in today’s market is Rent to Rent.   Very simply put, rent to rent is essentially sub-letting. Now, when you usually mention the term “sub-letting”, this tends to throw up images of some form of illegal or dodgy…

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Supercharge returns with serviced accommodation

Property Strategies (Part 6)   In this series of blog posts we’ve thinking about the main strategies that we can use in property – and whilst this isn’t something that I pursue personally, this is worth thinking about as it can generate exceptionally good returns. The strategy in question is “Serviced Accommodation”.   Serviced accommodation…

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A creative approach to property investing

Property Strategies (Part 5)   This week we are going crank it up a notch and take a look at how to be more creative in our investing. For example, using “options”, delayed completion and other innovative ways of structuring deals.   Now, whilst some people ONLY follow creative strategies such as options, I prefer…

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Maximising returns with HMOs

Property Strategies (Part 4)   This week we’re going to be thinking about HMOs or Houses of Multiple Occupation. Back in the day, we would have called an HMO a bedsit – in which a number of people live together under a single roof, each with an individual room that they rent out separately. Today,…

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Flipping property for profit

Property Strategies (Part 3) This week we’re going to think about flipping. At its very core, flipping is all about buying a property as cheap as possible to then sell on and make a profit. Now, one would assume that in order to sell it on at a profit, you might have to do something…

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Buy, Refurbish, Refinance (BRR)

Property Strategies (Part 2)   Last week we took a look at basic buy to let investing and this week we’re going to look at more sophisticated ways of doing this strategy. First of all, though, let’s just recap.   At the most basic level of investing, we could buy a property, put a tenant…

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The Basic “Buy to Let” Strategy

Property Strategies (Part 1)   Given that many of you reading this blog post are new to investing, over the next few weeks I’m going to be looking at the different types of property strategies and the pros and cons of each.   By the way, this doesn’t mean that if you’re an experienced investor…

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