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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How to Set Your Goals for Property Success

Successful property investors have a clear idea of what they are trying to achieve, they have a strategy and they have a plan. As the old saying goes “If you don’t have a destination in mind, any road will get you there” but successful investors know exactly where they are going and how they are…

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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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Buying the Right Property For Your Strategy

In the last series of videos that I shared with you, I looked at how to find properties to fit the various types of strategies. But, how do you buy the RIGHT property for your chosen strategy?  After all, whilst this sounds obvious, the secret to becoming a property millionaire is exact that – buying…

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Finding Properties for Creative Strategies

Estate Agents (Part 13)   Over the past couple of months, we’ve been thinking about how and where to find our property deals. We’ve looked into buy to lets, flips, serviced accommodation, rent to rents and commercial conversions – but, what approach should we take if we’re looking to undertake some of the more creative…

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