Buying property from developers

BMV sales themselves can set the tone of value, rendering the price paid the true value and not a discounted value. This concept is heightened when buying property from developers, particularly with regard to buying off plan. With this in mind, in this video I consider whether it’s truly possible to buy a property at…

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Do developers really give discounts?

Last week we took a look at how many inexperienced property investors assume that asking price equates to value, and how many believe that they are buying below market value when in reality they are probably buying below asking price. We also discussed how the main flaw in buying BMV is that market value is…

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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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How to finance your refurb project

Finance costs tend to be the greatest expense for any buy to let investor and those looking to hold and rent a property will need to think carefully about finance to be on the right path towards guaranteeing a profit. Any increase in the value of a property following a refurbishment can be potentially drawn…

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Light refurbishment loans explained

Buying a property that needs a bit doing to it and giving it a bit of TLC and a quick refurb can be one of the easiest and most satisfying ways of making a profit in property. But before you can begin to enjoy the benefits of forced appreciation, you must first tackle the complexities…

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The foundations of property profits

Some say there’s one thing every successful buy to let property investor should do – and that’s buy an investment property where one can add value. There are certainly many advantages to doing this. In these videos, we’ll look at why buying a property and adding value by a refurb makes financial sense for any property…

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Pushing up the value of property (Part 2)

Finance costs tend to be the greatest expense for any investor and those looking to hold and rent a property will need to think carefully about finance to be on the right path towards guaranteeing a profit. Any increase in the value of a property following a refurbishment can be potentially drawn out using finance…

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Pushing up the value of property (Part 1)

Knowing how and when to do a property up to guarantee a profit is one of the key tools of success in a property investor’s armoury and I, for one, like to use “forced appreciation” as it is known, whenever I can. Let’s consider what this is. “Appreciation” is the increase in the value of…

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How to guarantee a profit from buy to let

Having mentored a number of aspiring investors, I’ve come to realise that many start out believing that if they buy a property to rent out they will automatically make a profit. Their line of thinking usually follows that if they can buy enough properties they will make a lot of profit, and will then be…

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