What is the Modern Method of Auction?

Sometimes when you go onto Rightmove or Zoopla looking for properties you will see that a property has been sold subject to the modern method of auction. I am sometimes asked ‘what does that actually mean?’, which is a great question because it is kind of like a hybrid approach to a property auction. First…

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Leafleting For DEALS

I have had a question from Adam who was asking about leafleting. He was specifically saying have I ever used leaflets, the We Buy Houses Fast type leaflets, and if so what sort of success rate would I expect with my leaflets and what sort of discount would I get from a price if I…

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Why 100% Finance Can Make Perfect Sense

For most of us we are probably going to start building our property portfolio by vanilla buy to lets and we are probably going to fund these using buy to let finance. Buy to let finance is great. A typical buy to let mortgage is probably going to be a 75% loan to value mortgage.…

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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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The BEST Way To Buy At Auction?

I am sometimes asked ‘what is the best way to buy a property at auction?’ and my answer might surprise you. This answer does not work for every case as there may be some deals where you have to buy the property while it’s in the auction on the day. But some of the very…

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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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Property Isn’t A Get Rich Quick Scheme!

One of the myths you’ll hear banded around about property is that it’s a bit of a scam and a get rich quick scheme. And of course, it’s neither of those things. I guess people say it’s a bit of a scam because the media like to portray investors and landlords as being bad people.…

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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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