Monthly Archives: April 2017

How to slash financing risk when you buy off-plan property

Reducing property investment risk to increase your profits Off-plan property investment has consistently proved to be one of the most profitable of property investment strategies. But, like any investment, it is not without risks. If you’re prepared for these risks, you can put in place plans to reduce them. The risk won’t ever fully disappear, […]

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What is the UK property tax when an investor buys and sells

Sector growth should underpin profits for property investors When you invest in property UK, one thing you can be certain of is that the taxman will want a cut. There are some strategies that can be used to reduce the effects of UK property tax changes when making a buy-to-let investment. If you are buying […]

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I want to wait for the market to recover – Property Rant 053

Well, congratulations you have found one true excuse that will ensure you stay poor… Tony Robbins says “the quality of your life is determined by the quality of your questions” So ask better questions… like how to invest now and make money… The good news that in early 2017 the IMF finally announced the world was […]

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Crowd funding is safer than Buy-to-let, right! – Property Rant 052

Crowdfunding has become an established choice for co-investing. It represents a true hands off investment but does it really stack up to the claims being made. Do hands off mean better returns? The key to success in crowd funding is knowing that crowdfunded property isn’t any different to normal buy to let property. The fundamentals don’t […]

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How to increase your off-plan investment profits

Four steps to maximise your off-plan property returns Off-plan property investors tend to fall into two categories. Most buy an off-plan property and then benefit from the capital growth and rental income it produces for years. A smaller number sell their contract before completion or sell the property shortly after, to pocket the capital gain […]

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Rents rise slowly, and most towns and cities pay strong yields

Remortgaging and confidence in property prices both rise Last week’s investment news provides a mixed picture for property investors. Though rental prices have increased, the rise is smaller than general inflation. However, rental yields remain strong in most locations. And while the level of remortgaging may be evidence of struggling household budgets, the majority of […]

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Three quarters of landlords do not plan to quit buy-to-let

Price growth slows, landlords reduce leverage, property supply increases Investment news last week points to subdued property prices, with buy-to-let landlords reducing their exposure to buy-to-let mortgages. Property supply has increased for the third month running and, despite reports of 40% of buy-to-let investors throwing in the towel, three-quarters have said they won’t!

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