Monthly Archives: March 2018

What difference does deposit size make when you invest in property?

When it comes to deposits, size isn’t the only thing that matters The minimum deposit you need to secure a buy-to-let mortgage varies between lenders. Generally, it is at least 25% of the purchase price. Buy-to-let mortgages differ from homebuyer mortgages. The amount of deposit you put down could have a positive effect on your […]

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How to price the value of a property investment opportunity

Price is what you pay for a property, the value is what you get “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” One of my favourite quotes from Warren Buffett, widely accepted as the greatest value investor who ever lived. It’s also a great motto for the property investor. In this article, I’ll […]

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How do I budget for property investment?

Understand investment costs to maximise profit potential Property investment could be the game changer that transforms your future, but to get started you must be financially prepared. You must budget for your investment. In this article, you’ll learn more about the upfront costs that I outlined in my article “How much does it really cost […]

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How much does it really cost to invest in property?

Do your cash flow due diligence for property investment success When you invest in property, it pays to know all the costs upfront. There will be taxes, running costs, and insurances. Then there may be service charges, maintenance, and, of course, mortgage interest payments. Understanding the true cost when you invest in property will help […]

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Create your own investment guarantees to maximise your property profits

Property guarantees to help you sleep at night I don’t know how many times I’ve told people that investing in property is a numbers game, not an emotional one. If the numbers add up, your investment will be successful. Unfortunately, I find that most beginner investors approach property investment more like a gamble than a […]

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7 things you must consider when investing in property

Things that successful property investors always think about If you are new to investing in property, when we meet for the first time we will discuss things like your lifestyle goals and financial situation. Together, we’ll build the best property investment strategy to achieve those goals within your financial means. Through our consultation, you’ll have […]

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Is Bradford the next stop for high-speed property investment?

The new Northern Powerhouse destination for businesses and commuters Mention Bradford to most people in the UK, and it will be recognised as the home of Britain’s favourite food – the curry. The Strategic Transport Plan for the Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR), put forward in February 2018, could make the city the best-connected city in […]

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Is the tide of property prices turning in the UK’s regional cities?

Here is why regional city property prices could now outshine London If you want to know which cities in the UK might offer the best property investment opportunities over the next four or five years, new research by Hometrack could offer some answers. It also agrees with what our analysis has been telling us: that […]

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How to think like a pro when you inspect investment property

Eliminate emotional barriers to leap into successful property investment In my previous article, I described tips to conduct a successful site visit when you invest in property. But knowing and doing are two very different things. Even though you now have the tools to inspect an investment property like a pro, you may never do […]

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Tips to conduct a successful site visit when you invest in property

The final piece of your property investment due diligence puzzle The site visit is one of the most important aspects of your due diligence. This is your opportunity to see exactly what you are buying – and what your potential tenants will be renting. It is vital that you approach the site visit in a […]

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