All Posts by Brett Alegre-Wood

Property Investment News – Is the start of a General Election the end for Labour?

Property Investment News – The general election commencesI am bringing this week’s property investment news from Phuket, Thailand as I am nearing to the end of my holiday. So this week the General Election has well and truly began with the battle between Labour and the Conservatives heating up. Will it be home parliament all the […]

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Investment News – a pre-election budget to win Labour votes?

Investment News – New budget going into the electionFollowing yesterday’s budget speech from Alistair Darling, we look at some of today’s headlines… Stamp duty cut for first-time buyers – is this really a good strategy to bring them onto the market, or a way to prop up house prices to the £250k threshold? High earners are […]

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Beware of buying assets with ‘obscure’ securities

The dangers of obscure securities This past two years I have spent many hours helping clients out who have bought properties through a multitude of property companies. Now this in itself isn’t wrong, but the mistake they have made is that the investment properties are based on ‘obscure’ securities. Buying assets with obscure securities OK, […]

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My property portfolio nightmares!

The worst things to happen to my portfolio It might be a scary headline but I was asked at a CEO round table the other day what ‘horrific’ things have happened to my investment property portfolio. I think that they expected me to tell them horrific stories of how I regretted being involved with buy-to-let investment. […]

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How many properties before your portfolio runs on its own?

How many properties does it take? A great question from one of my property investors: Hi Brett A little question was nagging me today Brett. In the current property investment circumstances, how many properties (or in cash terms if you prefer) do you consider as being the “tipping point” for a momentum to ensuring one […]

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Are we facing a double-dip recession?

Investment Blog – Double dippingWelcome to this week’s investment blog, so are we facing a double-dip recession, should property investors be worried? We’ve been talking about a house price stall for a while and now into its second month, arguments have emerged on whether we’ll be facing a double-dip recession. As people fear the worst, […]

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Property Investment News: Do you agree to a regulated buy to let market?

Should buy-to-let be regulated more? Welcome to this week’s property investment news. Hear about our new product: UK Residential Property Fund. I’ll explain how this fund is accessible to all investors and how it will benefit you. Property prices continue to rise as supply and demand play catch up. What happens when supply finally reaches […]

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Investment News: The necessity of recovery without the fine details

Investment News – Squeezing income and falling unemploymentWelcome to this week’s property investment news. George Osborne from the Conservative party spoke up about the necessity of recovery in a speech at the British Museum. He said the Tories would “rebuild” the economy on “more solid foundations”. Find out what he said in his speech and why […]

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