All Posts by Ryan Rahnavard


When is the best time to buy off-plan property?

Benefitting from off-plan property launches

When you make an off-plan property investment, you will buy at today’s price and complete in a year or so. The hope is that market values will have risen during this time. If they do, when you complete you will have an automatic profit. You’ll also have a highly desirable property that will produce good rental income. It is why an off-plan property is such a good investment. If the market rises by 10% or 20% during the building phase, your off-plan property investment will have produced that gain from as small an initial deposit as 10%. In this post, I will explain the best time to buy off-plan property. You’ll also discover how to reduce your investment risk. Read More

The buy-to-let tax implications of being an all-cash property investor

Pay less tax and make a higher return on your investment

Cash is king. That’s one of the lessons that’s drummed into us from a very early age. If you have the cash to make a deal now, a seller is likely to take a lower offer. In most things, I would say this is true, but buy-to-let property investing may be the exception that proves the rule. In this post I’m going to show you why being a property investor with financing in place could be better than being an all-cash property investor. Read More
Why you should invest your pension money into property

Why you should invest your pension money into property

Property as a pension investment has crushed shares

If you visit a financial advisor to discuss your retirement plans, the chances are that residential investment property won’t be mentioned. You can call me a cynic, but my best guess why your financial advisor won’t even broach the subject is that there is little to nothing in it for him. Read More

How much inheritance tax is paid on your investment property?

How to protect your property portfolio from inheritance tax when you die?

When you die, your investment property will form part of your estate. If your whole estate is worth more than £325,000, then your heirs may have to pay inheritance tax. With property prices rising so much in recent years, you might be worried that inheritance tax might destroy the value of your property investment legacy to your heirs. Read More

How do I know I’m being offered below market value property deals?

When investing in property, you need more than a comparable valuation

Investing in a property, I believe, should be seen as a buy-and-hold investment. As the market moves through its natural cycle, short-term prices will fall as well as rise. Hold an investment property long enough, and the price will eventually rise above the price you paid. However, even though investing in property is a long-term play, you’ll want to know that you are buying value. If possible, you’ll buy below market value. This is not only a natural instinct but also a great investment strategy. There are many benefits of investing in below market value property deals, including making a quicker return on your investment. In this post, I’ll answer the question that needs to be asked of every property investment: "How do I know I’m being offered below market value property deals?" Read More

Property Investment – Why it’s is a people business

Great property investors are good at relationship management

One mistake that I see property investors making all the time is thinking that property investment is simply a numbers game. While it’s true that making the numbers add up is important, and using strategies to reduce the effects of UK tax changes on your investment will help cash flow, property investment is, at its heart, a people business. It’s about emotions, trust, confidence, and relationships. The best property investors are experts at investing in people management. Read More