Category Archives for "Building a Property Portfolio"

5 Ways for making money from property in the UK

Profitable property investment strategies for all investors Making money from property is one of the most satisfying ways of investing. And there are many strategies that you could use to do so. In this article, we describe five of the most popular. 1.    Long-term buy-to-let property investment When you purchase a buy-to-let property, you are […]

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How retirement income options stack up against buy-to-let property

The 3+1 Plan in action as a retirement income plan If you’re like most people in the UK today, your retirement income options will be limited. According to a poll of 100 MPs in 2014, almost 20% believe that the state pension will be extinct in 30 years. When this does happen, most people will […]

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Strategies to maximise buy-to-let yield and cut tax on rental income

How to use your allowances to minimise tax on rental income For most investors, property is a long-term investment. According to a report by TotallyMoney.com, gross buy-to-let yields in the UK average 4.17%. In some areas, they are almost three times as high. Gross yields are calculated before tax on rental income and other costs […]

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Why it makes sense to invest in residential investment property

Safer, cheaper, better returns when you build a property portfolio I’m often asked by new clients why I personally think that residential investment property is the way to go for every investor. One thing that I really like about building a property portfolio is that it’s a ‘real’ investment. Property is something that I can […]

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Stress-free buying off-plan in the lead up to completion

Keeping on top of UK property developers, mortgage brokers, and solicitors In my last two articles, I’ve walked you through the stressful first week of off-plan investment and how the Sales Progression Team at Gladfish help to relieve the first week’s pain of buying off-plan property. However, buying off-plan property is a process that last several months, or […]

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How to build a property portfolio and benefit from BTL rentals

To be a successful investor, think like an investor I’m often asked how I achieved the success as a property investor. People assume that I am some sort of whizz-kid with a natural flair for picking the right properties for capital gains and rental income. They assume that I was somehow born with the know-how to build […]

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How property investors negotiate below market value property deals

Always get a great deal when you invest To get the best below market value property deals, you’ll probably have to learn how property investors negotiate. Some people are born hagglers. Some pay the price asked every time, without question. I’ve sat on a beach in Spain and watched holidaymakers pay £20 for a pair of […]

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Why off-plan property is the antidote to eroding pension income

How you could use other people’s money to fuel the retirement you desire If you’re worried about your pension income when you retire, you’re right to be. It’s not simply the erosion of income from pension funds that people are concerned about. It’s whether they will have enough money to pay for the escalating costs […]

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