Category Archives for "Investment Property"


Simplifying the process of buying an off-plan property

Week one and beyond in off-plan property investment

In my last post, I looked at the initial hurdles you have to jump when buying an off-plan property when I wrote about off-plan property investment – the difficult first week. These range from:
  • negotiating the money laundering process; to
  • finding and appointing a solicitor with off-plan experience; to
  • chasing up the developer and their solicitor.
Along the way you’ll have multiple forms to fill in, questionnaires to complete, and, of course, fees and reservation amount to pay. Thankfully, the potential profitability of off-plan property investment makes these headaches disappear. But what if you could relieve the pain sooner and simplify the process – from the moment you decide to take advantage of off-plan property for sale? Read More

Retirement investing today for lifestyle income tomorrow

Property investment is the new pension

If you’re like many modern parents, you’ll have started to worry about retirement investing already. Just how are you going to produce the income you need when you no longer work? Will you never be able to give up work and do all the things you really want to do? Is there any way to become financially independent? Read More
UK Property Investment

Property investment vs annuities which is best for retirement income?

Property investment for retirement - how else will you fund your lifestyle after work?

As retirement approaches, you may be considering property investment as a source of income. You’re about to lose your monthly salary cheque. You’ve still got bills to pay, grandchildren to buy Christmas and birthday presents for, and then there’s you "bucket list" - things you want to do before it's too late. Right now, standing on the Great Wall of China seems a long way away. Read More
UK Property Investment Returns

What return should I expect from my investment property?

Calculate and compare to other investments

When you invest in residential property, you’ll be doing so with the aim of profiting either from capital appreciation or rental income. The biggest mistake that beginner investors make is not being targeted enough in their objectives. Instead of working out their return and understanding their cash flow, they fall in love with a property and end up hoping to get some income from rent and make some money from capital appreciation. In this post I’ll explain why investing for capital appreciation alone is a fool’s game. You’ll also learn the basic method of calculating your real rental return. Read More

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 even more than a year. I don’t know about you, but I like as little stress as possible when I’m investing. I don’t want to spend months on end worrying about what is happening with my investment. Read More

14 facts your financial advisor isn’t telling you

The buy-to-let takeaway

You might expect your financial advisor to be in a position to advice on all investments, but they aren’t. For example, they won’t offer advice if you are considering investment properties. Yet the truth about investment property vs. stock market returns is that residential property offers incredible potential for above-average capital gains and superb rental income even after the cost in this investment guide. Read More
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