Category Archives for "Off Plan Property"

Why property investment in the UK is so attractive

Where else could you achieve these huge benefits? Property investment in the UK is still attractive, despite the headwinds of higher stamp duties on investment properties, a tougher borrowing environment, and changes to the tax relief on buy-to-let mortgages and wear and tear costs. Here are a few of the major reasons to invest in […]

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What type of residential property is best for retirement income?

Village, high-yield, or inner city? A new client, Scott, spoke to me a week or so ago and asked about property as a retirement income generator. He’d been told by his financial advisor that an annuity would provide the best and safest income in retirement. A friend of his had said that he’d be better […]

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Why off-plan property investors don’t care about recessions

Off Plan Property – market collapses present opportunities, not problems Inexperienced property investors are terrified by the thought of a recession decimating their property portfolios. Until you have invested through a recession, it’s natural to be worried. After all, during recessions people lose their jobs, wages are cut, and doom and gloom stop people spending what […]

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What does a mortgage broker do when you buy off-plan property?

Off-plan property mortgages need kid gloves As we saw in our last investment blog post, off-plan property contracts are complex documents.  An experienced and competent solicitor is a must-have. So too is a good mortgage broker. The right off-plan property mortgage could be the difference between positive and negative cash flow. It could be the […]

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What does a solicitor do when you buy off-plan property?

Off-plan property contracts are complex documents Buying off-plan property is very different to buying existing property. There will be staged payments, and complex provisions, terms, and clauses in an off-plan property contract. You’ll need a solicitor to go through the fine print. Do-it-yourself conveyancing isn’t an option. In this post, I look at some of the […]

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7 questions to ask before investing

How to reduce risks as you build an investment property portfolio As the population increases and builders struggle to keep up with demand for new housing, property investors have found that buying off-plan property can make big profits. However, as with any property investment, new build doesn’t come without risk. One of the perceived risks is the price. […]

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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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