Category Archives for "Property Investment Strategy"

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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 off putting his money into buy-to-let property. Being an intelligent kind of guy, he wanted to investigate further before making a decision. Read More
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7 considerations before investing in UK property

Avoid the disaster of buying the wrong property

According to an October 2016 survey published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the UK is facing a ‘critical rental shortage’. Its report reads like a promotion for investment property, explaining how and why rental demand in the UK will increase by 1.8 million households by 2025. However, even with this increased demand, property investors could still lose money. If you’re not prepared with a properly constructed strategy, then you could find that you’ve bought:
  • the right property in the wrong location;
  • the wrong property in the right location;
  • the wrong property in the wrong location; or
  • any combination of the above at the wrong price.
In this article, I’ll be outlining seven things that will help you to develop a strategy for your property investment plan. Read More
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You’re never too young to start in property investment

How a property investor just retired at 28 years old

Yep, you read that right. I’ve just read a story about a young guy who has retired from his day job, thanks to his investment property portfolio. While he lives and invests in my old backyard (well, nearly − he resides in West Sydney), his story should prove to anyone of any age that it is neither too early nor too late to start investing in property and change your life. When you read his story, you’ll also realise that an investment property portfolio is within reach of everyone, no matter your education or earnings. Before I recount the story of 28-year-old Tony Fleming, I want to take a look at reasons you should make a property investment your first (or next) property purchase. Read More
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Is London house price growth set to bounce?

Reasons savvy investors are looking at London property again

According to Hometrack, London’s house prices declined by 0.3% in the year to August 2018. While Brexit has been trumpeted as the main driver of slowing house price growth in the capital, the small reverse in average house price is in stark contrast to pre-EU Referendum predictions of a hit of 30% or more. Read More
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Channel 4 invests in Leeds: should investors do the same?

Another confidence booster for property investors in the Northern Powerhouse

Channel 4 has chosen Leeds as the location for its national headquarters, beating strong competition from as many as 30 other UK cities. The move promises to bring more than 300 new jobs to Leeds and support up to 3,000 production jobs in the region. Read More
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Why savvy property investors are buying in Leeds

A booming economy, high population growth and much more spells huge potential

Leeds is attracting the money of clued-up property investors, and for good reasons. Leeds is the UK’s second-largest employment centre outside London, with another 25,000 new jobs forecast to be added to the local market over the next 10 years. This will build further on the 6.1% growth in private sector jobs between 2007 and 2017 (Leeds.gov.uk), with the highest jobs growth expected in: Read More
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