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How much does it really cost to invest in property?

[fa icon="calendar'] March 23, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Do your cash flow due diligence for property investment success

When you invest in property, it pays to know all the costs upfront. There will be taxes, running costs, and insurances. Then there may be service charges, maintenance, and, of course, mortgage interest payments. Understanding the true cost when you invest in property will help you to choose the best property available for your budget. You won’t stretch your finances, and you won’t suffer from a nasty surprise.

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Create your own investment guarantees to maximise your property profits

[fa icon="calendar'] March 22, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Property guarantees to help you sleep at night

I don’t know how many times I’ve told people that investing in property is a numbers game, not an emotional one. If the numbers add up, your investment will be successful.

Unfortunately, I find that most beginner investors approach property investment more like a gamble than a mathematical equation. And they jump at property investment opportunities that offer ‘no-loss guarantees’. Often, they find that these guarantees aren’t worth the paper that they aren’t written on.

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7 things you must consider when investing in property

[fa icon="calendar'] March 21, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Things that successful property investors always think about

If you are new to investing in property, when we meet for the first time we will discuss things like your lifestyle goals and financial situation. Together, we’ll build the best property investment strategy to achieve those goals within your financial means. Through our consultation, you’ll have a better feeling for property investment. You’ll also have a better understanding of these seven things you must consider before you invest in property.

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Is Bradford the next stop for high-speed property investment?

[fa icon="calendar'] March 20, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

The new Northern Powerhouse destination for businesses and commuters

Mention Bradford to most people in the UK, and it will be recognised as the home of Britain’s favourite food – the curry. The Strategic Transport Plan for the Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR), put forward in February 2018, could make the city the best-connected city in the North of England. Forget hot curries (well, not entirely – Bradford curries are delicious), Bradford could soon be a property hotspot.

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Is the tide of property prices turning in the UK’s regional cities?

[fa icon="calendar'] March 19, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Here is why regional city property prices could now outshine London

If you want to know which cities in the UK might offer the best property investment opportunities over the next four or five years, new research by Hometrack could offer some answers. It also agrees with what our analysis has been telling us: that regional cities are making a strong comeback in the property investment stakes.

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How to think like a pro when you inspect investment property

[fa icon="calendar'] March 16, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Eliminate emotional barriers to leap into successful property investment

In my previous article, I described tips to conduct a successful site visit when you invest in property. But knowing and doing are two very different things. Even though you now have the tools to inspect an investment property like a pro, you may never do so.

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Tips to conduct a successful site visit when you invest in property

[fa icon="calendar'] March 15, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

The final piece of your property investment due diligence puzzle

The site visit is one of the most important aspects of your due diligence. This is your opportunity to see exactly what you are buying – and what your potential tenants will be renting. It is vital that you approach the site visit in a disciplined and rigorous way. In this article, you’ll learn the method that successful property investors use to ensure they are buying a property that will provide valuable income, and not cause months of misery.

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Questions you must ask before investing in property, but probably won’t

[fa icon="calendar'] March 14, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Peace of mind comes from comprehensive, not compulsive, questioning

In a recent article, I discussed how to assess a property investment in 10 minutes. Of course, that method is only the initial step in your due diligence. You’ll need to go much deeper to fully assess property investment opportunities. This means asking some difficult questions: questions that most home buyers and property investors won’t even think about.

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Keep it simple with the property investment lifestyle ROI method

[fa icon="calendar'] March 13, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Make investment about what you want, not how much you want

I suspect you’ve heard of ‘return on investment’. For some investors, this number becomes the be-all and end-all of their investment decision-making process. In this article, you’ll learn how to measure the success of your portfolio differently. This method really pinpoints how some of the best property investors think, and it will help you define what it is you really want from property investment.

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5 hidden costs of an investment property that you must not forget

[fa icon="calendar'] March 12, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Remember these costs to assess a property’s real income potential

When considering a residential investment property opportunity, beginner investors often get so excited about the rental income potential that they fail to fully allow for the costs associated with a property. Sure, you will remember to include the costs of professional investment property management. And who can forget the burden of the stamp duty surcharge on an investment property?

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