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Boost your holiday let profits by being clever with your costs

[fa icon="calendar'] November 10, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Cost-saving strategies to increase profits and improve your lifestyle

Using strategies to maximise your holiday let income and boost year-round income aren’t the only ways to increase your profits. You can improve your bottom line by hundreds, if not thousands, simply by being savvy with your costs, spending money more wisely, and ensuring you take advantage of all the tax breaks available on holiday let property investment.

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Strategies to boost year-round income from holiday let properties

[fa icon="calendar'] November 9, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

How to maximise your income when others are scratching their heads

The profit you make from any property investment depends on the strategy you use to maximise its potential. This includes holiday let property. It amazes me how many holiday let properties I see that are empty for so many weeks of the year. That’s not the market or the weather’s fault; that’s bad planning and bad investment strategy.

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7 reasons to invest in Manchester property before 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] October 29, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Affordable property with high rental yields in a growing city

Offering high rates of capital growth and exceptional rental yields, Manchester is one of the UK’s stand-out locations for buy-to-let property investment. It benefits from a strong local economy, high population growth, and all-round appeal as a place to live. Here are seven reasons you should be considering investing in property in Manchester.

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Could Birmingham be London’s next commuter town?

[fa icon="calendar'] July 25, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Young professionals could migrate from London to work in London or Birmingham

Birmingham is a great place to invest in property in the second half of 2018. It’s been named as the most improved city in the UK, and the second-best English city for investment in the PwC/Urban Landbank ‘2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe’ report. It was beaten into second place only marginally by Manchester (another of our choices for the best places to invest in property UK).

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The pros and cons of investing in property in your personal name

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

With the tax changes on buy-to-let, it’s no longer an easy decision

There are two major ways to invest in residential property in the UK: as a limited company or as a personal investor. Because of the changes to property tax, particularly to how mortgage interest tax relief is changing, many investors are considering setting up limited companies to either invest in property or transfer existing property portfolios. In this article, you’ll learn about the pros and cons of investing in property in a personal name.

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11 tips to help choose the best furniture for your buy-to-let property

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

And one way to furnish buy-to-let property effortlessly

To maximise your rental income and keep void periods to a minimum, the furniture you choose for your buy-to-let property must have a top-of-the-range look. Let’s be honest, if you fit out an apartment with a mish-mash of second-hand furniture, you won’t attract the tenants you desire. Nor will you be able to charge a premium rental.

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Should you furnish your BTL property?

[fa icon="calendar'] April 17, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

The pros and cons of furnishing a property to rent

An investment property should be your ticket to a better life. It gives you this by providing the cash flow to pay for the things you want to do. If you hire a good investment property manager to do all the day-to-day work for you, you’ll have the time to do those things, too. The question to answer is how to maximise your rental income profits.

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Rules for overseas investors to get the best buy-to-let tenants

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

How savvy investors find success in UK property from thousands of miles away

Among the most common fears of overseas investors in UK property is that they either won’t be able to rent their property or that they will rent to tenants from hell; the kind of tenants that cause untold damage to a property and refuse to pay the rent. Fortunately, these fears are largely unfounded. Problematic tenants are few and far between. That’s not to say they don’t exist, but if you take the right precautions and use the right strategies you should avoid bad tenants and costly void periods.

In this article, you’ll learn how savvy overseas investors maximise their rental income by obtaining the best tenants.

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Why rising interest rates get experienced property investors excited

[fa icon="calendar'] October 30, 2017 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

5 reasons why property investors love rising interest rates

In my last three articles, I’ve discussed various aspects of the impact of rising interest rates. You will have learned:

But what if you are considering property investment for the first time, or pondering whether now is the right time to invest in buy-to-let?

In this article, the last of my series about the impact of higher interest rates and how to invest in property like a professional when interest rates rise, you’ll learn why now could be the perfect time to invest.

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How to start property investing from a standing start with no savings

[fa icon="calendar'] August 2, 2017 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

There's nothing to stop beginner investors from success in property

In a recent article, we discussed what's stopping you from life-changing property investing. For many would-be property investors, it"s the daunting size of deposit they need to save. If this sounds like you, then read on. The strategies we discuss in this article have helped many beginner investors get the deposit together to make a start in property investing.

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