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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 money they do have. During a recession, stock markets will probably fall, and lower interest rates will reduce the income you receive on your savings accounts. For most investors, a recession spells losses. In this post, you’ll find out why you don’t need to be scared of a recession as a property investor. You’ll also meet Dan, whose lifestyle was catapulted skyward through a recession because of his property investments. Read More

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 legal issues that arise through the process of investing in off-plan property. I’ll also list what the solicitor does in those crucial first four weeks before you exchange contracts and commit to the investment. Read More

Off Plan Property – Why is the premium so high?

Off plan property - are you better off?

Before investing it is important that you conduct specific off plan research, especially if you’re new to off-plan property investment. You might question the valuation that developers place on their new build properties; it’s easy to rush to the conclusion that the premium over other property prices in the area adds up to a big risk on your property investment. The average ‘new build premium’ is typically around 20%. In this article, we examine why this is so, and ask: is the premium worth it? Read More

Off-Plan Property – Broadband: The hidden advantage for London off-plan property investors

Fast internet access adds massive value for property investors

When we research opportunities for property investors, we look at the factors that make that property attractive in the short and long term. Today, you might be surprised at what is more important to buyers and tenants than even parking spaces, extra bedrooms, and good neighbours. Read More

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Off-Plan Property – The best property strategy

Off-Plan Property - The best strategy

New build off-plan property is now a strategy whose time has come. For the past three years, it has carried too much risk in most circumstances and therefore it was to be avoided. The main reason that this off plan property strategy was to be avoided was that since 2006 through the middle of 2009 it was to be avoided due to overpricing and the risk of a downturn. Read More
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Off-plan property results already showing in London & UK

Results Showing

Well I think it's safe to say that I called the right time to jump back into off-plan property. In addition to most professionals calling the bottom and the subsequent recovery, the last 3 months have seen various off plan developments releasing further phases at prices as much as 12.8% higher. To put that in perspective, that's 12.8% in under 3 months. Read More