There’s many different reasons to invest in commercial property, it might be that you want a new premises for your company, or that you wish to add to your existing portfolio. Whatever your reasons, you’ll always want to make sure you have the right property to ensure your investment is worthwhile. As such there are also a number of aspects to think about in your search, but if you’re not certain or could use a few pointers, in this post you’ll find some useful tips and advice. Here’s what you need to know: The Right Type To start with the basics you need to look through the property markets and narrow your options down to the right property for your needs. For example, if you’re intending to turn this into a commercial rental property, or use it yourself, will it suit the target market? After all, you wouldn’t advertise a...
Britain's rental market is on the brink of change ─ and it’s the north-west city that holds the greatest opportunity for property investors. There’s one city currently on the lips of UK property investors more than any other. Manchester is already firmly established as the most popular investment location in Britain right now. It’s home to the highest average yields and a population that’s grown by three times the national average over the last 10 years. But the level of investment that’s already been made barely scratches the surface of what Manchester needs. The city has one of the lowest levels of housing supply anywhere in the country, despite the huge growth in the number of people that now call Manchester home. One demographic in particular has felt the pinch more than any other. Manchester’s population already has a high density of young people, and it’s estimated that 89% of...
Are you thinking about investing in property? It may seem easy, however there are a number of points to consider before you dive into a long-term commitment, to ensure security, success and a strong return on investment.
If youre looking to sell your home, then you naturally want to get the most value possible for it. In order to do this, youll need to maximize its market value. There are a few simple ways to do this, starting with professional inspection. 1. Get your home surveyed By hiring a professional inspector, you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble. The inspector will check all areas of your home for potential problems and tell you what areas can be improved on to increase the value of your home. 2. Paint Giving the interior and exterior a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the value of your home. Make sure to go with a neutral colour as this appeals to the largest number of people and makes your home much more desirable. 3. Improve energy efficiency A potential buyer will be more interested in a...
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If you live in a rental, it is easy to feel like it’s not really your home. But unless you really do plan on moving out in two months, then it is well worth investing a little time and a little money into making it feel like it is. Here are our tips for making your rental look like it belongs to someone. Clean If you can, clean everything before you start unpacking or get settled. A good, deep clean will work wonders. Whether you hire professionals to give your new place a deep clean or you tackle it yourself, a nice clean apartment or house will make you feel like it’s a clean slate and a fresh start. Make sure that your carpets or hard floors are cleaned really well, and your walls are given a wipe over too (if they aren’t wallpaper). Paint! While you might instantly think...
For many UK based property investors, buying abroad means two things rather than one. The location of the property is half of the reason many of us choose to invest overseas. The second, of course, is the expected return for the investment. In many cases, the decision to invest is made when the two elements combine. Put another way, many British investors opt for a second home in the sun which provides a bolt-hole and a growth opportunity
The recent boom in the global property market has been hard to ignore, and despite several warnings by economists it shows little sign of abating. Even with the UK market on the verge of forming a bubble, there are a number of international locations in Europe and beyond offering potential growth and huge financial returns to real estate investors. If you are new to the market and hoping to invest in overseas property, however, you will need adopt a clearly defined strategy and plan your activity prior to taking the plunge.
Some investors want to start off with buying properties close to home and some like to buy internationally. This all depends on the investor’s strategy and personal requirements. They may have a personal interest in having a holiday home abroad and of course making money at the same time is a good bonus.
Investing in property can be one of the trickiest of investments to get right. It can also be one of the most rewarding and profitable if you know what you are doing. Buying houses, renovating them and then renting them out to tenants can be a lengthy and stressful project, but it is important that care and effort is put into each stage of this process.
There are legal responsibilities that must be adhered to if you would like to become a landlord. This brief article will outline these responsibilities, for those of you who are in this position as a check list and for those of you who are currently renting a property and believe that your landlord has breached or is breaching any of these responsibilities. In a world where house prices are rising rapidly, more and more people are turning to renting and letting as it is a more cost effective solution. It is partly because of the rising numbers of tenants now privately renting that the regulations have increased over the past few years. You, as the landlord need to be confident that you are acting within the law. Most of this is fairly apparent and landlords do it automatically, but it’s good to know what the legal requirements are. Repairs The...
There’s probably not a British person alive who doesn’t look back with fondness on happy childhood days spent playing at the seaside. In fact, it’s almost certain that this sense of nostalgia has something to do with the popularity of seaside holidays in the UK, where every year hundreds of thousands of Brits will forgo a foreign excursion. In favour of a more traditional vacation in places such as Blackpool and Southend, whose popularity soared with the advent of ‘pleasure palaces’ in the Victorian era.
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It’s the $64,000 question when starting out in property investment. How do I raise the finance to begin? If you are starting from the privileged perspective of having a good chunk of capital or you are able to release equity from a property to work with when you begin to buy property then that is great. It makes the process much easier from many angles. It gives you the confidence to know that any offer you make is backed up by funds in the bank and therefore offers you greater bargaining power. Coupled with the right knowledge and guidance, it also means that you can start your search sooner rather than later and get going on your chosen strategy. Starting from scratch? If, however, you are starting from scratch, then things can be altogether different. In my opinion it all depends on your mindset. If you are truly open to...
How many entrepreneurs and business experts do you know who have dyslexia? Richard Branson, Alan Sugar, Steve Jobs… well it’s time to add another name to the list! Bruce Bishop, the author of ‘The Rich Revolution’. His mission is to empower people through independent financial freedom. As property investors we are also interested in wealth creation and personal development. So were always on the look out for new books in that field. Therefore we were very pleased to have the pleasure of talking to Bruce to find out what inspired him to write "The Rich Revolution". This is what we found out... He began his working life as a laborer in the building industry having left school with a handful of very mediocre qualifications, due to his struggle with dyslexia. In his early 20’s when most people his age were listening to their favourite music on the radio, Bruce was...
Success of Help to Buy could help to stabilise the highest rents. Landlord Assist says demand for the Government’s flagship Help to Buy Scheme coupled with an expected rise in interest rates could be the catalyst for the buy-to-let sector becoming more tenant-friendly. For the past few years the private rented sector has sustained a significant growth period caused by huge volumes of people opting to rent rather than buy because of difficulties in obtaining suitable finance for lenders.
In a post-credit crunch, post-recession world, property has fallen out of favour for many people and they have forgotten what a great investment it can be. Seize this opportunity to educate them about how things are now, and how they can capitalise on that. It might be that up until now, you’ve only thought about investing in property, but there is a great deal of money to be made in educating others in how to do that. With an increase in house prices of 6% to June this year (Halifax) and a predicted recovery in the economy over the next two years (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) now is the time to start educating people in how they can make money in the property niche. If you are not already speaking about property, what’s stopping you? If you already use speaking as part of your marketing mix, are you seeing good conversions from it?...
“Capital cities are the rising stars of luxury residential real estate, offering promising investment prospects for those investing in overseas property in 2014”, predicts Laura Henderson, editor of essential guide to luxury resort property, Abode2.com.
Anyone who is thinking about investing in a buy to let property, whether they want a single flat or house or they are hoping to add to an existing portfolio, needs to think hard about their investment first. A significant amount of research should be carried out prior to buying, because a property that won’t attract renters will prove disastrous in the long run.
As most of you have probably realised from our newsletters, most of the property meetings around the UK take a break in the summer including all the pin meetings, so please don’t turn up to your usual property meeting venue as you might well be on your own! However, to help keep you motivated and the momentum going through the summer we would like to tell you about pin Academy and the four exclusive webinars they are holding this month for their pin Academy members. We are members of pin Academy and its an excellent resource as well as all the extra benefits that you receive.