OK! So Is Property ACTUALLY a Good Return

Local Housing Authority (LHA) tenants are a great way to mazimise the cashflow of a rental property. However if you dont get your investment right in the first place even this may not be the saviour some people imagine. In reading the IPD (Investment Property Databank) Report Julie noted that “Residential Property has represented the best real return to a December 2000 investment [against equities, bonds and commercial property] at every stage throughout the previous 9 years.” So how true is that? Is Property a good return? Can you buy any old property and get good cash flow with LHA tenants? Even if the answer is yes, why not maximise your cashflow further. In this interview Julie Hanson, Just Do Property, asks John Davies, Hedge Property Investment, exactly that, "Is Property A good vehicle for Investors?" Obviously we are all told it is a good vehicle for investors and John outlines...
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11 Top Tips for Buying at Auction; Why buy a fractional ownership property?; Weeks Networking; News Roundup

    We are really pleased by the success of our Product of the Month, "Due Diligence in 15 minutes", mainly due to how it is helping our subscribers to better evaluate potential deals. Indeed we wouldnt evaluate a deal without it! If youve not yet had a look, see what others have to say: http://www.justdoproperty.co.uk/due-diligence-in-15-minutes Weve also had an amazing response to our mini survey, if you havent yet responded please do, so that we can get the most accurate picture of you, our subscribers! Which category are you?   1 – Experienced Property Investors 2 - Active Property Investors with a small portfolio 3 – Aspirational Property Investorsie. Want to be in property but haven’t got started or are just getting started.   Why not become a member of our Priority Investment Club?  All you have to do is email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving your preferred areas of investment.  You will...
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11 Top Tips for Buying at Auction

Buying a house at auction is easy when you know what you are doing but can prove costly if you don’t take some simple precautions. John Davies from Hedge Property Group gives some advice for anyone wanting to invest in property or just needs to grab a bargain 1. Plan your exit strategy – know what you’re going to do with the property 2. Visit the property with the valuer 3. Have the legal pack checked 4. Visit the local letting agent – Do your Due Diligence! (see http://www.justdoproperty.co.uk/due-diligence-in-15-minutes for more help with this) 5. Choose the auctions wisely – sometimes going to the quieter auctions pays off 6. Never, ever bid first 7. Be careful of ‘off the wall bids’ 8. Bid when the auctioneer says “going once, going twice” – and watch other bidders, who’ve done their homework 9. When the auctioneer says “it’s in the room” that means...
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Vicky Pollard from Little Britain, your average LHA Client ... Right?

Generally speaking many landlords do not fully understand Local Housing Authority (LHA) clients and can have the view that they are just your Vicky Pollards from Little Britain. Also due to some stories of bad LHA Tenants, a lot of landlords will not consider LHA or social housing. Of course as with any tenant you need to do your homework and be careful, but the extra income and satisfaction can be great. In this video interview, Julie Hanson from Just Do property asks John Davies from Hedge Property Investment and LHA Network about Local Housing Authority and Social Housing tenants. If you would like to ask John a question click here
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"Nobody is Perfect", John Davies, how things can go wrong;LHA High Yield Strategy; Tax Busting Checklist; Next Weeks Events; News Update

Hi! We hope that you are well and have been busy with your investments. Along with the upcoming changes to the website weve got some changes to our newsletter as well. Updates We had a superb day with John Davies from Hedge Property Investments this week recording some awesome videos about a number of key property related topics. These will be made available VERY soon. As one of the requests from our recent questionnaire was for case studies, good and bad, we twisted Johns arm to give us a story as to how things can really go wrong. Find out why Johns nickname is Nobody i.e. "Nobody is perfect"- this is a great story! We have some great new blog posts over thelast two weeks: The LHA high yield strategy 10-Jun-2010LHA,investment,investor Government is ignoring the need for a balanced housing market, says NLA 10-Jun-2010News,house prices,Housing Market BSA – Industry can...
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Mark Jackson and Wendy Patton - Lease Options Live

We have heard so much about Lease Options, Cooperative Options and Sandwich Options and wanted to explore it further to see if it was a strategy that we could implement. So we attended Lease Options Made Simple Live on Saturday to find out more, and it was excellent. It was run by Mark Jackson (UK Lease Options Expert) and Wendy Patton (top US Lease Options Expert).
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Background to the Local Housing Authority (LHA - formerly DSS)

Hello, this is john Davies founder of Hedge Property Investment and the LHA Network. Many of you may have heard me speak at a number of the property events around the UK and therefore know that we try to help as many would-be and experienced investors alike succeed in the current housing market by providing up to the minute strategies, based on both ours and our clients’ real life experiences. Julie asked me to provide her readers with a background to the Local Housing Authority( formerly DSS ) tenant market place and I hope to do this through a number of articles and perhaps by answering questions you may have around this particular sector. To start here’s how we initially became involved; Back in February 2008 a family friend of mine who knew I had an interest in property, and is herself a senior member of a Local Housing Association, passed...
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Property Networking Club (PNC) – Manchester

Last night I attended the last Property Networking Club (PNC) meeting of the year in Manchester. After some great networking the evening started as normal with the Grill the Experts Panel and we were lucky to have Glen Ackroyd, from A Quick Sale, Shimon Ruddich, from MS Law, Ian Flemming, from Investment Solutions (UK) and Yulan Yang. The panel were asked by the chair, Richard Shepherd, what they had been up to over the last week. All had been very busy, but I was very intrigued when Glen talked about maximising the rent on an investment to achieve £900 per month on a £70K property. I believe this was with knowledge from the LHA Network (www.lha-network.co.uk) and will be investigating this much further. The audience were able to ask general or specific questions regarding property investment or property/tenant problems. Yulan gave some great advice on negotiating building insurance by using a...
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