How You Can Take Action In The Next 46 Days – And Make 2015 End With A Bang

Here's a great article from our guest blogger, Matthew Moody. These tips are fantastic! All too often, we get to December and everything slows down. After all, there’s the parties, the present buying, the office shutting down, the big day, the nights in etc.  Before you know it, you’re in January and December just flew by and you didn’t really achieve that much. So, if you’re enthusiastic, you’re committed, you have some time on your hands and you want to add some more cashflow before the end of the year, then just follow my simple 10 Step Plan. The Top 10 Things You Should Do In The Next 46 Days Ensure your properties are rented before 13thUnfortunately once you get beyond this point, it’s only the most unorganized of tenants that want to move in after this date.  Which in a sense is good because you can clear off all...
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Joint Ventures...Its All Change!

 It’s a real favourite, isn’t it?  The ability to JV (Joint Venture) with someone on a property deal (as long as it goes well!) can create a real win/win situation for all concerned.  Making use of JV finance historically has enabled people to be involved in the world of property investment when they may not otherwise have been able, on both sides.  Many property education companies tell us how to nurture associations with people and work together in order for us to use OPM (Other Peoples’ Money) to help us finance deals.      FCA Policy Statement   This is great in principle, however... times have changed.  Since the 1st January 2014, the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) has brought in a new Policy Statement governing the way JV relationships may operate.  Policy Statement 13/3 defines some very clear rules to determine how we may or may not form a JV partnership.  In...
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Property Investment - how do I raise the finance?

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...
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