Why not become a property educator yourself?

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?...
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Stop Fraudsters Selling Stolen Houses

  Most people can’t believe their ears whenever Donna Jeavons tells her story. You buy a property in good faith You take out a mortgage to buy the property You use good reputable solicitors and everything is done correctly You find out three months later that it was a stolen house that you bought, plus there’s £30,000 worth of internal damage! When she mentioned it to me, I too couldn’t believe it, so that’s why I felt compelled to ask Donna about the scam and write this article. Although Donna is dealing with a very stressful situation, she’s determined to bring some good out of her plight by launching a campaign to raise public awareness and help stop this happening to other people. Here’s the incredible story… Donna and her best friend Amanda bought a buy-to-let  property  from a trusted source in October 2010. It was a great deal, with...
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Successful Buy to Let Property Investing

Making a success from a buy to let property involves much more than purchasing a house and finding people to occupy it. There are a raft of issues prospective landlords must check and think about before they part with their money.
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Property and Land in Brazil - Pros and Cons of Investing in Latin America’s Largest Country

The effects of the economic downturn on the global housing industry have bought into light the importance of analysing investment destinations from a broader and more detailed perspective. Despite the difficulties in marketplaces across the world, Brazil has continued to be publicised as a so-called ‘emerging’ country that offers investors solid and stable returns. However, as with any developing economy, risks do occur – many of which are not mentioned in the glossy sales brochures and marketing hype. So, is Brazil really the next global property hotspot?
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Property Investors - Just Do It

The philosophy of getting to the heart of the property world sits at the centre of Just Do Property and I will endeavour to help you each month to get straight to the main issues you face as an investor – whether you are just starting or whether you have been investing for some time. Try asking yourself the following questions: What do I want to achieve? By when do I want to achieve this? Why do I want this now? How am I going to achieve this? – break each part down into small pieces What other information do I need to have or be clear on to make this target easier to reach? The more specific you are about each element of your goal the more likely you are to keep on track and be successful. We tend to overestimate what we can achieve in a short period of...
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