4 Ways Storage Can Help Property Investors in 2015

  Having money tied up in property for too long can lead to cash flow problems and missed opportunities when new properties come on the market. Buying below market value often means the property needs some work, but savvy investors know this needn’t also mean lots more expense. Having an eye for what needs doing in order to make a tired property attractive again is what sets the professional investor apart from the enthusiastic amateur. Think ‘Storage’ Before ‘Extension’ If the renovation budget is small, there’s no point buying a property that needs a new roof and an extension. A new kitchen, however, with improved storage and modern appliances, will easily pay for itself and more when the property is sold. Storage to think about in a kitchen can include space saving cupboard fittings and current design trends such as open shelving. Kitchen design is a speciality in its own right,...
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20 ways to become a property millionaire

There was an interesting article in The Telegraph this morning entitled "20 ways to become a property millionaire" written by Julia Flynn. Read the full article here. She made some interesting points, which Ive listed here along with my opinions on the points:
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Buying property in Turkey

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.
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The best 5 questions to ask Estate Agents to get them bring motivated sellers to you. PART 2.

Once an agent gives you a lead you need to act quickly. First of all you need to fact find form the Estate Agent to get as much information as possible about the property, the seller and their circumstances. Very often the agent may not have the information that we would normally get from the seller and so we need to arrange a visit to the property when the seller is there if at all possible.
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The best 5 questions to ask Estate Agents to get them bring motivated sellers to you. PART 2.

In this Part Two of the article, I will share with you what to do once the Estate Agent has given you a motivated seller lead as a result of asking these questions.
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The best 5 questions to ask Estate Agents to get them to bring motivated sellers to you. PART 1.

This is taken from the new updated 4th edition of Simon Zutshi’s, No 1 Amazon best seller “Property Magic” You would think that estate agents would be an excellent source of motivated sellers. After all, the estate agents will know when a sale has fallen through, or if the seller needs to sell in a particular hurry. This is all good in theory, but I often hear investors complain that they cannot get any good deals from estate agents because the estate agent has a shortlist of investors who they call first whenever they get a really good deal. Generally, this is true and so many investors don’t bother to look for motivated sellers at estate agents, because they think the agents will give all the best deals to their friends. As an investor, one of your goals should be to get on your local Estate Agent’s shortlist so that you...
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Interview with Yvonne Emery, Property Mentor

I had the pleasure of interviewing a great lady last week, Yvonne Emery.  Yvonne talks about the ups and downs of property investing.  What the market will look like this year and beyond and gives some great advice. Weve been working with Yvonne for many years now, as shes an expert on our site. Also, when we first got started in property we had a fantastic mentoring session her and she really helped us to kickstart our portfolio building. Yvonne Emery is a fantastic property investment coach and helps you to get your issues sorted out very quickly. She has been investing in property since 1997 and has prospered through many different economic climates.   Have a listen to the 15 minute interview below.  Enjoy! YvonneEmery-17thApril
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Taking Action for Success by Yvonne Emery (part 1)

  We all know how to be busy little Bees, but are we doing the right stuff to achieve success?  Have you ever felt like me, that life has got a bit out of control and the activities of life are controlling you instead of the other way round?  Well this all came to a head the other week.  I had written my goals, I knew exactly how to achieve the success I wanted.  If I reached my targets my Bank Manager was going to want to know where I was hiding my money tree – so what went wrong? Life got in the way.  Other people were louder than I was and wanted their ‘stuff’ doing now, urgently, no excuses!  I was out of my league in shouting them down or negotiating a time delay.  Their issue seemed to take over, and I was drawn in to the world...
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How to Raise JV [Joint Venture] Private Finance and Invest Without any of Your Own Money

In today’s property investing marketplace, getting mortgages and standard finance is slow, tough, often impractical and sometimes expensive. The modern successful property investor uses other people’s money as leverage to build wealth, portfolios and income streams. BUT… Most people don’t know where to start. [ Here’s a good place – Full PDF JV Blueprint Document…. There has been huge demand for the articles and content below, and we have been helping 100,000’s of people to gain insight about raising finance in any market cycle. Below are 2 articles that Rob wrote in the Progressive Property JV Portal & Forum, usually only accessible to people paying monthly subscriptions. Enjoy both parts, and an insight into what is possible investing with other people’s money. Part 1: How to structure a JV deal to overcome private investors objections & reduce their risk: We all know that finance is THE BIGGEST objection for most people...
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101 Essential Tips for investing with high cash-flow

I’m always being asked how to make more money from property as this is something I’ve been specialising in, and I decided to give away some of my top tips to help investors do this. I have attached here some of my 101 Essential Tips for investing with high cash-flow, and this section is for use particularly with tenants claiming benefits. It’s not all bad, and if done in the right way then you can make much more money with less tenants.  We also have the opportunity to have some rent direct from the council and most tenants are happy to have the money paid direct to our bank account. The main difference is that it is paid every 2 weeks for job seekers allowance and every 4 weeks for housing benefit, so we’re really flexible and help the tenants to be able to pay the minute they get paid –...
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Advice on Buy to Let

Whenever I am asked what area of property investing investors should go into, I almost always will say go for buy to let and will relate it to business. Many investors however still do not buy the correct property to fit the criteria they should look for. If you think of large businesses and how they measure growth and performance - they will continually talk about growing by either opening new branches or shops, or taking over existing ones. So for instance a company may say "Our target is to open 30 new stores throughout the UK in 2012." Another company may say we shall consolidate our position and work on performance of existing stores. In terms of growing as a business, this is where buy to let has a huge advantage over buying to sell. If you buy to sell, you have to re-start your company each time, and...
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Property Magic Live

Ok so he has been keeping it under wraps but at last Simon Zutshi has released details about his  “Property Magic Live” 2 day event on 1st and 2nd October. Tickets are now on sale and going fast. This is going to be the event of the year to be at, if you are serious about your property investing. When Simon ran the first Property Magic Live, 3 years ago in 2008 it set new standards. Simon always delivers fantastic content and has an ability to inspire you to take action. We strongly suggest you secure your tickets now before they sell out. Here is the link where you can find out more and book your tickets now. Property Magic Live  
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Property Magic Live 2011 - Simon Zutshi - 2 great deals

  Have you heard of Simon Zutshi? He is regarded as one of the top property investing experts in the UK and I certainly attribute much of the success that I have had in property to what I have learnt from Simon ‘s training. He is the author of Property Magic which is not only an Amazon No 1 best seller but also a great book on Property Investing, written in a very straightforward and easy to read style. Deal No. 1 – Complimentary copy of Property Magic I always recommend the book to everyone I meet who is interested in property investment. I know Simon occasionally does special offers where he gives away copies of his book. Because I have a great relationship with Simon he has allowed me to extend this offer to you. All he asks is that you pay the post and Packing of £1.95. This...
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Are you looking for Property Investing Perfection?

What are you investing in at the moment? The answer doesn’t need to be a type of property, a method, or even an area, it’s more likely these days to be a cash-flow return. If you’re looking at a deal how are you deciding whether to invest or not? Do you check the location? Perhaps you want to invest close to home! Do you check the possibility for Capital Growth? – Perhaps not for the short-term but for the next 10-20 years. Do you divide your cashpot and diversify to make sure you’ve covered all eventualities? Do you look for cash-flow to give you financial freedom, or to give you a few more luxuries in life? OR are you looking for the deal that ticks all 4 boxes? Investing through others What is going to persuade you to part with your hard earned cash? Rather than thinking of the return...
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So will July be your month?

Well thats the first half of 2011 completed! How have you done overall? Have you hit your goals? Were you 100% clear on your goals?? If you were not, and had not written down your goals it’s unlikely you will have achieved what you hoped to. Anyone that is successful in life will have clear goals and a clear idea of what they want to achieve. Whether it is success in sport or business, those that do best will have clear plans, will take decisive action, have self belief and work hard. Look at Rory McIlroy winning the US Open a few weeks ago, smashing records all through the tournament as the youngest winner ever. In the last round he admitted not only did he expect to win he also had his eye on the winning margin of Tiger Woods 15 strokes a few years earlier – now that is great...
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Pay off your Mortgage and secure a strong pension

In just 10 years from now, how would you like to have paid off your home mortgage in full and have secured a strong pension?
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Investing in Chinese Property

From a practical point of view, property investing in China is advisable to only be undertaken with a reputable broker or trusted contact with proven experience. Indeed, the ruling Communist party retains a monopoly power over politics, the law and the economy which needs to be well understood.
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Sarah Beeney on the Current State of Play…

Needing very little introduction, Sarah Beeney’s reputation as a genuine expert in all aspects of property ownership is unquestionable.  With a number of varied business interests – including a TV series, an award winning property portal and a popular dating website – her dedicated and strong work ethic has made her a household name and a positive figure representing the property industry as a whole.  Please see an interview below where we talked about what Sarah has been up to; the future effects of base rate rises on the property market; protection against negative equity; acquisition strategies; buying at the right price in the current climate; buying to sell; lease options; the growth of the Tepilo brand and the online vs. offline estate agency debate… We last spoke to you about a year ago – can you give us a bit of an update of what you have been up to? It’s been quite...
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When property investing goes wrong - BPM slides

  Thanks to Juswant and Sylvia from the Berkshire Property Meet for sharing the recent presentation by Paul Shamplina and Kate Faulkner. You can download the slides by clicking here. The slides are really interesting to take a look at. The presentation covered the following areas: What property investment is all about What happens when it goes wrong Who is behind the property investment industry Property Facts vs. Sales Fiction Critical success factors: how they can also cause your portfolio to fail Hope you find them useful.
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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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