Buying vs. Leasing of Commercial Real Estate

Running a commercial enterprise can be a trial by fire for many reasons. Nothing else compares in terms of the challenges business presents and the way it forces one to grow and evolve. There comes a point in the life of most businesses where a very important question must be asked – should my business continue leasing premises or is it time to purchase something more permanent?

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6 DIY Budget-Friendly Kitchen Makeover Ideas

If it looks like your kitchen is stuck in the past, or if it just looks boring or bland, you’ve probably thought about renovating it. It can be very expensive to renovate your kitchen. However, you shouldn’t let this hold you back. There are plenty of ways you can breathe new life into your kitchen and not break the bank. Here are some ideas I would recommend looking into as an option. The Miracle of Salvage and Second Hand One of the more simple ideas to give your kitchen a makeover is to salvage old pieces of furniture and place them in your kitchen. For example, one idea is taking an old machine shop table and place a butcher’s block on top of it to create a tiny island. You could take old bar stools and set them up by an empty counter to turn it into a mini bar....
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Tips for Ensuring Your Property Investment Is Profitable

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.
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A Concise Guide to Buying a High-End London Home

The high-end homes of London lie in some of the most picturesque and affluent areas of urban England. For prospective buyers, the choices are endless. To help you navigate your way through Londons high-end market, here are some top tips.
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How to Get the Best Price for Your House: Top 5 Tips

Whilst house prices are booming in some parts of the UK, particularly London. The housing market isn’t particularly strong in many places right now, but that doesn’t mean that sellers don’t want to get a good price when they decide to bid goodbye to their homes. With small differences in price being worth thousands, it’s certainly essential that you get as much as possible when you sell, these five tips below will help you.   Know Your Market Every type of house has a type of buyer, and if you know what that is, you can cater for it. Tailoring your approach and presentation, even the estate agent you choose, will mean that you appeal better to your target market. This information can easily be found with a little bit of research online. Be Neutral When presenting your home to potential buyers, you want them to visualise themselves in your...
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Top 5 Tips for Renovating a House

The prospect of renovating your home is exciting, but also daunting if you have a lot of work to do. Here are our top five tips to help you figure out the best way to finance your renovation:
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Free tickets to The Southern Homebuilding, Renovating and Home Improvement Show

We have negotiated with The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show and obtained 25 pairs of free tickets for our subscribers. Each pair of tickets is worth £24. The biggest combined homebuilding and home improvement event comes to Sandown Park. Surrey, 28-29 June 2014
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Free tickets to The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Just Do Property have negotiated some free tickets to The Home Building Show for our subscribers. Click here to apply for free tickets.
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Free tickets to The Home Improvement Show

Just Do Property have managed to negotiate FREE tickets for some of our Just Do Property subscribers. Click on the link below to apply for free tickets. (standard tickets are £12 if booked before 3pm (with £1.75 transaction fee) on 26 March 2014 or £17 on the door (children under 16 go free)
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Free tickets to The South-West Homebuilding and Renovating Show

  Find out how to build a home to suit your needs and lifestyle at The South-West Homebuilding and Renovating Show ~ Bath & West Showground, Somerset, 16-17 November, 2013 Just Do Property have negotiated 25 free tickets for this event for our subscribers.  Request your free tickets for one day of the event here.     The South-West Homebuilding and Renovating Show, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will return to The Bath & West Showground, Somerset, from 16-17 November. The exhibition will provide visitors with the latest information on new homebuilding technologies, open plan extensions and how to undertake your renovations stylishly and efficiently. Head along to discover modern products to suit your needs, tastes and lifestyle and seek expert advice from property professionals such as Michael Holmes (Editor-in-chief of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine), at the free daily seminars and masterclasses and one-to-one consultations.   Kingspan Potton, a...
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Free tickets to Home Improvement Show

Just Do Property have negotiated 25 free tickets for The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show Harrogate International Centre, 1-3 November 2013.
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Free tickets to The National Home Improvement Show 27-29 September

Just Do Property have negotiated with the organisers of the National Home Improvement Show and have 20 sets of free tickets to give away.
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Essential home improvements for property developers

The key to selling property is to research, research, research. Doing this before you even invest in a property to develop will give you an idea of what people are buying in your chosen area and what renovations need to be carried out in order to add the most value to your home.
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Free tickets to The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show

We are very pleased that we have been given 10 pairs of free tickets to this show for our Just Do Property subscribers. The first 10 people to reply will get a pair of free tickets to The Southern Homebuilding and Renovating Show. Email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request your tickets.
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Be careful your dreams don’t go up in smoke!

  I was reading an article before Christmas about a couple who weren’t adequately insured.  Apparently not living in your home full-time can actually invalidate your insurance.  The article was about a couple who spent 12 months renovating a bungalow that was going to become their home.   Unfortunately their neighbour’s property caught fire and their property went up in smoke too, just 2 short weeks before they were due to move in. Although it was a very difficult time, they had their insurance to fall back on, or so they thought! They put their claim into their insurance provider and thought everything would be plain sailing.  Much to their dismay the insurance claim was rejected, on the grounds that the house was not permanently lived in during the renovation. The insurance company went onto say that they would never have insured them if they realised the circumstances. Fortunately they took...
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5 Tools to make painting and decorating effortless

Could your home use a little redecorating? Does the outside need a fresh coat of paint? Before you hire a contractor to do the work—and pay a fortune to have them do it—consider doing the renovation work yourself. It’s a lot easier than what you may think. Use these 5 tools to help make your painting and decorating projects look effortless:
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Student landlords advised to take a broader view as tuition fees impact rental market

September 2012 marked the start of the first academic year where students could pay anything up to £9,000 per year on tuition fees. As we head towards the New Year, when students would typically start looking for their second year accommodation
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Free tickets to the National Home Improvement Show

The ultimate home improvement show returns for the fourth year to a new venue – Olympia, London Just Do Property Subscribers can claim a pair of free tickets to this show.  Simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to claim your tickets, worth £24. The UK’s leading event for home improvers, The National Home Improvement Show, is returning for its fourth consecutive year to a new home, Olympia, London from 28-30 September 2012. Aimed at the serious home improver, the show brings visitors an unrivalled selection of ideas, inspiration and expert advice to help them take the next step with their home improvement project. The show has grown significantly and boasts a number of brand new features, including free interior design classes at The Design School, care of Susan Llewellyn, founder of The Susan Llewellyn Academy of Interior Design, one to one advice at the Renewable Energy Advice Clinic and real life case studies...
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The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show returns for its 14th year bigger than ever before!

Just Do Property have been given 30 free tickets for this years show. First come first served - if youd like a ticket email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Is Your Property Network Magazine (YPN) worth the subscription?

  Ive been a subscriber of YPN magazine for a number of years now and have always enjoyed receiving YPN magazine.  Its full of useful content and contacts to help build your property portfolio.  There are quite a lot of advertorials in the magazine, but to be honest they are always relevant and informative for the property investor. So I can safely say that I think it is worth the subscription.  At only £4.95 its great value. Click here for more information With summer well and truly underway it’s the most popular time of the year to carry out renovation projects. With this in mind, Your Property Network Magazine has some essential advice for making sure the work you carry out on your properties is as cost effective as possible this June.  Below, The YPN team explain what you can expect from the latest edition and the rest of the...
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