The best way to get ahead in property investing is by setting strategies and making sure you have achievable goals along the way.  However, the way that is best for you will change over time, so you need to review your strategy on a regular basis to keep up with the changing market.

Building successful strategies will help you succeed whatever the property market is doing.

We have brought together the top UK property experts to cover the various strategies that you can implement to grow your property portfolio.  We also have a fantastic range of resources to help you with your investing strategy.

To summarise, ensure you focus and decide on your property strategy or niche area. Immerse yourself and totally understand that chosen strategy. Finally, get educated and perhaps learn from somebody who has done it before

Introduction to International Property Investment

Hi there, my name is Maria Davies and I’m delighted to have been approached to write for Just Do Property. Over the coming months, you’ll get to know more about all us writers, but let me start by giving you some of my credentials in property… I purchased my first investment property back in 1990 – half a flat owned jointly with my sister on a 100% mortgage. It was her home, but my half was an investment. At that time, there were no books available on property investing for the common man (or woman), no weekend training courses and no buy-to-let mortgages. In other words, I didn’t really know what I was doing, but it didn’t take long to realise that, even after paying my share of the mortgage, I now had more money coming in than I had before buying the property, so I set about buying more. The...
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When you have Grand Designs and a £30M budget this Mayfair mansion may be up your street – Times Online

When you have Grand Designs and a £30M budget this Mayfair mansion may be up your street.  Do you fancy a £30M doer-upper in Mayfair? Simon Halabi, the billionaire owner of a £500 million trophy collection of London office blocks that was handed to administrators last month, is selling a property in Mayfair for £30.5 million. Mr Halabi has put the four-storey, Grade II-listed 21 Charles Street on the market with two estate agents. The run-down Georgian terrace is in urgent need of repair and has been left empty for years, according to Westminster Council….. More http://tinyurl.com/ygraq7l
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How to find a property to develop with Sarah Beeny from Property Snakes & Ladders

I found this great video on www.bizzibox.com this morning.  Sarah Beeny talks about how to find a property to develop. It’s a quick 3 minute video with some useful information.  The salient points were: Choosing a location – make sure you know the area as there could be a difference between one side of the street to the other. You’ll only know this if you know the area. How would you compromise between size and location – this all comes down to your target market.  Focus on the end user and what their requirements might be. If they’re a couple with a young family then size is probably more important, but if they’re a couple without children then close proximity to bars is better. How to add value to a property – this should be instinctive when you first see the property, but ultimately its about adding square footage.  How do you work...
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Apply to be on Sarah Beeny’s new property show

Sarah Beeny I love to watch Property Snakes and Ladders. I find it really inspirational when people win big and I groan at the TV when some people don’t follow Sarah’s advice and lose hugely!  Sarah Beeny has a brand new property show coming soon. Is your dream home turning into a living nightmare? Have you discovered problems in your home such as damp, dry rot, leaks, flooding, blocked drains, infestations, cracked walls or worse? Are you thinking about renovating but need to do serious repair work first? Sarah and her team can help in this exciting new property programme. How To Apply If you are looking to save your property then please phone Matthew on 020 7855 7404 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Refurbishment Completed!

So our refurbishment project is just about finished.  The tiling is being done tomorrow in the bathroom and the kitchen then that’s it!  The refurbishment only took 4 weeks in total which was our plan, so we were very pleased to be able to keep to the schedule.  Fortunately we were able to negotiate with the vendors so that we could gain access in between exchange and completion, therefore we only had 2 weeks of mortgage payments to make before the tenant moved in.  She moved in on the 15th of August and is very happy with her new home. The house has been refurbished to a really nice standard. I know that we could have done slightly less and it still would have rented, but I think it’s good to have a certain standard.  Particularly in this market, as it seems that there is a lot of rental property available...
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