Once again, to set the scene a little, I have a diversified property portfolio spanning four different countries, so I do need to rely on letting agents and property managers to support me. However, now and again you do find a bad apple, as with any industry. Today’s episode highlights a few cases […]
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We continue with the mini-series on property horror stories, this time focusing on property deal sourcers. These cases are genuine, real-life situations based on my own experiences and of people close to me. They could well shock you and put you off, although keep in mind that these are the deals that have gone particularly […]
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Things in property do not always go according to plan and if anyone every tells you that they always do and everything is great all the time, then they are either inexperienced or not telling you the full truth, sorry to say that. In fact, I swapped texts with a fellow investor/developer late on Friday […]
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It has been a while since I covered this topic, but it is one that many people are interested in hearing about; funding joint ventures in property. Today, I thought I would share the Big 6 things that need to be considered in any JV pitch and especially any JV discussion. Then, we will […]
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As you know, I had a little downtime over the later part of the summer. During this time, among other things, I managed to catch up with a bit of reading…or rather listening to audiobooks. I love reading books that help me see things in a different or new light, so today I wanted to […]
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I’m back…did you miss me? Well, technically I have not been away as far as the podcast is concerned, as I pre-recorded a number of those holiday short episodes over the past few weeks. Did you enjoy those? If so, drop me a line to say so and I could perhaps consider doing that again […]
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Today’s holiday short comes from Lee, who asks: I’ve read lots of strategies of turning x into y by recycling deposits, etc. and it all sounds great and all, but what I can’t make sense of is that surely by refinancing in this way on one hand you get your deposit back (in theory) but […]
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Today’s holiday short comes from Omar, who asks: Mortgage providers generally want people to have an income of above £25k, and rental income does not count towards that minimum income requirement. So how do full time property investors, with no job other than investing in property, attain a mortgage? If you have any plans to […]
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Today’s holiday short comes from Paul, who asks: I was wondering before I do get my hopes up for a future in property. I am basically a lender’s worst nightmare – A bottom feeder when it comes to borrowing. A very low credit score, thanks to a few hiccups in life, as we all have now and again. I’m […]
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Today’s holiday short comes from Adam, who asks: I’m just looking for some advice/guidance on finding my investment goldmine area. I would just like to know what method(s) I should use for deciding on the best investment area for me. I feel semi-confident about assessing an area but where do I even begin looking? My […]
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Image Source: Getty Image Today’s holiday short comes from Henry, a student who asks: I am a current student in Edinburgh, UK and do not currently have any properties under my belt, however, I am interested in getting into property investment and development as a hobby and potential long-term income stream. As an individual who […]
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So, my podcast producer and I are about to go on our respective holidays…separately OK? In the meantime, I have prepared some ‘holiday shorts’ to keep you company whilst I am away. Over the next few weeks, I plan to share some forum poster, YPN magazine reader and podcast listener questions that I have answered […]
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Today’s theme is something I have covered before in more than one way, and I will do so again, without apology. There is a very good reason for this…it is so, so key to our motivation, mental well-being and ultimately also to our success, that it has to be constantly watered and nurtured. As […]
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After sharing some of the property deals that I recently saw that I would just say no to last week, a few of you asked to hear about some that I would say yes to instead. So today, let’s take look at four real-life property projects that either I, or one of my private clients, […]
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I get to see LOTS of potential property deals each and every week. I am looking for potential opportunities for myself, for a select number of clients and also for a small number of subscribers to our Property Deal Tips service as well. In addition to our own systems, I am also on a large […]
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I always carry a little notebook around with me to jot down ideas for the podcast and magazine articles. Of course, these days its not exactly a paper notebook, it’s the notes feature on my phone…but you get the concept. In fact, the notebook on the phone is an example of what I […]
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In today’s show, I thought I would share with you some of the activities that I get up to in a day as an active investor. Today may not exactly be a typical day as such…for a start, it’s based on today with today being a Monday…and I don’t particularly like Mondays as you […]
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Just before we get into it, I forgot to mention that we had the third Birthday of The Property Voice Podcast mid-way through the PropTech series; three years and approaching 150 episodes of the podcast…isn’t that something? Now that we have completed the PropTech series, I thought it would be a good time to […]
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After 26 episodes, 17 very special guests, spanning industry influencers, academics, journalists, company founders and all-round know-their-PropTech-stuff experts that have joined me, along with almost 100,000 downloads from you lovely people…we are here, at the beginning of the end… Today, we draw some conclusions, wrap-up the PropTech series and we have just enough room for […]
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I am joined on today’s show by Greg Lindsay, who is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker based out of New York. This week we let the reigns off a bit and venture into discussing the big picture, future housing trends and smart cities within the overall context of PropTech. If you want to […]
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