Today, I wanted to share a little bit about my day out on site yesterday with some members of my community just to give you something of a fly on the wall insight into how that went. Join me as I share how a two-day site visit went, where we looked at a commercial conversion, […]
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Today is for you if you feel a little bit different, perhaps even a misfit, dropout or a dreamer even. I am going to highlight the four main barriers to getting what you want out of property and discuss a few ways of how to combat these right now. Resources mentioned Property Deal Tips & […]
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Well, at the time of recording, it is my Birthday and I am on a short break with my family in New York before heading to Utah for a week of skiing. As a result, today’s episode is going to be a short, yet important one. Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger might be value investors, […]
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I was chatting to someone on one of my Earn & Learn programmes the other day before the call got going in earnest. He has been trying to make an assisted sale strategy linked to high-end properties work for a couple of years now. The results have at best been mixed, with lots of hurdles […]
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By: vulcanpost Today, I wanted to share a short list of just 10 slightly unusual places to find your next property deal or even an investment partner. My mantra when I meet someone at a network event these days is that I only need two things; property projects and investment for property projects. That’s usually a […]
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photo by: nreionline What has been on my mind a LOT is my latest book, called #PropTech. Anyone that is connected to me on social media or on my mailing list will no doubt testify to that! But there is the story of the book and then there is the story of making the book, […]
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Photo by: CNBC.com ‘The best thing a human being can do is help another human being know more.’ Charlie Munger I want to share with you some of the salient points from one of the books I read over the Christmas period today, because quite frankly it’s gold dust! Imagine spending an extended tutorial with […]
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Today is aimed at sharing a little about progress during the year, but most of all about taking positive action towards your plans, hopes and dreams for the future too. The short-but-sweet theme is inspired by someone who wrote in to say this: ‘I am emailing you because today I have decided to take […]
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Before I get too far into the theme of today’s show, I just wanted to alert you to the launch of my latest book: #PropTech: A guide to how property technology is changing how we live, work and invest. It will launch on Friday 14th December, so just in time for a last minute Christmas stocking […]
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Image by: SWNS As we near the end of this mini-series, today we shall look at tradespeople. We are likely to encounter at least the following categories of tradesperson as investors or developers: builder, bricklayer, carpenter, joiner, plasterer, plumber, heating engineer, electrician, painter/decorator, flooring fitter, door/window fitter, roofer, gardener/landscaper and general labourer…phew, that’s a lot! […]
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We continue with the mini-series on property horror stories, this time focusing on tenants. I consider myself quite fortunate as a landlord, as I really don’t have that many stories to share, thank goodness! However, with a little help from my friends, here are some tenant horror stories that you would not wish to encounter […]
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There are on occasion deals to be done by buying new build or direct from the developer. For example, at certain points in the property cycle, we can potentially lock in some capital growth by buying off-plan. Alternatively, buying at or after development completion can sometimes offer an opportunity to bag a discount from a […]
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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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