Why Developers Must Make New-Builds Attractive

A recent report issued by one of Britain’s biggest mortgage lenders, Santander, found that 70% of young people now believe the dream of home ownership is over for their generation. While this figure is particularly stark, it’s merely the latest in a series of findings that reflect the current state […]

Sourcing Deals For Commercial Conversions

From the outside, commercial conversions sound like “big deals” and a lot of hard work, so why are they becoming so popular? Because it’s all about scalability. Undertaking “bigger” deals such as these doesn’t have to mean harder work, more hassle or more stress than a smaller deal because the […]

Finding Property To Sell On To Owner Occupiers (Flipping: Part 3)

At the start of the week (here) we took a look at flipping to other investors so now it’s time to consider how this differs from flipping to owner occupiers. Flipping to owner occupiers means it’s likely you’ll be sourcing a different type of property. The reason for this is […]

Finding Property to Buy and Sell On (Flipping: Part 1)

If you want to buy properties to flip, (in other words to buy and then sell on), how would you go about finding these types of properties? Over the past few weeks we’ve been looking at buy to lets and HMOs, and came to the conclusion that the best place […]

Should you ever consider liquidating your property portfolio?

Many investors are solidly committed to the principle of diversification and this can result in them opting to sell perfectly healthy investments purely to keep their portfolio appropriately balanced. Some investors also like to try out different investment classes and niches, just to keep their life interesting and hence may […]

Do Property Prices In The UK Double Every Decade? (Part Three)

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at whether house prices still double every ten years in the UK. Now it’s time to think about some of the drivers that actually affect property prices – and which of these drivers push values up to lead to this doubling. […]