This week we’re talking about inflation. But don’t turn off yet! It’s not the most glamorous subject, but it’s one of the most important factors in property investing – and you probably don’t think about it anywhere near as much as you should. We discuss: Inflation defined Understanding inflation with the help of a pint […]
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This week it’s The Beginners’ Guide To Buy-To-Let Mortgages, and we enlisted our good friend Lisa Orme to help us explain: What you can and can’t use a BTL mortgage for How much you can borrow: LTV and rental coverage The boxes you need to tick as a borrower How to choose the best deal […]
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This week we’ve turned Mythbusters, because we’re examining five pieces of received property wisom that we believe don’t stand up to scrutiny. Those myths are… You should only invest in London Never invest in flats You have to be a landlord Your home is an asset You should always buy where you live Are you […]
This week we’re taking a break from our usual pragmatism, and talking about 5 types of property investment you should definitely avoid. They are… Student pods Hotel rooms Overseas “hotspots” in marketing brochures “Bargain” properties with no rental demand Time-intensive investments if you’re busy Why are we picking on these particular types of investment? You’ll just have […]
This week we’re going back to basics and explaining some essential property calculations: gross yield, net yield, and Return on Investment. We explained what each meant, gave an example, and talked about when you might want to use it – as well as sounding a note of caution not to get too caught up in […]