Archive | June, 2014

Yippee! The Property Rules Are Here!!!

14 Jun

When the doorbell rang this morning I didn’t expect to be taking delivery of my new book: Property Investment: The Essential Rules.

But, I’m delighted to share with you my brand new spanking book being published 17 July:

Property Rules property rules

And I’m really dead chuffed.  I know I’m the author, but I have to tell you I’m really proud of this book.  In the much hyped world of property and guru-dom, I think this book is refreshingly real – and very actionable. (more…)

Why You Need To Be a Detective When Buying Leasehold Property

13 Jun

So I know this is a curve ball and according to my new “easy” buy to let list I shouldn’t have been looking in Bournemouth.

But you know, I have a place in Poole and so I know the area well.  And when I saw this flat going to auction in Talbot Woods, an area of Bournemouth which is super gorgeous, I just couldn’t resist.

bournemouth repossession

The guide for the flat was £170k which sounded well below market value.  I could see the flat was a repossession and the previous owner had paid £232k for it in May 2006. (more…)

25 Under £25,000: The Ultimate Blog Post Of Cheap Auction Property

11 Jun

UK house prices may be crazy, but not everywhere has gone up a gazillion per cent in the last month.  There are still plenty of properties around the country available for bargain basement prices; rural Bulgaria does not own the crown of cheap.

So, here is my alternative – The Ultimate List of Cheap Auction Property: 25 Properties for Under £25,000 – otherwise known as: Homes Under The Hammer (The Bootstrap Edition). 

1. A Three Bed Terrace in Doncaster

Guide: £12,000

doncaster house for auction

26 Kings Crescent, Edlington, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 1BD

It’s likely this property will require works if the boarded up windows are anything to go by – however, it seems the neighbours have still got glazing so maybe it’s not catching.  Roof seems OK so maybe there is a God! (more…)

Want To Be Lord Or Lady Of The Manor?

10 Jun

If you weren’t lucky enough to be born into the landed aristocracy – you may think Manor Houses are out of your reach…but that’s where you’re wrong.

Treborth Hall, Bangor is up for grabs at auction with a guide price of £250-300k, which in most parts of the country will buy you a semi-detached property – or even a broom cupboard in London, if you’re lucky!

Treborth Hall

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Unusual Auction Lot: 10 London Railway Arches For Sale

9 Jun

Property auctions are well known for their variety of stock on offer – and Chuffin’ ‘Eck here’s a property with a *little* bit of a difference: 10 Railway Arches in Streatham, London!!

Railway Arches and Site adjacent to Pumping Station, Conyer’s Road, Streatham, London SW16 6LS

railway arches for sale (more…)