Buying & Developing Property
This inspirational book contains the guiding principles to help you become a successful property investor. Whether you want to invest in buy-to-let, have a go at some development projects, or take a calculated risk on some speculative opportunities you can succeed if you follow the essential rules in this book. You will discover how to: think, act and live like a successful property investor; develop the skills needed to identify potential opportunities; undertake buy-to-let and refurbishment projects which make money; develop the techniques and skills you need to manage the cash flows; improve your business analysis skills; and enhance your market understanding and improve your service levels to increase your return on investment. Each rule is followed by action points that will direct your investment decision making and increase your confidence.
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Property Uncovered is an invaluable road map to help you navigate through the complex world of finding, buying, selling, renting, letting and owning a home. Fighting your corner, property expert Louisa Fletcher reveals how to save money, make money and - most importantly - protect yourself. Filled with insider's advice you can't get anywhere else, and frequently hard-hitting and hilarious, Property Uncovered is your no-nonsense guide to property. It's incredibly comprehensive and packed with practical guidance on everything from finding stress-free flat shares to dealing with estate agents, letting agents and solicitors. Louisa also talks you through adding value to your home and provides top tips to help keep you sane when moving house. In addition, she reveals what you need to know about your property rights if splitting up with a partner, how to negotiate the mortgage maze in the light of recent legislation changes, ways to successfully deal with the most common causes of neighbour disputes, and much more besides. With this entertaining, down-to-earth and practical guide, Louisa provides probably the best introduction to property you'll find on the shelves.
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In this DVD you will work through five modules that are designed to teach you everything about deal analysis: Module One - The Basics of Excel; Module Two - Understanding Return on Investment; Module Three - Lender Rules and Regulations; Module Four - Business Costs and Finance; Module Five - Buy and Sell Practical; Module Six - Buy and Hold Practical. In this DVD Vicki Wusche will share with you the tools, knowledge and skills required to really understand the 'maths' of property investment, help you engage with the key issues that people face when trying to understand deals and business finance, and help you get to grips with the lender rules and regulations that can make or break a property business. This course is an intensive combination of taught modules, follow-along practical sessions, follow-up homework and start-to-finish examples of how to analyse and understand deals.
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Property, whether you are buying a house to live in or to let, represents an enormous financial commitment. This book, by bricks-and-mortar expert Michael Holmes, will show you how to maximise the value of your investment and will reveal the kind of home improvements that make economic sense. Authoritative and detailed text covers all major aspects of home improvement, including conservatories, loft and basement conversions, double-glazing, central heating, kitchens and bathrooms. With sound advice and clear, comprehensive charts and tables, it adds up to an indispensable handbook for any homeowner who is thinking of building on to, extending, altering or selling their property. No other book gives such sensible, practical or authoritative advice on improvements to your home that will really make a difference to the house itself and to its market value.
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Imagine building a house with superior seismic stability, fire resistance, and thermal insulation, using an annually renewable resource, for half the cost of a comparable conventional home. Welcome to the straw bale house! Whether you build an entire house or something more modest-a home office or studio, a retreat cabin or guest cottage-plastered straw bale construction is an exceptionally durable and inexpensive option. What's more, it's fun, because the technique is easy to learn and easy to do yourself. And the resulting living spaces are unusually quiet and comfortable.The Straw Bale Housedescribes the many benefits of building with straw bales: super insulation, with R-values as high as R-50 good indoor air quality and noise reduction a speedy construction process construction costs as low as $10-per-square-foot use of natural and abundant renewable resources a better solution than burning agricultural waste straw, which creates tons of air pollutants
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The go-to guide for smart REIT investing The Intelligent REIT Investor is the definitive guide to real estate investment trusts, providing a clear, concise resource for individual investors, financial planners, and analysts anyone who prioritizes dividend income and risk management as major components to wealth-building. Later this year, the REIT industry will experience a watershed event when Standard & Poors creates a new Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) sector called Real Estate. On September 1st, publicly traded equity REITs will be removed from Financials, where they have been classified since their creation in 1960, and begin trading as their own S&P Sector. This separation from banks and financial institutions already is attracting new investors, but REITs require an industry-specific knowledge that is neither intuitive or readily accessible to newcomers until now. Using straightforward language and simple example to illustrate important concepts, this book will enable any reader to quickly learn and understand the lexicon and valuation techniques used in REIT investing, providing a wealth of practical resources that streamline the learning process. The discussion explains terminology, metrics, and other key points, while examples illustrate the calculations used to evaluate opportunities. A comprehensive list of publicly-traded REITs provides key reference, giving you access to an important resource most investors and stockbrokers lack. REITs are companies that own or finance commercial rental properties, such as malls and apartment buildings. Despite historically high total returns relative to other investments, such as the Nasdaq or S&P 500 index, most investors are unfamiliar with the REIT industry, and wary of investing without adequate background. This book gets you up to speed on the essentials of REIT investing so you can make more informed and profitable decisions. * Understand REITs processes, mechanisms, and industry * Calculate key metrics to identify suitable companies * Access historical performance tables and industry-specific terminology * Identify publicly-traded REITs quickly and easily REITs have consistently outperformed many more widely known investments. Over the past 15-year period, for example, REITs returned an average of 11% per year, better than all other asset classes. Since 2009, REITs have enjoyed positive returns; large cap stocks and cash are the only other classes that paralleled that record. Even in 2015, a 'year of fear' related to rising rates, REITs returned 2.4%, beating most all other asset classes. REITs have a long history (over fifty years) of performance, and are about to enter the big leagues. If you feel like you've been missing out, don't keep missing out. Prepare yourself, and your portfolio, to benefit from the demand for REITs that will follow the creation of a Real Estate GICS sector. The Intelligent REIT Investor gives you the information you need to invest wisely and manage your real estate risk effectively. By maintaining a tactical exposure in the brick and mortar asset class, investors should benefit from the information contained in The Intelligent REIT Investor. Join the REIT world and look forward to owning stocks that will help you to sleep well at night.
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America's #1 bestselling home buying guide Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. Packed with valuable tips for getting the best deal on your new home and navigating an ever-changing housing market, it shows you how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications. Thanks to looser lending standards, lower down payment mortgages, and a wider selection of homes to choose from, first-time homebuyers are making a comeback in the housing market. But if you don't know a Colonial from a counter offer, the process of buying a home can be daunting. Luckily, this bestselling guide is here to take the confusion out of the process! In plain English, it provides step-by-step guidance for buying the home of your dreams, from inspecting a property to evaluating a location to making sense of loan applications, tax documents, and counter offer forms. * Negotiate your best deal and obtain a lower down payment mortgage * Improve your credit score * Make sense of changing lending standards * Take the confusion out of lending laws, mortgage rates, and marketplace conditions Whether you're a renter, investor, or current homeowner, everything you need to plant roots in a new home sweet home is just a page away.
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USA TODAY BESTSELLERTake HOLD of your financial future! Learn how to obtain financial freedom through real estate. The final book in Gary Keller's national best-selling Millionaire Real Estate Investor trilogy teaches the proven, reliable real estate investing process to achieve financial wealth: 1. Find - the right property for the right terms and at the right price. 2. Analyze - an offer to make sure the numbers and terms make sense. 3. Buy - an investment property where you make money going in. 4. Manage - a property until it's paid for or you have a large amount of equity to leverage. 5. Grow - your way to wealth and financial freedom.
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Make your fortune in the real estate business With home prices jumping nationwide, the real estate market is clearly starting to show stabilization. In the latest edition of Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies, expert author Dirk Zeller shows you how to become a top-performing agent. Whether it's lead generation via blogging or social media channels, you'll discover key ways to communicate and prospect in a new online world. Inside, you'll find the latest coverage on being successful selling high-value homes, how to sell short sales to buyers without scaring them off, dealing with residential and commercial real estate, how to use third parties to drive leads and create exposure like Trulia, Realtor.com, and Zillow, and much more. * Features tips and tricks for working with buyers * Includes must-haves for successful real estate agents * Offers tried-and-true tactics and fresh ideas for finding more projects * Gives you the skills to close more deals Whether you're looking to rev up your real estate business, deciding whether to specialize in commercial or residential real estate, or just interested in fine-tuning your skills, Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies has you covered.
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Everything you need to confidently make real estate part of your investing plan. Do you want to get involved in real estate investing, but aren't quite sure where to start? Real Estate Investing For Dummies is your go-to resource for making sense of the subject, offering plain-English, step-by-step explanations of everything you need to know to keep yourself one step ahead of the competition. Inside, you'll discover how to overcome the challenges of the market, take advantage of the opportunities in any real estate environment-including a down market-and so much more. Written by industry experts Eric Tyson and Robert Griswold, this new edition of Real Estate Investing For Dummies offers proven, practical, and actionable advice for anyone who wants to invest in income-producing properties. With the help of this straightforward and time-tested information, you'll get the know-how to wisely and confidently make smart, sound, and informed real estate investing decisions that will reap big rewards. Shows you how to make real estate part of your long-term investment plan; provides tips on getting the best deals on financing; offers trusted guidance on mastering the art of property valuation; gives you access to unprecedented information on how to build wealth in any market. If you want to jump into the real estate market as a first-time investor or just want to brush up on recent changes that have occurred in the field, Real Estate Investing For Dummies is an essential resource you'll turn to again and again.
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No-one obsesses over property quite like the British, even though buying and selling a home can be a personal headache and a financial lucky-dip. British newspapers groan under the weight of property supplements; TV reports constantly track house prices; young people fret about getting on the property ladder, while established homeowners worry about how to increase the value of their home or the market crashing. Buying a property is rarely straightforward and can be very time-consuming. There are numerous choices to make, from the style of building and location, to proximity to schools and other amenities. Most of all, there are plenty of opportunities to make the wrong decisions. Selling your home is also fraught with stress; from deciding to move and evaluating your property s worth to finding an estate agent and putting your home on the market, every step comes with it s own difficulties. Plus the advent of the Home Information Packs has also created a new headache for potential vendors. Buying and Selling a Home For Dummies, 2nd Edition covers everything from finding a property and getting a mortgage to preparing your home for sale and moving on. It is also one of the few guides to cover England, Wales and Northern Ireland as separate entitles from Scotland, and to cover the Scottish property market. This updated guide also contains coverage of HIPS (Home Information Packs), which were made compulsory in September 2007 and apply to all properties with three or more bedrooms.
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Sell your house in any market Whether you're selling your home yourself or using a realtor, this helpful guide offers all the information you need to make an otherwise-stressful undertaking go smoothly. In Selling Your House For Dummies, you'll find plain-English, easy-to-follow information on the latest mortgage application and approval processes, the hottest websites used in the house-selling process, and revised tax laws that affect the housing and real estate markets. From the author team behind America's #1 bestselling real estate book, Home Buying Kit For Dummies, this book offers Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice, recommendations, and strategies for selling your house given current market conditions. From staging your home to utilizing technology to sell your house directly to home buyers, this trusted resource is packed with tips and ideas to make your home the most appealing house on the block. Prepare your property for the best offerStage and market your house successfullyNegotiate and successfully close the saleMake sense of contracts and forms used in the house-selling process Get the tried-and-true advice that will help you sell your property!
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It's a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your ageing parents' home. Here, nationally-syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides readers through the process, from opening that first closet, to sorting through a lifetime's worth of possessions, to selling the house itself. Using her own personal journey as a basis, she helps you figure out a strategy and create a mindset to accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, rewardingly - and, in the best of situations, even memorably. Throughout, she combines her been-there experience with insights from national experts - antiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers and psychologists - to offer practical wisdom and heartwarming advice so you know with certainty what to keep, toss or sell.
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Women - your financial future is in your hands - you can create it. Power Property Investing for Women is for any woman who wants to control their financial future. There is a property investing strategy for everyone regardless of financial or personal circumstances. Award-winning Property Developer and Mentor Bindar Dosanjh, with over 20 years' experience, shows you how to: * Get on the property ladder * Create your desired income from property investing * Write your own pay cheques * Profit from distressed properties * Fund your deals using other people's money * Systemise your property business * Create your own financial independence plan and much more... This book provides the necessary guidance, tools, strategies and support. Bindar teaches a safe and secure way to start property investing, turning the fearful novice into a fiercely confident property investor.
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Glenn Armstrong, `The Millionaire Maker', is probably the only man in the UK who has helped 71 people (and counting) become property millionaires through his tried and tested strategy developed over the past decade. Glenn's desire to share his success and create a legion of potential property competitors is both unusual and impressive. Glenn Armstrong guides his mentees through a specific programme that helps them go from GBP0 to hundreds of thousands, and then to become a millionaire in five years... You don't need to be rich to become a property millionaire! Glenn Armstrong is a self-taught property guru, and succeeding through his own mistakes has helped him identify what works and what doesn't when it comes to the property business. Incredibly, he's happy to share these secrets to success with anyone who will listen, pay attention, and work hard. Glenn's love of teaching is clear, and he writes as he talks - without pretension or smarm. He is no-nonsense and straight to the point. Glenn's new book - You Too Can Become A Property Millionaire - is just one more piece in his legacy jigsaw. He wants to share all he has learned and pass it on to the property investors and developers of the future. His new book is packed full of incredible pearls of wisdom for any budding entrepreneur - not just for those interested in property. Glenn shares inspiring stories about his entrepreneurial career over the decades, from setting up a video rental empire in his 20s to becoming a cabbie after he lost his first million and rather than `just' waiting for the work to come to him, he put in an extra 30 hours per week to buy a car to hire out to fellow cabbies on an ingenious rent-to-buy scheme. Glenn offers time management tips, motivation, and ideas for success that are applicable for all entrepreneurs. He is really open about what has worked for him, as well as the hurdles he's had to jump over. Never settling for the status quo, Glenn always seeks to be more creative and innovative, to earn more, succeed, thrive and not just survive in business. Glenn Armstrong is a brilliant example of how anyone with drive, motivation and who is fearless of proper hard graft, can succeed in today's competitive business world!
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'Full of smart tricks and tips to make a seller out of you' PEOPLE.com Ryan Serhant is the very confident guy who wears stellar suits, has a driver, and regularly closes seven-figure deals on Bravo's hit series Million Dollar Listing: New York. On his reality show Sell It Like Serhant, he uses his sales expertise to teach struggling salespeople to successfully sell everything from golf balls to hot tubs. This book is the blueprint for how to go from sales scrub to sales machine. Serhant was a jobless hand model when he entered real estate. He outlines exactly how he flipped the switch and grew to dominate one of the most competitive sales markets in the world. Using personal accounts and lessons from his biggest (and smallest) deals, he gives fresh insight on how to manage multiple balls, or goals, at once to increase profits and achieve ultimate success. A salesman should not live or die by one deal or client. The ultimate salesperson never closes a deal and wonders, "What now?" because the next deal should already be happening. The Serhant principle is that it takes just as much time and energy to manage one deal as it does six. This book will help you learn how to bring in, control, and manage multiple balls successfully. A true salesperson knows it's a volume business. By juggling all your balls in the air at once and staying clearheaded in the clutter, you're better able to keep your eye on the ball and sell more. Ready, set, go. 'Whether you're in real estate or an author, you have to know how to sell yourself and your work. Because if you don't, you can't eat. This book from one of America's hardest hustling salesmen is a crash course into becoming great at it' Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy
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The top-selling book on making money from property investment and buy-to-let, now fully revised and updated. This comprehensively revised and expanded new edition of David Lawrenson's bestselling book shows you how to buy the right property in the right location (including abroad), and how to maximise yield and capital gain - whatever the state of the market. It includes advice on: Getting the best possible deals from developers and private sellers, and at auctions Managing issues such as tax, mortgages, credit rating, insurances, damp, flood risk, and letting agents Complying and keeping up to date with all laws and regulations Avoiding tenants from hell This new edition reflects the current market as well as up-to-date information on mortgage availability, licensing and HHSRS regulations; the Green Deal re-launch; squatting laws; tenancy deposit schemes and immigration check requirements. 'Stands out as a practical and extremely detailed guide for landlords ...crammed full of tips.' National Landlords Association 'Excellent guidance ...a valuable contribution to the savvy landlord's bookshelf.' Landlordzone.co.uk David Lawrenson has more than thirty years' experience as a landlord, buy-to-let expert and property consultant. His consultancy service at www.LettingFocus.com provides independent advice for landlords and organisations that provide services to the private rented sector.
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In the 10th Anniversary edition of this No.1 Best Selling property book, experienced property investor Simon Zutshi will share with you some of the secrets behind his Property Mastermind Programme, so that you can learn how to build a property portfolio and replace your income, using other people's time, money and experience. The book is designed to open your mind and stimulate your thinking to make you aware of some of the current possibilities available to you in the world of property investing. It is packed full of inspirational case studies to help build your personal belief of what you could achieve, in a relatively short amount of time, by investing in property. Although this book is focused on investing in the UK property market, the concept of finding and helping motivated sellers to reach an ethical win/win solution, works in every property market all over the world. You can build your personal wealth whilst helping other people solve their property problems.
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Property Investing the Wealth Dragon Way Property Entrepreneur explains how anyone can make money from property, regardless of their financial situation. Author Vincent Wong is one of the UK's most dynamic and respected property entrepreneurs, and this book outlines his approach to creating wealth through property investing for both seasoned and aspiring investors. Emphasising the importance of treating property investing as a business, the author shares the wisdom of his first-hand experience and his investment techniques to help you navigate the ever-shifting property market and become a true property entrepreneur. There is more than one way to break into the property game, and it doesn't have to involve saving for one large deposit after another; this book covers tried and tested strategies beyond the traditional approaches to property investing. Whether you're contemplating your first, fifth or fifteenth property, Property Entrepreneur will help to light your entrepreneurial spark and show you how to turn property into profit. Property entrepreneurship is like any other business: if you want to succeed, you must take the time to learn from those who have mastered the best techniques. This book gives you access to the mind, motivations and methods of a top investor to help you start and build your own property business. This book will show you: * How to start viewing property investing as a business * Why you need to eliminate unproductive habits and attitudes * The best ways to maximise profits and create a secure, passive income * How to nurture your entrepreneurial spirit and watch your business grow Property investing can look daunting and complex to those without experience. The rules are constantly being rewritten, the goalposts are regularly shifted and the market looks like an unpredictable beast. Property Entrepreneur will challenge your preconceptions, and help you navigate the path to real, lasting wealth.
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Everything potential landlords need to know about the UK rental market Renting Out Your Property For Dummies is the essential roadmap to successful property letting. This easy-to-read guide walks readers through every step of renting out their property - showing how to avoid legal problems, find and keep the best tenants, maintain the property and maximise their rental income. As well as lots of helpful advice, it contains a wealth of sample forms and standard letters that can be used when dealing with their own tenants. Crucially, it is fully up to date on all the latest legislation including the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). Renting Out Your Property For Dummies covers:* How to prepare a rental property for prospective tenants* Tackling rent, deposits and tenancy agreements* Deciding whether to manage the property yourself or to hire an agent* Essential information on financial management and record-keeping
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Guy Standing reveals the devastating effects of the construction of a global market economy. At the heart of the problem is the construction by successive governments, working in the interests of elites, of the most unfree market system ever created. A system in which property, financial, physical and intellectual, is controlled by a tiny but enormously powerful rentier class.
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The inside story of London's housing crisis, by the award-winning author of Ground Control London is facing the worst housing crisis in modern times, with knock-on effects for the rest of the UK. Despite the desperate shortage of housing, tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of affordable homes are being pulled down, replaced by luxury apartments aimed at foreign investors. In this ideological war, housing is no longer considered a public good. Instead, only market solutions are considered - and these respond to the needs of global capital, rather than the needs of ordinary people. In politically uncertain times, the housing crisis has become a key driver creating and fuelling the inequalities of a divided nation. Anna Minton cuts through the complexities, jargon and spin to give a clear-sighted account of how we got into this mess and how we can get out of it.
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"The Complete Guide to Property Development for the Small Investor" covers every stage of property development. Including both practical 'how-to' advice and important guidance on making a profit from property, this new edition constitutes an essential handbook that is both comprehensive and user-friendly. Containing practical checklists and extensive details on useful addresses and websites, the book also provides updates on essential legislative changes that will have an impact on both new and experienced developers. This fully revised and updated third edition includes vital new information on: changes to tax/VAT incentives; the impact of the credit crunch on the UK property market (and the potential opportunities if offers); the rise and fall (and potential rise again) of the buy-to-let market; and the latest rules and regulations affecting both landlords and tenants.
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Property Tycoon offers a complete and incredibly revealing guide to every aspect of residential property investment: whether you're looking to just dip into buy-to-let or want to use property to build up a substantial and life-changing income. Covering buying, managing, maintaining, financing and selling UK property, this book is written by someone who has made a success of buy-to-let investment for more than 20 years and through two booms and busts. Written in plain English, and filled with real-life case studies, it reveals the secrets of: the questions every successful property investor asks themselves before buying a property; how to secure capital for your investment properties; where to get tradesmen, agents, mentors and tenants you can rely on; what it takes to manage and maintain different kinds of property portfolio and how to take your portfolio to the next level when the time is right; when to buy and sell, and how to make sure you get your way in auctions and off-plan deals. With housing in ever-increasing demand, and UK values showing an average rise in value of 9 per cent a year for the last 60 years, today represents a great opportunity for anyone interested in entering the buy-to-let world. Property Tycoon is the friendliest and most up-to-date guide available.
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