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A couple of weeks ago, Rob Moore from Progressive Property surveyed a segment of their 126,000 property investment subscribers including the newest people to join their email list. Progressive asked property investors what were their biggest roadblocks to getting those first few CASHFLOWING buy-to-let properties into their portfolio.Property investors, just like you, say they’re struggling with:

  • Lack Of Finance
  • Sourcing Below Market Value Deals
  • Buying 5 Investment Properties In A Year
7 Property Investment Top Tips and The “No-Money-Left-In” Secret!

7 Property Investment Top Tips and The “No-Money-Left-In” Secret!

And those property investors who answered the progressive survey wanted more practical and useful resources and additional online training to help them smash through the negative roadblocks that were holding them back.

So with that in mind Progressive have launched the  The Buy Refurbish Remortgage BlueprintThe “No-Money-Left-In” Secret [PDF] and it is available for a limited time so grab your copy now! 

Below is a copy of the responses that the survey generated:

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Increased Demand for Buy-To-Let Bridging Finance Loans

Increased Demand forBuy-To-Let Bridging Finance Loans

Bridging Finance Loans Increase £1.79 Billion (GBP) In 2013

New data from Positive Bridging Finance shows that buy-to-let property investors are turning to bridging finance in order to facilitate property purchases and rental property refurbishment and gross lending to August this year reached £1.79 Billion (GBP).

The research discovered a 25% increase in bridging loans taken out during 2013 and on average, a typical bridging loan used by property investors is around £220,000 (GBP), up 5% year on year with an average term of six months.

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Property Investors Using Bridging Finance To Renovate Properties

Property Investors Using Bridging Finance To Renovate Properties

£640 Million (GBP) Bridging Finance Used By

Property Investors In Just 12 Months

There is a fresh warning being issued to property investors that the current UK financial system is not set up to help them develop or renovate property because mortgage lenders are not prepared to take the risk.

Property investors are finding it virtually impossible to secure a mortgage from mainstream mortgage lenders for a property that requires renovation or refurbishment, especially if the property was previously used for commercial purposes, e.g it was previously an office or a flat and requires alterations to allow the change of use from commercial to residential, or it is a property that does not have an existing bathroom or kitchen.

As has already been reported by Spotlight over recent months, there are promising signs that the UK’s economic recovery is building in strength, thanks to the implementation of the Government’s financial initiatives such as the Funding for Lending scheme, designed to encourage business and the Help-To-Buy scheme, which was launched at the start of the year in an effort to help more first time buyers to get onto the property ladder.

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National Empty Homes Loan FundNational Empty Homes Loan Fund To Bring
Empty Properties Back In To Use

A new scheme has been launched to bring almost ¾ Million empty residential properties back into full time use in a bid to tackle the UK’s current housing shortage.

Over 710,000 residential properties are currently lying derelict and empty across the UK, because the owners have not been able to afford to renovate or refurbish them back to a habitable standard.

In a joint venture initiative between Government, 39 participating local authorities, the Empty Homes charity and the Ecology Building Society, the scheme aims to provide loans of up to £15,000 (GBP) to owners of empty residential properties to help bring them affordably back into use.

The fund was one of the demands of last year’s Great British Property Scandal campaign led by architect and broadcaster George Clarke.

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Peter Singh speaking at The PPSC in February this year

Peter Singh speaking at The PPSC in February this year

Multi-Let Success Strategy with Peter Singh

A House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) or Multi-Let is a particular type of property which is available from Estate Agents and Landlords.

A HMO is an exceptionally high cashflowing investment property!

The property is leased on a single let at a fixed monthly rental price, and then the rooms of the multi-let property are rented out individually to professional tenants.

Property investors can build a huge portfolio of these types of property by buying at discount and / or adding value by refurbishment, then refinancing the investment and replicating the process, time and time again.

There is a hitch with this type of property investment strategy though…

  • It can take a lot of money
  • It can take a lot of time
  • It is not readily scalable
  • Investors are at the mercy of the banks for money

Imagine if you could control an unlimited number of these super-cash flowing multi-let properties with no mortgage, no deposit and no credit checks…

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If you have ever wondered about how property investment could be the way for you to quit your j.o.b and change your lifestyle for the better, then take a look at the offer below from our friends at Platinum Portfolio Builder

How Property Investment can change your life!

  • Are you serious about Investing?
  • Are you looking to build a Buy-To-Let property portfolio but don’t have the time to manage it?
  • Are you looking for properties in prime locations at significantly discounted prices?
  • Do you want higher yields on your investment?
  • Would you like to benefit from lucrative assembled bulk deals?

…If you would answer YES to the questions above, then you might want to talk to us!

 

Whatever your requirements … Platinum Portfolio Builder knows how to invest for your future

8 two bedroom apartments located on a modern housing estate

 

Purchase Price £400,000
Expected Valuation £600,000
Purchase Costs £15,600
Refurbishment Costs £2,000
Equity £182,400
Discount 30.04%
Annual Rent £42,900
Gross Yield 10.27%

Head of Property Buying at Platinum Portfolio Builder, Dean Thompson has this lucrative offer for property investors:

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to purchase 8 two bedroom apartments located on a modern housing estate, within a larger block. 75% of the apartments are currently let with active marketing taking place for the remaining apartments. A rental income, when fully let is estimated to be £42,900

Now that you have seen a brief snapshot of HOW Platinum Portfolio Builder do it, find out WHY people like us invest with them…

Not only do Platinum Portfolio Builder buy properties on a large scale, they can tailor property purchases to everyones individual needs, just like the property portfolio PPB are building for Chris and his wife Natalya. All at a minimum of 25% below genuine market value (BMV)….

So, why did Chris and Natalya invest with Platinum Portfolio Builder?

  • “Even though we have investment experience, we’re m no property experts. What really attracted us to Platinum Portfolio Builder was the fact that we could get at least four properties in our property portfolio using just £75,000 (GBP) of our own money”.
  • “Without third party property investment services, we could never have got into property investment on our own “.
  • “The great thing with PPB is that all of the properties they secure for their clients are cash flow positive from day one”.

Chris and Natalya, Platinum Portfolio Builder Clients

“Our plan is to get about 16 properties in total that we can use them to support our family, and pass down to our children in the future.”

A typical property from a PPB portfolio

Purchase Price £77,000
Expected Valuation £110,000
Purchase Costs £1,250
Refurbishment Costs £3,100
Equity £27,500
Discount 26.05%
Annual Rent £5,400
Gross Yield 7.01%

  

 

Disclaimer

Please note that Platinum Portfolio Builder is not authorised or regulated by the Financial Services Authority and as such is not permitted to offer financial or investment advice to UK resident investors, whether or not the intended investments are regulated or unregulated. We strongly encourage you to consult an FSA-authorised Independent Financial Adviser before committing to any form of investment.

The profitability of this investment can go down as well as up. Historic performance should not be taken as a guarantee of future returns. This investment can increase the risk of losing money as well as increase the possible gains. Bank interest rates may increase during the term of the project. This is a non regulated investment and is therefore not covered by the financial services compensation scheme.

 

 

Top Tips On Flipping Properties In The UK

Top Tips On Flipping Properties In The UK

Property investment is more than just purchasing single buy to let residential properties, there are a host of other strategies that investors can use to profit from property.

Flipping Properties, or buying to sell, buy-refurb-sell, or option to purchase to sell, can make property investors a whole years income in just one well orchestrated property deal, or leave them so financially and emotionally burned that they will be begging their old boss for their old job back that they politely told him where to put.

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According to the report, 13% of chartered surveyors reported rent rises rather than falls in the three months to April 2012. This growth was largely driven by increasing demand as a net balance of 15% more respondents reported rises in prospective tenants, with houses in greater demand than flats.

Rental values in the UK have now grown consistently since 2009 as the problem of unaffordable mortgage finance and large deposits required by lenders remain a barrier to home ownership, with many potential buyers forced to turn to the rental market.

Significantly, supply of property to the market continues to grow, albeit at a slower pace, with 7% more surveyors reporting increases rather than decreases in landlords looking to let their properties.

Unsurprisingly, with rental values steadily increasing, landlords’ gross yields also continued to grow during the early part of the year, although the pace of growth has begun to slow. This was the case in every part of the UK with the exception of London where tenant demand also saw a slight downturn.

Looking ahead, surveyors remain positive that the market will remain buoyant over the next three months, with 13% more predicting rents will rise rather than fall.

Across the UK, all areas expect rents to continue to increase with the exception of Scotland where expectations entered negative territory for the first time since October 2009.

Peter Bolton King, RICS Global Residential Director, says, “The rental market is still fairly buoyant and this looks likely to continue, given the challenges facing the sales market. Indeed, mortgage finance may become even harder to access particularly for first-time buyers if the euro crisis continues to deepen. This points to tenant demand continuing to outpace supply. As a result, rents will remain on an upward trajectory, adding to the pressure on many households whose incomes are already being squeezed.”

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), has reported that Private Rented Sector (PRS), property rental prices have continued to increase across the UK but at a much slower rate than has previously been observed over the last 2 years.

RICS says the rental property market may be beginning to level out, with an increasing number of prospective tenants unwilling to pay out for increasing private sector rents.

With PRS rental growth beginning to slow in many areas of the UK and a recent upturn in prospective property buyers, RICS says an increased number of landlords are looking to sell their rental properties when they reach the end of lengthy tenancy agreements rather than face expensive refurbishment costs.

RICS members that also handle residential property lettings have stated that they expect very slow growth in PRS rental values.

Michael Newey, RICS spokesperson, said: “With many potential first-time buyers having been forced into rented accommodation due to problems with obtaining affordable mortgage finance, rental prices have grown quickly across much of the UK in recent times. However, it seems that tenants may be becoming less willing to meet increasing rental values. While still growing, demand from potential tenants is also beginning to slow. With a recent upturn in buyers entering the sales market prior to the expiry of the Stamp Duty holiday in March, it seems that those who are in a position to get a foot on the property ladder may have chosen now to do so.”

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