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Investor Top tips 25/30 - The top 5 things that put off buyers and renters!

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Continuing on my list of top investor tips, today the top 5 things that put off buyers and renters! Have a look at the video and see if you can improve how quickly you let/sell or improve the price that you're going to get by following these tips! As always I'm happy to help you so do reach out via email!  I love to help other investors old and new find their way in the myriad of strategies that are available. Are you looking for coaching, mentoring or simply after a sourced deal? Do check out my personal website to choose a package for you! Don't forget to check out my YouTube channel for more useful information on all things buy-to-let and don't forget to subscribe!

When NOT to improve your property's energy efficiency!

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There's a rule for everything, but as most entrepreneurs, I skirt around these (legally of course) to get the most out of things. An intended consequence of the governments energy efficiency drive (in particular to outlaw letting of properties that are rated F and below) was to get landlords to sell up.  A number of landlords will have thrown in the towel upon hearing that their property can't be brought up to an E rating, and joined those who are sick of the red tape, regulation and taxation surrounding buy-to-let. Fear not, for those die-hard buy to letters like myself there is a way around having to improve your property. The government has left the door open a crack, for those who are savvy enough to know about these things. Of course these exemptions are buried in the small print. Let's discuss when and how... There's 7 ways to get around having to improve your property you know!  High cost exemption -  The regulations deem it to be unreasonable to have to spend mo

Oh no, we can't discriminate any more, what now?

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 DSS discrimination is no longer allowed! What does that mean for you as a landlord? Check out my video here:  https://youtu.be/zlbRb6SwPYk As always I'm happy to help you so do  reach out via email . I love to help other investors old and new find their way in the myriad of strategies that are available. Are you looking for coaching, mentoring or simply after a sourced deal?  Do check out my personal website  to choose a package for you!

Down To South London - Omer Mehmet's 8bed HMO

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Omer Mehmet practices what he preaches, that's for sure! Not content on being an expert at mortgages he set up for himself and now runs a 16 man strong brokerage. Being the master of creative finance allows him to truly understand property investment and development. We dive further into his progress and talk about his 8bed HMO he's building. Click here to see the interview! As always I'm happy to help you so do  reach out via email . I love to help other investors old and new find their way in the myriad of strategies that are available. Are you looking for coaching, mentoring or simply after a sourced deal?  Do check out my personal website  to choose a package for you!

Are you still banking on HMO yields with Vanilla Let investments?

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 I've recently been asked about my portfolio - when I started, why I continued, but most importantly what sort of yields I achieve. Firstly let me start by saying I hate gross yield as a yardstick for how good an investment performs. If you know me, you'll know that I always look at the return on capital employed, or how much money is left in the deal after refinance. You may however be getting an infinite return - if you've refinanced after several years of ownership and price rises you may have been able to borrow more than your initial outlay - this makes it even more tricky. A good friend of mine always compares the "net equity" - the amount of money you would have in your pocket when liquidating the asset, after all fees and taxes. He then looks at other things he could do with the money. Will it get a better return? He pushes the 'sell' button. Interesting, but I digress. Let's just stick to gross yield for now, the topic du jour. I have been in

Jeroen Hoppe interviews Ben Wilson about his 7 figure South London Development

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 I can't stop networking with fellow investors and developers! This time I reached out to Ben Wilson, a fellow investor who has made a name for himself with some INCREDIBLE specification flats. I discuss a project in SW7 with him and his views on the current market. A very interesting chat indeed, seen as he specialises in the higher end of the market, a segment that particularly scares me due to the vast numbers involved! check out the video below: Do stay tuned for property investment tips/tricks and updates and by all means do check out the  DownToSouthLondon YouTube Channel  for entertaining and informative videos to help you invest with confidence! I also offer coaching on a one-to-one basis so if you are looking to get into property investing and require personal guidance then head on over to  www.jeroenhoppe.com .

A Stamp Duty Free-for-All, BUY NOW!?

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Well if there is one bit of good news that came out of this Covid-19 Pandemic it's the sheer amount of help displayed from the government to assist those in need. We all know by now the extent of the grants and breaks for most of those in the economy, now the housing market needs a push. Estate agents are rejoicing in easy sales now as with the axe of stamp duty up to £500,000 it certainly means a considerable cash discount on purchasing a (next) home. Imagine not having to fork out with the £15,000 required on a £500,000 purchase price certainly makes a considerable difference!  And for investors? Sadly the 3% surcharge still remains... However there's still savings to be had of course, on £500,000 we are also saving that £15,000, so still less money to park in the "deal" upfront. This can only be a good thing. Forever? Well the key question is of course, how long will this last? At the moment details such as that remain unclear, so should we all rush to buy now? We