Can Anyone Do Property?

I used to think that anybody would be able to do property, But now I’ve been in the industry a few years, I’ve changed my mind.  Hey, it’s ok to change your opinion about anything, based on new information! So having learnt more and experienced more, I have come to this conclusion. Being in propertyContinue reading “Can Anyone Do Property?”

DUDE… WHERE’S MY DEAL??!?

Third month into the year, and still my next property deal eludes me. I have viewed lots of houses, put in many offers, but alas, no deal as yet. It’s not just any old single let I’m looking for, because if that was the case, there’s hundreds of them locally – but they’re all tooContinue reading “DUDE… WHERE’S MY DEAL??!?”

Secrets Nobody Tells You About Being In Property

After a few years in property, I have discovered a couple of secrets about the Buy-To-Let property industry… I wish I’d known about them sooner!  For some reason, nobody ever tells you about these things at the start of your property career… which would make life much easier for you if you knew them! LuckilyContinue reading “Secrets Nobody Tells You About Being In Property”

KEEPING COSTS DOWN DURING A HOUSE RENOVATION

January is traditionally a time when people decide to blitz or redecorate their house – me included, I’ve been doing a few bits and pieces on my own house this month! Earlier this week a friend asked me for any tips on renovations for her new house, to keep the budget down. Caught me aContinue reading “KEEPING COSTS DOWN DURING A HOUSE RENOVATION”

4️⃣0️⃣ 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐈 𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐭 𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐈𝐧 4️⃣0️⃣ 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬…

4️⃣0️⃣ 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐈 𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐭 𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐈𝐧 4️⃣0️⃣ 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬… Yes, I too am amazed that I have managed to keep myself alive for so long! 🤷🏻‍♀️  But the day has arrived, many moons after I sprang forth from my mother… I have reached Level 40! 😱✊🎂🎊🎉🎈 Along the way on this path of life, I have acquired some golden nuggets of advice / phrases /Continue reading “4️⃣0️⃣ 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐈 𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐭 𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐈𝐧 4️⃣0️⃣ 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬…”

Things I Wish I’d Learnt Earlier About Property Investment

Nobody can get anywhere in life without making a few mistakes along the way; that’s part of the journey! But if I had known these things earlier in my property investment career, then life would have been a lot easier! We’ll start with the biggie: I should have starting investing in property earlier!! Here IContinue reading “Things I Wish I’d Learnt Earlier About Property Investment”

The Yorkshire Mentality of ‘Gerronwi’it’

Ey up my lovelies, it’s Yorkshire Day! So what better time to talk about one of me favourite Yorkshire words than today? The word in question is GERRONWI’IT. Which in translation for all you non-Yorkshire folk simply means “hurry up and do what you said you were going to do!” I’m writing about this today, because it seemsContinue reading “The Yorkshire Mentality of ‘Gerronwi’it’”

What are the Worries and Concerns of a Private Investor?

Here are a couple of common worries and concerns: Investor Concern: Money sat in the bank earning very little!Today’s research shows the best interest rates right now… with the top earner being just 1.11% APR – ANNUAL PERCENTAGE YIELD!!! That means if you have £20,000, your interest PER YEAR is only like to be aroundContinue reading “What are the Worries and Concerns of a Private Investor?”

The Credibility of People You’re Investing With.

I love property, but sadly the property investment industry is rife with sharks and peddlers, out to separate you from your hard-earned funds. Most people active in property know of many other property people across the country – and now that social media is a key part of business, it’s very easy to see whatContinue reading “The Credibility of People You’re Investing With.”

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Project Complete!

The Throstle Lane project is now fully complete, tenanted and making rental income. There’s some transformation shots of the works included in this post, because everyone loves seeing the before and after differences! The final tally of the refurbishment cost for this house has been my most expensive project refurbishment yet… but there was aContinue reading “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Project Complete!”

IT’S CARPET DAY!

  Ever since I can remember, I have loved the smell of a new carpet. Call me weird, but there’s something distinctly pleasant about laying down on a new carpet and breathing in its delightful fresh scent. So you can imagine how excited I get on carpet day – that is, the day of theContinue reading “IT’S CARPET DAY!”

But What About The Refurbishment Project During This Covid Chaos?

  But What About The Refurbishment Project During This Covid Chaos? My last update mentioned the good progress we were making on the project at Throstle Lane in Leeds. If you’ve not yet seen the pictures, it’s a dated ex-council house, where I was undertaking the buy – refurbish – rent out – refurbish model.Continue reading “But What About The Refurbishment Project During This Covid Chaos?”