4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ˆ ๐‡๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ญ ๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐ˆ๐ง 4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ…

4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ˆ ๐‡๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ญ ๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐ˆ๐ง 4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ… Yes, I too am amazed that I have managed to keep myself alive for so long! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ  But the day has arrived, many moons after I sprang forth from my mother… I have reached Level 40! ๐Ÿ˜ฑโœŠ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ Along the way on this path of life, I have acquired some golden nuggets of advice / phrases /Continue reading “4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ˆ ๐‡๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ญ ๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐ˆ๐ง 4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ…”

Things I Wish Iโ€™d Learnt Earlier About Property Investment

Nobody can get anywhere in life without making a few mistakes along the way; thatโ€™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! Weโ€™ll start with the biggie: I should have starting investing in property earlier!! Here IContinue reading “Things I Wish Iโ€™d Learnt Earlier About Property Investment”

The Yorkshire Mentality of โ€˜Gerronwiโ€™itโ€™

Ey up my lovelies,ย it’s Yorkshire Day! So what better time to talk about one of me favourite Yorkshire words than today? The word in question isย GERRONWIโ€™IT. Which in translation for all you non-Yorkshire folk simply meansย โ€œhurry up and do what you said you were going to do!โ€ Iโ€™m writing about this today, because it seemsContinue reading “The Yorkshire Mentality of โ€˜Gerronwiโ€™itโ€™”

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!Todayโ€™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 ยฃ20,000, 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 Youโ€™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, itโ€™s very easy to see whatContinue reading “The Credibility of People Youโ€™re Investing With.”

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Project Complete!

The Throstle Lane project is now fully complete, tenanted and making rental income. Thereโ€™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 yetโ€ฆ but there was aContinue reading “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Project Complete!”

IT’S CARPET DAY!

ย  Ever since I can remember, I have loved the smell of a new carpet. Call me weird, but thereโ€™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 โ€“ 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 youโ€™ve not yet seen the pictures, itโ€™s a dated ex-council house, where I was undertaking the buy โ€“ refurbish – rent out โ€“ refurbish model.Continue reading “But What About The Refurbishment Project During This Covid Chaos?”

PROJECT UPDATE: Throstle Lane

PROJECT UPDATE: Throstle Lane. Itโ€™s been a few weeks since I posted, because Iโ€™ve been busy entertaining myself with the latest refurbishment project in Leeds. This is a residential house in my area, an 8 minute drive from my front door, and a prime property for a family, a large, roomy ex-council end terrace withContinue reading “PROJECT UPDATE: Throstle Lane”

Donโ€™t Ever Give Up Hopeโ€ฆ A Tale of Some Little Piggies!

Today Iโ€™m going to tell you a story that spans more than thirty years. A story of a childโ€™s unfulfilled frustration and disappointment. A tale of never-ending hope. But to begin our story, let me take you back to the mid-1980sโ€ฆ Our story begins in Leeds, with an only child, a shy little poor girlContinue reading “Donโ€™t Ever Give Up Hopeโ€ฆ A Tale of Some Little Piggies!”

FAIR PRICE OR A FLEECING?

FAIR PRICE OR A FLEECING? CHRISTMAS โ€“ WEDDING โ€“ NEW YEARโ€™S EVE โ€“ LANDLORD What do all these words have in common? Iโ€™ll tell you: they make the sellers bump up the price of items and services unnecessarily! Iโ€™ve seen it this week in the local shopping centre. Weโ€™re a few days before Christmas andContinue reading “FAIR PRICE OR A FLEECING?”

Why We Should All Love a Council House

Why we should all love a council house! Are you sitting comfortably? Then Iโ€™ll begin… Back in the misty depths of time, not quite as far back as ancient Babylon, but a few decades back to that awesome period known as the 1980sโ€ฆ In this era there lived in mythical beast: Margaret Thatcher. Love orContinue reading “Why We Should All Love a Council House”

My Top Five Reasons Why Being in Property is Great

Here are my top five reasons why being in property is great! Here we go… Number 1: You get to help people. First and foremost, you are providing homes for tenants. Thereโ€™s a real shortage of rental accommodation, and if you can help provide that service, it benefits both parties.  A great reason to startContinue reading “My Top Five Reasons Why Being in Property is Great”

HALLOWEEN HORRORS… of Property!

I love Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป So as itโ€™s October 31st, I will share with you some Halloween Horrors… of Property! There are many scary things about property that keep us terrified and awake at night… and some are just downright horrors! First one: mysterious happenings in the middle of the night! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ During a propertyโ€™sContinue reading “HALLOWEEN HORRORS… of Property!”

How Do You Know Who To Trust With Your Money?

How do you know who to trust with your money? Iโ€™m writing this because of a little occurrence that happened yesterday, which I havenโ€™t been able to stop thinking about.  I had put my car in for the MOT in the morning and so had to get the bus into Leeds. I was booked inContinue reading “How Do You Know Who To Trust With Your Money?”