How To Become A Property Mogul

Some people might feel that property is not about making money. It’s about enjoying what you do and providing a place for people to live. But for those who might set their sights on becoming property moguls we thought we’d run through a few strategies for achieving it.

The New First Homes Scheme What You Need To Know

Measures to stimulate the property market have been coming thick and fast over the last year or so. Here we’ll look at the latest scheme which has just been launched – First Homes – and what it could mean for the market.

Property Price Forecasts Are Maybe Best Ignored

Most people in property are fascinated with property price forecasts. With good reason. Property price forecasts are to some extent what keeps the property market moving. Everybody in the market likes to get an insight into whether they could make money (or alternatively avoid losing it) by buying or selling property now.

How To Give Even Better Customer Service

The agency business is very much a service business. So good service ought to be a priority if you want to compete and grow your business. In this post, we’ll offer a few thoughts on how to give even better customer service.

What You Need To Know About Commonhold

The concept of commonhold property has been around for a while now. However, a recent Government move means it could become much more common in future. So here we will look at what commonhold is and what the implications of it being more widely used could be.

The Latest Planning Reforms

In the Queen’s Speech this week the Government announced its intention to legislate to reform the planning system in the next session of parliament. Here we will look at what could happen and what it could mean for the housing market.

How To Get More Stock

If a clothing shop runs out of clothes they can just order some more fairly easily. If a bakery runs out of bread they can just make some more fairly easily. It’s not that easy for estate agents. There’s always a limited supply of houses, and you can’t just make some more to satisfy demand.

The Rise And Rise Of Warehousing

One of the interesting things about property (or maybe even one of the infuriating things) is the way in which opportunities change, emerge and decline as the years pass. No one could argue that we aren’t in interesting times for the property market at the moment.

Government Hubs To Create Future Property Hotspots

In property, it usually pays to keep an eye out for major new developments and moves that could transform a property market and cause it to rise. The types of new developments that can change property markets include major new building projects, infrastructure and new businesses moving in to the area.

What House Buyers Want

Property overall, and particularly estate agency, is an odd business in many ways. But one of the ways in which it is unusual is its topsy-turvy way of working. In most businesses, the buyer is the customer. But in estate agency the seller is the customer. Even though it is the buyer who makes the purchase and holds the money.

The Opportunity To Turn Shops Into Homes

For some time now the UK has had a chronic shortage of homes. More recently, and especially since Covid, it has become apparent that there is too much retail space in many places. This has prompted many to suggest that more of our shops could be made into homes. We’ll overview the opportunity this might offer to those in the property industry here.

9 Covid Country Property Hotspots

Covid has changed many aspects of our lives, and where we want to live is very much one of them. Crowded cities and daily commuting seem to have moved out of favour and there seems to be a trend towards living in more rural locations.

The Opportunity In Short Term Lets

Most people would agree that standard buy to lets have, and are, becoming a more difficult environment to operate in. So the challenge is very much on to find other ways of making a living in property. One such opportunity is short term lets. Here we’ll look at the opportunity that short term lets might present to investors, landlords, agents and others.

Flexible Workspace The Next Big Story

One of the things that is exciting (or perhaps bewildering) about property is that new opportunities are emerging in the property market all the time. One of the newer developments in property is the acceleration in the availability and use of what is known as flexible workspace. Here we will look at what flexible workspace is, what it means for the market, and what opportunities it might present.

How the mortgage guarantee scheme will work

In last week’s Budget the Government announced the introduction of a 95% mortgage guarantee scheme. Here we’ll look at how it will work and what affect it might have on the market. First, why has the mortgage guarantee scheme been introduced?

Are Property Price Falls A Bad Thing

Many commentators are forecasting that property prices will fall this year.* It’s generally thought that falling property prices are a bad thing for everyone. But is a fall in house prices necessarily a bad thing? Here we’ll consider the situation.

Build To Rent Explained

In recent years a new type of rental property has begun to spread across the UK property rental market. Here we’ll look at build to rent and what it means for those involved. First there was buy to let. Landlords or private investors purchased property on the open market, either new build or existing, in order to rent to tenants. Some new build developers have largely built with this market in mind, or perhaps have built hybrid developments to be bought by landlords and owner occupiers.

Why All The Fuss About Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty has been in the news a lot recently, what with the Stamp Duty holiday, the resultant surge in house buying and the rush to complete before the holiday ends. But Stamp Duty has long been a controversial issue in the UK property market. So here we’ll look at why it is such an issue and what could happen with Stamp Duty in the future.

What Negative Rates Could Mean For The Market

Interest rates are always a key factor in how the property market performs. While low interest rates have been with us for some time the possibility that the Bank of England base rate could turn negative is now an extra factor to consider. In this post we will look at what a negative interest rate could mean for the property market and investment it in.

Need To Know About The First Time Buyer Market

First time buyers are a crucial element in the property market. They’re the only source of genuinely new demand in the system that helps keep the property market expanding. They’re the oil in the machinery that keeps everyone moving up the property ladder.

Progress Home Sale Before Stamp Duty Deadline

With this Stamp Duty holiday due to end on March 31st, all the parties involved in property transactions are under increasing pressure to complete before the deadline. Fortunately, there is much you can do to keep things moving forward, whatever stage you are in the conveyancing process.

Can You Sell A House On Social Media

It seems like everything can be sold with the help of social media today, from fashion and fast food to mobile phones and financial services.

Whats Going On In The London Property Market

London tends to be the barometer of the UK property market. What happens in London tends to happen in the rest of the country. When prices rise in London they tend to ripple out to the rest of the UK sooner or later.

Should You Consider Exiting Buy To Let

The feeling that buy to let has become a lot harder in recent years has prompted some to consider whether they should exit the buy to let market. Here we’ll look at the pros and cons of getting out – and staying in – and consider what you need to think about before making a decision.

How To Make A House More Saleable

Despite the turmoil caused by Covid house sellers have done pretty well over the last few months. Strong buyer interest, strong sales levels and rising property prices have made it very much a seller’s market.

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How To Become A Property Mogul
The New First Homes Scheme What You Need To Know
Property Price Forecasts Are Maybe Best Ignored
How To Give Even Better Customer Service
What You Need To Know About Commonhold
The Latest Planning Reforms
How To Get More Stock
The Rise And Rise Of Warehousing
Government Hubs To Create Future Property Hotspots
What House Buyers Want

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