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Time Doesn’t Stop When You’re Renovating Time Doesn’t Stop When You’re Renovating

When you buy a house for the purposes of renovating it, there may well be a simple... 

One Man’s Misfortune Is Another Man’s Opportunity One Man’s Misfortune Is Another Man’s Opportunity

If you were offered a deal that sounded as though it was unbeatable, and it turned... 

Pouring Your Money Into A Black Hole Pouring Your Money Into A Black Hole

The “fixer-upper” is a grand tradition of real estate. Many houses go on the... 

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Being A Good Landlord Is Harder Than It May Appear Being A Good Landlord Is Harder Than It May Appear

When buying a house or apartment with the intention of letting it out to tenants,... 

The Dos and Don’ts Of Renovation The Dos and Don’ts Of Renovation

It is important when renovating a house to bear in mind that there is a big difference... 

Buying To Rent – How To Make Sure It Works Buying To Rent – How To Make Sure It Works

One of the most popular ways of making money in the past few decades has been the... 

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General Real Estate Tips

The Wrong Side Of The Tracks The Wrong Side Of The Tracks

Most of us have heard someone – often our parents, but probably more often a character in a TV show – describing another individual as being “from the wrong side of the tracks”. It is one we hear, and repeat, without necessarily giving any thought to what it means. We as humans, have a tendency to do that – but what does it mean? Well, to... [Read more of this article]

Spreading Your Wings – Buying Real Estate Overseas Spreading Your Wings – Buying Real Estate Overseas

For the ambitious real estate investor, one of the most interesting ventures can be the purchase of an overseas property. There are many of us who would like to one day retire overseas, and even quite a few of us who would like to move abroad while we are still some way away from retiring. If we are adaptable individuals, perhaps with one or two foreign... [Read more of this article]

It’s a Fixer-Upper! It’s a Fixer-Upper!

When you are making your first steps towards becoming a real estate developer, it is often helpful to start out with a deal that is financially supportable. Frequently, you will see a house appear on the market that looks like it will need a lot of work – it may have been lying vacant for a time, or may have been damaged by a storm, a flood or some... [Read more of this article]

Don’t Let Your Heart Rule Your Head Don’t Let Your Heart Rule Your Head

One of the classic rules of business is that you cannot let your emotions cloud your judgement. If you do, you end up making decisions based on a biased view and not on the facts of the situation and the potential upside of any deal. The danger of this is that you can take a situation which is pitched in your favor and end up turning it into a failure.... [Read more of this article]

Buying At Auction – A Sensible Beginning Buying At Auction – A Sensible Beginning

Finding a house at a decent price can be troublesome for the first-time real estate developer. Without a doubt, there are bargains out there, but it depends how far “out there” you are prepared to look. Real estate vendors will usually put the houses where they stand to make a decent profit front and center, at their offices and on their websites.... [Read more of this article]

You Won’t Be Living There, So Don’t Design It For You You Won’t Be Living There, So Don’t Design It For You

One problem that seems to arise more than almost any other when people try their hand at real estate development is a kind of tunnel vision. This happens when people buy a house with the intention of carrying out work on it, and decide that there is only one way to go with that work – they’re going to make the house irresistible to buyers. Having... [Read more of this article]

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