Property Investment

How to Secure Property Development Finance

Property development can be an exciting venture, but it’s important to remember that it’s not a hobby: it’s a business. Approach it with a mind to making money, otherwise you’ll have trouble in convincing others that you mean business and possibly fail in securing the finance necessary to fund your development. Putting Together a Business Plan A solid business plan ...

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Investing in Buy to Let Property in the UK

Buy to let was coined as a term in the UK in 1995, but the practice of taking out mortgages on a property with the express intention of privately letting it had existed for some time before then. The 1988 Housing Act introduced ‘assured shorthold tenancies’ and overrode much of the legislation contained in the Rent Act eleven years earlier, ...

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Is Real Estate a Sensible Investment For the Future?

Investing in real estate is said to be one of the most important investments that you can make. For many people, they are keen to invest their money into a ‘safe bet’. Some investors are keen to have a more diversified portfolio. As such, this means that they seek to invest their coffers into property. However, is this as safe ...

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Why the New Mortgage Rules are not all Bad News for Canadian Investors

Earlier this year on July 9th, Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty announced new changes to the mortgage rules. The new measures included shortened amortization periods (30 to 25 years), lowering the maximum amount Canadians could borrow against their home when refinancing (85 to 80 percent), fixing the maximum gross debt service ratio (39 percent) and limiting government backed insured mortgages on ...

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