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How to Close a Property Deal & Get It Moving Fast

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 26 April 2016 | Comments

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A common reason for a property deal to stall or to move forward sluggishly is because someone hasn’t done their homework.

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How to Build Relationships With People Who Matter

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 5 April 2016 | Comments

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It may be simple to make advantageous connections, but turning those contacts into truly beneficial relationships takes time.

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HMOs – A Goldmine for Property Investors

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 21 March 2016 | Comments

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HMOs (Houses with Multiple Occupancy) are the first choice for many property investors as it’s obviously more lucrative to have multiple incomes for a single property than just one tenant.

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How to finance your property investment

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 14 March 2016 | Comments

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When it comes to financing property investments, there are no hard and fast rules. In recent years, there have been many developments when it comes to sourcing finance. The internet has played its part, and there are some creative online options that are increasing in popularity.

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Checking the Credentials of your Deal Sourcer

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 23 February 2016 | Comments

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In our recent Property Voice podcast in December, we touched on what property investors should look out for in order to protect themselves if a deal turns sour. Not only can sour deals result in great financial loss but they can also have a negative impact on your reputation as a trusted investor so it is wise to do your research and check the credentials of your deal sourcer before you do the deal.

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Sales Psychology - Playing the Property Investors Mind Game

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 8 February 2016 | Comments

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Investors make decisions emotionally

Intangible benefits are often what persuade people. They may not realise it, but they’re making a decision based on an emotion or feeling rather than a factual thought process.

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Property Voice Podcast – How to Acquire Property

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 25 January 2016 | Comments

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The Property Investment Lifecycle – Acquiring Property

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Mortgages in a Nutshell

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 11 January 2016 | Comments

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The first thing property investors should know is that buy-to-let lenders typically want rent to cover 125% of the mortgage repayments. The second thing is that you can only borrow 75% of the property’s value, and many lenders are now demanding even larger deposits.

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What’s hot in property for 2016?

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 21 December 2015 | Comments

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Property hot spots are areas which experts forecast to be potentially lucrative for investment in the near future. But how do we know which area is a likely to give us the best return on our investment?

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Property investors should take long-term view after shock Autumn Budget

Posted by Mark Lloyd, Property Mastery Academy on 14 December 2015 | Comments

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In his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor's announcement of a 3% stamp duty levy on non-primary residences took many by surprise. The charge, which will mainly impact buy-to-let investors and those looking to purchase second homes, comes into effect from April 2016 and is set to raise almost £1billion for the Treasury.

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