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  1. Here at Property Hub, we believe that knowledge about property investing shouldn't be held behind a paywall - that's why absolutely all of our content and educational resources are completely free! Out of interest, what course is it you\re considering applying for?
  2. We don’t talk about Scotland all that often, but that doesn’t mean we don’t pay attention to property news there. Especially when the news could potentially change the face of property investment there and eventually in England. This week it was revealed that new laws are being proposed which could prevent landlords from automatically reclaiming their properties from tenants who have built up significant rent arrears. There will also be no automatic right to regain possession if a landlord wants to sell a property. These proposed changes are essentially extendi
  3. Hi @BeccaG This topic is actually covered in today's episode of Ask Rob & Rob! https://propertyhub.net/podcast/ask332-best-place-to-invest-midlands/
  4. Hi @emmajones Welcome to the forum! The idea of setting up a Limited Company before investing is one that's increased in popularity in recent years. But it's not necessarily always the best idea - it depends on what you want out of your investments. Rob D has written a really detailed guide to the pros and cons of setting one up over on Property Geek - I'd give this a read before making the decision to create a LTD company: https://www.propertygeek.net/article/buying-property-through-a-company/
  5. Hey @tom92 Glad to have you on the forum! I've had a look through some of our previous location focuses in PH Magazine, and we had one for Salford not that long ago. Here's some areas you might consider looking at; Best for high-end housing: Broughton Park, Worsley Best for young professionals: Salford Quays, Monton Best for students: Langworthy, Pendleton Best for transport links: Eccles, Winton Best for yields: Swinton, Langworthy Best for capital investment: Walkden, Monton Best avoided: Ordsall, Little Hulto
  6. Glad to hear the Property Podcast has inspired you to get started in earnest @garethlaw! Whereabouts in Scotland are you thinking of investing? I think we've got quite a few investors who focus in Scotland on the forum, so you should be in great company!
  7. Thanks so much for sharing your story @spr_redfire - and it seems like you've got a great way with words! I'm intrigued about your desire to have HMOs close to UK Infrastructure New Build projects - is there a reason for this?
  8. Hi there @ianwill Welcome to the forum, and thanks so much for sharing your story! I think it'll work in your favour that you've worked in property adjacent roles for more than 20 years. Have you begun looking into areas in South Wales that you're considering investing in?
  9. Welcome to the forum @propertyaddict999! When you say 'go further', do you mean you'd like to get some more BTLs under your belt, or is there another strategy that you'd like to adopt?
  10. Hi there @kenc - great to have you on the forum! Rob's Complete Guide is a really great place to start I found (and yes, I know I'm a tad biased, but it's popular for a reason!). Whereabouts would you be moving to? And would the new area you move to be where you want to invest, do you think?
  11. Welcome to the forum @jimbo! And congrats on the success of your first project, sounds like you did a great job at fixing that property up! In terms of the location, do you and your friend have any experience up North? You're definitely correct that there's more affordability up here at the moment than compared to the South East. Also don't apologise, you're not rambling! This is the perfect place to get all your thoughts on investing out!
  12. Welcome to the forum @rayharte! If you don't mind me asking, whereabouts in your investment journey are you at the moment?
  13. The UK house prices have risen at the fastest rate since 2004 in March. Prices are ascending to new record levels, and are now a fifth higher than the start of the COVID19 pandemic, rising 14.3%. Now the average price of a UK house is £33,000 higher than the same period in 2021, at £265,312. "Detached homes have gone up nearly £68,000 in price since the start of pandemic, a 22% rise, as people working from home sought out bigger properties, while average flat prices have increased by £24,000, or 14%." Nationwide's Chief Economist Robert Gardner has warned that he's expectin
  14. Hi @katerichy Here at Property Hub, we've made it our mission to provide as much education on property investment as we can - and it's always free. We believe investment should be everyone, so we'll never be putting our courses behind a paywall! You'll find all of our free Property Hub University courses at this link: https://propertyhub.net/?ph_courses=university&s=&search_type=blog
  15. Great to e-meet you @rich86 And don't worry about commonly asked questions - no question is off limits on the Property Hub forum! I shared the link to the 2022 hotspots with you earlier, which I think is a great place to start in terms of desirable locations. As for houses versus flats, this one is a bit trickier to answer. Generally it depends on how much time you wish to spend managing your BTL property, but as you are planning on using a management agent, this won't matter so much! But an easier way to decide if you'd rather buy a flat or a house for your first inve
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