I've been thinking about putting this list together for a while and seeing another member request it gave me the push I needed. Below is each resource featured on the podcast beginning with episode 1. Go to the corresponding episode number show notes for more info. I'll keep the list updated as new episodes are released.
The Richest Man in Babylon
Meaningful Money Podcast by Pete Matthew
Property Investment for Beginners - Rob Dix
Check My File
How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
Landlord's Calculator - Property 118
Shark Tales - Barbara Corcoran
BBC’s "Where Can I afford to live?” calculator
High Speed Rail app
Don’t Bet to Let
National Landlord Association
15 Alternatives to Rightmove
Lift/Ask Me Every
Get up to speed with online marketing
You can book me
The Email Game
'How much is that house?' game
Property research tool by Property 118
Top 5 resources of 2013: Trello, Evernote, Hipchat, Buffer, Google Drive
Reflect on what you have achieved this year
Terrible real estate agent photos
Dan Andrews Productivity Procedure
Buy or Rent Calculator from NY Times
Property Hawk/Pocket Rent
If This Then That
1000 day rule
Momentum (Chrome addon)
Buy or Rent Calculator from The Telegraph
Commuter guide/Commuter Maps
Andy Ridley's blog about a refurb project & The Four Hour Work Week
eLearning resource for property investors
Cell Phone Coverage Map app
The House Price Game
How Northern Are you?
World time buddy
Property Investment Tips Podcast
Fantasy Foreign Property Finder
Lets with Pets
Checker Plus for Google Calendar
Youtube video downloaders
Protect Your Tech - Mish Slade & Rob Dix
Best of 2014:
Podcasts - Philosophise this, Here's the thing with Alec Baldwin, The Tim Ferris Show, Serial, Tropical MBA.
Apps - Pocket, Pulse, Pomorodoro apps, Slack, Mailbox.
Books - The Innovators, The 7 Day Start Up, Augustus, Spartan Up, The Everything Store, Beyond The Bricks, Flash Boys, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits
Blogs - Raptititude, Mr Money Mustache, Wait but Why
How the economic machine works by Ray Dalio
Free Fax to Email
The Secret Weapon
The National Self Build and Renovation Centre
Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography - Total Recall
Crime Map app
Sonos sound system
Travel Like a Pro - Mish Slade
Property Tracker for Chrome
Fix my Street
How would your property have done in the last 5 recessions - spreadsheet by Ed Atkinson
Travel by Drone
The Land Registry free alerts service
Read blog posts and Kindle out loud/VoiceOver
Property Viewing Checklist
How to build a world-class network in record time - The Tim Ferris Podcast episode
Wealth Dynamics & Talent Dynamics
Elon Musk - How the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our future
Crossrail Research Tool
Cold Turkey (PC)/Self Control (Mac)
Mark Morris Voicemail - listen to show
Trump - The art of the deal by Donald Trump
Rightmove’s house price trendometer
Best of 2015:
Books - The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton, The One Thing by Gary Keller, Do No Harm by Henry Marsh, Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance, Scaling Up by Verne Harnish, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, The Real Deal: The Autobiography of Britain’s Most Controversial Media Mogul
Podcasts - The Art of Charm, Planet Money, The History of Rome, Hardcore History, The Tim Ferris Show, The Mystery Show, Startup, Weekly Economics Podcast
Apps/Software - Mixmax, Should I Answer, OneNote, Sunrise Calendar, Trello Business Centre, Chromebox
Bonus: Heads Up
thepropertyhub.net/strategy & The Big Short
The Ultimate Property Strategy Course
MOOCs - OpenLearn from The Open University, Coursera, Openlearning
Toshiba 2 Chromebook/Deli Chromebox
FightMediocrity (YouTube Channel)
Focus music - listen to the same track on repeat/Inception soundtrack
Britain’s Trillion Pound Island - BBC Documentary
Interactive maps - house prices in your area, house price change since 1995
Interactive map - options for commuting into London
Listen to audio material on 1.25x speed
Free Lunch by David Smith/Khan Academy Series on Microeconomics
Housing affordability map from the Department for Communities & Local Government
The UK House Price Index
Hiring Process - Trello Board
BBC Rental Hotspots
Facebook Newsfeed Eradicator - Chrome Extension
RMP Conveyancing Document
The Property Hub
Credit Score Map by Clearscore
Butler for Trello
Best of 2016:
Books - Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni, Titan: The Life of John D Rockefeller Sr by Ron Chernow, Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton, Slight Edge by Jeff Olson, Speculator by Doug Casey, Open by Andre Agassi
Podcasts - How I built this, Conversations with Tyler, London Finch Podcast, The Spectator Podcast
Apps/Software - Virgin Train App, Pocket, Instagram, Kindle App - Word Runner, Shoudl I Answer, Franz
Other: Jet Skiing, Billions, Narcos, No Coffee, Meditation, I am not your guru, Supermench
Goal Setting Course - The Property Hub
Zero to One - Peter Thiel
Video Speed Controller - Chrome extension
Placenorthwest.co.uk - info on the Northern Powerhouse
The Checklist Manifesto/Trello/Evernote/Google Docs/Process Street/Jing
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Total Recall/How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big - Scott Adams/Tools of Titans - Tim Ferris/The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*** - Mark Manson/Delivering Happiness - Tony Hseih
If at all possible, you should keep the property and rent it out. Always better to own an asset that is earning income if you can.
It may be that further down the line, you can revalue the old flat and take some equity out as a deposit on a new 2 bed property.
You can also see sold prices through Rightmove by going to the Rightmove home page and selecting 'House Prices' at the top and then 'Sold House Prices', you can then enter the road or post code and select 'List View' and it will show the history of sales.
You can even view images from that time for some properties, I imagine that is if they were listed on Rightmove at the time, if it wasn't then you just get the address and price sold for but you can then use google maps and google to try and find out more information.
I am overseas and get similar interventions from my bank when making large transfers, so I believe it is standard.
I like the look of Ledswift a lot. My only problem is the minimum term of 12 months. At the moment, I need cash available for property investment, but I after a round of completions I am going though in the next few months I will dip my toe in the Lendswift water!
I had no issues setting up the company itself. Companies House website worked fine for me.
The bank account took some time. I used HSBC and I was asked to come to the branch to sign certain documents. Not an issue for me, but would be for you!
As for lending, the options are severly limited.
As a UK citizen, living overseas but with a UK company, I found only Shawbrook willing to lend. They are expensive, require separate lawyers and therefore fees. Of coure a personal guarantee is required.
Because lending is so expensive, I am buying some properties with cash and when the portfolio is a little larger, I believe that some more lenders may be available.
One of my long-term goals is to buy a plot of land or an old house to demolish for a self-build project (more accurately "someone-else build"). I'd like to buy somewhere in the south of England ideally fairly close to the coast.
I was wondering if anyone has any experience or advice in buying land or a site?
Ideally, I would buy a property on a large plot (£400-£500k region) in say 2 years. I would rent it out for 2-3 years then build a new property. I'd prefer to buy the plot sooner rather than later to hedge against price increases (which would be accentuated by the extra stamp duty as I have other properties).
I have only just started researching, but the property-hubbers usually have good advice that can save time and money!
Some of the more well known figures out there were all keen to get their point of view out there straight after the vote, you might want to watch some of their responses:
Mark Homer from Progressive: https://www.facebook.com/720902938000368/videos/1043902165700442/
Aran Curry: https://youtu.be/2fB2MRl9t9U
Simon Zutshi: https://youtu.be/F2l-WEievnI
(altho this one wasn't directly related to the vote)
I'm also looking forward to Rob and Robs response.
As always, listen to what they have to say but you have to make your own mind up. Regarding flipping, my own view would be the market might be a bit softer as a result of the vote meaning you might not get the valuations you were after, but I think there will be a few more properties "on sale" as people may be willing to accept lower prices in order to get a sale...but only my view!!
I am an expat, looking to set up a limited company in the UK.
Do any other expats have experience of setting up companies? Do you have the same access to lending as companies with UK-based owners?
As an expat, the mortgages I can get at the moment have certain restrictions, for example;
- higher rates (although this is probably similar to company lending rates)
- minimum mortgage loans (around £100,000)
- no off-plan purchases
Using a Ltd company would hopefully provide more flexibility (and has other advantages).
I have some property experience with three UK properties held privately.
I will speak with some lenders, but it would be great if anyone could share real experiences.