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Dear Community, I'm an international first time investor who put his live savings into Student accommodation project called "Aura Liverpool". Their sales pitch was really attractive, 8% return guarantee for 5 years. My purchase (paying 50% of the value) took place on July 2018 with an intended completion date in September 2019 (and a long stop date on September 2020). Later on, they send a "project update" saying the completion will be on September 2020. And Now, due to a developer issue, they need to refinance the project and the lender is asking for all investors contracts to be r
Hi Maybe I'm being negative, but what are all the downside risks (ways of losing money) from property investing? And the way to manage that risk so you lose as little as possible. Here is my list - please comment/advise! 1. Increased interest rates. Manage by making sure you are still cash flow positive even if they increase by +1% 2. Property market crash. Manage by making sure I wont need the cash that would force me to sell during a crash. 3. Reduction in rent value. Manage by working out what happens if rental income is reduced by 10% and make sure it's still cash flow po
Hello, I am very new to property investment I am 40 and currently working. I have read a couple of books from Rob D already and I was thinking to implement one of the strategies in his book. Basically I want to start investing by buying 1 property (1 or 2 bed flat in say London) every 1.5 years. I will keep working during those 15 years and I will have the deposit coming from savings I made while working. After 15 years, I will end up with 10 properties and assume that property doubles in price every 9-10 years in London (and this is the big if), on average all 10 properties would